Here we go again! For all of you trunk show junkies out there, we’re just entering the trunk show season for Fall. It seems kind of hard to shop for winter clothes when it’s 100 degrees outside, but that’s just how it works! Trunk shows are typically held in the hostesses’ homes. She will invite you over to view the fall/winter line of children’s clothing and will usually put out light drinks/snacks. There is no pressure to buy anything, but bring your checkbook (or credit card) if you go, because you will not be able to refrain from a purchase. Most of the trunk lines offer clothing from newborn to girls size 12. The boys cut-off is usually around 8. My theory on this is dress ’em up while you can because believe me, they will form a strong opinion at some point and then it’s all over! Don’t fight it – just enjoy it while it lasts!
Here’s the scoop on a few upcoming shows. I’ve attached a photo of three different lines from their fall/winter ’08 collections – Castles and Crowns, Hannah Kate, and Kelly’s Kids (photos in alpha order above). Make sure you visit each website to view the full collection because one photo just can’t do it justice. Also, for your convenience, I’ve included contact information for a few local sales reps. Feel free to contact them if you would like to attend a show, place an order or it’s not too late to even host a show. Hosting a show is a great way to get a discount on your order plus a fun excuse to have your girlfriends over for some shopping and mingling. It’s super easy to host a show too. You just invite your friends over. The rep brings the clothes over for you and your friends to see and try on.
Castles and Crowns is an adorable line out of Mobile, AL. Castles and Crowns clothes are classically unique with great attention to detail, but with just enough “sass” that your children will love them, too! The cool thing about Castles and Crowns is their prices are slightly cheaper than some lines, depending on the style you chose.
Castles and Crowns Charlotte Metro Rep: Heather Wilson
website: www.castlesandcrowns.com or http://web.mac.com/h.e.wilson
Trunk Showing: Now through August 16th
Hannah Kate is a precious line out of Birmingham, AL. This is a fun, nostalgic, distinct clothing line that you design yourself. You mix and match your own choice of fabric, trim, monogram or appliqué. My twins love all of the cars/trucks fabrics – they get so excited when they put these outfits on!
Hannah Kate Charlotte reps – Trisha Riesmeyer & Karen Larson
Trunk showing: Sunday August 3rd, 2-5pm and Monday, August 4th, 10a-1p and 7-9pm at the home of Trisha Riesmeyer, 6907 Foxglove Dr. Charlotte, NC 28226
Kelly’s Kids is another adorable children’s clothing line out of Mississippi. Kelly’s Kids offers traditional style appliques and monograms and classic clothing for the entire family to mix, match and coordinate. I love the animal print patterns, still! This owl dress is just too cute!
My oldest is now 7 and is aging out of trunk shows. She’ll still wear a few things, but I have to get her approval for sure. Isabel and the twins are in their prime! Happy shopping!