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Mayoral Baby Girls New Autumn Winter 2015

Mayoral Baby Girls – New Autumn Winter 2015 arriving daily but it’s still taking forever to get it onto the website…  🙁

So it’s another late post, but I’m determined to keep at this blogging lark! Busy, busy “day off” today – did the banking, baked scones, did a quick bolt  round six holes on golf course in the rain, then supervised both piano and saxophone practice…. As usual, there wasn’t much time left to get the Mayoral stock loaded up onto the website. However, I’ve just uploaded a little of the fabulous Baby Girls collection – see my favourite piece on the left – just LOVE this spotty dress – it’s absolutely stunning. The fabric is so gorgeous, it honestly feels like a £50+ dress. Mayoral are just so, so good at some of these dresses.

 

My other favourite piece is the little navy cord jeggings. They are made from the softest cord fabric and would look great under many tops or tunics this winter. At £18, I’d buy two pairs! Can’t beat the “one on, one in the wash” approach to dressing your little one. Saves thinking time as well in the morning…..

On a different note, we are almost sold out of Mayoral Spring Summer Sale stock, but there are still a few gems to be found in the Mini Girls and Mini Boys age groups (2 years – 9 years). I’ll pick out a few bits tomorrow and post some pics. Everything is HALF PRICE now – so take a look and grab a bargain! Not just Mayoral, there’s Absorba, Frugi and a little Joules. There’s also lots of ladies wear reduced by 50%…… Brands such as Fransa, B Young, Geox and Hatley to name a few.

Mayoral Baby Girls Cord Jeggings

Mayoral Baby Girls Cord Jeggings

You may well be thinking what on earth is she rambling about now – well, you are right. It’s too late for this and tomorrow is my “Monday” so best finish here. Will hopefully load up the rest of the Mayoral collection – a little bit of  Mini Girls and Mini Boys, plus a few bits from their older Mayoral Girls collection tomorrow morning. I’ll do another post (and link it to Facebook and Twitter tomorrow Lisa!) once it’s done.

Til tomorrow,

E. x

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Frugi frenzy!

Frugi Little Snuggle Fleece

Frugi Little Snuggle Fleece

One of the big news items in the kidswear industry this week was that Frugi, the lovely organic clothing people from Cornwall had launched their new collection. So what, lots of other brands are launching their new Autumn Winter collections I hear you say. Well, you are absolutely correct. However, for whatever reason, when Frugi launch their new collection there is always, without fail, the biggest hoo ha amongst their loyal band of Frugi-loving Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grampas to name a few. It is just a total frenzy!

Last season it was the (hideous in my humble opinion!) knee patch crawler dungarees that were changing hands on that well-known auction site for vast sums of money, way in excess of the RRP.  This season it appears to be the dinosaur crawlers for baby boys age 2 – 3 years. How bizarre! I have to say we even didn’t order them in at The Merrygoround – maybe we’re  missing a trick, who knows. I have always believed we should buy the stock we feel will suit our market and not be driven by such fads!

It’s interesting for me, as a retailer of kids clothing, that in the 10+ years we’ve been in business, I’ve never seen anything like the fuss over Frugi. Yes, their clothing is lovely. The fabrics are very soft, wash and wear very well so can be handed on and on many times. All organic cotton, so obviously ethically pleasing. The appliques are really well done (if getting a little large on some of the baby garments in my opinion!) and their pricing is sensible. But so are many other brands I could name, but they just don’t create the same buzz season after season.

Well, enough talking about Frugi for now, off to unpack the first 30 kilo box of guess what – Frugi!

Til tomorrow,

Elaine x

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Lilly and Sid Baby Clothes – NEW COLLECTION JUST IN!

We have always loved UK brand Lilly and Sid and when we unpacked the new Autumn Winter 2013 collection we were certainly not disappointed. Just how the clever designer Emma comes up with these ideas we just don’t know, but she’s certainly excelled herself this Winter. There’s vintage inspired themes, gingerbread house print for girls and our favourite bright stripes in a multitude of colours – surely something for everyone from Lilly and Sid this season!

