Rachel Riley’s winter collection this year epitomises what we have come to expect from the France-based fashion designer.

Rachel Riley fills a gap of imagination for parents and children alike. The kind of clothes you always imagined you would buy for your child before they arrived – and then discovered after a long search that in fact the clothes you had always imagined didn’t actually exist…

But they do exist in the world of Rachel Riley. Wonderful florals, velvet, smocking and pleats for the girls. Tweeds, braces and shirts for the boys. Rachel Riley is without doubt the queen of vintage style for kids!

Starting making clothes for her own kids in her home in the Loire Valley, demand soon led to the opening of one London store, then another, and then a new flagship on Madison Avenue, New York.

Rachel is still very hands on in the design and creation of her collections, knitting, embroidering and cutting her own patterns. And her attention to details shows in the winter collection this year. So for that last minute, very special  Christmas treat, you’d be hard beat to pay the store a visit. And your kids will love you for it too!

See www.rachelriley.com or visit the stores at 82 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4QW; 14 Pont Street, London, SW1X 9EN or 1286 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128.