Ultra-Luxe Strollers for Babies who Deserve the Very Best
When it comes to your ideal stroller, only the best will do. It needs to be top-of-the-line gear – crafted from the finest materials, most sumptuous fabrics, and with the utmost attention paid to every detail. When going for a stroll, it should be an extension of you and your discriminating taste. It has to be exclusive – no way are you going to bump into some plebs schlepping the same pram. Your budget? WTF is a budget?
Fortunately, we've saved you the time and effort of searching for the best strollers around. Pick one (or all) of our favorite luxury strollers:
Bugaboo is known for their modern, creature-like strollers. With their innovative technology and sleek design, this is the go-to brand for fashion-forward parents. All of their strollers are highly customizable — mix and match seat, canopy, and even chassis colors! But if all the color configurations in the world aren't enough to please you, then check out one of their exclusive designer/artist collaborations.
In the past, Bugaboo teamed up with Viktor & Rolf, Missoni, Marc Jacobs, Hello Kitty, Mini Rodini, Neiman Marcus, Liberty Art Fabrics, and even Andy Warhol for some truly extraordinary and one-of-a-kind strollers.
Their latest offering? The lightweight Bugaboo Bee3 + Van Gogh. Yes, Van Gogh . . . specifically, the beautiful Almond Blossom (1890). The stunning painting is printed on the large, silk-like canopy, while the rest of the stroller has been given subtle updates to complement the main attraction. The chassis is coated a deep, hunter green, the leather-like handlebar mimics the shade of the olive-green branches, and the bassinet is a gorgeous petrol blue.
While you probably can't own the original painting (not yet, at least), this limited-edition stroller will certainly tide you over.
Italian fashion luxury house Fendi partnered up with pushchair manufacturer Inglesina (also Italian!) to bring you one seriously opulent ride. The Fendi-Inglesina pram, with its beautiful chrome-plated chassis, glimmering spokes, and stark white tires, is more akin to a classic car than a homely stroller.
You'll love the sumptuous leather handle, shock-absorbing suspension, and spacious metal storage basket. It has a beautiful, ever-so-slightly recline-able carrycot with hidden straps, a large hood, splendidly soft lining, and the Fendi logo printed throughout. Choose from a rich dark brown or a chic navy blue.
While umbrella strollers can be picked up for less than $20 at your local big-box store, you'd rather eat your own (freshly blown-out) hair than commit such a faux pas. You only do premium products — you need the BMW of umbrella strollers! Oh, what's that? There's an actual BMW stroller, by the top purveyor of umbrella strollers to boot?
The Maclaren BMW is the perfect mix of form and function, adding a dose of luxury to an otherwise simple piece of gear. We love its sleek aluminum chassis, padded, bucket-like seat, front and rear wheel suspension, and ergonomically optimized handles. Other features include a heat-reflective basket, a waterproof hood with a viewing window, and reflective accents. The best part? The quick, one-handed, ultra-compact fold. Choose from three colors (we're partial to the modern silver).
Luxury doesn't always mean showy. If you want something modern, sleek, and refined, check out the Mutsy Igo Urban Nomad. This stunning stroller has a plush seat, a striking angular frame, leather-look handles, and a palette of muted neutrals. Features include a reversible, fully reclining seat, adjustable back and leg support, a wonderfully large canopy, and a very compact fold with a carry handle.
We recommend that you spring for the gorgeous bassinet — it'll provide optimum comfort for your precious newborn. And mounted nice and high, you won't have to hurt your back getting your little one in and out of the stroller.
If you're a lover of bright colors and bold prints, and aren't afraid to stand in a sea of neutrals (bo-ring!), then you'll love Donna Wilson's fun and quirky collaboration with Mamas & Papas.
The mint canopy is printed with graphic forest trees and adorable, orange foxes. The underside is a deep orange, contrasting wonderfully with the print on the opposite side. The textiles look perfect against the silver chassis and brown leather handlebars. Ms. Wilson, we bow to your mastery of color.
The Urbo2 isn't so shabby, either. It's jam-packed with awesome features like all-wheel suspension, a reversible, fully-reclining seat, a built-in sleep shade and insect net, flip-flop friendly brakes, and an adjustable handlebar.
This full-featured stroller folds remarkably compact and weighs a mere 19.8 pounds (!). You could even get the lovely, optional bassinet for your newborn — same fox and forest print, with added features like ventilation to keep your baby cool, and a nifty carry handle for easy transport.
This is not your typical stroller. In fact, it's in a category all on its own. To fully understand and appreciate The Roddler, you must take everything you know about a traditional stroller and throw it out the window. Get ready to have your mind blown: this is a custom, made-to-order stroller that converts into a tricycle.
