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!
Kelly’s Kids Charlotte rep: Jean Grist
Trunk showing: now through the end of October
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!
If you can't attend a trunk show – some reps are willing to work with you by phone or email. Some companies are doing virtual trunk shows online now or have their catalogs posted online. A virtual show is great if your friends live in other areas or can't make the show!Don't forget these other great trunk shows! (Apologies to any that I've left out!)Little Harp DesignsShrimp & Grits Beaux et BellesHollywood BabyJig Jog KidsHollywood BabyOrient ExpressedJust Ducky Chez Ami & Chez Belle3 Mommas
Who can afford these prices for clothes your child will wear one season??? I don’t get it.
A lot of people hand them down to a second child in the family. A lot of trunk show clothing is extremely well-made and lasts for more than one season. Others resell on eBay and consignment sales. You would be amazed at how well trunk shows clothes do on eBay – many recoup at least half of the original value if not more…..
Hi, I am a Kelly’s Kids Rep. I will have the clothes from September 10th -September 21st. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting a show. It is a great way to get really cute clothes for your children. You can contact me by email at email@example.com call me on my cell phone at 704-400-5355. If you would just like to look at the clothes you can go to http://www.kellyskids.com and order. My Rep. # is 112765. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Lee Anna Wilson
Great article – I didn’t even know these existed. I would like instead to see an article on all the great CONSIGNMENT sales that happen in the fall in Charlotte. That might appeal to the broad audience a little better. I’m already aware of three great kids sales in South Park, Weddington, and Matthews all in September!
Hi-My name is Christina and I am a Charlotte Rep for Chez Ami. Chez Ami offers girls clothes from newborn-size 16, boys newborn – size 8 boys, and MOM. We also offer matching boys and girls clothes. I have a 5mth old boy, 4 yr old boy, and a 6 yr old girl and I am always being asked where I buy their cute matching boy/ girl outfits. Look no more! Host a Party and earn FREE clothes!!! Most hosts earn at least $180 worth of free clothes from 1 party, get FREE shipping plus you are invited back to purchase clothes at 40% at the Party Host Appreciation Sale in the fall. You can choose to have a trunk show party (with every purchase over $200 you will recieve a set/5 matching bows FREE). Or, you can opt for a catalog party. My Chez Ami Rep ID is 476925. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a party or if you have any questions @ 704-560-8124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks,Christina
Hello Moms!I am having a Kellys Kids show at my home on Tuesday August 19th from 9-12. I live in the SouthPark area and would love for you to come and look at all the adorable clothes. You can also register to WIN a free doll! Please call or email me for directions. 704-365-4035Gristsix@hotmail.com
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Hi! My mom owns JigJog Kids and we colaborate on khaki girls (girls' sizes 7-14) and our new line JJK Mommy. We would LOVE to have a rep in the Charlotte area. Please contact me email@example.com or Mom (Dale Pool) @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also send a trunk to a hostess in an area where we do not have reps. Please let us know if you are interested!http://www.jigjogkids.com
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