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New Fashion Shows … Coming Soon!

July 7th, 2009

Boutique Cafe has been hard at work setting up new Fashion Show coverage for the New Year! We have a new Fashion Show coming very soon so keep watching!

In the meantime, don’t miss out on viewing past designers that we have featured on Boutique Cafe by clicking the Fashion Show button at the top of the page. Thank you for supporting these talented designers and WAHM’s.

Fashion Show – Kustom Kids Boutique

February 25th, 2009

This week, Boutique Cafe is honored to feature a designer who I admire greatly for her natural sense of style. Each outfit Christie Archer releases, starts my head a’buzzing. I just love how she designs to let each child shine!

Designers Quote:

“My princess Ferry is my inspiration for every design that I do. Her current favorite designs are the peasant dresses with pockets for her to keep her treasures in and skirt sets so she can twirl like a pretty princess, lol. Though I try to design around her personal style preferences I personally tend to lean more toward non-traditional colors when choosing fabrics.” – Christie

**GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment for Christie below and you’ll be entered to win your choice of either a free peasant dress with banded bottom OR 30% off of a skirt and shirred back top set. Design to be discussed and fabric choices to be from what she has in her studio already. GOOD LUCK!! Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: March 6, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Shop Kustom Kids Boutique at her Etsy store**Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Show – Sugar3 Design Group

December 19th, 2008

Sugar3 There’s nothing better than a few sweets for the Holiday season, and with this group you’ll certainly satisfy your sweet tooth. Meet Sugar3 (sugar cube) design group – they are a collaborative group of very talented designers and we LOVE their work. Enjoy their new BC Fashion Show!!

Designer GROUP Quote:
“*The Sugar3 is full of fun,
in the winter snow or summer sun.

The Sugar team is doing something grand,
Peek in January as we have something extraordinary Planned.

To our customers we love so dear,
We say thank you for all your support and friendships,
As we celebrate this time of year.

The cube would like to give something sweet,
A special winner will get a $40 treat.
Sugar Bucks will be yours to spend,
So search Sugar3 for the latest trend.
We know You will find that perfect thing,
So search our listings like you’re a King!

So after your fun Holiday,
The Cube will impress you in a totally new way.
So search Sugar3 in the New Year,
And you will find something “Fairy Sweet” and dear
Sugar3

*For all our customers Sugar3 would like to offer a special contest. Sugar3 will pick a winner from all the bidders in our January Launch. The winner can use the $40 SugarBucks toward their winning item OR if the winner was an non winning bidder, they can use the SugarBucks on another Sugar3 design in the future.

Shop Sugar3 through their amazing eBay auctions! **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Show – Upsiedoodle

October 15th, 2008

upsiedoodle I’m so thrilled to share a new Fashion Show this week on Boutique Cafe. This week we feature the work of designer Becky Brumley of Upsiedoodle. If you’re looking for beautiful quality baby gifts, try Upsiedoodle for that special little tot in your life. I’m in Love with her gorgeous quilted bibs!

Designers Quote:
“I love creating baby gifts that my customers can be proud to give to their friends and family. I have been sewing since I was a child, and fell in love with quilting in my 20’s. After having children, I still needed that creative outlet, but felt overwhelmed at tackling an entire quilt. That’s when my quilted bib was born—still a quilt, but it can be completed in one sitting. I am inspired by bright, modern, and fun prints, and I hope babies enjoy wearing my bibs as much as I enjoy making them.” – Becky

**GIVEAWAY and Promo Code!
Comment on your FAVORITE item from the Upsiedoodle website and we’ll draw a winner on Oct. 27th for a free bib Also…everyone can use the coupon code “grandopening” and get free shipping on the Upsiedoodle website.

Shop Upsiedoodle through their online store, you can also find more offerings in their Etsy Store. Learn more about Becky Brumley via her Blog **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Show – Cintre Boutique Group

September 14th, 2008

cintre It’s time to feature a boutique design group that is making a real splash with their gorgeous items. Their name is Cintre Boutique Group and they have some amazing children’s fashions being offered right on eBay! We’re excited to showcase the work of these talented designers this week.

Designers Quote:
“Unique, trendy, and chic designs for the trend setting mom and child. Featuring clothing & accessories ..Creations to keep you smiling!”

Don’t miss their exciting “Peace on Earth” launch Sept.17th.

**Promo: Free shipping on any of the Cintre items when the buyer mentions BC! Additionally, partial proceeds of their ‘peace on earth’ launch will be going to the National Peace Corps Assoc.

Shop Cintre Boutique Group through their eBay listings. **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Show – BluMoonDesigns

September 3rd, 2008

blumoon designs This week we opened up our Fashion Show slot and invited designers to submit if they were ready to go. Right on the ball was designer Kristi from BluMoonDesigns.com. We were so impressed with her beautiful clothing and jumped at the chance to feature her this week. Enjoy!

