i am pretty sure if you read this blog european children's fashion makes your heart skip a beat. what if you could get all the petit bateau, catimini, miniman, and katvig at bargain basement prices? well you can and you don't have to box another mom at a sample sale!
apricot culotte is a new concept store based in vancouver, canada that sells "preloved" children's clothing from france and new designer european brands at deep discounts. marvelous idea!
in all honesty and a little embarrassment, i am not a huge fan of second-hand clothing when it comes to baby. so when i was sent a sample from apricot culotte i wasn't expecting much. boy was i wrong!
first of all, i couldn't tell the difference between the new and used item. seriously, i had to read the enclosed card to figure it out. the petit bateau sleeper (retails for about $13) that i received is in perfect condition. i couldn't believe it! it turns out each piece is lovingly washed and ironed in france by the owner's mother. i am pretty sure apricot culotte could charge extra for that! it smelled so nice and fresh-- i literally couldn't stop sniffing the sleeper!
the new garment i was sent is a 100% organic tee by la queue du chat ($22.75) which is totally adorable and something you wouldn't find in any old boutique. the new items are all off-season deals and they carry a great selection of unique pieces that would be very hard to find outside of europe. happy shopping and saving! www.apricotculotte.com