The chassis is crafted from a high-gloss, quality cast aluminum, and you can choose from five stunning paint colors. You can even get a custom paint job, badges, and a license plate if you want something truly one-of-a-kind. The Roddler features aircraft-quality polished stainless hardware, chrome details throughout, pneumatic (air-filled) white wall tires, high-density fenders, and cushiony handle grips with aluminum caps.
We love the stroller seat's faux-leather, soft suede baby insert, adjustable harness, and gorgeous black canopy. The trike kit converts the Roddler into a fully functioning tricycle. This is, hands-down, the ultimate stroller for Rock Stars.
If the Roddler is the Hot Rod of strollers, then the Silver Cross Balmoral is the Rolls Royce.
This is the original, coach-built pram. Every single one of these strollers is handmade in Yorkshire, UK using traditional methods passed over generations. You'll fall in love with the polished chrome chassis, hand-stitched fabrics, and hand-painted, fine-line detail. Engineering and craftsmanship at their absolute best.
But the Balmoral isn't just beautiful to look at, it's practical as well. With features like the patented C-spring chassis suspension that lets you glide wonderfully over road bumps, a sumptuous cotton pram liner mattress for baby's supreme comfort, a large hood and apron to shield your little one from the sun, and a roomy shopping basket for all your essentials, this old-fashioned beauty responds perfectly to the modern-day parent’s most discerning taste.
We could fill this list solely with Silver Cross pushchairs and prams, but we like to practice a little bit of restraint. So we picked our top two: in contrast to the old-school Balmoral, is the sporty Surf, Aston Martin Edition. Combining two iconic British brands, this stroller is the epitome of luxury, representing the highest quality engineering and craftsmanship. It takes several weeks to hand-build each one, ensuring nothing short of perfection.
The Aston Martin Surf features a lightweight magnesium alloy chassis in pearlescent white that folds incredibly compact, a gorgeous Alcantara-lined two-way facing seat with a three-position recline, and an included carry cot suitable for overnight sleeping. The set comes with a lovely hood and apron pack for the bassinet, a premium sheepskin liner, a splendid cashmere baby blanket, and a tan leather bumper bar embossed with the Silver Cross of the Aston Martin emblem.
We're huge fans of everything this Scandinavian brand comes up with: sleek high chairs, ergonomic baby carriers, oh, and their wildly-popular modular strollers. The latest in their stroller lineup is the Crusi — their most comfortable and versatile option yet.
Just like the rest of the Stokke strollers, the Crusi lets your little one sit nice and high for optimal interaction. Features include a padded two-way facing seat with multiple recline positions, an extra cushion for the tiniest babies, an adjustable ergonomic foot rest, hood ventilation to promote air circulation, a height-adjustable handle, lockable swivel wheels for maneuverability, and a large shopping basket. The Crusi can be used with the extra-roomy carry cot, and can even turn into a tandem double stroller with the addition of a sibling seat.
If you're on the lookout for a high-end designer travel system, then you'll fall head over heels for the glamorous Young Versace set. Ultra-sleek in all black, you'll be impressed by the detailed stitching, embossed, patent-like fabric, and stunning gold accents. The bundle includes a modular stroller, a beautiful freestanding bassinet, and a chic little changing bag.
The stroller features an innovative "book" chassis that folds quickly and easily, a one-hand push with supreme maneuverability, a reversible handle for a front- or rear-facing view, and a spacious under seat basket for all the essentials. Fun extras include a bumper bar for your kiddo and a handy cup holder for you.
The self-standing Bassinet is wonderfully padded, has a breezy, ventilated hood, and an apron that functions as a windbreaker. It can be used independently as a cradle and stand on its own.
The changing purse is absolutely adorable— nothing like the utilitarian diaper bags we're used to seeing. It has a beautiful padded outer that matches the stroller seat liner, lovely stitching throughout, and even comes with a nifty changing pad.
Created for the tech-savvy parent, the pod-like Origami has ultra-cool features such as a push-button power fold, generators in the rear wheels that let you charge your phone, daytime running lights for optimal visibility and pathway lights that turn on automatically in low-light conditions.
It has a large, LCD dashboard on the handlebar that shows a thermometer, speedometer, trip, and lifetime odometers. For peak battery performance, you can even plug your stroller into a wall outlet! Of course, the Origami also has some great traditional features like a spacious, removable storage bag, cup holders, and handy storage pockets.
What are some of the most important features for you in an ultra-luxe stroller . . . does form or function prevail?Tags : baby gear strollers