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Starting out as a small family-run boutique in Northampton, Pikinini derived its name from the fond nickname for babies and little children derived from Portuguese 'pequeninho' and is used in many parts of the world from the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean and Southern Africa.

With the increasing boom in online stores and boutiques, Pikinini launched its first website in 2004. Pikinini was renowned for the functionality of its website, which was well ahead of its time, and this added to the beautiful selection of Christening and children’s clothing meant that Pikinini quickly became one of the UK’s top online specialist stores.

Alex & Natalie were delighted to take over the running of the online store in 2009, bringing it into their ‘Tots & Frocks’ Family, a collection of small independent online boutiques built around the ethos of providing a fantastic service to their customers.

Our number 1 priority is always to put the customer first. This doesn't just mean dedication to excellent customer services; it means that if you can't find what you want on our site, we will do our best to help you find something to meet your needs. We will only ever show items that we have had in stock or available to order, so you never have to worry; and if it's not in stock we'll happily see if we can order it in for you.

Since 2011, Pikinini has specialised exclusively in Christening wear, with the most comprehensive selection of Christening clothing to be found worldwide. We ship all over the world using reliable and fast delivery services, so you can count on us to do everything possible to put together your perfect outfit, no matter where you are in the world or how quickly you need your items delivered.

Tots & Frocks

The Tots and Frocks family is a small but growing group of independent children's retailers, with a shared set of ethics. Our shops are a little different to most - we want them to be built around you. Being part of the family ensures that whichever Tots & Frocks product you purchase, or store/site you visit, you can always be assured of great quality, friendly and helpful customer service, and a dedication to your satisfaction.