Technically, I am not supposed to shop right now. I gave it up for Lent. But given the circumstances, I have decided to work around this sacrifice and will only apply it to shopping for myself. So I plan on doing a little retail therapy and focus on my kids. I still dress them to the 9’s so that all of the attention is directed to them. Often times, my kids are in their Sunday best while I’m sporting my yoga duds!
A few weeks back I featured some trunk show lines. I am a big fan of these for a lot of reasons. They are beautiful and hand-made with love and most of them are made in the USA – gotta love that. Trunk show clothing also hands down well and resells well, particularly on eBay. So it’s a good return on your investment. Or at least you can pitch this to your husband. It kind of works in my house.
Here are two precious trunk lines with upcoming parties:
Boden/Mini Boden/Baby Boden:
Boden is a colorful collection of smart, stylish, everyday clothes direct from England – the J.Crew of England, but at a much better price point! The Mini Boden line for kids ranges from sizes 12/18 months up to sizes 13/14yrs for both boys and girls with styles from swimsuits and playwear to fun dresses and skirts and shirts. These clothes are perfect for when your child outgrows the classic look – that would be my Ansley for sure. Mini Boden is my favorite boys line of clothes that your husbands will embrace too. This is my last season for jon-jons (I say that every season!) so my boys will be sporting Boden for years to come. Baby Boden is Boden’s newest arrival for baby boys and girls in sizes 0/3 months to 12/18 months. The women’s line is Momwear….without looking like a Mom! Their ballet slippers are the cutest I’ve seen.
Boden Charlotte rep: Anne-Marie Davis
Phone: (h)704-540-5307, (c)704-957-2733
Trunk showing: Open house Monday, February 18th from 10am – 8pm
Tuesday, February 19th from 10am – 8pm
Location: Home of Anne-Marie Davis, 9104 Easton Grey Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277 (Highgrove neighborhood)
*All orders through representative are 10% off, FREE shipping, FREE returns and no sales tax.
*Additional shows in South Charlotte, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Huntersville, Davidson, and Weddington/Waxhaw
Chez Ami & Chez Belle: For over twenty-five years, Patsy Aiken Designs has designed exquisite children’s apparel from infant through size 16 for girls and 8/10 for boys. Formerly selling to upscale boutiques and department stores nationwide, the Patsy Aiken Collection is offered exclusively through Chez Ami home parties. Chez Ami boasts whimsical fabrics, unique patterns, and presh embroideries and trimmings. The monogrammed swimsuits are my pick of the catalog – must have for a smarty summer!
Chez Ami Charlotte rep: Mindy McIver
Phone: (h)704-846-7095, (c)704-608-7095
Trunk showing: Friday, February 15th from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, February 19th from 10a-12noon
Tuesday, February 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm
*Party Prize: For every guest who orders $200 in merchandise, they will receive 5 large polka dot hair bows and ribbon bow hanger FREE!
Anne-Marie Davis, the rep for Boden, just emailed in that she will donate the proceeds from sales generated from CSP to Kindermourn in Jen Bunich’s honor. Wow – the outpouring support of everyone here in Charlotte continues to amaze me every day. Happy shopping to you! I know it always makes me feel better.