Hello Handmade: Magpie Lovely Debuts Online Boutique for Women, Kids, and Home

Hello Handmade: Magpie Lovely Debuts Online Boutique for Women, Kids, and Home

Magpie Lovely is a newly revamped online boutique featuring a carefully edited selection of high quality, handmade items for women, kids, and home.  Created to introduce the boutique-shopping customer to the world of independent designers and artisans, Magpie Lovely offers only handmade, never factory-produced, goods.  With an eye for beauty and detail, owner Kate Handling stocks eclectic, gift-ready pieces, including fringed moccasins, retro-style French cards, vintage wooden blocks, and modern baby elephant clocks at magpielovely.com.

Magpie Lovely carries a wide array of indie labels, such as Tiny Giraffe, 4pippi, Bibitty, and Harper Olive, and most items are $50 and under. A few standouts include:

Need a baby shower gift? Elephant baby shoes by Scandeez, $30, are an adorable find for newborn babies to 18 to 24 months.

Soft and sweet, the Ollie the Octopus T-shirt, $28, is a playful pick for little ones- available in sizes 3 to 6 months to 4.

Spice up a child’s room with Spanish Retro Style Cards by Bibitty, $58, these flea market-style cards feature upper and lowercase letters and vintage-inspired images. Also available in English and French versions.

East Coast or West Coast pride- show your allegiance with state-shaped pillows, $52 each, from Love, California. From New York to Texas to California, these felt pillows make a fun accent piece and housewarming gift.

View the entire selection from Magpie Lovely at www.magpielovely.com.

Making Noise: Squeeky Knees for Right Bank Babies

Making Noise: Squeeky Knees for Right Bank Babies

Crawling and scooting babies have a new motivation- Squeeky Knees is a product collection featuring a patent-pending squeaker device sewn into garments that creates a fun squeaking sound when baby is on the go. Whether they are crawling on hardwood floors or taking their first steps (and falls), Squeeky Knees are designed to encourage babies to be mobile.

Lisa Day Evans created Squeeky Knees in 2010 after watching her son Elijah learning to crawl on hard surfaces. She realized he needed something comfortable to cushion his knees and prevent abrasions that also inspired him to explore his newfound ability to crawl.

A few additional Squeeky Knees features:

-Cushioned squeaker device in knee and butt regions add comfort

-Alerts parents to baby’s location with the squeaking sounds

-Washable/dryable in standard machines

Lisa partnered with Right Bank Babies, a collection of Parisian-inspired children’s clothing, to create unique Squeeky Knees styles, including knee highs, jeans, pants, overalls/onesies, and stockings/leggings. Squeeky Knees retail for $25 to $80 and are sold at www.rightbankbabies.com, as well as other fine boutiques that carry Right Bank Babies.

Open for Business: Right Bank Babies Shoppe Grand Opening Party

Open for Business: Right Bank Babies Shoppe Grand Opening Party

On a rainy afternoon in Hollywood, the Right Bank Babies Shoppe held a festive grand opening celebration on February 19 at their new location on Highland Avenue. Known for their Parisian meets LA casual chic style, Right Bank Babies‘ new retail store carries their current spring collection as well as handpicked accessories and toys for babies & children. The adjoining Right Bank Babies warehouse means shoppers will have access to even more styles and sizes.

Partygoers took home gift bags filled with items from generous sponsors, including: One Bird Alley, Wallaby, Farm Box LA, Rust Designs, Stella + Jack, and Rhythm for Life.

The new store is located at 1330 N. Highland Ave. (@ De Longpre) in Hollywood, CA. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! To learn more about Right Bank Babies, visit www.rightbankbabies.com.

Big Apple Bound: Getting Ready for ENK Children’s Club

Big Apple Bound: Getting Ready for ENK Children’s Club

We’re heading to New York City this weekend! We’ll be at ENK Children’s Club, March 6-8 at Javits Center, with our clients A.Bird, Livie & Luca, and Right Bank Babies as they show store buyers their Fall/Winter ’11 designs.

If you will be attending the show, please stop by our booths:

A.Bird: Booth #7819

Right Bank Babies: Booth #7817

Livie & Luca: Booth #9034

To learn more about the show, visit http://www.enkshows.com/childrensclub.

An Honor To Be Nominated: A.Bird, Livie & Luca, and Nomie Baby are Cribsie Finalists

An Honor To Be Nominated: A.Bird, Livie & Luca, and Nomie Baby are Cribsie Finalists

We’re honored that three of our clients were selected as finalists for the Cribsie Awards! Hosted by top parenting sites StrollerTraffic and A-ListMom (formerly Mamaista), the annual Cribsie Awards create a secure forum for opinionated moms to elect their favorite brands and services from a curated list of best-of-the-best finalists, across six categories.

A.Bird was nominated for the category “Most Darling Dress-Up Duds”- vote here: http://cribsieawards.com/awards/fashion/

Livie & Luca shoes were chosen for the category “Best Shoes For Developing Feet”- vote here: http://www.cribsieawards.com/awards/fashion/

Nomie Baby car seat covers were nominated for the “Most Necessary Car Seat Accessory” award- vote here: http://cribsieawards.com/awards/gear/

Thank you for your votes!