Hello friends!

Welcome to Northern Classics.

We are a premium children's outerwear and accessories label for little adventurers. We are sledding enthusiasts, nature lovers, hiking connoisseurs, snowball-making mavens, and skiing fanatics. And we're always seeking more adventurers, both big and small, to join our movement!

At Northern Classics, high performance meets tasteful design. We embrace the outdoors and are the catalyst for some of the sweetest (yet coldest!) childhood memories. Outdoor play has many proven benefits for children of all ages and should be enjoyed year round.

The Northern Classics story began in 2018, when I welcomed boy/girl twins. As winter came, I started to look for high-quality outerwear that was also picture-worthy. In my search, I couldn't find many options – the swimwear and play clothes got all the love! So, I set out on a mission to source the best performing materials to keep children warm and dry, while incorporating classic and clean design elements. And of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without matching accessories.

As I built Northern Classics, my children grew and I couldn't believe the impact getting outside had on their moods, growth and confidence. They were SO happy exploring the outdoors – and honestly, I was too, learning that I could be more hands-off as they found entertainment on their own in nature, learning by doing and finding joy in the simplest form. When snow was on the ground, it was even better - an instant toy in itself! And as long as they were dressed for the weather, my kids didn't even notice the cold. 

Playing in the snow is a magical experience for children and should be captured for the memory books.

See you outside!


Kristin Ruud

Founder & President