Chick Pea/Ana Soup.Unwrapping the big box that had arrived in the mail last week, I was excited that one of my parents’ fancy uptown friends had sent me a spectacularly expensive looking layette for my new baby. I was mildly disappointed however when it struck me that it was not actually for me, but for you, dear readers–a box of samples from
This literal mom and pop operation spent more than a year scouring the planet for the best, softest, silkiest fabrics for their clothing, and boy did they score.
The boys’ clothes in particular are wonderful, including too-soft velour overalls and a hoodie lined with luscious brushed pima cotton with a traditional little car/boat/train motif. But if you’ve got a girlie girl in mind, you’re in luck too. The hat and bootie sets are too sweet for words, designed by shop owner Lula herself, then sent off to a trio of little old grandmothers (for real!) to handknit from luxe fabrics like merino, silk, and cashmere. The 7 item gift set in a keepsake box is $189, but for the quality, I expected it to be twice that. If you’ve got a new mom in mind with traditional sensibilities and ridiculous standards, you’ve found your shop. –Liz
Congrats to Abby S who won the girl’s layette.
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