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

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