Tag: designer

Zutano boys’ clothes now as close as your nearest Tarzhay

Mamas of brand new little boys, I have good news for you: Beloved children’s clothing designer brand Zutano has a new collection available at Target — and it happens to be adorable. We all know how hard it can be to find cute clothes for boys; the Zutano for Target collection is coordinated so you can have fun mixing and matching unique outfits. And since all pieces cost between $4 and $12 you can put together a bright and happy designer layette for your precious baby boy at great prices. The one down side: Zutano Blue runs just to 9 months, so...

Read More

A Petunia Pickle Bottom bag made for all women. No babies required.

We’re always fans of Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, thanks to smart design, elegant patterns, and a rugged refusal to succumb to ruination. But once you’re past the gigantic diaper bag phase and even the maybe-it’s-just-a-purse diaper bag phase, you might enjoy this lovely new option. The exterior of the Travel Train Case is made of the same easily cleaned, PVC-free, matte-glazed canvas we’ve come to love, and all the beautiful fabrics are available. However the inside is made just for you. And that means no bottles. The six interior pockets are great for dividing jewelry for travel, or maybe for...

Read More

Maternity couture with a due date

I had this dress when I was pregnant that made me feel like a goddess. I wore it to two weddings, several parties, and a couple of dates. And then I had the babies and passed it on to another mama like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Dress. “This is going to make you look and feel amazing,” I said, and then a tear slipped out. Since maternity clothes cost so much– especially high fashion dresses– wouldn’t it be better if you could just rent what you need and then ship it back? Yeah, we think so, too....

Read More

You like designer handbags. We like giving away designer handbags. Perfect combination!

As handbag-crazy mamas, we’re pretty excited about this week’s monthly subscriber-only giveaway: Three Cool Mom Picks subscribers will each win a chic new bag from Ellington Handbag’s brand new Spring 2012 collection. You’ll win a Joni Hobo, a Mia Folding Tote, or an Annie Carryall in your choice of color. To be eligible, just click here and subscribe to Cool Mom Picks today (you might even find an exclusive discount code for Eilington on the subscriber page, hint.) All the details about how to enter will be in your inbox before you know it, along with other stuff you’ll...

Read More

April showers bring a good excuse to shop online for Hunter boots and bags. Yes, bags!

I love my Hunter rain boots. Unfortunately, I live in LA where it almost never rains, even as the rest of the country wades through those upcoming April showers. Okay, I lie; It drizzles, sometimes. And that’s when I climb into my fabulously green Hunters and I rock them all day long…even when the sun comes back out. But you may not know Hunter makes more than boots. [don’t miss some of their most gorgeous spring items after the jump] In addition to those signature boots, the Hunter collection also includes cute sandals, bright clogs, trenchcoats, and a fantastic...

Read More

Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids launches today, and we swoon

I love having two yummy little boys, really I do. But it’s times like this–when I hear that design icon Diane von Furstenberg is creating a girls-only collection for GapKids and babyGap–that I get a little envious of moms with daughters. [get a look at some of our favorite new DVF looks after the jump!] The DVF + GapKids and babyGap collection hits stores and online today. Not since Stella McCartney’s line with the retailer has there been such excitement about a collaboration. And with good reason. The mini-me prints and outfits take you into cuteness overload. The iconic...

Read More

Marni for H&M – the ultimate cheap chic collaboration

At the very top of my bucket list of designers I hope to have hanging in my closet one day is Marni. I’ve always loved the Italian design house’s eclectic mix of prints and modern offbeat silhouettes. Now, thanks to a collaboration with fast fashion chain H&M, I won’t have to wait (or save a zillion dollars) to snag a piece of Marni for my wardrobe. The collection promises to be a stunner. Expect Marni’s signature geometric prints and creative mixes of color on everything from formal suits to loose dresses and summer coats. I have my eye on...

Read More

Designer bags without the designer labels

I was lucky enough to receive an amazing cross body bag for Christmas last year and while at first I wasn’t sure if this giganti-bag addict would be able to pull it off, I stand corrected. It’s now my go-to bag for day and night. So it’s no surprise that I’m on the hunt for more, including this one that I’m hoping my valentine will surprise me with in a couple of weeks. Meet Stella, the cross-body (or over-the-shoulder) bag with attitude. It’s part of an amazing new collection from leoluca that I’m swooning over. Made from 100% black...

Read More

All in favor of gorgeous diaper bags, say Oi.

I can’t say that I mourn the fact that my diaper bag carrying days are over. But really, it’s the diapers I’m glad to be over with, not the bags. Especially when they’re as awesome as this one. When I got a first glimpse of this OiOi hobo sack in silver, the word oooohhhhh may have escaped my lips. Last season I loved their jungle leather slouch bag, but now I’m liking this one to get me through the dreary days of winter, into spring, and possibly summer. Silver is pretty awesome with white, after all. It’s made so...

Read More

Jonathan Adler Skip Hop Diaper Bags – Maybe the only ones that would make me want to change diapers again.

I’m particularly envious right now of the Jonathan Adler Skip Hop line that launched yesterday. Which is funny, because I do not miss the days of hauling a baby bag around with me. I love a great bag, don’t get me wrong, but when my kids were in diapers, there were precious few diaper bags that could be described as “great.” But now? Wow. My favorite is the Pronto clutch, because I’m all about the small bag, especially one that holds a changing pad, wipes, and up to four diapers. And the wristlet means that when you’re wrangling your squirmy...

