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Saturday Spotlight: Small Paul

By Glinda

One of my favorite clothing lines for children is Small Paul from designer Paul Frank.

Paul started out in his garage in Orange County, California and came up with his now-iconic Julius the Monkey graphic.  He began with a wallet with Julius’ face emblazoned on it, and interest grew after a friend requested that Paul make him the same wallet.

The Small Paul line features bright, irreverent, and funky graphics that kids love to wear.  I tend not to like graphics, but I make an exception for Small Paul. The clothes definitely have a Southern California, beachy feel. My son’s bright orange Julius tee is one of his favorites and I have seen a  smile creep onto people’s faces when they see him in it.  Cute monkey, cute kid, who could resist?

But seriously, Small Paul has come out with different signature characters for boys and girls, including the popular Skurvy Skull.   Julius can take on many different looks as well on different pieces, sometimes sporting a beehive or X-ray specs, or whatever else suits the designer’s fancy. As with most designer clothing, the prices can be a bit spendy, but the tees can be reasonable, and even more so on sale.

This is a small sample of the current line:

  I love those bees!

Skurvy Infant Onesie

Ray Specs Julius Tee

Popcorn fight!

Dalila bathing suit

2 Responses to “Saturday Spotlight: Small Paul”

  1. Sonia Says:

    They didn’t have any of this cute stuff when my boys were little. I’m kind of pissed. My Z would have worn skull and crossbones for sure.

  2. dgm Says:

    We are allllll about the Small Paul. I love it; my boy loves it. It came out when he was a wee lad, which was great because I cannot stand the standard football/baseball/bb stuff on my son. I like the surf & skate shops for the best boyswear around.

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