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Summer Clearout of baby bows and toddler hair bows is now on.

Coupon to use is SUMMER30

 

Stylish Baby Bows and Toddler Bows

Beautiful bows are found here that are already on sale.  Now, until August 6, 2018 you can apply coupon SUMMER30 on babywisp.com and get an additional 30% off our summer collection.

Babies of all ages, including newborns and infants upto about 18 months with fine hair will love our wisp clips the best!  The mini latch clips comb into fine baby hair and there are many baby hair clips that work on fine wispy hair that on sale in this collection you can scoop up at a great price.  Don’t miss out on these cute little bows as they will look great with the trendy infant dresses.

vintage floral bows with long tails

Check it out! 

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Hipster Babies?  How do you know you have one?

Ask yourself a few questions: Is your baby wearing hammer (harem) pants, lulu lemon baby leggings (joke!), other baby yoga gear, slouchy toque, infinity scarf, oversized glasses, converse or mom jeans?     Is your baby a hipster baby hanging out at coffee shops in her buffalo plaid sling?

Then you’re not dressing her in pink bows.

Hipster Baby Bows

This is the baby bow gift set for you as there is no pink but the colours are bang on with top hipsterish color schemes in baby fashion trends.  What a unique gift for baby girls to impress at a baby shower or just give a little edgy style to your little one.

Colors in this set include: Charcoal Grey, Soft Shell Grey, Baby Peach, Rich Burgundy Wine and Tornado Teal Blue.

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Baby Headbands Infant Hairbands for Fall Adorable Newborn Baby Girl Gift

(Photo Courtesy kidcentra.ca)

Baby Wisp® has officially launched its new baby headband Collection in Canada

Wholesalers in Canada can now place their orders with KidCentral Supply!

Infant headbands are those type of baby hair accessories that require careful thought in terms of sizing for baby heads, softness for their delicate skin and style and colours that match current modern baby fashion and kids fashion trends.  We’ve done it!   Just launched our new collection in the wholesale network serviced by KidCentral Supply and so the Baby Wisp ® retailers will soon be stocking their shelves up with these great new styles, patterns and headbands.  Share any pictures you see with #babywisp….we LOVE seeing how retailers display our products.

Some other news as we celebrate the latest fall collection (it has already pre-sold from east to west coast!)  is noting that our partnership with the Children’s product distributor KidCentral Supply has now completed SIX years together.  The biggest reason I feel that we continue to work so well with each other is the VP there.  She’s amazing.  She gives me feedback with her ear to the ground on the trends I need to focus on and helping us market the product well.   The competent team there knows what they are doing and I’m so grateful for all the support over the years.  Baby Wisp® has been around now for NINE years and so much of the brand’s success and visibility is due to this partnership with Kidcentral.  They are able to keep hundreds of shops (brick and online) stocked!  I truly am thankful that even through our move to the USA, they have continued to support this brand  Thanks Daniela, for everything.

If you think there is a shop in Canada that should carry us – talk to the owner and they can contact our distributor.  Any other country – you can contact me directly and we can discuss wholesale opportunities.

Please check out our latest arrivals and while you’re at it – check out the current promotion on our ribbon clips!  Now 20% off with Baby Wisp® coupon: Ribbon20

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So summer was a mix of good and bad.  In short – the good was the opening of the Baby Wisp Boutique in Toronto!

The bad-  is a tie between the flooded basement during the crazy storm that hit the east  and a massive tree that came crashing down into our yard (destroying a section of our brand new fence – thanks neighbour!)

Tree crashed into my yard!

But alas, all the signals are in the air that summer is over. The nights are coming quicker, the air is getting chillier, and the BACK TO SCHOOL signs are up everywhere.  We’re all scrambling to get ready for September right about now.  Do we have only a couple of weeks left? Aaaaaagh!!!

I am excited that my daughter is returning to school with her two front teeth missing and a sun kissed complexion from a summer well spent at the splash pads, parks and beaches.   She is the picture perfect school girl in my eyes. I can’t wait to get her all set up for school. I know she’s nervous (so am I!!!) but I’m hoping that as we shop for her first school supplies, her first alarm clock and her first day of school outfit – the anticipation will build and the anxiety will transform into happy anticipation.   If the weather is good, then I hope she can wear a dress, tights and her mary jane style shoes.  Unfortunately, I had to get her the Disney back pack (not my thing but is definitely hers so I caved on that as part of the negotiation so I can pick the hair accessory!).   I think she will be wearing a headband with her dress as the Baby Wisp satin butterfly bow is my favourite on her.  That was the inspiration for the current promotion available til August 24 only – that is “Spend $35 and get this headband FREE”.

