I’m quite sure a lot of moms have the same dilemma as I do. We see clothes that would look absolutely adorable on our kids (never mind the price tag), we make them fit it in the store (or just buy them off the rack having been suddenly overcome by shopping euphoria), then we go home and keep it in the closet. They wear it once or twice and voila! Just like that, they seem to have grown overnight and the clothes don’t fit anymore. Money down the drain, euphoria bubble busted big time.
The good news is that the Zippy Kidstore has just opened! Zippy is a children’s apparel brand from Portugal which caters to children ages 0 to 14 years. “We pride ourselves in being an urban brand, characterized by a contemporary style so that children feel cool and comfy. It’s for the the preppy hipster, the expressive and the practical kids. The store is a one-stop-shopping haven for the whole family. Our Spring/Summer 2016 collection offers a full line of apparel, fashionable shoes, accessories as well as nursery products. Soon we will have car seats, cribs and strollers in the stores,” says Karren Alvarez, brand manager of Zippy.
Last Monday, Zippy hosted an intimate gathering at their flagship store in Glorietta. Select moms and kids got to preview the latest collection from the brand and were treated to fun activities as well. The children spent quite some time playing with different board and card games. My 4 year old had a great time as she played a game of Old Maid with older kids! Red treat bags were also given to guests so they can have their sweet fill from the candy buffet. At the far end of the table, there was a pyramid of cupcakes neatly arranged in a cupcake tree holder ready to be decorated by the guests. Everyone had smiles on their faces as they poured multi-colored sprinkles, pearl beads and dollops of chocolate over the mini pastries!
The highlight of the event was when the kids were asked to choose anything they liked from the store. Everything was eye candy so it took a while before everybody got their choices down pat. Before I knew it, my daughter had a denim Minnie Mouse bag dangling from her arm and promptly announced, “I like this!” I built her outfit based on her choice. Faded denim skirt, a light Minnie Mouse top and the cutest floral sneakers with peach ribbons completed her ensemble. A perfect summer get-up. Of course, we took photos. What fun!
Aside from the wide, fashion forward selection of apparel, what I like most about Zippy is its competitive price point. Basic t-shirts sell for P179, ballerina flats for P529, and sneakers for P659. It’s definitely a brand that the cool kids will wear and one that all fashionable but practical moms like me will love!
Zippy stores are located at Level 1, Glorietta 3 and SM North Edsa.
With a pcketful of glitter,
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