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Stella McCartney’s greatly anticipated 70-piece collection for GapKids and babyGap is set to debut next week. If you’re wondering if it will break the bank like her usual designs, well… it may not bankrupt you, but it won’t exactly encourage you to buy every single piece, either. Prices for the collection run from $14 for wool tights (that your daughter will probably ruin on the jungle gym within an hour) to $128 for a military-style jacket — which, as you can see above, is kind of bad-ass.
“I think [Gap] makes a great product for the price point, and I think that it’s really important for kids to deliver really high quality and have it accessible to people,” said Stella. “I felt that I could get the right quality of product with them.”
A mother of three herself, Stella designed the line with the input of her kids, ultimately deciding to make it fun, practical and “not scratchy.” (Very important, indeed).
For girls, key pieces include an intarsia leopard print knit dress, a velvet suit and ballet-inspired skirt, as well as classic flare and skinny jeans. (Tiny skinny jeans? Now we know where Nicole Richie will be shopping.)
Meanwhile, Stella’s designs for Gap boys mix monster and superhero graphic tees with practical pieces like a navy wool peacoat with a nylon concealed hood or a quilted chambray jacket. And, from what I can tell, a yellow jacket to protect young boys when it’s raining foxes.
As for the baby fashionistas out there, Stella created a range of organic cotton (of course) and cashmere/silk mix styles, from envelope neck onesies to a sweater bearing the season’s leopard design. Cute.
I know Stella is an ardent vegetarian; but I must admit, after looking at that ad, I’m suddenly hungry for some Shake ‘n Bake duck…