Kylie Jenner is inspired by her niece, North West.

The 17-year-old budding fashion designer is a huge fan of her half-sister Kim Kardashian West's 18-month-old daughter's bulging designer wardrobe and claims she looks up to her for style inspiration.

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star said: ''I look up to North! She dresses so dope.''

A source close to Kim, 33, and husband Kanye West, 37, revealed that North, who has the nickname Nori, has more than 200 items of unworn clothing from some of the world's most famous fashion houses.

The insider said: ''Nori has been wearing custom couture clothing since she was born.

''Kim and Kanye are grateful when designers send them some pieces. North loves clothes and getting ready to go out. It's a lot of fun.''

Despite mostly wearing black, North is ''a real girlie-girl'' and loves spending time with her cousin, Penelope Disick, two, at Kim's sister Kourtney Kardashian's house in Los Angeles.

The insider told Us Weekly magazine: ''[She has] tons of baby dolls. She loves to push them in strollers.''

However, her parents regularly donate her toys to charity.

The source explained: ''If her space is too cluttered, they donate things to Baby2Baby, which allows other kids to receive these amazing toys.''

The couple have a live-in nanny for their little girl, but are very hands-on parents.

The source said: ''Every night Kim puts her down to bed. They play in the bath with toys, then read books and go to sleep. When Kim has an evening event, North gets ready with Kim and the sitter feeds her and puts her down. But if Kanye's home, he does the whole routine, or Kris [Jenner, Kim's mother] does.''