Designer Quote:
“Cute is always in style! I design with everyday wear in mind. I enjoy creating a unique outfit that can be worn on any occasion whether it be a playdate at the park, or a holiday dinner!” – Kristi

**GIVEAWAY!! Kristi has teamed with Boutique Cafe to offer one lucky reader a free custom Halloween Twirl Skirt! To enter simply post a comment about BluMoon Designs fashions. Winner will be drawn on Sept. 10th at Midnight. Please leave a comment with a valid email address for our drawing. The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Shop BluMoon Designson their website. **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Now Booking Fashion Shows for Fall!

August 19th, 2008

Think your group has the right stuff?! We bet they do, and Boutique Cafe loves nothing more than featuring YOU! We’re booking our Fall Fashion Show features right now and opening up our email to allow your group to apply for a showcase.

Boutique Cafe would like to feature your groups designs for an upcoming launch you might have in the works. Boutique groups from eBay & Etsy may apply. We realize this may take some coordination to get images together and sent in so we’re booking features for group Fashion Shows now through the end of summer. Bookings will be done on a first come, first served basis and the fashion showcase will last one week on our front page (then of course in our archives).

If your design group would like to be featured please send me an email to daria@boutiquecafe.com
Please include information about your group:
– Date of your launch (this is critical) – Number of participants – Theme/Name of your launch – How long your group has been running – The leader’s name and contact info if applicable – If you’re group would like to offer a prize or giveaway to coincide with the feature on Boutique Cafe (we highly recommend offering a giveaway of some kind to correspond with your launch.)

*Once your date is approved and we confirm with you, we’ll require some additional information, 1 image per participating member for the Fashion Show, your group logo and a quote about your group and what makes it special. (images will need to be supplied at least 1 week in advance of your feature date in order to create the movie)

We’re so excited to offer this great opportunity to so many talented designer groups! Cheers – Daria

Group Fashion Show – Boutique VIP

June 9th, 2008

VIP In the first of our GROUP Fashion Shows we present Boutique VIP with their “Playground Couture” launch on eBay. With approx. 30 participants and loads of auctions it’s a launch you don’t want to miss!

About the group:
“Boutique VIP has been together for 2 years. The interesting thing about this launch is that is was a collaboration of designers, accessory designers, and models alike. This launch brought our group together to work as teams to create great Playground Couture!” – Ramona Ortiz (2*chicas*couture) Leader of Boutique VIP

Discover Boutique VIP by searching their auctions on eBay. Thanks to each of the BVIP ladies for the use of their pictures! **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Shows – It’s Group Showcasing Time!

May 1st, 2008

Hang on to your sewing machines, we have exciting news for boutique design groups right now! Boutique Cafe would like to feature your groups designs for an upcoming launch you might have in the works. We realize this may take some coordination to get images together and sent in so we’re booking features for group Fashion Shows now through the end of summer. Bookings will be done on a first come, first served basis and the fashion showcase will last one week on our front page (then of course in our archives).

If your design group would like to be featured please send me an email to daria@boutiquecafe.com
Please include information about your group:
– Date of your launch (this is critical) – Number of participants – Theme/Name of your launch – How long your group has been running – The leader’s name and contact info if applicable – If you’re group would like to offer a prize or giveaway to coincide with the feature on Boutique Cafe (we highly recommend offering a giveaway of some kind to correspond with your launch.)

*Once your date is approved and we confirm with you, we’ll require some additional information, 1 image per participating member for the Fashion Show, your group logo and a quote about your group and what makes it special. (images will need to be supplied at least 1 week in advance of your feature date in order to create the movie)

We’re so excited to offer this great opportunity to so many talented designer groups! Cheers – Daria

***UPDATE – Check out our NEW GROUP Fashion Show Bookings Calendar for availability. We’ll work hard to keep it updated regularly.

Fashion Show – My Little City Girl

March 16th, 2008

My Little City Girl It’s always such a thrill for us to share great design talent, we know you’ll fall in love with the intricate hand knit and crochet flair from My Little City Girl. Designer Alla has created some mouthwatering girls clothing, her talent is breathtaking. Enjoy getting to know My Little City girl this week on Boutique Cafe!

