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Rivet


Riveting Styles for Boyish Smiles.

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When the Atlanta Falcons take the field this Sunday for Super Bowl LI, a whole bunch of fans will be wearing their Jones jersey that they bought at Rivet (that’s Julio Jones for those uninitiated with the fabulous Falcons – #RiseUp!).

Rivet is a new contemporary boys clothing and accessories shop in Snellville, Georgia with all the trends and fashion needs for guys sizes 2T-16.

“First impressions matter, right?” Monique Knight says on her color-block-cool, beautifully designed website. “Call us crazy but we want our little guys to look like cosmopolitan gentlemen not haggard, unkempt slouches.”

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Adorable Boys Love It

The Rivet family is made up of all the parents, grandparents, uncles, sisters, cousins, aunts and friends of adorable boys, and they want stylish children. “We are fed up with the constant Mom conversation starter, ‘Oh my, it’s so hard to find cute things for my boys!’”

The answer now is Rivet, where you can find Wes and Willy, Axel and Hudson, Mayoral, RichBoys, InCity, Kangol, Melissa and Doug, Bijan Kids, Hatley and much more.

Rivet believes in recapturing ideals of integrity, honor, fairness and kindness. “We are not naive enough to think that wardrobe will change the world, but it’s a start,” Monique says. “This is a really cute shop and boys love it.”

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Who wouldn’t love that?

Visit Rivet at The Shoppes at Webb Gin or shop online at http://www.rivetboys.com/.

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Rainey’s Closet


Introducing Luxury Fashion Rentals for Littles.

Selecting the perfect special occasion outfits and accessories for their children is often a daunting task for parents. Not only could the celebration be costly, the shopping is time consuming!

Parents can solve this dilemma with one stop to Rainey’s Closet, their new one-stop online shop for luxury special occasion rentals and coordinating accessories for children.

“Consider Rainey’s Closet your child’s dream closet,” says founder Erica Richards. “We give you access to limited-run boutique clothing, hard-to-find styles and made-to-match accessories. Whether it’s a photo session, first birthday or flower girl outfit, we have everything you need to bring your vision to life.”

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A multitude of shimmering tulle dresses, sequined shrugs and vintage lace crowns from coveted labels including Tutu du Monde, Dollcake, Joyfolie and Nellystella are available for rent at www.raineyscloset.com. Rainey’s Closet rentals are a fraction of what it would normally cost to purchase outfits outright- items often worn once for the special occasion and never again- with a normal rental totaling $30 to $45. Luxe ball gown rentals are typically around $100 for styles that normally retail for over $500. Outfit add-ons and accessories, including collars, capelets, headbands and flower crowns, are available for rent at a reasonable range of $8 to $20. The nude Swan Queen dress and Queen’s Tiara by Tutu du Monde are two of the most popular rentals.

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Why Shop at Rainey’s Closet?

  • Find flower girl gowns for bridal parties
  • Find first birthday party frocks
  • Find festive holiday dresses for family portraits
  • Photographers and stylists find one-of-a-kind outfits for fashion shoots and editorials
  • Preserve priceless quality family time to make special memories

Erica created the concept for Rainey’s Closet after she has a frustrating experience coordinating clothing and accessories for her annual family photo session. Spending countless hours tracking down items often too expensive or unable to arrive in time, then scrambling to find something for her three-year-old daughter, Rainey (namesake!), Erica realizes the need for a streamlined, luxury children’s fashion rental business. She says, “After a lot of time and money was invested in an outfit that would be worn only once, I thought, ‘I wish there was somewhere I could rent everything in one place and be done with it.”

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Now There Is

By taking the guesswork out of finding high-quality and limited run styles by in-demand designers worldwide, Rainey’s Closet is quickly becoming the online destination for discerning shoppers who adore micro fashion without the commitment or price tag of purchasing items. Rainey’s Closet offers coordinated outfit options from handpicked, hard-to-find brands for infants and children up to size 16. The simplified rental process allows customers to browse by size, category, brand or date and reserve their selection for four- or eight-day rental periods. For added convenience, customers can directly shop the styles they see on the Rainey’s Closet Instagram in the InstaShop section of raineyscloset.com.

