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Oh Very Young Children’s Resale Boutique

Oh Very Young

I don’t know about you, but my kids grow overnight. Literally. My “little” ones have always been on the tall side…frequenting one size for only a few precious months (or even weeks when they were babies!) before springing into the next, which is why I was so very excited to learn more about Oh Very Young children’s resale boutique in Long Beach – a family friendly shop run by a mom and her two daughters.

You can sell clothes, buy clothes and shop for fun accessories (hats or bows, anyone?) – all in fantastic shape and adorable. Oh, and browse lots of name brands.

Give these lovely ladies a call, make an appointment, and take your gently loved kiddo clothes in for their buy back program – they make it so easy and will work around your schedule. You can drop off your items and come back later for your total, or stay and chat if you have time, have a cup of coffee and go over each item (this takes about a half hour).

I say have a cup of coffee because when you talk to these ladies, it feels like you’re chatting with a fellow girlfriend.  Building community is one of Oh Very Young’s top priorities – whether it is supporting a local fund raiser or school, or participating in their business neighborhood “Art Walks” on the first Friday of every month (moms – take note…they provide free arts and crafts and snacks to your little ones in their booth).

They want their customers to feel like family.

Oh Very Young Now, onto the topic of shopping…shopping by myself is a luxury at this point in my life. I usually have my two very active munchkins in tow…so I typically avoid shopping for my kids, with my kids. I know you understand.

But not at Oh Very Young! Fellow mamas, this shop is made for you and your kids to enjoy.

While you browse the racks and find great deals, they provide coloring projects, let the kids play with their toys for sale (Their motto? If it’s within a kid’s reach, go for it! It was meant to be played with!), and have even been known to dole out snacks (ummm, this is particularly helpful if I’ve run out of my granola bar/raisin/apple slices shopping combo to bribe my kids to sit still).

Now, throw in a “Mommy Happy Hour” every other month with complimentary hors     Oh Very Young d’oeuvres, refreshments (sometimes even wine!), fabulous raffle prizes, and shopping for adorable kid stuff, and I am one happy mama!

So, take a little shopping trip and see for yourself – I am confident that you will find something here you that you love…whether it is a super cute kid outfit, a “new” toy or book for your little one, or even a homemade goodie bag for car trips.

And, let the kids play while you shop – enjoy!

What you need to know:

Oh Very Young     

Call them at (562) 492-6200

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (special event times may vary)

4378 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA  90807

*If you would like to sell your kid clothes to Oh Very Young, please call to make an appointment!

 [Images provided by Oh Very Young. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to help spread the word about this amazing shopping experience for So Cal families!]


Bel Bambini Grand Opening Weekend

If you are a mom and live in Orange County this Grand Opening event this weekend at Bel Bambini Newport Beach is not to be missed!

So Cal families are invited to join them this Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th for two fun-filled days of food, music, kids’ entertainment, overflowing (ROCKIN’) raffle prizes, gifts with purchase and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Click HERE to see the itinerary of activities, including a special story time reading of Monster Removal Guide on Saturday by author Garett Gruber, which I just reviewed. Yay Garett!

At the event, you can save 10% off your baby registry for your friends and family when you make a registry appointment in person this weekend and you can save 10% off the ENTIRE STORE (with the exception of furniture, strollers and car seats.)

But speaking of furniture, car seats and strollers, they have RAFFLES of those items and others on the hour EVERY hour.  Seriously mamas, please CLICK HERE and scroll down to see the list of raffle items. I mean a stroller worth $1,100 and a $400 mini crib to only name two?! Unbelievable. Like I said, this event is a MUST!!

Give back and get a gift! Bel Bambini is a supporter of and customers are encouraged to bring in new or very gently used baby items (or a monetary donation) during their event and you’ll receive a free gift from Bel Bambini. Click HERE for a list of accepted donations.

Last month I got to attend a special preview of Bel Bambini’s newly opened second floor fashion boutique at a special blogger event co-hosted by Ciaran of Momfluential Media. There, amongst the yummy treats and fun activities for kids, we got the check out their couture baby and children’s lines and my daughter got to participate in the fashion show. Let me tell you, she was feeling like hot stuff in her delicious coral dress by Little Marc Jacobs. Swoon.

The boutique features pint-sized fashions by Baby Chloe, Baby Dior, Baby Fendi, Baby Hugo Boss, Baby Jean Paul Gaultier, Baby Stella McCartney, Baby Marc Jacobs, Baby Roberto Cavalli and more.