Designer Quote:


” I have been knitting since I was a child, but rarely created any children’s items – I just did not have much motivation. Well, when I had my own daughter, I started imagining all the cute things she could wear and this is how I started designing children’s clothes. And then I realized that it was exactly what I wanted to do in my life. I love coming up with something new and different. I find inspiration everywhere… my family, kids world, imagination, yarn, textures, nature… My new venture is that a couple months ago I decided try my hand at writing patterns and done a couple already. They are testing now and will be available for sale soon. I’m so excited about that and would be so honored to see my designs made by somebody else ;) ” – Alla Koval

Discover My Little City Girl designs on her eBay About Me Page, the My Little City Girl website and of course her current eBay auction listings. **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Fashion Show – GenMarie

February 3rd, 2008

GenMarie It’s great to be back with a new Fashion Show. We’re featuring the gorgeous designs of Christine Trotta for GenMarie Boutique this week. Christine has many talents including children’s fashion designer, amateur photographer and graphic artist – we’re thrilled to showcase her clothing on Boutique Cafe.

Designer Quote:


“What I love most about designing is the excitement I get from looking at the finished product, and hearing feedback from my customers. For me it’s all about the little girl’s who will be wearing my designs. My love of fabric and my two girls are what inspire me. I love finding a new fabric and dreaming up a set to put on one of my little girls, and watching it come to life. I am having so much fun creating.”
Christine Trotta

Discover GenMarie designs in several ways – visit her current eBayListings, on her lovely Blog, through her About Me page, as well as her Etsy Shop. **Please allow time for the show to load. A HUGE Thank you to Lisa from iza-bella.com for producing our Fashion Show this week!

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Fashion Show – Anna Bella Designs

December 3rd, 2007

Anna Bella DesignsOur Fashion Show features the designs of Aida from Anna Bella Designs this week. Vibrant colors, charming fabrics, loving details and much more go into her designs for little girls.

Designer Quote:


“My children are my inspiration. Watching them play and interact with one another fills me with such warmth and happiness. The innocence of a child’s laughter can quickly erase the stresses of every day life. This holds especially true when I’m able to see the excitement in my daughters’ eyes, Bella & Anna, every time I create a new set. To hear the squeal of joy as they ask each time in our native language, Danish, “Mommy, is that for me?” makes what I do a passion and not a hobby.

I enjoy creating everyday garments for girls. My philosophy is quite simple – clothing should be simple in design, yet colorful, as well as wearable and comfortable. “

-Aida Pedersen

Shop Anna Bella Designs on her website. You can learn more about Aida on her eBay Me page as well as her Etsy shop. **Please allow time for the show to load. A HUGE Thank you to Lisa from iza-bella.com for producing our Fashion Show this week!

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Fashion Show – That Funky Boutique

October 24th, 2007

That Funky Boutique Bring on the Funk! This week Boutique Cafe features one of our fave designers…Angie Eisman from That Funky Boutique. Angie consistently wows us with breathtaking designs for children, they look like wondrous works of art, but fun and funky enough to wear- and believe us, you’ll want to! Kick back and enjoy our featured Fashion Show of That Funky Boutique. Please feel welcome to leave comments for Angie as well.

Designer Quote:

Why I love doing what I do:
“I’ve always had a creative outlet and it just simply fulfills me. Being creative is in my blood, I guess! My mom upholstered furniture for a living and my dad builds houses and does woodwork….both self employed DIYers. As long as I can remember I was sewing mom’s upholstery fabric scraps into tiny animals…stuffing them with her leftover foam bits. And gluing whatever wood scraps and sawdust I found under my dad’s saws into whatever my imagination thought up. I’m thankful that they never minded my messes and crazy collages. In college, everyone knew to find me in the art building where my professors granted me my own studio space. That led me to a BFA and a career in graphic design. Though my hearts not in graphic design as much anymore, I still do freelance work for Chatti Patti And Knuckleheads Clothing. And now here I am sewing children’s clothing. Mmmmm, I’m rambling but I guess the point is, I don’t know any different and wouldn’t have it any other way. I just love to use the gifts that I’ve been given. And to have people want to purchase what I make? Icing on the cake.” – Angie Eisman

Shop That Funky Boutique in her gorgeous eBay auctions. You can learn more about Angie on her eBay Me page as well as her website and her Blog ». **Please allow time for the show to load. A HUGE Thank you to Lisa from iza-bella.com for producing our Fashion Show this week!

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Show #1 – Meet Lark

September 9th, 2005

Lark Johnson Welcome to our Premiere podcast. On today’s show Daria welcomes all our new listeners and invites you to check out all of the websites features, including the forums, fashion show, and our auction scramble.
In Part #1, Daria interviews Lark Johnson (eBay id my_angel_sophie) a designer and promoter of children’s couture. They discuss how Lark got started, her TuTu collection and future plans, as well as her own tips for getting “life” in her pictures. In a touching tribute Daria and Lark talk about a very special little girl named Libby and how the entire boutique community on eBay rallied to assist her and her family.

Be sure to visit today’s Auction Scramble. And don’t forget to check out Pod Princess, today’s featured podcast.

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