You haven’t lived in NYC until you’ve experienced a New York Fashion Week event! True, the fashion event showcased baby and toddler clothes but it was the first year that Fashion Week didn’t pass by just like any other week in my life. As a new mom, I’m always on the lookout for well-made, cute clothes for my son. You think this would be an easy shopping trip in NYC, but once I had my son I soon realized that the stores only sell lots of skulls, sports, rock ‘n’ roll, and teddy bear boys’ outfits. This is just not my son’s style (read: this is not my style and until he is old enough to make his own fashion decisions I relish the fact that I have complete control over his wardrobe—you bet I’m going to take advantage as long as I can!). So, it’s no surprise that I was excited to receive a sneak peek of Zutano’s Spring 2012 collection, which totally captures mod, whimsical children’s clothing designs.
The Zutano clothing line is new to me, and probably to you too if you don’t live near or shop at specialty baby boutiques. But have no fear because Zutano just launched their new Web site so everyone—no matter where they live—can shop online and enjoy the clothes for their kids! I’m happy I was introduced to this brand because the designs are exactly what I’m looking for when dressing my son—the colors are vibrant, many of the prints would look great on a boy or girl, and the cotton feels sturdy. (The Other Sarah tells me that Zutano clothes wash really well and retain that “new” look long after being purchased—she even brought the Little Dude home from the hospital in a Zutano outfit.) The sizes range from preemie to 4T and, even better, the styles mix and match so you only need a few pieces to create many different coordinating looks. The Web page makes shopping so easy (great for moms) because you can shop by “Print Families” and learn what stripes and solids match with your favorite print. My two favorites for Spring 2012 are Crabby and Beluga, but then again I would dress my son in all the Zutano patterns.
In addition to viewing the cute clothes and new designs, we learned about Zutano’s history. If you work there, you can bring your baby to work for the first year of his or her life (so family friendly, more companies should do this!). We also enjoyed some glasses of Mommy Juice Wines (perfect for your next play date or Moms-Night-In) and Zutano red manicures with Non-Toxic Kid Safe Nail Polish from Hopscotch Kids (mine only lasted three days, but what little girl or mom does not like to have her nails painted!?!).
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