Välkommen to Sweden!
Friday, August 31, 2012
We've just received the season's third big shipment from Tea Collection - this time, we're in Sweden!
Our Top Five Most Favorite Things about this delivery:
BRAND NEW ROMPERS FOR BABY
Isn't chilly weather perfect for wrapping your little bundle of joy up in something soft and warm? The cozy Tea rompers you love get even better with generous hoods, elbow patches, gentle floral prints, and plenty of space for chubby baby legs!
WHIMSICAL GRAPHIC TEES FOR GIRLS
From a magical woodland fairy
(complete with silver embroidery) to a very wise Mr. Owl
, girls have plenty of options for days when dresses stay hanging in the closet. Layer them over your stock of Purity Tees for an extra-big cozy factor (and consider picking up those floral print cargoes
- how sweet!).
We're pretty obsessed with the extra-soft flannel Tea has introduced into the collection. In a perfect-for-school shift dress for girls and a just-slightly-hipster button-down
for boys, the plaid is brushed on both sides for extra coziness. Bring on the chilly weather!
THE FOREST FOXES TEE
needs its own mention. We're in love.
NEW CORDS FOR THE BOYS
This delivery has us excited for the arrival of chillier days (even if, here in San Francisco, they're still a ways off!); here's to flushed cheeks at recess and curling up in something cozy to (dare we say it?) start those holiday wishlists...
The Tea pants you love - adjustable waist, a touch of stretch - get a little hipper with these vintage-wash cords. With a slim fit and two colors
to choose from, these pants are rugged enough for the playground and nice enough for dinner with Grandma. (Plus, they look pretty cool with all his graphic tees.)
Labels: back to school, Boys Clothing, Fall / Winter, Girls Clothing, Girls Dresses, Tea Collection
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Back to fresh notebooks and sharp pencils. Back to new clothes and shiny shoes. Back to growing minds in the classroom and making friends at recess. Back to School
, of course!
Here are our top five Back-to-School must-haves at Fiddlesticks!
Dante Beatrix Backpacks and Lunch Boxes
Quirky, durable, and 100% kid-pleasing, Dante Beatrix
delivers a fresh new batch of bags for a fresh new school year.
Animal Sound Alarm Clocks
Rise and shine! We've got a menagerie of animal alarm clocks to choose from: how about a ribbiting frog, a chirping red bird, or a giggling raccoon to help tug sleepy heads out of dreamland? (Our favorite is the clip-clopping purple unicorn, of course.)
Eco-Friendly Lunch Gear
Here's one you might want to snag for yourself: totally reusable lunch tins
and snack bags
. Fill with something delicious, send them off with hungry munchkins, toss them in the dishwasher, and repeat! Perfect for school lunches, picnics, backseat snacks, airplane trips...
All the Fun Things
For us here at Fiddlesticks, it was always stocking up on fresh new school supplies that marked the transition to a new year at school, so we made sure to gather up some goodies for this year's back-to-schoolers. Goldfish pencil sharpeners, ice cream cone pens, metallic colored pencils, rocketship pencil toppers, robot erasers (with removable limbs!)...now we almost want to go back to school, too!
And finally ... The I-Wood
One more that's too good not to mention: we are SUPER excited to be carrying the I-Wood! It's a laptop, done Fiddlesticks style: smooth wood exterior, and inside, instead of a screen and keyboard, two blackboards (and plenty of chalk). Perfect for getting some serious work done - like practicing 2+2=4, or drawing superheros, of course.
We wish you and your favorite little academics a wonderful start to the school year! See you soon!
Labels: back to school, Toys, Trends
Fall Clothing Trends
Saturday, August 4, 2012
We’re ready to dive into fresh new fall looks! Are you with
We’ve spent the past months scouring trade shows across the
country, circling our favorite pieces in glossy lookbooks, and digging through
the internet for some brand new clothing
The pieces are picked, the boxes are rolling in, and here
are the TOP TRENDS in fall clothing at Fiddlesticks!
FOR THE BOYS:
Ever feel like boys’ clothing gets lost in the crowd? This
season, join the Brights for Boys Revolution! A pop here and a splash there is
all you need: For a true Fiddlesticks look, pair electric
blue Bakker Made with Love corduroy skinny pants with a bright orange puffy
vest by Morgan and Milo – worn open over the
Slow Loris graphic tee from Nano Baby, of course. Find neon detailing on sneakers for little feet, and cozy hoodies in bright hues: it's going to be a good season!
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Dressing a boy is in the details: elbow
patches, a well-placed pocket, clever prints that stand out in a sea of
stripes. Add in Appaman’s tailored grey plaid vest, top it off with a charcoal
grey newsboy hat, and your handsome little man is good to go!
(Extra, extra! We’ve picked up two new
lines with beautiful, tailored, INCREDIBLE pieces for boys: Expect to hear more
about Fore! Axel and Hudson and Mademoiselle à Soho
FOR THE GIRLS:
Dressing girls this fall is all about
mixing and matching gorgeous shades of blue. From navy raindrop print rain gear
by Hatley to a beautiful blue and grey liberty floral print by Elephantito, from
a deep indigo Wati dress with gorgeous embroidery detail to soft-as-silk cobalt
wraps from Splendid, blue is the name of the game.
This season we fell in love with
architectural prints for girls. Pink Chicken has circled their dresses in
vintage-inspired house print, and we are beyond thrilled to be carrying
UK-based Poppy for the first time: wait until you see the Jenny skirt, gathered
in a bouffant shape and covered with a fanciful London city scene. Whimsical prints add that
little something extra to your girl’s closet!
FOR THE BABIES:
Fall and winter are all about bundling
Baby up in the softest, sweetest knits to be found, don’t you agree? This
season we love the hand-knit look with a modern twist: a chunky cowl-neck
sweater paired with striped knits leggings from Angel Dear? An extra-soft knit
Domo Monster romper from Oeuf (with matching sweater)? Oh yes!
We can't wait to unpack all the boxes headed our way!
Be sure to check out (fledgling!) Pinterest to see more of what's inspiring us this fall!
Labels: Boys Clothing, Fall / Winter, Girls Clothing, Girls Dresses, Trends