Thursday, 12 February 2009

We have moved... here! No panic, it's just the blog, Baby goes Retro is still where it always has been. Please join us at Tales from Retro Baby Land as we would love to see you there!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

A beanie to suit every head!

We love love love love beanies! I don't know what it is but it's just such a great garment or perhaps should I say accessory. It can really top off an outfit like nothing else and it's practical as well of course - no cold ears here! I think that we perhaps have gone a little bit crazy this season as we have ordered heaps of them from nearly all our labels, but we firmly believe that you can never have too many beanies. First up is this supercute and cheeky IdaT knot beanie for all groovy babies out there, then we have the playful Red Things beanie and the retro and fun Circus Animal beanie both by Plastisock. And if you check back early next week we'll have molo's contribution to beanies and they are as cool as anything with star pattern i two different colour combos. Great beanies for when it gets really cold out there (yeah I know we have a heat wave at the moment but anyway...)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Super Duper Summer Sale!

How about 15 - 50% off on a great range of fabulous and funky Scandinavian labels? Yes, I thought you might like the sound of that. We are more than happy to introduce our big January summer sale where you can find tees, singlets, dresses, shorts, swimwear and much more from our gorgeous labels. Enough said and let's shop!

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Happy New 2009!

Welcome to the new year with Baby goes Retro. I hope that you all had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas. I certainly took the opportunity to unwind and take stock of the year gone and I am now more than ready to sink my teeth into new adventures, challenges and above all funky kids fashion!

I can let you know already that we have three new exciting labels hitting our shop this coming season. When Helen was over in Denmark last July she found some really fantastic labels. Some of them we have had our eyes on for a while so for her being able to check them out thoroughly just confirmed our decision to stock these gorgeous Danish brands. So ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please.......Here is molo, H.J.O.R.T.H and Småfolk! Well, at least you can have a read about them and view some pics, the actual clothes will be here very soon (sorry, I couldn't help myself, it's always so exciting with new labels!).

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Have fun with Snoozy!

It has been a couple of very busy months here in retro baby land with a lot happening such as VIP sale (you better sign up for our newsletter to find out what that is all about!), Christmas Calendar, great press and of course the arrival of new labels IdaT and Snoozy. I suddenly realised that I haven't properly introduced Snoozy to you on the blog so shame on me and here we go!

Snoozy Scandinavia is a brand new Swedish label and they are all about vivid colours and fun and happy prints. The first small collection arrived at Baby goes Retro in late October and what an instant success they turned out to be! The clothes barely touched the shelves until they were sold. We were of course delighted as it's always slightly nerve racking introducing a new label and not knowing how you are going to perceive it. There is still a few styles left so have a browse and pick up an outfit that we guarantee that your kiddie's are going to love.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Sweet summer livin'

For easy summer fashion you can't go past the beautiful and serene fashion shoot in the summer issue of My Child Magazine. It's a stunning spread with lovely pieces for fashion forward pre schoolers. Check out Blue Chess Singlet, Orange Flying High Singlet by Katvig and Black Applefield Shorts by Plastisock.

On the fashion news pages you will find an editorial about one of our new labels IdaT. The boy on the pic wears Brown Monkey Tee, a perfect top for cheeky little boys!

Friday, 5 December 2008

December specials

When I was a little girl growing up in Sweden I used to have an Advent Calendar (or should I say about 6, 7 of them!). It's so much fun and a great way of counting down to Christmas, especially when you are a child and it is so very hard to wait for that day big day when finally you get to open all the wonderful presents under the tree. Advent Calendars are a huge part of preparing for Christmas in Sweden so we thought we share the fun with you and have now launched The Baby goes Retro Christmas Calendar for the month of December! Every day we put up a fantastic bargain that you can snap up, but only for one day so you have to be quick or better still, sign up with your email address to receive a notification every morning of what is up for grabs that day.

And to make December even better here in Retro baby land we also offer 10% off storewide (and yes that includes the Calendar items)! Just enter the code xmas at check out or browse our website for more details.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Stripes and apples for the beach

Never has it been this much fun to hit the beach in summer! With all the gorgeous swim wear out there for your littlies they can stay fashionable (and sunsafe) whilst covered in sand (and probably crumbs and fruit leftovers from the beach picnic bag). We are pretty excited that you seem to think the same way and have embraced the swimwear range from cool and stylish Sandy Feet. They love it at Wondertime magazine as well so check out the Striped Swim shorts for little waterkids. They can be bought on its own or as a set with the First mate Rashie.