Read More

Expensive fashion for those with more modest wallets

Designer clothes tend to be timeless and well made — I guess that is why the magazines call it “investment dressing.” However, the reality is that most moms simply cannot afford to invest thousands of dollars on one article of clothing, no matter how timeless and chic it is. Even if we want it really, really bad, and it would look super cute on us. Yes, you could always hit up the consignment shops — but who has time to do that with kids in tow? And of course, there’s eBay, but how do you know that item you...

Read More

A designer diaper bag that feels like fall

I don’t generally have diaper bag envy–to me that’s like having diaper envy or leaky bottle envy. I’m kind of glad to be done with all of them. That said, there are still those diaper bags that don’t look like diaper bags, enough for me to ignore the “mom” features and consider a purchase. The new Oi Oi Leather Diaper bag called “Jungle Leather Slouch” has me making an exception and bringing out the envy. On the outside, it looks like a pricy, gorgeous distressed leather bag that you might see at Barney’s or Bendel’s. But inside, the water-resistant...

Read More

Swankifying the booster seat with Clek

One of the biggest complaints we hear about kids car seats and boosters is how ugly they are. Yes, I know safety is the biggest priority, but once we check that off the list, I would prefer not to have a ginormous thing squarely in my rear view that’s covered in neon zoo animals. Well yay for Clek which is upping the style quotient in the booster department with a limited edition offering that sure is swanky. The Oobr Booster, reviewed here last year, is practical as it is safe, made with an amazing range of safety features, a...

Read More

A new hipper-than-thou men’s shopping site from the folks at Gilt Groupe

The day my husband and I got engaged is the day he stopped clothes shopping for himself. Partly upon my request. It’s now up to me to pick out everything from his sleeping t-shirts to his ties. Seeing as how I’m not a big fan of department store shopping for myself, I’m even less into venturing out to the retail world for men’s clothing. Now, thanks to those fashion-savvy geniuses at Gilt Groupe, I can order up my man the coolest threads without leaving my comfy couch. Park & Bond, which refers to two very stylish streets in Manhattan...

Read More

Isabella Oliver’s fall collection makes pregnancy clothes actually covetable

There are very few things that would make me miss being pregnant. But the gorgeous fall collection from genius fashion designer Isabella Oliver actually has me wishing I could wear maternity clothes again. I ogled the uber-chic maternity pieces from Isabella Oliver all through my last pregnancy, but never actually pulled the trigger. The thing about maternity clothes is, since their lifespan is so short, I felt guilty about shelling out money on anything maternity-specific. But then I hit the point in my pregnancy where there was nothing to cover my enormous bulge except for real pregnancy clothes. And...

Read More

Now I know my Q O Z’s…

If had to do one thing over with our nursery, it would be buying more items that look good after your kid hits two. As cute as those bunny rabbit rugs are under a crib–not so much with a kindergartener. I think the letterpress rug at CB2 is so cool for a kid’s room, especially if you’re not doing the pale pink/pale blue/gingham thing. Liora Manne’s letters are awesomely random, making it more fun than a regular old alphabet rug. And the muted colors could really anchor some pops of orange or yellow that you’re already using. Just don’t...

Read More

Put a ring on it. A big, sparkly Dara Ettinger ring.

I’m a big ring kind of a gal–the bigger the better. And I don’t think I’ve gotten as many compliments on any one as I have on a recent ring purchase from designer Dara Ettinger. Dara opened a new boutique in Brooklyn this year, and on my first visit, a rough-hewn, sparkly gray geode in a fluid gold-plated casing called my name. Okay, it also opened my wallet, handed the sales girl my credit card. (It was a very aggressive ring!) I’ve hardly taken it off since. If you’re not in Brooklyn, you can find similar pieces of hers...

Read More

Chic as a Hobo

About this time in summer every year, I hit a strange period of handbag ennui. I want something new and fun for summer, even knowing that fall bags are right around the corner. But thanks to Hobo, I might have found a sweet choice that can take me from one season to the next. The Hobo Sheila bag has a sturdy leather exterior that I need, coupled with a slightly slouchy, soft shape and a bit of a distressed look that keeps it from being all business. The zip top is key essential for us city moms, and the...

Read More

Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones and Piperlime partner up for charity

I have always loved wearing jewelry with a story behind it, and I’ve never really been a fan of the mass produced status pieces that everyone else and her mother is sporting too. So naturally I was thrilled to hear about Piperlime’s new partnership with Project Runway season 8 winner, jewelry designer Gretchen Jones, that just launched today. For a limited time, the popular shopping destination and the now Brooklyn-based artist are offering an exclusive line of jewelry with 100% of profits going to Aid to Artisans, a wonderful and necessary charity devoted to providing economic opportunities to help artisans worldwide....

Read More

We’ll miss you Nico and Zoe and Oliebollen!

We’re always sad to see shops close, particularly when it’s two of our all time faves like Oliebollen and Nico and Zoe, but there is one small bright side, that is if you’d like to score huge discounts on their gorgeous inventory. [Don’t miss the amazing discounts after the jump] You’ll find no shortage of designer kids clothing brands at Oliebollen, where you’ll find Tea Collection (left), Sea Kai Run, and Misha Lulu, plus gifts for babies and toys galore, all marked down 25-80%. Nico and Zoe is known for their excellent taste in safe toys for kids, with...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest