Growing Kids

Friday, October 28, 2011

feel fresh fridays...animal print

Animal print has become a trend that repeats itself in different ways every season.  I have to admit, I fought it for years and it wasn't until recently that I learned how to embrace I can't get enough!

Here is a photo of Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera rocking the leopard...
and some items we have in stock to help you accomplish these looks for less!

Look how easy it is to take a boring old black t-shirt and pair it with animal prints we have in stock now...
Plain t-shirt
Layered with a Ralph Lauren cashmere leopard sweater and a long pendant
Paired with black Nine West boots, zebra necklace and Dooney & Bourke handbag for a more subtle look
Faux fur works on everyone
Since most animal print works as a neutral you can add any pop of color you wish
Feel free to go bold with colored animal print as well...
Vintage Nicole Miller red leopard tank top
Maroon and beige zebra is more of a tame color choice
The blue leopard trench coat is fantastic!

Still weary of wearing the animal print yourself?  You can ease it in with just a few animal printed accessories...
Cole Haan Shoes and Giani Bernini handbag
Steven calf hair satchel
Guess pumps

Mondani zebra bag

Franco Sarto and Nine West
Still unsure about how to wear this trend?  Stop by so we can show you and help you 'feel fresh' in animal print for the weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


18-years ago today...I was dressed up like a clown and my parents were opening Growing Kids. I can't believe much we continue to grow and learn everyday with our new addition Renewal Ladies Resale.  I am looking forward to much more success in the future and I would like to take a minute to thank my Mom and Dad for the opportunity of a lifetime, our employees for all of their hard work everyday, and all of our customers for their continued support over the years!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

feel fresh fridays...brighten up your wardrobe

First of all, we would like to welcome Meghan, the newest member of our team!  She recently graduated from Philadelphia University where she studied Fashion Industry Management.  She has traveled to Shanghai, Shenzan and Hong Kong to study international product manufacturing and also had a Product Development Internship with Ralph Lauren in New York City.  She clearly has extensive knowledge in current fashion trends...make sure to say hello next time you stop by and she'll be more than happy to help you put together some fantastic outfits.

I also have to give her the credit for Feel Fresh Fridays she thought it would be a good idea to show you something that you can 'feel fresh in' for the upcoming weekend...stay tuned because they will be coming every Friday!

To start it off, we'd like to show you how you can hold onto summer for a little longer and brighten up that drab fall wardrobe with some cremes and yellows.

Winter whites are a staple
Add yellow accessories to brighten up a taupe dress

Chunky sweaters are a must have

Ponchos are a classic look
Creme accessories can brighten up any outfit throughout the year
Mustard yellow is a great transition into the fall
Don't give into the black peacoat just yet
Yellow accessories can brighten anyone's day
A little green never hurts

Stop in so we can help you 'feel fresh' for the weekend!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Christian Dior - saddle bag
Calvin Klein
Coach bag and matching wallet
Steven calf hair satchel

Large Steven calf hair satchel
Kathy VanZeeland - postcard print - coated canvas

Kooba - studded bag


Ted Benson - bucket tote
Lucky Brand - Abbey Road bag

Sabina - Brooklyn Hobo

Tammi Lyn


Bulga - green leather

Bulga - brown leather
As always, this is just a preview, there are many more where these came from!  Stop in soon before they are all gone!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

this season's shoe trends at last season's prices...

I can't tell you how many times I have explained our store to someone and their response is, "oh that's like shopping for last year's styles" or "oh, you mean like the Goodwill?"  I cringe on the on the outside...and kindly explain to them that while we are a resale store, we only select things that are in-style and on-trend with current fashions.  We scour blogs and magazines about what's hot right now and our buyers are trained in selecting only items which fall into these trends.

Understanding that you can still get this season's fashions for a fraction of the cost seems to be the biggest obstacle for people to overcome while they are contemplating shopping in a resale or consignment store.

As far as women's shoes are concerned...the hottest trends right now are glitter, menswear, bold color, leopard, and as always for the fall/winter, boots! (wedge boots and booties to be exact, and we have exactly what you are looking for) 

Here are some items in the store now...

 And, when I tell you we have the best selection of boots and booties around...
 I mean it...
Ralph Lauren, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo, Frye, UGG Leather, Blowfish, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson, Sherling, name it, we've got you covered.  Don't miss out!!