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Samantha Lischka of Modern Burlap
Posted on Jan 27, 2015

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When Samantha Lischka gave birth to her son in May of 2013, she searched high and low for monochrome muslin swaddle blankets. "Research shows, time and time again, that babies 0 to 4 months prefer to look at black-and-white, high-contrast patterns over bright colors or pastels," she says, noting, "It enhances brain development and sharpens eyesight." So she took it upon herself to make her own, and ...

Flashback Friday

Rebel, Rebel
Posted on Jan 23, 2015

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Back in February of 2012, fall fashion made being bad look oh so good. Classic denim in a range of washes—from slate gray to true blue— paired perfectly with plain white tees, leather jackets and buffalo plaid button-ups. Bold bouffants elevated sweatshirts and cut-off work shirts alike...

Fresh Find Friday

Mother Knows Best
Posted on Jan 23, 2015

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When Natalie Lo's mother took up her first teaching post in Hong Kong in 1963, she commissioned a local tailor to fashion a few simple work dresses from beautiful fabrics. Fast-forward to Fall '14 and, inspired by her mom's sartorial choices, Lo launched Natty, a line of classic dresses for girls sizes 3 to 10 years. Designed and produced in New York City, Natty comprises timeless...

What's Selling Wednesday

What's Selling at Pitter Patter Inc. in Bath, Maine.
Posted on Jan 21, 2015

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Colleen Whitaker, owner of Pitter Patter Inc. children's boutique, can tell you all about the importance of location, location, location. In 2007 she bought the shop that she had previously managed and gave it its current name to put her own personal spin on things. Now, the business has moved a few blocks up the street and down the way and sales have never been better....

Fresh Find Friday

Certified Chic
Posted on Jan 16, 2015

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Australian baby brand Pip Organic comes stateside with the hopes of making style-savvy, certified organic baby clothing accessible to all. The mostly unisex collection includes rompers, bodysuits, baby wraps, bandanna bibs, leggings and T-shirts in an array of sweet prints, such as a quirky yellow penguins and pale blue seagulls, as well as classic gray and white...