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Tunic and Leggings Set Denim

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Playsuit Dress

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Dress and Leggings Set

What hasn’t changed is the lovely soft top-quality jersey cotton that Lilly and Sid use for all their baby clothing. All stripes are yarn dyed so no nasty printing chemicals are used. Styles are designed to make dressing your baby as easy as possible. T-shirts and tops have poppers at shoulders where garments needs to go over baby’s head.  Nappy changing is also made easier with poppers at the legs of all playsuits.

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Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey Sleepsuit

Amongst the new Lilly and Sid characters introduced this season is Felix Monkey who looks fab on this little boys playsuit. The layered sleeves in bright red are a great contrast to the blue and white striped suit and fabulous appliquéd Felix Monkey stands boldly on the chest.

Just how much fun can dressing your baby boy be? We think this has to be one of the best playsuits available this season for any little monkey!

Our other favourite picks from the new Lilly and Sid baby boys collection are just as cute and comfortable. There are two long sleeve t-shirts to choose from – the first is a premium cotton marl grey t-shirt with appliquéd Felix Monkey making an appearance once again. The second t-shirt is bright pillar box red with another new character, Buxton Mouse. This unisex t-shirt is ideal for either boys or girls and looks fabulous with the our favourite piece from this collection, the Reversible Pull-On trousers. Again, ideal for baby girls or boys, these trousers are great for little ones crawling or shuffling around on their bottoms. The fabric is soft, the gently elasticated waist has mock ties at front and you can turn up the legs for perfect fit. If any little mishaps happen, no worries, quick wipe and turn them around and you’re little one still looks smart!

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Buxton Mouse T-Shirt Red

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Buxton Mouse T-Shirt Red

Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey T-Shirt Grey LS837

Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey T-Shirt Grey

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Reversible Trousers Red

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Reversible Trousers Red

 

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Frugi Organic Clothing for Babies & Kids

Frugi’s clothes are extremely fun and kids love to wear them!

Frugi clothing is made from organic cotton, meaning they are kind to the planet and to your child’s skin. The organic materials that they use are very durable, wash well and usually last longer than normal cottons. Organic cotton means they’re free from chemicals, are much more sustainable to the planet and also address ethical labour concerns for the farmers.

So how did it all begin?  Well, in 2004 the owners of Frugi had their first baby. Wanting to be as green as they could they decided to use washable cloth nappies. As soon as they started using them they realised that normal clothes just didn’t fit well over big cloth nappy bottoms, so they decided to make their own baby clothes that had enough room for washable nappies. This was how their business started and they called it Cut4Cloth.  All of their clothes were made from ethically manufactured organic cotton and were a huge hit with parents across the planet.

With the success of Cut4Cloth they decided to extend the range and make organic kids clothes, and in 2008 they changed the name to Frugi, meaning ‘Fruits of the Earth’ in Latin.

Frugi cater for kids up to age 8 for both boys and girls and their colourful clothing is perfect for the little cheeky monkeys in your life!

Take a look at our range of Frugi organic clothing and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!

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Little Joules Clothing Collection for Kids

At The Merrygoround, we have a wonderful collection of Little Joules clothing for Kids.  Joules clothing style is extremely eccentric and colourful, and looks to the countryside for inspiration.

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A collection of Little Joules Kids clothing all on sale at The Merrygoround

The Joules company started by Tom Joule over three decades ago when he decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and started selling country styled clothing at equestrian and outdoor events across England.

One rainy afternoon Tom realised that the country styled clothing on offer was rather dull and didn’t reflect the personality of colourful country folk.  To test this theory out Tom decided to design 100 pairs of bright pink wellies which sold faster than he could have imagined, they were very popular!  From that day on the Joules brand was born.

30 years on and Joules are still pationate about producing quality, colourful and eccentric clothing for men, women, boys, girls and babies.  Little Joules is loved by parents for their kids due to the durability and stylish bright prints on their clothing.

Each item of Little Joules clothing will certainly bring out the personality in your little one.  Have a browse through our collection and take advantage of our Economy delivery for only £2.00.

We also offer next day delivery, see our delivery rates.

