We're spotting a huge trend for all things retro at the moment. Everything from old school prints on clothes to modern takes on the toys we couldn't get enough of as kids. Here are our top five picks from the the retro trend.
Janod Car Ride-On
This fabulous Car Ride On looks like something from the heyday of Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Simple classic lines, a beautiful colour palette of sky blue chassis and mahogany brown seat and wheel trim, plus front wheels they can steer with ease. We so wish they did an adult version...
Olli Ella See Ya Suitcase
Who doesn't love a vintage bag? Well us for sure! That's why this Olli Ella See Ya Suitcase makes it into our list. In a retro design, it features a retractable handle, which means it can be wheeled as well as carried. A built-in elastic band means they can attach their fave toy safely. And when they don't use it for travelling, this cool bag makes great storage in the nursery too.
Fisher Price Classic Record Player
The timeless Classic Record Player by Fisher Price is back. The design, which has been around since the 1970s, includes five double-sided records for kids to play on the wind-up turntable. With familiar kids’ tunes, including Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill, it’s sure to inspire a sing song and a knees up too. Once the disco winds down, the records can be stored inside the player, safe and secure for the next party.
Ooh Noo Toy Pram
Wood? Check. Retro? Check. Super stylish? Double check. Yup, this cool wooden pram has it all goin' on. We love the simplistic design and the fact that it’s sturdy enough for kids to push around, while it's also cool enough to be left out on display. And the Slovenian brand (which is brand spanking new to KIDLY) was started up by a mum. We love that.
Janod Wooden Desk and Stool
We spent many an hour crafting up a storm at our mini desks as kids. So you can imagine how excited we were when this one landed on our shelves. This cool desk made by Janod is wooden and has been painted in ALL the retro colours we remember as kids. We love that it can be used as a blackboard and then be flipped over to create an easel with paper too. Retro, useful and just all around cool, that's pretty much a winner in our books.
This Japanese brand is, quite frankly, frickin' awesome! It makes a range of toys with a cool classic feel to get little minds working. And it was love at first sight when we saw the Kiko+ Camera. Retro styled, we love how this camera is made of wood for longevity. And let's not forget the lens which rotates to create kaleidoscope colourful patterns.