You might need to pack your own bib when you visit so you are prepared for your “mommy drool.”

Now between the lower level stroller park, beautiful gifts and chic nursery decor vignettes, there is now a FULL second level totally devoted to clothing and layette items. There is no other baby boutique quite like it in OC. Have I told you that you MUST go? Hope to see you there!

[Photo credit: Bel Bambini, with the exception of my iPhone shot of my model in the coral dress above collage lower left!

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended the event and were fed yummy treats and left with a fun swag bag with goodies. In addition, we will be receiving a gift card to Bel Bambini to thank us for our participation. This is not a compensated post and all words and opinions are my own.  Especially the enthusiasm regarding the RAFFLE.]


Santa Saturdays at Community + Santa Photo Giveaway!

Looking for a new hipper way to do Santa this year? (Wow, that sounded naughty) — I mean a new place to shop locally, have some great eats from tasty food trucks, take silly photo booth pics with props AND get the keepsake photo of your kids dressed up in their snazzy Christmas outfits with a real bearded Santa?  Then Santa Saturdays at Community is the place for you! And we have a fun giveaway for a professional Santa Photo make sure to enter below!

Located in Anaheim, Community is a unique retail environment which brings together local vendors offering sustainably fashionable goods and includes shops such as: Rosie Posie BabyNestSwitchroomCeremony, & The Yoga Stone.

Taking place every Saturday starting this Saturday, November 26th through Saturday, December 24th  at Santa Saturdays you can take your family to Community and enjoy these festivities from 11am – 2pm:


Bel Bambini – Newport Thanksgiving Sale + $100 Giveaway!

Well, it is Thanksgiving week, and I for one am thankful for this post because I get to share with you an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at the newly opened (YOU HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF) Bel Bambini- Newport children’s boutique and showroom in Orange County. And, Bel Bambini- Newport is giving away a $100 gift card to shop to one lucky winner! Woo hoo! Make sure to enter below.

Bel Bambini – Newport is a 10,000 square foot showroom on Newport Boulevard fully equipped with a built-in stroller park, exquisite nursery vignettes and every item you could ever need or want for your baby and little ones. I stopped in this past Saturday and it is jaw-dropping amazing!

Let me tell you about the sale.  It’s not just ANY sale this weekend, it is a HUGE sale. Starting on Black Friday and running through Sunday (11/25 – 11/27) they will be open special hours all three days, Friday-Sunday, from 10am-7pm.

They have brand new merchandise just in and I wanted to highlight a few super cool promotions


Bel Bambini Newport Grand Opening!

Good morning mamas!  How was the weekend? I hope you had a great one. I am excited to kick off the week by sharing that one of LA’s hottest children’s boutiques, Bel Bambini is coming to OC with the grand opening of their second location this Friday, October 7th, 2011,  in Newport Beach!

The new location boasts a 10,000 square foot showroom with a built-in stroller park, exquisite vignettes and more. To celebrate the birth of Bel Bambini – Newport there will be lots of opening weekend festivities including:

* Free gift with purchase opening weekend
* Receive a $100 gift certificate when you start a Bel Bambini Baby Gift Registry in October 2011
* Drawing for a free stroller
* Free one-hour consultation with their in-house interior designer

Bel Bambini offers the hottest styles in apparel, innovative baby gear and goods, and nursery furniture that is functional, durable, and unique. Check out the Caravan Crib selectionLOVE!

Always ahead of the trends, Bel Bambini is regularly followed by media outlets and celebrities wanting to know what’s hot for the upcoming season. Their LA location is even a stop on the star-sightings bus tour! This is because of the owner Kristina’s innate ability to scope out what everyone will be wanting next year and then delivering it to their clientele.

Another key element that makes Bel Bambini special is their concierge-like client service.  Their staff is carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the baby and toddler market and they receive on-going education to keep current with the newest trends.

With service being a number one goal, they pride themselves on delivering the best service in the baby business, guiding you through pregnancy, post-delivery, and beyond by giving you the information you need in a warm and accommodating manner and every customer is treated like a celebrity VIP!

Bel Bambini – Newport
1800 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Grand Opening Hours this Weekend:

Friday + Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Follow Bel Bambini on Facebook * Tweet with @Bel_Bambini on Twitter

[Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post to help spread the word about their new location.  I can't wait to check it out!]