About us

The company:
Dressing your little ones in timeless styles with fresh fabrics, LE is an upscale lifestyle brand that has been classic for the modern mom since 2004. 
The history:
Little English was created in 2004 by Shannon Latham. Growing up in the south, a native Memphian, Shannon believes that children should be well dressed to satisfy mothers and grandmothers and comfortable to satisfy the children. Shannon is inspired by the hand sewn clothing that mothers and grandmothers have sewn for generations. From sourcing stunning floral prints, to designing our own fabrics, to the smallest details, Shannon is still head of design to this day.
The collection:
Traditional clothes are still in vogue and Little English agrees. Classic seasonal fabrics in soft cottons, all custom made to match our Little English color palette, work to create the perfect backdrop for our iconic Little English designs. From bishops to longalls, rompers to John Johns, Little English is able to go from school or playgroup straight to church or dinner out on the town. Our outfits are not only everyday wearable- they're washable. With a strong focus on details, every piece we create is undeniably LE.

Love our clothes? Love our gift! Little English gift is perfect for spoiling your little ones or your favorite mom to be. Well known for our much adored Quilted Luggage, this pieces are an essentials when traveling with littles. Adorable bibs, snuggly soft blankets, layette sets and more with our signature Little English designs are all handmade with our luxuriously soft pima knit cotton. New to our gift line are our padded Nursery Hangers and Quilted Playmats! We are excited to continue to expand our gift line with new and interesting lifestyle products. 
Little English works hard so you and your kids can play pretty! We know you want your kids to reflect your ideas of childhood and Little English loves being a part of your family's memories. This means that children should be well dressed as children. From beautiful soft washed corduroys with easy elastic pull on waists, to super soft pima knit shirts, Little English wraps you in softness and ease. Always comfy to your child, our extra room and gathers help to make negotiating those first steps a little better or crossing the monkey bars easier. You will find that while our styles are timeless, they are each designed in fresh fabrics with fashion forward concepts to appeal to mothers and children alike. 
We hope you'll enjoy our collection and find some pieces to last a lifetime. 
Enjoy the legacy,
Shannon Latham
Shannon Latham: Owner/Designer of Little English, classic children's clothing, preppy baby, baby gifts, traditional children's clothing