Monday, May 4, 2015

Shopping Local: Bambinos Giveaway!

Supporting locally owned and stellar businesses is something that I make a point to do. From indie bookstores to clothing stores, I make sure to patronize these businesses as much as I am able. If you feel that shopping local is important, then this is for you!

Waaaay back in 2002, I went to Bambinos children's boutique (when it was on Broadway) and purchased a charm bracelet...remember the kind with the slide on rhinestone charms? It might have been odd for a college student to shop at a children's store, and at the time I remember walking in and noticing now beautiful everything was.
Fast forward to today, and Bambinos is not only still around (21 years in business), they have a great new location and space.
The merchandise assortment was expertly curated, displayed meticulously (every item had been pressed or steamed before hung out for sale), and the customer service was great. Bambinos has a beautiful selection of christening and formal wear (they can even special order sizes and colors for you), and has beautiful layette from kissy kissy, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Zutano and more. I was especially excited about the baby moccasins and the Piggy Paint that are so hard to find locally. Their assortment changes daily, there will be new goods regularly (huge for me as a shopper!) and the lines they carry are wonderful quality. The christening section was a bigger size than most other stores have and the items were stunning. 
Gift wrap is FREE, they offer gift registry, room design and more. The customer service is so great that I can call them up, "One silver baby rattle please" pay, and then they will even bring it out to my car for me (sometimes taking 3 kids into a store to pick up one thing is a little daunting for me). Their new location in Lincoln Heights (in the HEB parking lot, hello, what could be more convenient?!) is super accessible, not only from the surrounding neighborhoods but from the highways as well.

Rabbit Moon
Saltwater sandals
Formal Wear Colletion (sizes and quality usually hard to find- but not here!)
Kantik bedding...block printed by hand, this high quality cotton bedding is perfect for a nursery or a teen's room. This line is designed by Karen, the owner!
Baby Moccasins
Hape Wooden Toys
Exceptional service

*I was not compensated for writing this post. I was given a $25 gift card to give to you! I was given the time of the owners to talk about their store and given their patience with my fussy 3 year old =)*

Bambinos has given me a $25 gift card to give away to one lucky reader!! See the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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