19 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6E4
It’s holiday season, a time to put on our finery and celebrate with family and friends… and another excuse to dress up our little ones!
I love special occasion clothes for kids – they’re so cute, who can resist? However, my frugal side usually stops me from indulging. It’s a huge conundrum, really – you want that perfect ‘holiday photo’ outfit, but kids and dry clean only don’t mix. Ever. Add to that the high price tag associated with dressing up, and the reality that they’ll only wear the clothes for a few hours, and it’s tough to justify the purchase.
I want my kids to be comfortable, look good and not spend a fortune. So how’s a girl supposed to accomplish all these things when it comes to special occasion clothes? I’ve got two words for you…
December’s Boutique of the Month is every Mom’s answer to dressing up kids without breaking the bank – or sacrificing style!
What sets Trendy Bambini apart is that most of their accessories, tutus, and couture dresses are originals. They also offer a custom design service, which they take great pride in. Most of their clients come to them frustrated, not having found that perfect birthday outfit or special occasion dress they had envisioned. So, clients tell them exactly what they want, and within a week (or a couple of days for those rush orders), they get one-of-a-kind, complete outfits for their child’s special event – and at an affordable price, no less.
Owner Candice Pirali opened her online store in 2010, when her daughter was little and she couldn’t find what she wanted elsewhere. She expanded to her retail location in September 2012. Her daughter continues to be her inspiration, and loves testing out all of her Mom’s designs!
When visiting the store, you’ll find a huge array of beautiful clothes and accessories, displayed by colour and type, ready for your little one to try on.
Their girls’ line is simply precious. What drew me in was their wide array of tutus, ruffled rompers, pettitops, pettiskirts,kimonos and accessories… so adorable. The assortment of styles, ranging from elegant to whimsical, is available in many colours and prints, and there’s even the option to place a custom order. Sizes start at newborn and, depending on the item, can go all the way up to size 9/10. Tutus for babies start at a very reasonable $35 (see photo at left, below), with more expensive options for fancier tutu dresses and “couture” styles (below, right) that are perfect for weddings and other special occasions.
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I’m all about getting good value for my money, so Trendy Bambini’s pieces really appeal to me. For example, a tutu is one of those things that my daughter will wear until it falls apart. With its stretchy waistband and ability to be worn over pretty much anything, it’s truly a staple in any little girl’s wardrobe – used for playing dress-up, worn over an everyday outfit, or as part of a Halloween costume. You name it…there will always be an appropriate use for a tutu! And, being a girly-girl myself, I’ve got to admit – I am completely smitten by their avant-garde Peacock Tutu – so original! (Do you think they make it in adult sizes?)
While I love their beautiful girls clothing, I’ve got to say that they have definitely not left out the boys! Their selection of cool duds for your little man will leave you swooning. From modern bow ties and hats to pinstripe vests and pants, your cutie pie will be the best-dressed guy on the block!
But, the cuteness doesn’t end there! If you have ever thought of having your newborn professionally photographed, you’ll want to take a look at the phenomenal line of photography props at Trendy Bambini. The adorable headband rosettes, crocheted animal outfits, hats, wings and more will perfectly complement your little one.
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Trendy Bambini is a full-service children’s specialty clothing boutique for the discerning Mom. And, if you can’t find exactly what you want, they will gladly work with you to make your vision a reality. They are located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, but if you’re not able to visit in person (or just don’t have time to do so), you can order any of their adorable clothes from the comfort of your home by visiting their website.
If you’re still looking for that hard-to-find holiday ensemble for your little one, don’t wait – there’s still time to get the perfect outfit before Santa arrives!
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