Thursday, July 16, 2015

Itzy Ritzy Boutique Profile - West

Owner Rochelle McLean opened her store, with a unique educational component, to serve families as a lactation consultant 8 years ago. Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarves and Snack HappensReusable Snack and Everything Bags are their top picks.

Babies in Bloom
1948 Via Centre | Vista, CA 92081

Owner Savannah Kersten was shopping for her pregnant sister when she found this store - and it was on sale. "I always wanted to own my own business and this was a great place to do it," she explains. "We are very customer oriented.  We make sure everyone is greeted when they walk in the door and we sell a wide variety of kids items."

Conceptions Children's Resale
9470 Cuyamaca Street #100 | Santee, CA 92071

Beginning 20 years ago as a breast pump rental station, manager Martha Pehl expanded the offering to include everything new breastfeeding moms might need. They offer a wide variety of help for new moms before they go home or when they come back in need of breastfeeding assistance. 

New Beginnings Boutique & Gift
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
First Floor
3003 Health Center Drive | San Diego, CA 92123

When owner Megan Reinersten moved from Mexico to Colorado, she was surprised that there were no local cloth diapering stores. Online shopping was overwhelming so she started selling out of her house 7 years ago and expanded from there. Now they are the only natural parenting store in town, with the next closest options 4 hours away.

With 5 children of her own, Megan carries the products she uses at home in her store - including Itzy Ritzy!

Colorado Baby
560 Main Street | Grand Junction, CO 81501

Beate opened Droplets a year and a half ago out of her passion for recycling and community.

The boutique carries a kiss of consignment, made in Hawaii products from about 35 local artisans, and most-requested items from the mainland. Beate's top Itzy Ritzy picks are the Snack Happens Reusable Snack and Everything Bags which she features in her front store window for Earth Day and Back to School.

1169 Makawao Avenue | Unit #102
Makawao, HI 96768

MilkWorks, a non-profit community breastfeeding center, was started in 2001 by a small group of mothers who all worked in maternal child health. MilkWorks is committed to providing breastfeeding help to all families, regardless of their ability to pay.  Many of their educational and clinical services are offered at no cost or reduced fees.   

Early on many parents would ask MilkWorks to provide other baby related items, and Babyworks Boutique was born. Retail team member Lori Sohl says their mission is, "creating a healthier community by helping mothers breastfeed their babies." 

The staff loves the food-grade and dishwasher safe Teething Happens™ Chewable Mom Jewelry line and the design and vibrant colors of the Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarves.

BabyWorks the Boutique at MilkWorks
5930 S. 58th Street, Suite W | Lincoln, NE 86516

Itzy Ritzy Boutique Profile - South

Beginning 9 years ago primarily as a resource for cloth diapering support and sales, Terra Tots naturally evolved into a safe place for parents who care about natural childbirth and parenting.

Store Manager Alan Hill says, "Besides prioritizing natural parenting products that are made local, organic, sustainable and safe, we provide specialty support through private consultations, classes and workshops.  We have a network of midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors, moms and dads available 24/7 and most of what we do is free. Overall, we love Itzy Ritzy trends and function at an exceptional value."

Terra Tots
15 S Block Avenue | Fayetteville, AR 72701

With breastfeeding consultants and doctors on hand, this boutique sets out to help moms in the community. Their favorite Itzy Ritzy product is the Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf as they love the coverage, style and fact that you can wear it even when not breastfeeding.
525 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29607

For 18 years, mom and daughter team Paula and Emily have loved getting to know their customers.  Their store's baby section "blew up in the last year" and provides something for everyone.

Monograms Plus
1807 Highway 45 N | Columbus, MS 39705

Shopping is limited in beautiful Crystal River.  Autumn Toumbis was discouraged when she was pregnant with her daughter, Anastasia, that she had to order online or leave town to find anything baby related. Thus, Clementine is in town!

As the only new product children's boutique in their county, they sell clothing, books, toys, accessories, dance wear and most necessities moms need.

Why carry Itzy Ritzy? Autumn explains, "Durability and functionality of products.  I personally used the Baby Ritzy Rider Infant Car Seat Cover with both of my little ones and it has saved my car seat on multiple occasions from accidents and spills. I cannot do without my Ritzy Sitzy Shopping Cart and High Chair Cover! Can you imagine the germs on those public items?  YUCK! 

The Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarves and Glitzy Gals Reusable Nursing Pads have been used daily and washed weekly for THREE years and are still in beautiful condition. I even use the Snack Happens Reusable Snack and Everything Bags to pack my husband's lunch every day.  No more disposables into a landfill for us!"  

521 W. Fort Island Trail, Suite A | Crystal River, FL 34429

Owner Angie Ellis started her boutique 5 years ago. "I have 3 children," Angie says. "My first 2 were boys and just 8 years ago, I was blessed with a little girl! I had always wanted to have my own children's boutique and when I had a girl of my own, I made that a reality. I love it!"

The store caters to ladies up to a size 3X and offers newborn up to a size 16 in girls and boys clothing too as well. Angie carries Itzy Ritzy because they "love all of the prints and how Itzy Ritzy products help make being a mom much easier!"

Andi's at the Pier
15600 Starfish Street Suite 110
Panama City, FL 32413

 Owner Melane Nelson couldn't find natural baby products locally for her own children, so she opened her store 3 years ago as a place parents could trust. They now have the largest variety of cloth diapers, baby carriers and natural products in the area. 

About carrying Itzy Ritzy in her store, Melane says, "We love everything about it!  The Teething Happens Necklaces are so chic and simple at the same time and the Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarves are perfect for our hot Florida weather.

689-B Dr Martin Luther King Street N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
400 E Palm Ave | Tampa, FL 33602