It may still be summer in the city, but back-to-school season is just around the corner. With impeccable timing as always, our friends over at Momtrends rounded up New York City’s best bloggers and top brands to prep families for a successful start to the 2014-2015 school year.
Vera Bradley’s NYC showroom on 5th Ave set the stage with a beautiful backdrop of colorful totes, luggage, accessories and signature Vera Bradley style. Co-Founder, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard shared her start-up story, which consisted of a $250 loan from her husband 32 years ago—inspiring!
The kids took center stage and rocked the latest back-to-school styles from brands such as Stride Rite, French Toast, Carter’s, Appaman and Lands’ End in a fashion show.
The bustling Momtrends reception showcased more great products from French Toast, Stride Rite, Mabel’s Labels, Vamousse, Revolution Foods, Wall Pops and The Orange Rhino.
First on my BTS shopping list is shoes—always! My boys need new shoes constantly. We can expect to see bright orange hues for boys and fashionable berry and blue colored Stride Rite kicks for girls.
Did you know that for $125 you can purchase your child’s uniform needs for the entire school year by French Toast?
A new school year means that kiddos will be out of the house, which gives you more time to do the things on your list like spruce up their personal space or organize yours with convenient and functional Wall Pops wall decals.
This topic makes me itch just thinking about it, but like clockwork, that school letter notifying you of lice is guaranteed to appear in your child’s backpack one afternoon. It was nice to learn about a safe and effective option such as Vamousse, direct from the company’s creator.
Mabel’s Labels are a staple in my household. Between school and afternoon activities, labeling coats, water bottles and everything else that my child walks out the door with has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Founder Julie Cole (pictured on the left) has six kids—that’s right. Take it from her, organization is key.
A new school year signifies a fresh start for all. I am not sure I could pull this off, but this mother—I mean saint—made a commitment not to yell at her children for 365 days and survived to tell us how you too can yell less and love more. Kudos to Sheila McCraith; her journey can be found at The Orange Rhino.
Guests never leave empty handed at one of these events. I always enjoy the opportunity to test products firsthand with my family.
Now bring on the new school year.