 

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Absorba Baby Clearance Sale continues…

We’ve just added lots more Absorba Baby Clothing to our clearance sale. If you’re a fan of French brand Absorba clothing for your baby girl or boy, then this is the perfect time to pick up a bargain. Absorba have been making high quality clothing from beautiful fabrics since 1935 and have dressed some of the best dressed children in the world. If you’d like your little one to stand out in an Absorba outfit take a look at our great selection of styles, all at clearance prices. Most items are half price, but if you find the same item cheaper elsewhere let us know. We don’t like to be beaten on price – EVER! Here’s a few of our favourites:-

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Dress was £34 now £17

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Shorts & T-Shirt Set Was £32 NOW £16

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Romper style Dress was £30 now £15

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Boys Hooded Cardigan Was £32 – NOW £16

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Baby Girls Coat was £44 NOW £22

 

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Dungarees and T-Shirt Set was £36 NOW £18

 

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HUGE Mayoral Clothing Clearance SALE

It’s not just babies who will benefit from our clearance sale at The Merrygoround. We have now reduced the price of almost all our fabulous brands for children. Mayoral clothing is now reduced by 50%! If you’re looking for something a little more special for boys and girls up to age 9, browse through our sale bargains. We must clear all stock to make room for our fabulous new collections which have already started arriving in store. Check out the sale area of our website to really appreciate the great bargains to be had! Here’s a few of our favourites from Mayoral Clothing for girls and boys:-

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Mayoral Mini Girls Jersey Cotton Dress. Lovely soft jersey cotton dress with patent “leather” skinny belt. We love this dress as it’s so pretty, yet still wearable!
Only 2 left – 6 years & 9 years.
Was £30 – NOW £15

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Mayoral Mini Girls Dress. Stunning fabric in bright and fresh summery stripe. Fully lined and feels like it should be much more expensive!
Last one – 6 years
Was £40 NOW £20

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Mayoral Mini Boys Checked Shirt Great little summer shirt which looks great with smart chinos, or worn casually over a t-shirt. We love it with the Mayoral Mini Boys Popcorn T-Shirt – the colour are perfect together.
Only 3 left – 4 yrs, 7 yrs & 9 yrs
Was £18 NOW £9

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Mayoral Mini Boys Polo Shirt White. Great nautical inspired polo shirt with double collar and layered look hem. Perfect for summer holidays by the water.
Only 2 left – 2 yrs & 4 yrs
Was £22 NOW £11

This is just a small selection of our favourite picks from the The Merrygoround summer clearance sale. Check out the website for the full collection. If you’re keen on Mayoral clothing why not check back in a week or so as we will be receiving the first of the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections any day now.

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Sale 50% Off on BIG Brands for Babies!

We’re having a summer clear out at The Merrygoround as we need some space for our exciting new collections which will begin arriving this month. Whether your looking for a gift for a new baby due this summer, or want to pick up a few bargain outfits for your own little one, check out our selection of baby clothes for boys and girls. There’s lots from our old favourite French brand Absorba, for both baby boys and girls, from sleepsuits, shorts and t-shirt sets and dresses in either pretty pastel pink or bright fuchsia floral print.

If you like traditional baby clothing, or you have a special occasion to take your little one to this summer, Emile et Rose is just perfect. Their little sailor style rompers are perfect for little boys and come with matching accessories like hats and socks, so he’s guaranteed to steal the show! The girls tulle dresses are absolutely stunning and again, just perfect for a special occasion.

Other brands featured in our baby clearance sale is Petit Bateau and Kissy Kissy, both offering a range of sleepsuits and day wear for both baby girls and boys.

Here are a few of our favourite sale items below:

Emile et Rose Baby Girls Angel Tulle Dress with Hairband Pink – Was £50.00, NOW £25.00

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Emile et Rose Baby Boys Short Short Set Pale Blue – Was £38, NOW £19

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Petit Bateau Baby Boys Striped Short All-In-One – Was £24.00, NOW £12.00

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  Toffee Moon Baby Girls Butterfly Frill Dress – Was £30.00, NOW £15.00

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 Toffee Moon Baby Boys Voyager Top in Multi Blue Stripe – Was £20.00, NOW £10.00

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Toffee Moon Baby Boys Voyager Pant in Ocean Blue – Was £18.00, NOW £9.00

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Grab yourself a bargain quick while stocks last and please share with your friends!!

