Top 10 Fashion Toys 2016

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2016 Best Fashion Toys for Kids

Little girl wearing her mom's high heeled shoesOver the past few years, it seems that fashion toys have come into play as a way to get young ladies’ creative juices flowing, no matter what age. And – it seems that more and more top-notch toy companies are providing some wonderfully creative picks for kids to help generate unique ideas and a fun sense of style.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best fashion toys for the summer and fall of 2016, for kids of various ages. Rankings are based on both overall popularity of new toys, as well as “tried and true” favorites. Consumer ratings have also been taken into account.

For shoppers: For each of the fashion toys listed on this page, one or more merchants have been recommended to purchase it online. Merchants have been researched and hand-picked based on low price as well as safety and convenience of shopping. Links to reviews also provided, where possible.

What’s Here:

1. Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe
2. Shrinky Dinks Jewelry
3. Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Kit
4. Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio
5. Project Runway Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio
6. Melissa & Doug Design-Your-Own Bracelets
7. Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Set
8. Creativity for Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio
9. ALEX Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets Kit
10. Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces

1. Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe

Price: $21.95
You save: $8.04 (27 %)
42 new from $18.004 used from $11.15

Ages: 6 and up

First among this year’s top ten fashion toys is Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe.

Memorable and totally fashionable. Fashion Plates have been around for a very long time. I remember playing with these when I was a kid, but mine were Barbie editions. These are revamped to represent modern styles. Includes a carry-anywhere case.

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Kahootz - Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

$41.68
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Kahootz - Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

$38.48
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Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

$40.28
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2. Shrinky Dinks Jewelry

Price: $5.64
You save: $4.36 (44 %)
24 new from $5.641 used from $4.91

Ages: 5 – 7

My personal favorite for the 2016 best fashion toys is Shrinky Dinks Jewelry.

Admittedly, I never, ever believed Shrinky Dinks would take off the way they did, but kiddos LOVE them. This jewelry set includes 68 possible Shrinky Dink creations, like pineapples, butterflies, poodles, and cats. Kids color the dinks, bake them (with parental supervision), then string the dinks together. Makes cute charms!

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Shrinky Dinks Ballerina Jewelry, Pony Jewelry & Midnight Jewelry Gift Set Bundle

$23.56
End Date: Tuesday Mar-28-2017 7:43:20 PDT
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Shrinky Dinks Jewelry Kit-Ballerina 731346049407

$6.79
End Date: Tuesday Mar-28-2017 11:04:49 PDT
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Alex Black Shrinky Dinks Midnight Jewelry Part # ALX494G

$6.49
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3. Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Kit

Price: $13.21
You save: $0.01 ( %)
48 new from $13.210 used

Ages: 5 and up

The Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Kit comes in 3rd on the list.

Fashion plates are really the end-all be-all of fashion toys. You can do so much with them. The Melissa & Doug versions are classic, more like the fashion plates of yesteryear. So there are trendy, retro styles, like evening gowns, bell-bottom jeans, and miniature skirts with leggings. Includes storage case.

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Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

$17.95
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New Melissa And Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

$1.98
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Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit 4312

$21.90
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4. Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio

Price: $15.94
7 new from $15.940 used

Ages: 6 and up

Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio is also a hit among fashion toys for 2016.

What a wonderful idea! This creative jewelry kit is a little designer’s imagination incarnate. Decked out in a purple or pink case, this DIY studio makes over 20 beautifully unique bracelets. Great symbols of friendship! Includes over 1,770 colorful beads, 6 yards of elasticized cords, and lots-a rainbow-colored embroidery strings.

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Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio

$22.16
End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 18:27:55 PDT
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Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio

$19.43
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Just My Style My Very Own Jewelry Studio

$23.97
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 14:32:09 PDT
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5. Project Runway Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio

Price: $11.44
You save: $0.55 (5 %)
11 new from $6.150 used

Ages: 8 – 15

A returning longer-term favorite fashion toy is Project Runway Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio.