Once reserved, their order will be shipped two days prior to their event for a standard shipping rate of $6. On the fourth or eighth day of the rental, customers can pack everything in the original packaging for mailing using an included prepaid return label – no need to dry clean or pay again for shipping.

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Poco Nido


Take a Whistle-Stop Tour ‘Round the Global Zoo with a New Mini Shoe Collection.

In 2011, Catherine Lobley starts a Poco Nido. A footwear designer and mother of two, Catherine decides to use her talents to create her own alternative the tired, unimaginative shoes available for children at the time. That’s when her Mini Shoe is born.

Over the last three years, Poco Nido has grown to include over 70 retailers and five distributors worldwide. The UK brand is recognized with two consecutive gold awards at the Loved By Parents Awards for best baby footwear and is shortlisted for best baby fashion brand in the PP&P awards.

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Design Personality

Poco Nido style is deeply rooted in a love of color and pattern. Designers Catherine and Joanna don’t follow trends, they design based on whatever pops into their heads. They take inspiration from travel, children’s stories, patterns, symmetry, a dislike for over-packaging, a passion for upcycling and frustration with fastenings.

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SS17 Mini Shoe Collection

Right now, Poco Nido is excited to announce its wildest range of mini shoes yet. Inspired by adventures and animals from all around the world, the SS17 collection features eight new prints with roosters, whales, zebras, elephants and armadillos. There’s a travel print with stickers and boarding passes, an English Garden design and a print inspired by Native Americans, too.

“Creating our SS17 range of Mini Shoes was great fun,” Catherine says. “As a team, we love animals, nature and bold colors. How these elements are brought together in our latest range of prints is what makes it so exciting. Five years on after the first mini shoe was launched, we know what our customers love to see and we cannot wait to show off our new collection.”

In addition to the eight new prints, the Mini Shoe will also be available in a selection of plain colors including cornflower blue, pink and lime green, which have been chosen to complement the printed collection.

Poco Nido’s signature Mini Shoes are made from 100% cotton with suede sole, use non-toxic inks and feature a hidden elastic for extra comfort. They are available in sizes EU 17-22, from 3-6 months.

The company also designs children’s clothing, essential accessories and gift sets. Wholesale available here: https://wholesale.poconido.com.

10 Must-Know Trade Show Facts [Infographic]


Prepare for the upcoming trade show season!

Stacey Woods, Business Development Manager at mobile commerce solutions company Pepperi, shares this handy dandy infographic to help you prepare for Playtime New York February 12-14 and any trade show you’re planning to attend in 2017.

“The top 10 must-know facts include how many attendees have buying authority, how many of them are first-timers, how many have buying intent, and much more,” Stacey says. While you’re at it, take the opportunity to stop by and meet with Pepperi at the shows – if you have the chance!

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Top 40 Kids Fashion Blogs


Children’s Retail Today is on the list! 

Happy New Year to me! Anuj Agarwal, founder of Feedspot, just let me know that Children’s Retail Today has been selected by the company’s panelists as one of the Top 40 Kids Fashion Blogs on the web.

“I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world,” Anuj says. “This is the most comprehensive list of top kids fashion blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!”

Best Kids Fashion Blogs List

The list features the best kids fashion blogs from the thousands in Feedspot’s index using search and social metrics. Anuj and his team plan to refresh this data once a week.

The Top 40 are ranked based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

So, this explains the nifty award on CRT’s home page! Thanks so much, Feedspot.

CRT Stats Update

Here’s an update on CRT’s stats you see on Feedspot’s Top 40 list. CRT typically publishes once a week, on Wednesdays. According to WordPress, CRT has more than 800 followers; an average of 115 people view the site on a daily basis. Get social with CRT on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For a handy list of children’s fashion trade shows, click here. If you’re wondering what childrenswear folks think of CRT, read our testimonials.

What is Feedspot?

The Feedspot Blog Reader is a fast, easy and simple way to keep up with all your favorite blogs and websites in one place. Through Feedspot’s apps and website, you can also discover new blogs and website, too – Feedspot reviews a plethora of blog types, picks the best and lists them for you on their blog. I know I’m going to check out a few of the other Top 40. Pretty cool, huh?