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Caeli Kids


Caeli is Latin for heaven. That’s what we try to make. A little piece of heaven to bring out your child’s inner angel.

New York-based Caeli Kids is a brand-new line of upscale dresses and sets for girls in sizes infants thru 16. A former head designer at US Angels, Rare Editions and Gerson & Gerson (Bonnie Jean), Caeli Kids owner/designer Quynh Waddell has taken her talents and partnered with a premium dress factory to produce this exquisite line. “Because Caeli Kids is partners with our factory, prices are much less than our competitors and very affordable,” Liz Faber tells me.

Great for Moms

“Being a mother of three kids, I understand the need to make clothes that look great and last,” Quynh says. “When I design, I look for patterns and color that excite me. I don’t go for what’s been sold already but what I would buy for my own girls.”

Dressy with a Twist

The launch collection is filled with a mix of novel, on-trend knits and woven fabrics, with embellishments such as laser-cut patterns, neoprene netting with satin ribbon soutache, sequin stripes with fringe, chunky, elaborate detailed floral embroideries with metallics, polka dot knit jacquard, high quality brocades, holiday laces and original prints. Silhouettes are traditional dressy and fun casual, with a new twist. Very nice!

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Baby Girl Couture


Trendy, unique, sophisticated clothing and accessories for little girls!

Baby Girl Couture is a girls’ clothing boutique that recently opened in Lithonia, Georgia’s Stonecrest Mall. The shop offers stylish dresses, blazers, pants, tops, shoes and one-of-a-kind looks for little girls ages five to 12 years old; popular designer brands and lovely accessories to complete their looks.

She Shines Wherever She Goes

Baby Couture looks feature charming fabrics in vibrant hues and soft pastels that are sure to produce glowing smiles and compliments that little girls -and their Moms- love to hear. The boutique’s motto, She Shines Wherever She Goes, defines the belief that an outfit can change everything, and girls who feel well-put together and stylish exhibit strong confidence and are ready to take on the world with pride. You go, girls!

Richelle White tells me the staff at Baby Girl takes pride in providing stylish clothes and accessories that help children express their own individuality. You’ll find adorable outfits crafted from the highest quality materials, designed to please and highlight your little princess and her beautiful features.

Custom Curated Couture

All Baby Girl Couture designer clothes and outfits are hand-picked after a careful selection process. “We have searched through many brands to find pieces that truly reflect the essence of childhood and combine lasting quality with styles your little trend-setter will love to wear,” they say. “We treat our customers as family and believe in friendly, reliable service!”

Visit Baby Girl Couture at Stonecrest Mall and online at https://www.bgboutiques.com/.

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Cirkel USA


Handmade Tutus Hit the Runway at MAGIC

Family owned and operated Cirkel USA is releasing two new collections at the MAGIC fashion expo in Las Vegas through February 23: The Fashion Collection and The Polka Dot Collection.

Each collection brings to life all the popular colors celebrities are currently wearing – in tutu form. The Fashion Collection features between 20 and 25 vibrant, popular colors, while The Polka Dot Collection features eight. Each of the tutus are customized with accessories such as handmade bows.

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Cirkel USA Tutus at a Glance

  • 100% American tulle
  • Handmade
  • Lasts for two children’s sizes or up to two years
  • Adjustable waistband

“We were simply inspired by our daughter and her love of tutus.”  

Founders Fabio and Maria Jose have been making tutus since 2002. Their daughter kept outgrowing her tutus so the two decided to start making their own. With an adjustable waistband, their daughter could keep wearing her favorite tutus for years rather than just a few weeks. That’s when Fabio and Maria decided to start making them for other children as well.

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Inspired by their young daughter, the two began the company in Quito, Ecuador. To expand their business, they recently moved it to Florida, which allowed them to produce the two new collections to exhibit at MAGIC. The collections are the result of a collaboration with Belgian stylist Romina Sergi, who created fashionista-based designs for The Fashion Collection, while Fabio and Maria used their tutu expertise to bring the designs alive.

Both collections are on display now at the Cirkel USA booth 74061 at MAGIC. Cirkel is also exhibiting some of their onezies, customized using Swarovski crystals, foil, tulle and other fabrics. Their products prices range from $25 to $50.

