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About Us


Hello, I'm Melanie, owner/operator of Little Big Crate

We are an online clothing store for babies and toddlers ages 0-7 years (growing up to 8 years in the near future).

In it's infancy, Little Big Crate was the first personal shopping concierge service in New Zealand. When my first daughter was born 4 years ago, I struggled to find clothing that I loved to dress her in and I also struggled to take her to those shops because, well, babies aren't the best shoppers! And so, I combined both into one and in the process stocked amazing clothing from makers and designers all over New Zealand and in Australia.

In July 2017 I gave birth to my second daughter, and although I had high hopes of returning to personal shopping, a long recovery from her birth, and a desire to spend as much time as possible soaking in the days with my last baby meant that time ticked by very fast! Fast forward and after much thought I decided that continuing with Little Big Crate in it's current model, with 2 small children just wasn't in the cards for me. But, I knew I wasn't ready to leave the world of children's clothing! And so a relaunching of Little Big Crate into an online store was born.

I have learned so much over the last 2.5 years in this business, and most importantly I have refined my style and my focus. This store is curated by me, with brands that I love. They are essential, timeless, simple and luxurious. Here you will find brands that hold sustainability, and ethical working conditions to a high standard. I will bring you brands that are made with natural fibers to celebrate the simplicity of childhood. I am a HUGE supporters of small business and along with some bigger brands, you'll also be seeing smaller brands from the most talented makers. 

I hope you enjoy this store. x