Project Runway is, in my opinion, an innovative fashion toy. Instead of plates, designers have colorful fabric swatches in a slew of cool patterns. They piece together entire outfits with pre-drawn models, fashion stencils, and a mix-and-match fabric swatch guide.

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Project Runway Make-Up Design Sketch Portfolio , New, Free Shipping

$12.69
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Project Runway Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio

$17.99
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 10:33:10 PDT
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Fashion Angels Project Runway Make-up Design Sketch Portfolio

$14.13
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6. Melissa & Doug Design-Your-Own Bracelets

Price: $5.00
49 new from $0.010 used

Ages: 4 and up

Sixth up among 2016’s best fashion toys for kids is Melissa & Doug Design-Your-Own Bracelets.

Sparkly and glittery, these bracelets are DIYs for fashionistas who love stylish accessories. There are 4 twinkly, pretty, colorful bracelets, each double-sided with a reusable tab closure. Features over 100 shimmer gemstones and a few glitter stickers for optimum embellishment.

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Melissa & Doug DESIGN-YOUR-OWN-BRACELETS~New factory sealed

$7.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-29-2017 5:51:56 PDT
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Melissa and Doug Kids Craft Kits Bracelets Stickers Masks 12 Styles- U Choose

$6.95
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Melissa & Doug Design-Your-Own Bracelets

$7.76
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7. Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Set

Price: $20.64
You save: $9.35 (31 %)
33 new from $20.640 used

Ages: 6 and up

Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Set also marks a top spot among kids’ fashion toys this year.

Kids today are probably the tech-savviest bunch that has ever been. And tech-savvy fashionistas will love bringing their models to life on a virtual runway. Download the app onto a iOS or Android compatible system. After kiddos draw their own designs, they scan them so the models strut their stuff.

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Crayola Virtual Design Pro-Fashion Set , New, Free Shipping

$26.64
End Date: Tuesday Mar-28-2017 13:13:25 PDT
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Crayola Virtual Design Pro-Fashion Set Craft MYTODDLER New

$27.87
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Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Collection Set - iOS and Android Compatible

$23.50
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8. Creativity for Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio

Price: $34.95
You save: $0.04 ( %)
18 new from Too low to display7 used from $28.66

Ages: 9 – 12

Hitting #8 of the best fashion toys for kids this year is Creativity for Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio.

What I love most about the Fashion Studio is the tangible materials and creative process. Kiddos can actually design their own clothing—only scaled down to Barbie doll sizes. Includes a designer mannequin and lots-a fabric swatches for epic fashions.

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Creativity Tie-Dye Fashion for Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio

$44.00
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Creativity For Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio

$48.47
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Creativity for Kids Designed By You Fashion Studio

$41.88
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9. ALEX Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets Kit

Price: $11.62
You save: $10.38 (47 %)
32 new from $11.623 used from $10.11

Ages: 8 and up

I love this toy company – ALEX Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets Kit arrives at #9 on the list.

I Heart Charm Bracelets! No, really, I do, but that is the name of this awesome jewelry-making set. With Crayola’s Magic Air Dry Clay, kids roll out and shape their own charms and beads. Set them out to dry, then make charm bracelets with the included clasps and silver wristbands.

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ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets

$12.31
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ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets

$12.87
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ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets

$16.98
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10. Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces

Price: $12.00
You save: $2.99 (20 %)
12 new from $9.835 used from $9.84

Ages: 7 and up

The final item on the 2016 list of top 10 fashion toys for kids is Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces.

Sparkly, pretty, and colorful. These butterfly necklaces are must-haves for fashion-fabulous youngsters and designers-to-be. They make great friendship gifts. The butterflies are made from layers of soft felt on colorful ribbons. Little charms clip onto the butterflies’ wings. Includes gemstones!

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Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces , New, Free Shipping

$14.99
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Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklace Kit by Faber Castell USA Inc.. Shipping i

$25.23
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Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces

$15.56
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 07/27/16.

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