Caramel offers an unrivalled assortment of winter accessories including cashmere knit beanies , scarves, bonnets and gloves as well as accessories for hot, sunny days at the beach. Beach hats in signature, retro inspired prints tonally complement our swimwear collection while Sons & Daughters’ sunglasses add a touch of poolside glamour. Read more
It’s nearly 20 years since Caramel was created by Eva Karayiannis, a former lawyer. A designer with a strong vision and immense passion, she conceived the label to challenge traditional, invariably limited perceptions of childrenswear. Says Eva Karayiannis, “ It seemed to me children either had to wear mass-produced clothes, or expensive glitzy items which were often impractical or anachronistic or both—none of which is what childhood is really about. I trained as a lawyer, so nothing really prepared me for starting Caramel from my kitchen table in West London. I spent two years tracking down handcrafted knitwear from Peru or artisan clothes from small designers in London or the Cotswolds before opening a little shop at Brompton Cross. That was back in 1999. “
The label’s strong, distinctive aesthetic of strong silhouettes which balance the classic and contemporary continues to flourish each season. “ That, it seems to me, is the essence of caramel. Why shouldn’t children’s clothes be beautiful and tough-wearing? Why shouldn’t they be luxurious, but also with a refined simplicity?
Today Caramel is a British brand which also designs and distributes luxury womenswear and homewares.
Sold in 10 stores globally and stocked in over 100 independent retailers, Caramel is also available online and can be shipped worldwide. Making life a bit easier for busy consumers, Caramel offers a free, personalised styling service for those looking for a wardrobe overhaul, holiday outfits, and gifts for family and friends. Read less