Some of the most fun about having a new baby is shopping for the furnishings, gadgets, and of course, tiny clothes, that a new bundle of joy needs. It’s an opportunity to show off your own personal style and the perfect excuse to buy lots and lots of new goodies for the new love of your life. If you are a lover of fashion, trends, and design, Bel Bambini, a chic baby boutique with locations in West Hollywood and Newport, is a great place to shop for the newest tiny person in your life.
Recently, I was invited to attend Bel Bambini’s exclusive “We Heart Mom Bloggers” event at their Newport location. The store unveiled a new second floor fashion boutique which was filled with baby and children’s apparel designed by famous names such as Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli. Of course, no clothing store opening is complete without a fashion show so the adorable children of bloggers dressed up in designer duds and put on a show! The unpredictability of toddlers made the show both a hoot and a hit, truly the highlight of the event. Of course, the bundt cupcakes (from the fabulous Nothing Bundt Cakes), children’s crafts, and opportunity to browse a store filled with enough goodies to make you almost consider having another baby (almost!) were highlights as well.
Besides apparel (really, really, adorable apparel), the store has a large selection of baby and children’s products, making it a great place to register. The expert baby registry consultants are happy to help parents pick out the perfect products for their bundle of joy and offer a comprehensive Baby Registry Checklist that shoppers can either print out online or pick up in-store. I was happy to see products that I love such as Bugaboo strollers, ERGObaby infant carriers, and Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags as well new products to fall in love with like the Stokke Bouncer and the soon to be released Quinny Moodd stroller.
Bel Bambini is sure to become the hot new place in OC for parents to register and friends and family to score that perfect shower gift. If parents-to-be need help designing their nursery, the Bel Bambini staff offer full-scale interior design services. You use a designer for the rest of your home so why wouldn’t you use one for your nursery? The 1-hour in-home consultation designed to help you create the nursery of your dreams covers everything from crib selection to bedding, lighting, and artwork. Of course, customers can always just stop in the store and browse the professionally designed showroom filled with room designs featuring well known luxury brands like Dwell Studio and Naturepedic.
Sharlene Earnshaw is the blog editor for Trekaroo, a website dedicated to helping families travel better. She loves living, exploring, in shopping in Orange County, CA.