Posts Tagged ‘products for kids’

Kids’ Designer Collaborations – The Simpsons, DVF for Gap Kids & More!

Collaborative Kids and Tween lines are all the range at chain retailers and department stores.  and it’s only getting better!  Lots of malltime excitement is in well, store Womens Wear Daily reported today that singer, actress and designer Jessica Simpson and sister Ashlee (mom to 2-year old son Bronx) will help design a major collection of tween sportswear, shoes and sweats manufactured by Jones Group.

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Jessica & Ashlee's tween clothing line is expected in over 400 stores.

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The newest addition to Jessica Simpson’s empire of mass-market fashion — which grosses nearly $1 billion in sales per year — is expected to be available for sale in over 400 stores across the United States and in Canada.

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Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids: Teeny wrap dresses? We hope so!

Photo by Joella Marano

Also, seasoned dress queen Diane von Furstenberg is said to be debuting a GapKids line for Spring 2012, a collaboration previously completed by style mavens Stella McCartney and Carla Bruni. Prices for the kids’ sportswear and denim items is likely to be a little bit higher than typical Gap garb, but less than the retail price tags of designer kids’ collections like Armani Junior and Burberry, to name a few.

St. Patrick’s Day Deals – Online Sales You’ll Enjoy

That ol’ Irish luck is with all of us on this holiday!  Shower kids’ closets (and yours) with Spring fashion and shoes — our favorite retailers are offering 20% discounts and free shipping on darn near anything!  Feeling lucky yet?

Arden B. – 20% Off B-Lucky Promotion

Just for today, receive 20% your entire purchase and 99 cent shipping on any order over $25 at Arden B.  Discounts are calculated automatically when you check out.   Some great picks:

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Empire-waist Embellished Abstract Maxi Dress is a fabulous throw-it-on look for outdoor brunch or anything evening.  Hold daily gear or beach/park essentials in the pretty (and quite affordable) Zig Zag Satchel.

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Disney Store – Free Shipping For Online Orders

It’s a great day to stock up on their essentials for Summer’s rapidly-approaching good times.  Personalized Minnie Mouse Beach Towel, below.  Use free shipping code LUCKY at checkout.

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20% Off Shoes – ‘Like’ Famous Footwear On Facebook

The versatile shoe retailer is taking the route of other big brands by offering 20% off their immense online offerings of designer sandals, athletics and kids.  Exclusively online:  Sketchers Compulsions slip-on, available at Famous Footwear (see the site for discount details).

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Happy Holiday From Mamastyles!

Wishing you a healthy, stylish and beautiful new year of dresses, rings and festive family outfitting!

Spring Preview A songbird-print party dress will be your best look of the new year.  Sash-tied Sing Sweetly Party Dress in cotton; $148 at Anthropologie

Knuckle It Up Actress Vanessa Hudgens is a faithful fan of Low Luv Armor’s 14K Gold Plated Knuckle Ring; $80 at Boutique to You.

Polka Dot Satin The look of couture that’s fit for little girls.  Stretch polyester Polka Dot Dress by Zunie,  $44 at Nordstrom.

Happy Holidays!

Clothing Gift Ideas Kids Will Actually Want

For many households, the holidays mean a major abundance of dancing toys, powerful video games and other goods — all with a trend life that lasts about as long as slap bracelets did.   If you’re looking for lasting wearable gifts that kids will not only like, but use.. look no further than our Juvenile Fashion Gift Guide.

Wear Their Favorite Tales — Under $15!

You will not be disappointed by the quality of these adorable (and collectible) 2-fer tees, complete with scenes from their favorite Dr. Seuss books.  Find several varieties of rich-colored  Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham 2-Fer Tees for girls and boys;  $14.99 at Dillards.

 The Coolest Winter Coat Ever

To them: A totally fun and comfy skate style.   To you:  A water-resistant protective coat with up to 120 grams of insulation and extendable sleeves.  Paul Frank Skurvy Insulated Jacket in Cyan Plaid; $100 at

Be A Snow Fairy

She’ll be the coziest fashionista this side of the Artic.  Choose from 6 shades of the Kamik Kids Snowfairy Boot, from hot pink to navy and basic black.  $64.95 at


The Kardashian Kard — What Do You Think?

Yes, we may love The Kardashians…. but do we really love their credit card for kids?

Lots of opinions have circulated (rom both the media and families) about the recently launched, prepaid Mastercard launched less than two weeks ago by The Kardashians.   Effectively named The Kardashian Kard, this regular-looking credit card is dolled up  with a photo of Kourtney, Kim and Khloe K  decked out in typical coordinating fashion.  The credit card uses the immense popularity of the socialite trio in an effort to promote responsible spending amongst the teenage set.  After all, the card’s campaign bears the promising slogan “Take Us With You.  Anywhere.”

Now, there is nothing bad about promoting safe spending..  especially in an era which has seen such drastic recession (we’re sure Mrs. Kardashian, as well as younger moms Kourtney and Khloe, will agree).  What some might find discouraging about the Kardashian Kard is the amount of listed fees involved with using it for functions such as bill pay, money withdrawals and of course, the initial purchase of this card. 

  • The prepaid Kardashian Kard requires an initial purchse of 6 months worth of fees )$59.95) or 1 year’s worth ($99.95).  This does not include money loaded onto the card. 
  • After the purchase period, a $7.95 monthly fee applies.
  • $1-$2 fees for reloads, purchase declines, live customer service and more. 

A full list of the credit card’s fees is available at the website

Another concern is the fact that your teens can easily download a form authorizing nearly any employer to fund the card via Direct Deposit — which greatly increases their risk of blowing an entire paycheck using this pretty plastic.  This doesn’t mean the Kardashian Kard is not a great way to track your childrens’ spending (and for them to feed their pop culture obsession).  However, it is probably best to do a little research for a prepaid credit card that won’t subject them to excessive fees.