Vancouver’s Redfish Kids marks the end of an era with a limited run of iconic styles

Redfish Kids closes Hornby Street retail storefront


Marking the end of an era in locally designed and made, sustainable children’s fashion, Vancouver’s Redfish Kids will close their Hornby Street storefront this May 29, while choosing to honour the brand’s celebrated history with a new, limited edition run of their most sought-after designs.

In the words of E.E. Cummings: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”. More than 10 years ago, co-founders Kristy Brinkley and Lorraine Kitsos promised to nurture a brand culture of inclusion, empowerment and heart, delivering an enduring children’s clothing line designed to allow mobility and self-expression, through bold patterns and expressive colors, uniquely inspired by the street fashions of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and New York.

“While we remain committed to the brand values and motto, the retail landscape and our own circumstances have changed over the past decade and it’s time for us to gracefully say goodbye to our Vancouver storefront and clear creative space for new possibilities within the brand,” says co-founder Kristy Brinkley. “The root of our brand has always been and will always be community and creativity. The world is rapidly changing in dramatic ways as is the face retail. We are evaluating new ways to fit into this environment that are congruent with our brand values.”

In honour of the Redfish Kids story, the team decided to create a final, limited run of iconic favourites, to give the brand’s many loyal customers one last infusion of Redfish favourites. Select iconic pieces will continue to be available online while stocks last and future capsule collections may be announced.

Highlights from Redfish Kids’ limited new SS19 collection includes celebrated classics, available in store and online:

Swing Dress in Groovy Red Fox, Blushing Coral, Circular
As featured in the 2010 feature film Eat, Pray, Love, $58

Kimono Pajama Set in Spring Bloomer, Picnic, Aja, Ocean Sunset
As featured in People Magazine in 2011, $78

Butterfly Dress in Fly Fish, Wild Thing, Ocean Sunset, Groovy Fox
As worn by Salma Hayek’s daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault, $62

Mandarin Swing in Funky Fruit Art
In honour of the 2014 Western Living Designer of the Year Award
(and a nod to designer Lorraine Kitsos’ time living in Hong Kong), $88

Assertively stylish with a focus on durability, Redfish Kids Clothing is designed and made in Vancouver, BC, using organic fabrics sourced from around the world. Redfish Kids’ flagship Vancouver store is located at 851 Hornby Street and is open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 12noon to 5pm on Sundays, until May 29, 2019.

Redfish Kids will continue to sell and ship worldwide via their online store, while stocks last.