SHOP SMALL

Shop Small Saturday

In the spirit of the American Express Shop Small Saturday initiative, we want to remind you all to get out to your favorite small shops tomorrow! Bitsy feels strongly about the “Ma & Pa” shops especially because they are the places where we gain our most creativity + inspiration. The owners pour their hearts into serving communities and for that we are forever grateful! Find some treasures for you + yours this holiday season…SHOP SMALL tomorrow!!!!

As we prepare our new BITSY site, we would love to share a new feature that will be popping up on BITSYSTYLE.COM. A “Shop Small” page where Bitsy will showcase children’s boutiques we stumble upon in our Bitsy travels. Our list is off to a great start, so we decided to share with you the amazing Brick + Mortars we have been collecting a little early to help get the SHOP SMALL campaign rolling…

MASSACHUSETTS

Cou-Cou 

Bringing Up Baby

Kodomo Boston

ILLINOIS

Taylor + Max

CONNECTICUT

Pink Lemon Blue Lime

Wiggles + Giggles

FLORIDA

Lily Pad

TEXAS

Grass Stains Boutique

Little Bean Shop

NEW YORK

An.Me

Space Kiddets

(More to come with the launch of our new site!!)

HAPPY SHOPPING + HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

*Photo Credit: American Express

Bitsy Favorite for the Itsy…OMY DESIGN + PLAY!

OMY Design + Play is a Bitsy favorite. It is no secret. We have been blogging about them since we discovered them a while back and really can’t get enough of their creativity. And just when we think we had all of their amazing creations, they pop up with another awesome and super inspiring project! So, with holiday shopping on our minds we thought we should give them a true Bitsy shout-out and help you stuff your stockings while we’re at it…

Here are some ideas by OMY that are on our list this Holiday season. Enjoy!

HAPPY STUFFING!

Photo Credit: OMY Design + Play

Print All Over Me

Doesn’t that sound like SO much fun?! We think so, too. And we are pretty sure your kiddos will love it as well…

Check out the digs we found! Print All Over Me is a company that allows you to put your child’s masterpiece into a real fashion statement. We get it – they create so many beauties that it is difficult to decide what to keep and what to toss. Guess what?! Pick your favorite artwork and design a piece of clothing (SO many adorable silhouettes to choose from!) so they can rock their piece de resistance when they want!

Our favorite children’s pieces to design are:

BUT keep in mind they have a ton of other options – especially accessories – that would make great gifts for grandparents, aunts + uncles, etc…

And, keep an eye out because Bitsy got inspired and our creations are currently being made. Stay tuned to see what piece we chose to design and how it turned out…We can’t wait to share them with you VERY SOON on our Instagram account!

Featured above:

PAOM Kids Party Dress, $68-

PAOM Kids Blouse, $53-

PAOM Kids Tent Dress, $60-

PAOM Kids Tank Top, $42-

PAOM Kids Bucket Hat, $43-

PAOM Kids Drop Pants, $52-

A Few of Our Favorite Things…Bitsy’s Holiday Gift Guide!

We’ve been busy picking fun finds along our Bitsy travels that will make great gifters + get your little ones festively through the Holiday season…Happy HO HO HO!

Apple & Mint Ice Cream Carry-All Case, $19.99-

Chooze Kids Slipper in Luster, $25.95-

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset by CardboardKid, $13.95-

Hansel from Basel Mini Strawberry Crew Socks, $11-

Little Lids Wool Felt Children’s Beret, $20-

Little Lux Sophie and Lili Fashion Designer Necklace, $28-

Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50 (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)

Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50- (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)

The HomeSpun Market on Etsy Checkers Set, $75.50-

Sons and Daughters Cat Cat Eyeglasses, $40-

Nest Pretty Things Girls Little Locket Necklace, $26-

OMY Holiday Coloring Poster Christmas, $13.67-

 

Bringing Up Baby Boston + Nina Luna Dreamers Team Up…

When an awesome children’s retail shop and an amazing brand get together they inevitably create something awesome. Bringing Up Baby of Boston and Nina Luna Dreamers have hooked up to create a super sweet GIVEAWAY opportunity for all of you baby layette and awesome-ness lovers out there!

Bringing Up Baby of Boston is a children’s retail shop in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts that celebrates the magic of childhood. They source the most special, unique products in the marketplace (such as Nina Luna Dreamers!) for your child(ren) – from clothing, toys, gear, shoes, books + even home decor – with your delight in mind. Nina Luna is a timeless children’s wear brand that sources the finest materials from Italy. These luxurious Italian fabrics create the best-of-the-best clothing for children so they can be cozy, classic and in-style all at the same time.  The Nina Luna label creates what Bitsy would consider “hand-me-down” pieces. Very special and long-lasting.

