November 30th, 2013
We’re thinking if the kids are dressed in super cute pajamas, we might be that much more excited to wake up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning.
This editor is kind of obsessed with Om Home’s Jasper pajama set in yellow. We love that it is not treated with any chemicals, they are a Toronto company, and you can hand these down to the next child regardless of gender. Sizes 6 months to 10 years, $39 at Om Home.
Danish brand Popupshop does a mini version of adult pajamas complete with button down front and piping. If Mom and Dad can find matching versions, the pictures will be too cute. Sizes 1 to 10 years, $78 from Sweet William.
Another great Vancouver brand, Parade makes super cute printed rompers and this owl motif is one of our favourites. They are made from organic cotton and wash very well (we know from experience) this is a great sleeper for the family member whose going to wake you up at 4 a.m., Christmas morning or not. Sizes 6 to 18 months, $28 at Parade. http://paradebaby.com
—Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
August 30th, 2012
If you've ever borrowed your beau's clothes to sleep in, you know the pleasures of sleeping in a breezy, roomy shirt.
And now you can pretend you're having an impromptu sleepover every night with the new Canadian-made The Sleep Shirt. Made of ultra-soft, pinstriped premium cotton, the short version lands just above the knees and looks great buttoned low with the cuffs turned up.
Based on the Euro-chic nightshirts of the 19th Century (Karl Lagerfeld is a fan), this great garment is designed by our very own Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg, based on a prototype she found in London's Spitalfields market.
But why borrow her husband's sleep shirt when she can have her very own? That's progress. —Sarah Bancroft
Short sleep shirt, $195 at www.thesleepshirt.com
April 30th, 2009
We took a Decadent Darlings sleep mask on a recent red-eye and reaped plenty of shut-eye and compliments from fellow travelers.
The silk masks ($30) from local designer Charmaine Carpenter come in a plethora of pretty patterns and feature a small pocket for stowing your ear plugs in (a pair comes with, as does a little sachet of lavender).
Inspired by the glam leading ladies of Old Hollywood, the line has also just introduced sleepwear. We snuck a peak at the collection, which includes a tuxedo nightgown ($140), and let’s just say that “lay over” in London is looking a lot more appealing.
Shop Decadent Darlings at the Make It Fashion, Art & Design Market, May 1-3, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, www.makeitproductions.com
December 8th, 2008
Lounging around on Sunday mornings in his-and-hers bamboo caftans sound like you’ve died and gone to Malibu?
Now available in Canada, Surfmonk roomy hooded robes (originally designed for surfers to change into out of their wetsuits) are being worn from Long Beach to Lonsdale.
Just don’t even think of taking a vow of chastity….
$220 at www.surfmonk.ca