Ribbon Wrapped Headband in Purple

Satin Butterfly Bow – Ribbon Wrapped Headband in Purple

The full details of our back to school promotions to help out with the accessorizing are available at this link.  There are free items available with minimum purchases but I also realize that since Baby Wisp specializes in the BABY and TODDLER accessories,  fall is still a time to begin coordinating Baby & Toddler Autumn outfits.   Our family pictures are often taken in the fall so now would be a good time to start planning outfits for that.  Newsletter subscribers are already aware that they can take 10% off their entire order this week only (cannot be combined with FREE gift offer and expires Aug 24, 2013).  Use couponcode: noschool10 to take advantage of the discount.

I have more announcements coming up soon that I’m excited to share.  The boutique has been a wonderful experience for us. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be working outside my home again.

Baby Wisp Shop

Baby Wisp Boutique: 3345 Lake Shore Blvd West

The best part about the shop is now I get to talk to customers face to face again to get their requests and see the outfits that need accessorizing.  Last few requests have been for NEON ribbons – what do you think of that???   If you’re in the neighbourhood, please come visit and tell us what you want!

Good luck with the shopping and the preparations for Fall.

 

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Today, we opened the shop!  It’s located on 3345 Lakeshore Boulevard West in Toronto and we were so happy that so many mamas travelled to come see us right when the shop opened at noon today!!  It was soooo awesome!  We had a great time! Wonderful cupcakes and everyone enjoyed the instore sale.  Speaking of sale – our 25% off coupon is valid til 11:59 EST…so you can still get in on it. Use shopopen25  at checkout.

Come by and visit us, here’s some pics of the store I took today.

Baby Wisp Tutu Pettikskirts Display

Baby Wisp Tutu Pettikskirts Booties Display

Display Boards of our Hair Accessories

Display Boards of our Hair Accessories

Bold Colors – 2013 Spring Collection Fashion Trends –

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With spring just around the corner, many fashionable moms have been busy shopping for the perfect Easter Dress.  The difficulty you will find is that many traditional pink accessories you’ve come to know and love don’t seem to fit with the bold new colour palettes called to action for Spring.

According to Pantone (a worldwide authority on fashion colour).  The key for this upcoming Spring season will be to keep a balance between light & bright.

Pantone Spring 2013 colours

This calls for bold colours and floral prints alongside neutral colours and pastels.  It is exactly what you’ll see from big name fashion designers in in their shows, on the runways, and of course you’ll find some of the same colours in clothes at the malls.

Baby Wisp Baby Hair Accessories

As a mom who loves to outfit her little girl in fashionable clothes and accessories, you’ve probably guessed that at Baby Wisp TM, we’re creating new accessories you’ve never seen before that actually stay in baby fine hair.   We stand by our committment to keep out toxic metals, glues, gems and chemicals from our products through regular testing and using crafting techniques that take longer to make but keep your lil one safe.  

We’ll keep your little one looking posh and unique  in modern shades and exclusive accessories that you won’t find anywhere else!  Our small snap fancy bows are available in over 20 colours so look here first when you’re trying to find a match for hard to match outfits.

 The following dresses are just a small sample of what you can expect from major retailers this spring.  We picked a more affordable price point to begin with.smiley

    Spring Dresses at OLD NAVY    

~ Spring Dresses from Old Navy

So for this easter season we’ve decided to offer our most popular bow in even more non-traditional modern trend-setting colours!

Cobalt Blue

Bold Cobalt blue mixed with the light floral patterns make this a bold yet distinct girly look.  She won’t even miss the pink and at the same time she will be making an impressionable fashion statement this Easter.  You could even use the grey shown below with this dress and still look well coordinated.


Satin Grey

Grey Floral Spring Dress

Satin Grey has become a neutral basic like black or brown of yesteryear and as you probably already know, having a grey hair accessory opens doors for using it across seasons and multiple outfits.


Emerald Green

Check out this emerald green look. Emerald Green Floral Spring DressDo you have a matching outfit or accessory that you can wear this spring that has these colours in it? Of course you do! You already know how hot this colour is for Spring 2013!  

