In their quest to blur the line between fashion and the parenting world, some of our favorite stroller brands have pushed the stroller out of the playground and onto the runway. Yes, strollers need to be sturdy and well-built, with all sorts of city-smart features that will keep baby comfy and safe from point A to point B. But they can also turn heads, and we believe that they can (and should) complement your look. So if you are in the process of choosing baby’s first ride, now you know: your new set of wheels can be just as fashionable as you are.
Whether you’re a rocker at heart, a lover of haute couture or a mod enthusiast, we found some all-in-one prams that will dress the part and help you and baby claim the streets as your personal runway. Here’s 6 fashion-forward strollers to look forward to in 2016.
1. BUGABOO BEE BY DIESEL ROCK COLLECTION
Bugaboo and Diesel join forces one last time to celebrate your inner rock star and help you “punk up” your baby’s ride. The Rock Collection is the grand finale of a three-year collaboration and comes with an abundance of edgy and stylish details, including a wax-coated fabric, rock-inspired studs, and a backrest tattoo with Diesel’s “Only the Brave” slogan. Plus it’s got all the qualities that make the Bugaboo Bee a mobile mom’s best friend: it’s compact and lightweight, and it grows with your child from infancy to toddlerhood.
Price and Availability: The special Rock edition will hit the stores on April 1, with an estimated price of $919. All three collaborations, including the Military and Denim collections, will remain available until December 2016.
2. CYBEX PRIAM BUTTERFLY COLLECTION
Cybex’s Butterfly Collection is poetry on wheels – where opposites attract and converge into the best of both worlds. The limited edition boasts bright butterflies resting peacefully on the camouflage landscape and gives parents a city-smart stroller (and fashion accessory) that is sure to liven their #OOTDs. Inspired by the designs of Ray and Charles Eames, the Priam is both chic and functional: it moves flawlessly, has an adjustable, extra-tall handle and can safely carry your little one up to nearly 40 pounds.
Price and Availability: The Priam Butterfly Collection, with the matching carrycot, costs $1,499.95 and will be available in the U.S. later this Spring.
3. MOUNTAIN BUGGY COSMOPOLITAN LUXURY WITH GEO PRINT
Who said that an all-terrain stroller couldn’t be worthy of a push down the catwalk? A nod to a fashion powerhouse, the Cosmopolitan Luxury Geo Print stroller is rugged and stylish all at once. It is perfect for the urban adventurer. It showcases a checkerboard design in a soft charcoal fabric, and the bassinet comes with a luxurious encased bamboo interior. The Cosmopolitan features a bounty of options, including an easy compact stand fold, a stroller seat that conveniently morphs into a bassinet, and 12-inch rear wheels that can withstand both your off-road and city escapades.
Price and Availability: The stroller comes in a bundle (with matching accessories, the bassinet fabric set, and a footmuff) and costs $899.99. You can buy it here.
4. QUINNY X RACHEL ZOE MOODD
If you’re looking for a stroller that is minimalist but still makes a bold statement, look no further. Inspired by the jet-setter lifestyle, the Rachel Zoe x Quinny Moodd gets all of its elegance from the detailing: a premium cognac leather, oversized gold hardware, and a classic combination of black and white fabric. The Jet Set collection is an homage to the design of vintage leather luggage and will make you and baby stand out in the streets. The Quinny Mood itself is an obvious choice for those with an eye for design and a taste for functionality. It unfolds automatically and reclines to a fully flat position, suiting baby from birth.
Price and Availability: Rachel Zoe x Quinny Jet Set collection will be available at Nordstrom starting late spring 2016, with an estimated price of $899.99.
5. MACLAREN ORLA KIELY QUEST
The Maclaren’s Quest gets a retro makeover, and the result is undoubtedly for the pattern-lover. The king of umbrella strollers teamed up with British designer Orla Kiely to create the perfect accessory piece for mum and a safe nest for baby. The revamp features authentic Orla Kiely detailing and materials, and the patterns are playful and reminiscent of the designer’s infamous leaf-print. The Maclaren Orla Kiely is also packed with all the Quest features: a full recline 4-position seat, a comfy padded seat, and a built-in newborn safety system.
Price and Availability: The stroller, which is compatible with the brand’s carrycot, retails for $375. You can buy it here or win it instead, since we’re giving one away to a lucky Well Rounded reader. ENTER HERE!
6. MAXI COSI KAIA STAR BY EDWARD VAN VLIET
The Kaia Star by Edward van Vliet is so full of intricate patterns, it makes our heads spin. In the best way possible. Through the use of geometry and symmetry, the industrial designer created a stroller that plays tricks on the eyes. Plus, the special edition comes with a reversible seat that lets you choose between two of van Vliet’s designs. The Kaia is suitable for children up 50 pound, and makes for the perfect travel system with the ability to attach the matching infant car seat to the frame. Finally, the stroller features a multi-position reclining seat, an adjustable leg rest and more.
Price and Availability: You can buy it here for $249.99.