We also have to mention the super funky one piece by Katvig. This cossie has been flying out the door and sadly we are not able to get our hands on any more. Katvig has totally run out and we are not surprised, it's just irresistible. However there is a few ones left so you have to be very quick especially now when it has featured in the must have mag for those who love shopping - Shop Til You Drop.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Beautiful dresses for a beautiful girl

I would love to see my little girl wearing dresses by our featured labels but I'm not sure if it's a phase (she's 2!) or maybe she just wants to be like her older brother but I can't for my life get her to wear one! And believe you me I have tried every trick in the book as her whole wardrobe is full of wonderful retro frocks in all colours and styles but to no avail. Considering this you can imagine how excited I was to see these wonderful pics in our inbox. Stella is a gorgeous little girl from Adelaide and as you can see she has quite a good taste in clothes and she loves wearing beautiful dresses! Her mum, who is a loyal customer of ours was so kind to share some pics with us of her daughter. We think she is looking absolutely stunning in her Dotline dress by nanoou and her Red striped Mermaid dress by Danefae.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Gorgeous IdaT is here!

There is a saying in Sweden; "The one who waits for something good never waits too long". Well that was certainly true when it came to our new highly anticipated Danish label IdaT. We waited and we waited, there was a whole lot of delays in Denmark and here in Australia and then finally the boxes were on our doorstep! I'm happy to say that we are absolutely over the moon with how cute and funky the clothes are. We are also thrilled about the fact that we are the first retailers in Australia to bring you this popular label with its sweet animal prints in great basic summer colours. It doesn't stop there, just listen to IdaT's philosophy - we love it! The IdaT design is based on the philosophy that animals inspires positive thoughts and make good conversation between children and grownups from all over the world.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Bedroom makeover

Quite a few customer inquiries have over the years been about if the labels we stock also do interior and bedding pieces. We are very happy to say that most of them do and that we have decided to start up a new section of our shop. We have called it Interior & Bedding (to not complicate things) and so far Plastisock has made an entrance with their well known and popular patterns. It's very colourful and fun, just the way kids like it. We have cute Yellow circus curtains (very easy to hang and will look fantastic in a newborn nursery). For the older kid we have the stylish Olive Forest single bedset (doona cover and pillowcase). Need somewhere to stash away those nappies, books, soft toys and other little nick knacks? Check out this funky 'Peace' wall storage solution. More beautiful products will arrive shortly so keep watching this space.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Picture perfect

One of our favourite times when working away in front of the computer is when emails like these drop into our inbox! Lisa from Merewether in NSW sent in some photos of her gorgeous son Sam, 19 months old. Of course we melted straight away at the sight of this handsome little man dressed head to toe in Baby goes Retro! In the photos Sam is wearing Ej sikke lej's Rainbow tee, Skummis tee by Snoffs and Denim pants by Plastisock.

Thank you Lisa for wanting to share these great pics with us!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Trend watch - Owls

At Baby goes Retro we are big fans of cute, fun, quirky and colourful animal prints. One of our absolute favourite animals is the owl. It's just something about that bird that appeal to everybody. Maybe it is the enormous eyes or the supposedly wise nature. It doesn't matter we just love them in all shapes and forms!

Check out the current edition of Mother & Baby Magazine for a great collection of gorgeous owls. Big Owl Tee by Ej sikke lej is featured for $39.95 but nice surprise everybody, it's on sale at the moment for only $25.35. Bargain! For those of you that like a slightly smaller print check out this new arrival Owl T-shirt also by Ej sikke lej.

Friday, 26 September 2008

What a cutie!

Emma from Narre Warren in Victoria sent us these great pics of her gorgeous son (10 months) last week. We can't believe how cute he is and how well he is carrying off those funky tops! Look at those cheeks and big beautiful eyes. She says in her email how "hard it is to find such great tops for boys that not everyone is wearing, and every time we go out we always get comments about his tops from your website...Very rewarding!!" Thank you Emma, for us that is fantastic to hear and really makes our day shine even brighter! Emma's little boy is wearing Ej sikke lej's blue Toadstool tee and grey Afro tee, both sold out but you can find a red version of the Toadstool tee here, only a couple left so be quick!