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Have your little prince or princess custom design their own clothes

MTK – Mini Treasure Kids, 507 Sydney Road, Brunswick
“A candy shop for children’s clothes” is the best way to describe Mini Treasure Kids, or MTK, as lovingly called by its long-time patrons, who range from newborn babies all the way to year twelve debutantes.

“Like at a candy shop, once youngsters enter MTK, and realise before the giant mirror how their personalised clothes fit them perfectly and transform them into a little prince or princess, they never want to leave.”

The shopfront window is decorated with a range of colourful clothes, and a sign that says: “Custom design your dream dress with us”. Yes, you read it right. This Sydney Road gem may possibly be the only business in Victoria, or even in the whole of Australia, to grant creative control to children in designing their own clothes and customising them with the help of their parents.

The History of MTK

Conie Cirigliano, the creative patternmaker who has been running the beautiful bespoke boutique for the past four years is a fashion design alumna of RMIT University in Brunswick. Prior to setting up her business, she worked for over ten years designing ladieswear and bridal gowns which were exported to major fashion retailers in the United States and the United Kingdom. But despite years of success, she realised that her real passion (and the future trend in fashion) is not synonymous with mass-produced clothing.

Being a mother to four lovely daughters, she found that she had limited options when shopping for unique clothes that would complement the varied fashion preferences of her children, especially for special occasions such as weddings. She then decided to open a shop that caters to the individual needs and fashion choices of each young client and their family, for celebrations ranging from baptisms, birthdays, weddings, first communions, confirmations, parties, debutante balls, and all other special occasions.

Why you will treasure the experience

Conie mentions that she “loves it when customers create their own designs” and enjoys seeing her little clients both amazed and appreciative of their parents’ customised present for them. Creating clothes from scratch requires at least four different visits to MTK: to design, measure, fit, and then to collect the personalised product. These multiple trips form unique and unforgettable experiences not only for the youngsters, but also for the parents and loved ones who accompany them during each stage of the creation process. Most importantly, Conie names each customised piece of clothing after the child who creates it, with some designs even making it to MTK’s off-the-rack collections, a unique homage which fills the youngsters with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Thus, Mini Treasure Kids becomes more than a fashion boutique for discerning children, because as its name implies, it is a place where the entire family can create memories with their little ones that they will lovingly treasure for years to come.

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Mini Treasure Kids is located on 507 Sydney Road, Brunswick 

Open from Monday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Sundays by appointment only.