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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?

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Shēdo Lane


Welcome to the SwimZip Family!

The SwimZip family of products has been working to develop a sun protective apparel line that focuses equally on sun protection, comfort and fashion. So, they couldn’t be more excited about introducing Shēdo Lane.

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Shēdo Lane is a luxury sun protection apparel brand that captures the perfect blend of form and fashion. The sun protective clothing utilizes the highest rated, UPF 50+, UV sun protective fabric in complimenting styles. Whether it is a morning walk on the beach, a playdate at a favorite playground, an afternoon cup of tea on the patio or drinks with friends around the pool, Shēdo Lane keeps you covered from the sun’s rays – so you and your family can indulge in the sun and get on with living your dreams!

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UV Fashion All Year Round

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world. One bad sunburn can have life-long effects, so keeping your kids sun safe at a young age is so important.

For family-run Shēdo Lane, skin cancer is a big concern for the company due to personal experience. Shēdo Lane is designed, tested, worn and embraced by them; they are dedicated to producing the best quality sun protection clothing possible – the kind of stylish sun protective apparel we all want protecting our children, family and friends.

Shēdo Lane also believes in giving back, donating 5% of net profits to non-profit skin cancer fighting organizations. “We know firsthand the ubiquitousness and danger of skin cancer and are working to protect people from it and help cure this terrible disease,” they say.

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As Seen on ABC’s Shark Tank

SwimZip makes UPF 50+ Sun Protective Clothing like baby, women’s and men’s rash guard swimwear and cover-ups; long sleeve sun suits and sun hats; men’s, women’s, toddler’s and baby’s sun protection swim shirts, swimsuits and zip rashguards; and SwimZip Round and Circle Towels.

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ModCloth x Who’s Little


ModCloth believes fashion is for every body. Founded in a college dorm room by high school sweethearts Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger 14 years ago, the exclusive line of apparel is available in a full range of sizes – plus, ModCloth’s curated selections feature styles from hundreds of independent designers.

That’s why the women’s clothing and lifestyle retailer is collaborating with girls’ wear brand Who’s Little? for a first-ever children’s collection. The folks at Who’s Little? like to say they’re committed to giving children “the magical moments only a pirouette-worthy dress can provide.”

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ModCloth x Who’s Little for the Holidays

Each adorable dress for girls sizes 2 to 8 is unapologetically sweet! Choose from:

  • a mom-and-me look
  • a “color me” dress, which comes with markers and allows girls to DIY their way to their own bespoke look
  • traditional tartans
  • plenty of tulle, sparkle and holiday themes

Children’s Retail Today publishes new articles each week about innovative, imaginative and inspiring products for children. Contact me today with your great idea!

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Kelsey MacLean


Named one of Oklahoma’s 50 most powerful people in 2015, Kelsey MacLean is offering her line directly to you.

The Kelsey MacLean brand of fine clothing and accessories for babies, children and adults the epitomizes timeless country club style. Named after founder and creative director, the custom-embroidered luxury apparel features classic designs expertly crafted in Peru of “decadently” soft Pima cotton and other fine textiles for superior comfort and long life.

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Create One-Of-A-Kind Clothing

Using the latest technology, Kelsey MacLean is one of just a few companies in the United States to offer such an extensive personalized custom embroidered collection. Kelsey MacLean craftsmen can personalize most garments by adding monograms, names, logos, icons or text embroidery to create a truly unique one of a kind piece. Choose your text, font and thread color for monograms and names – or select a logo from the company’s list of charities and non-profits and support you favorite – it will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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Personalized in the USA

All aspects of the personalization process, including artwork design, embroidery, hand finishing and pressing- are done at the company headquarters in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to ensure that your custom piece is not only what you envision, it is made with the highest quality. For instance, the embroidery machines use very small needles, which help make the personalization crisp and clean.

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Founder/Creative Director Kelsey MacLean launched her line in 2013. Once only available in high end hotels, resorts, country clubs and golf clubs, her company Fore Kids Golf has earned Preferred Vendor status for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and is an Official Licensee of the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Network. Named one of Oklahoma’s 50 most powerful people in 2015, Kelsey is offering her line directly to you through KelseyMaclean.com.