Wednesday, February 2, 2011

fab find: hunter wellies

So the big ice storm thankfully turned out to be a bust... but the heavy rains did leave us with {{wait for it}}: PUDDLES.

Is your tot ready to puddle jump?

The Hunter Wellies that all of us adults covet are now available for the pint sized -- locally.

{{Insert Happy Dance}}

Last fall, I scoured (and I mean scoured) every store I knew of for a toddler rain boot. I hit the local childrens shoe places, the department stores, the Targets in our areas... bust, nada, niente. My mother-in-law finally found a pair for the Bug in Chicago.

So imagine my delight when our friends at wee chic - a baby boutique let me know that they now carry the time-tested, oh-so-adorable Hunter Wellies? The centuries-old Scottish line is uber selective in terms of the boutiques they choose to work with, so this is a real boon not only to wee chic, but to all of us Charm City moms who want to keep our kids in unique, well-crafted and stylish clothes. (You can read more about why we love wee chic here.)

"Hunter boots have 150 years of development and history. They are truly waterproof and made for the way kids really play," said wee chic founder Bridget Stickline."We love them even more because they are absolutely fabulous. Any shoe that can be rocked with a skinny jean or a printed sundress and look equally as cool is A+ in our book!"

Function meet fashion. These boots are the gift that keeps on giving, as they'll survive hand-me-down cycle after hand-me-down cycle. Nab a pair in green, red, blue, or yellow and they'll go from your daughter to your son to your youngest daughter. (How many clothing items can we really do that with?)

Wee chic carries the boots in Kid's First sizes 8-13 for $50, and Original Boot sizes 1-3 for $75. Add the fleece inserts for $20 and you'll be set for next week's {{possible}} snow, too!

Which color is your favorite?

(cool) tip: check out wee chic's facebook page to get the wee scoop on this line!

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