Updated: Jan 24
As a child, I remember regular trips to New York in the summer to go school shopping. My sister and I were originally born in New York -- Brooklyn to be exact. We lived in Rosedale for a little while and then my parents decided to move to Florida. You might be wondering why it was necessary to go school shopping in New York when we had perfectly good clothes options here in Florida. Well, our mom always wanted us to be different. It goes without saying that the vibe up north is pretty different to the vibe down here in the South. So, we shopped up there while visiting family so we could have back to school outfits that other kids didn't have. Keep in mind, this was before online shopping was a big deal.
Now that I'm a mom, I find myself doing the exact same thing -- but not the way you think. I still love to travel and bring back things that are more difficult to find at home. However, traveling isn't always feasible -- you know, because people have to work and go to school. I've always wanted MiniMe to have unique, age-appropriate threads that allow her to express her personality. Because of the school she goes to, she has to wear uniforms 90% of the time. That means the weekends are her time to shine and oh does she shine!
This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend Loveable Baby Shop's grand opening celebration! If you've been rocking with me for a while, you know all about Loveable Baby Shop and the amazing clothing options they offer for kids. If you're new to my site, welcome -- and I hope you stay a while!
Loveable Baby Shop Kids Boutique has been operating for a little under two years. In that time, they've expanded from online-only retail to their very own storefront. The unique, trendy kids fashion they offer is unlike any options I've seen before. We as parents have a tendency to dress our kids in durable clothing because they grow so quickly and they're anything like MiniMe, they destroy them just as fast. Durable clothes should not have to look the part -- and that's why I love Loveable Baby Shop.
Let's take a look a their new storefront!
Upon entering the store, you can just feel the love. I shop at a variety of retailers for MiniMe but there's just something about an independently-owned boutique that gives me the warm fuzzies. From the decor to the way the clothing was arranged, the ambiance was so welcoming and just made you want to shop!
The next area of the shop that stood out to me was what I like to call "the mommy corner". Shopping can be hectic but shopping with kids, especially little ones can't even be put into words. Imagine...you're out shopping for your little one and he or she very vocally expresses discomfort or a need to eat. In most retail establishments, you'd have to find a corner to get your set-up going or even worse -- you might even have to leave to take care of your little one.
At Loveable Baby Shop, "the mommy corner" is a perfect place to feed your baby if needed and keep your young child(ren) occupied while you handle your business. MiniMe particularly enjoyed the seating area that was sized perfect for them and the chalk wall. I can't tell you how many times I hear "I'm bored" when I'm out trying to shop. One thing I know for sure is that I won't hear that at Loveable Baby Shop -- and I won't have to worry about where she is or what she's doing, which is a plus!
Before we get into some of our favorite outfits from the weekend, I have to tell you about their Brand Ambassador program. MiniMe has been one of Loveable Baby Shop's Brand Ambassador for several months now and it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've watched her come out of her shell and express her personality more in these past several months than in the year prior. She loves unboxing her "ambassador mail" and wearing her Loveable Baby Shop outfits -- which you can see more of on her Instagram.
Many brands have Brand Ambassador programs but I can honestly say this is the first one where it feels like a family. We know that the purpose of these programs are typically to increase traffic to the business. However, Loveable Baby Shop leads with love -- as their name suggests. MiniMe has felt love from the North, South, East, West, and even internationally just by being herself...and as a mother, I can't ask for anything more. This was our second trip up to New York for Loveable Baby Shop business and both times, we've been welcomed with open arms. If you're looking for a reputable Brand Ambassador program to involve your little one in, definitely consider inquiring with Loveable Baby Shop when the next opportunity presents.
Before I wrap up, I want to share some of our favorite shots from the grand opening. You've already see the clothing options MiniMe wears on my Instagram and hers. However, you had to know we came back to Florida with a goodie bag full of outfits for her to wear. Which one of these made the cut? You'll have to wait and see...and the best way to do that is by following us on social media is the primary ways to see her outfits of the day.
Now that you've learned all about Loveable Baby Shop and their most recent accomplishments, it's time to shop! Start by giving them a follow on Facebook and Instagram. That's the best way to keep up to date with all things Loveable Baby Shop -- which includes any specials they're running. You can also visit them on the web at www.loveablebabyshops.com. Last but not least, if you're local, you can visit them at their new storefront located at 250 Albany Ave. in Brooklyn.
Congratulations again Loveable Baby Shop!