leitmotif [light-moh-teef] :
A recurrent theme throughout a literary (or musical) composition, associated with a particular idea, person, setting, or situation.
As the name of our brand, leitmotif reflects the recurring themes in life that a child has yet to discover: enduring friendships, favorite pastimes, memorable landscapes, and the beautiful stories that will emerge throughout their lifetime.
Leitmotif designs with the precious & precocious child in mind with playful interpretations of mature silhouettes. Sustainably made from premium quality fabrics that will last for generations, our debut capsule collection was created with styles we originally designed for our daughter - a weekend lounge set that also works as separates, a fitted short in super soft cotton (the perfect companion to a short dress), and a unisex overall inspired by Japanese street fashion.
Our luxurious tee collection is made with 100% super soft organic cotton and features original designs inspired by art and literature to encourage a child's budding intellectual curiosity. In a world of overbearing commercial graphics, we strive to create thoughtful illustrations that are clever, unique and represent the charming idiosyncrasies and wisdom of our little ones.
From design to execution, our products reflect the utmost care that went into making them. We are proud to support local businesses! We screenprint our tees locally and our capsule collection is sustainably manufactured in small batches in San Francisco.
fashion for a cause
For every purchase you make on our website, you will be helping us to make very special book donations to local families in need. We only donate gently used and new titles from a carefully curated list of books that we love. Each month on our journal, we will share a featured book from our library and explain what it means to us. We hope that our project will bring communities and families closer together, through the love of reading.
All of the books we donate are found at our favorite independent bookstores in san francisco. We encourage you to support your local independent booksellers and small businesses!
shipping and return policies
Your happiness is very important to us! If for any reason you do not love your purchase, we are happy to issue you an exchange or a store credit minus the shipping charges. To initiate a return please send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of delivery. We will get back to you with detailed instructions.
International customers: unfortunately, we cannot accept returns at this time.
Follow us on Instagram @leitmotifkids. You can also send us a line anytime at email@example.com!
You will find us browsing and shopping for our book donations at our favorite local bookstores:
Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
227 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114
900 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
City Lights Bookstore*
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
*does not have used books, but we had to mention one of our all-time favorite bookstores