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Organic Kids Clothes

Organic Kids ClothingMany people are now looking a lot more closely at the clothes that they buy. What are they made from? Where are they made? How are they made? For the conscious minded of you, this means buying organic clothing.

Why should I buy organic kids clothing?

There are many reasons as to why parents are converting to buying organic clothing for their kids, and even themselves including being kinder to skin, much more sustainable to the planet as well as addressing ethical labour concerns for the farmers.

Most of our wardrobes are filled with conventional cotton, when this cotton is grown it is sprayed with pesticides. 10% of these pesticides fight off the bugs on the cotton plant whilst the rest is absorbed into the air, soil, plant, water and into our bodies. It’s a well known fact that pesticides are toxic chemicals and cause major harm not only to people but to the eco-system too.

This conventional cotton is subject to bleach, heavy metal dyes and formaldehyde resins in the manufacturing process. GM cotton also accounts for 75% of conventionally grown cotton.

Why is organic cotton better?

There are many reasons as to why organic cotton is better for you and the planet, but it basically eliminates all of the above negative factors. It practices safe and sustainable practices, natural fertilisers, free from toxic chemicals as well as ethical labour processes.

Organic standards are very strict, a cotton field must be pesticide free for a least 3 years to be certified as organic and they must meet the International organic standards.

How will organic benefit my kids?

As you know babies and children’s skin is extremely delicate and in the first few months it is very absorbent too, making it more prone to allergic and irritant reactions from chemicals. Exposure to bleaches and chemicals can cause harm by irritating the skin and can also cause dermatitis. Sometimes we forget just how pure our children’s bodies are.

Organic clothing used to be dull and boring, but not any more!

Frugi Baby Organic Kids ClothingHundreds of designers are realizing the importance in using organic cotton and are now making stunning bright and modern organic clothing just for your kids.

One of the biggest concerns that parents have about buying organic clothing is that it will cost a lot more. In most cases there isn’t actually much difference and if it is a little more then it is due to it not being economically possible to make it a cheaper outfit whilst using good materials, non toxic dyes, pay laborers a livable wage as well as decent working conditions.

Organic clothing for your kids will give you peace of mind.

If you don’t already buy organic, don’t go mad and buy your child a whole new wardbrobe, just buy a few pieces at a time. Combine it with their existing clothes and gradually buy more organic pieces, you’ll be sure to see a difference.

The Merrygoround obviously see the importance in organic clothing but we also know that this just isn’t feasible for some parents. We sell both organic and non-organic designer children’s clothing so that you can make the choice yourself. We are in the process of building up our organic clothing collection and some of our current brands that use organic cotton are listed below:

Lilly & Sid
Hatley kids
Frugi
Absorba

Happy shopping!

 

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Bank Holiday Sale – 20% Off

To celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend we are offering 20% discount off any purchases at The Merrygoround. Just enter promotion code MERRY20%OFF at checkout to claim your discount! Please pass on to your friends and family.

If you are looking for some great designer childrenswear for your kids this summer check out the fabulous selection at www.themerrygoround.co.uk. We are authorised stockists of Little JoulesMayoral ClothingDesigual kids for girls and fantastic raincoats for girls and boys from Canadian brand Hatley.

For babies we have our favourite two British brands Toffee Moon and Lilly and Sid as well as classic styles from Emile et Rose. New to us this season is French brand Derhy Kids who’s collection of girls dresses and tops is just fabulous. Lots of navy, red and white, but with a lovely floral print with sequin theme running through most pieces. Here’s just a few of our favourites from the Derhy Kids collection.
Derhy Kids Saone Dress Red Derhy Kids Lafayette Tshirt White Derhy Kids Samedi Voile Dress Navy Derhy Kids Objective Voile Blouse White
If you like, click here to take a look at the whole Derhy Kids collection.

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