Note the cobalt blue has peeked its way in to this pattern as well but we still want you to check out our new Emerald Small Snap Fancy Bow.

Not only are these colours popping up in dresses for the season but even coloured jeans as well.  Baby girl might even have a hard time going back to regular old pink!

 


We’ll bring you more spring colour tips in the coming weeks so stay tuned on facebook and sign up for our newsletter to keep in the know and be notified of the upcoming spring deals.  Our Clearout of discontinued items has begun here.  

Small Snap Fancy Bows

We now have 15 colours available in the fancy bow small snap.  The new colours are Lemon Yellow, Tangerine Orange, Apple Green, Navy Blue and a Bright Purple.  To help you try them out we are offering all fancy bow snaps at 25% off for a Limited Time with coupon code fancybow25

Enjoy!!

The best value on this is to purchase a 5 pack of bows where it is already priced so that your 5th bow is free, now add an additional 25% off an already great price and you’ve not only got a great deal, you have a great selection of clips to compliment your baby/ toddler wardrobe.  http://babywisp.com/snap-clips-small-fancy-bows

Yes, I recently finished reading the book, “50 Shades of Grey” and um, well I only read it because it was on our book club list and I want those hours of my life back.  ;)…but my  blog post has nothing to do with the book, it has to do with business reasons to limit your colour offerings of products.  

50 Shades of Pink

In the case of Baby Wisp, we are able to offer a large variety of shades of Pink, but not very many of blue or special colours like this season’s hot tangerine trend.  Why?

This post is inspired by the 5 or so emails I received in June for special request colours to be offered in our products.   I thought it might be a good opportunity to share a business lesson I learned the hard way.  This, of course, is in my humble opinion only based only on my personal business experience so take it or leave it (for those who are interested in this blog for the business advice I share).

Running a girl’s accessory company, I can tell you that Baby Wisp sells more pink than all other colours combined.  How is this possible?  First, consider that we offer at least 3 different pinks in each collection. We have close to 30 collections which means we stock more pink than any other colour.

Pink Polka Dot Bows

Take, for example, our polka dot mini latch clip 5 pack.  3 pink variations of polka dot ribbon at the top while our other polka dot pack is more mixed with only 2 pinks.  We sell more of the pink packs 3:1.  I could illustrate this across many of our offerings.

From a customer perspective, you can easily see the logic for the purchasing of pink over other colours.  The majority of a girl’s wardrobe in Canadian  society is pink (yes, gross generalization and no stats backing that claim up- opinion piece here people!) so it would make sense that when accessorizing, you would purchase accessories that would get the most use possible out of them.  Especially, for high end, high quality boutique accessories, it just makes sense to optimize your investment.  For gifting purchases, you are pretty much guaranteed that buying her a pink hair bow is going to match something in her wardrobe.

Orange Mini Latch Clip Baby BowFrom a Business perspective, consider the cost of stocking say…ORANGE.  We sold approximately 10 last year online.  Selling ten bows in a year could not sustain our business.

It’s the only orange product we carry so it’s not that it’s in competition with other styles.  It’s the colour itself that is limiting it’s sales.  We did sell ten though, so there are customers who want it…but to take up expensive inventory space and divert cash away from investing in other stronger selling products that move at 100 or 500X faster rate; it does not make much sense.

Being a specialty boutique does mean we offer unique products, styles, and colours so we do try and offer grey, yellow, navy, orange and green but the balance we strike is that those colours are very, very restricted and cannot be offered across all collections due to warehouse space and cash reasons.

We take very seriously the feedback of our customers in our growth strategy so with enough emails, phonecalls, tweets and facebook messages from our retail and wholesale customers we continue to expand to new styles and colours each season.  Trend-setting based on customer driven styles.  Speaking of, what type of new products or styles would you like to see Baby Wisp carry?  Join the facebook conversation or comment here.

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So we didn’t make our goal for the month of May, we’ll take the 100 new fans that decided to join us just the same.  We  are giving away a tutu pettiskirt too, join the conversation on our Baby Wisp facebook fan page as to how we pick the winner?

What do you do when you have a side business that takes up your nights and weekends, work full time at a corporate gig and have a hubby and two small children under 3 years old?  I had to make a choice on how I was going to handle it all.  Whichever choice you make, is best for you and your family so no judgements here. I’m so lucky that Intuit – Quickbooks gave me the opportunity to share my “big story”  – can you relate?