So, are you a new mom? Expecting? Or know someone special in your life that has had or will be having a baby?! If so, get on this giveaway train…

Here are the details on this generous giveaway and how to enter:

Bringing Up Baby and Nina Luna Dreamers are offering a chance to win one of three amazing layette sets (pictured above) which includes a blanket, signature hat, matching booties, burpies + pacifier holder (value of $425-!). All you have to do is follow Bringing Up Baby on Instagram (@Bringingupbabyboston) and direct message them your name and email information any time from now until December 1st and you will be entered! Winners will be announced Thursday December 1st at the South Boston Holiday Stroll. You do not need to be present on December 1st to win/collect your prize. Bringing Up Baby will be in touch with the winners via email.

Okay, you heard it here! Now go hit up Bringing Up Baby Boston + Nina Luna’s outrageous giveaway contest!!!!

Some pics from Bringing Up Baby Boston in case you aren’t local and would like a tour…

*Photo Credit: Bringing Up Baby

 

Baby, Baby!

We found the best of everything baby. And boy -or girl! – do we mean it! We have recently become familiar (and in love) with a website dedicated to everything pertaining to baby and toddler. The Baby Cubby is your one-stop shop and they do it in true BITSY style. Word to your mom. For real.

The Baby Cubby is an online (and brick + mortar if you live in Utah!) baby supply boutique that offers literally everything from skin care products, clothing, equipment, nursery decor, registry and a ton more. One thing we love at Bitsy is passion. (PS, that is why we are here blogging away about creative, special + fun children’s style + clothing finds, remember?!) So for us to feature a shop it means we really, really think you should check it out. We aren’t in the business of wasting your time and neither is The Baby Cubby. So, why does The Baby Cubby stand out to Bitsy?

As we mentioned, their passion. They take true pride in their responsibility of guiding new and seasoned parents toward the appropriate product for them and their families. They vet every product they sell so when the questions come rolling (which we know they must!) they are ready and confident with the advice they lend. The folks behind Baby Cubby spend hours researching the best + safest products out there for your little one(s) so you don’t have to. They have a stroller track to test strollers. (We secretly want to hit that up someday :)). They even have a link “how to choose the right carseat“. The list goes on and on!

They are there when you need them. The Baby Cubby is accessible via social media (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube) and their blog (Cubby Community Blog). When stopping by their online boutique there is a “chat with a cubby mom” option so you can bounce thoughts off of someone experienced and well-versed before making your final decision. That is putting personal back in the online shopping experience. They don’t mess around.

Listen, parenthood is a ride. And many times throughout the ride you wonder if you will ever stop feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. It is nice to know that there is a brand out there like this to turn to when a new product hits the market or you are in need of an adjustment in your daily routine. Or, most of all, you are first-time parents with NO idea what to expect, eek! They’ve made searching and navigating their site a breeze so it is easy for you to find anything you need (and things you didn’t even know you needed!).

Bitsy was drawn to The Baby Cubby‘s website because of their beautiful aesthetic. Their online boutique offers great inspiration visually as well as through their words (product explanations, advice, etc). Bitsy has hand-picked a few of our “must-have” registry and gift items so you can start your baby journey – whether you are building your parenthood collection or helping someone with theirs, we think there is something for everyone here. Check out our picks below. Just an FYI – they price match everyday (even Amazon!) and offer free shipping nationwide over any purchase of $49 or more!! After all, Baby Cubby refers to parents as Superheroes…

Baby Registry Made Easy + Fun!

Billy Bibs Lace Pacificer Clip, $18.99-

Covered Goods Multi-Use Nursing Cover in Bicycle, $34.99-

Fiona Walker England Felt Feather Headdress, $20-

Stokke Steps Chair, $279-

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Fitted Crib Sheet, $27-

Little Sapling Toys Age Blocks, $22.95-

Meri Meri Dress Up Black Cat, $16-

Tea Collection Nichibotsu Skirted Baby Dress in Oatmeal Heather, $49-

Rags to Raches Baby Pouch, $30.50-

Lucy Darling All Aboard London Travel Primer Book, $10-

Little Sapling Toys Darth Vader Teether, $12.95-
Baby Registry made easy + fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Cubby Group Baby Shower Gift Set for Boys, $124.95- (was $139.99-)

Baby Cubby Group Baby Shower Gift Set for Girls, $124.95- (was $139.99-)

*Some exciting news! When Bitsy launches our new website we will be posting features titled “Baby, Baby” where you will find our top picks for baby registry + gift items offered. So remember us when you receive that baby shower invitation or when you become an Auntie or Uncle for the first time because we will have you covered!

*Photos credited to each brand