About Us

MarianPoppet Baby Wear is lovingly handmade by Marian Long in Auckland, New Zealand.

Marian has 40 years of experience in the clothing industry, starting with exquisite formal gowns and bridal wear. Delighting in perfect, tiny details, Marian particularly enjoys working with fine fabrics, hence the Christening range was developed. Herself a grandmother, Marian relishes in designing beautiful gowns for the precious gift of a new baby.

Traditional Techniques

Poppet Baby Wear endeavours to use all the original heirloom methods of sewing in these garments; loops, covered buttons, embroidery, pin tucking and the finest fabrics available today.

Baby Wear

As well as Christening gowns, Poppet Baby Wear’s range includes other traditional baby wear, including summer and winter dresses as well as beautiful New Zealand merino wool garments.


logo_emaThe New Zealand Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (Marian has been a member for the last 35 years)

The National Childrenswear Association of Great Britain and Ireland

NZ Chamber of Commerce