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Tea Collection Children’s Clothing Review

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Gear

Soon after Mirielle was born, I discovered Tea Collection children’s clothing at a small shop in Petaluma, CA.  It was super-cute with a globally inspired aesthetic and a pallet of interesting colors that complemented a red head including purples and unusual greens.  (The normal little girl “pinks” are just dreadful on her.)  We bought a bunch and I went straight to the web to find more.  It turned out Tea Collection is based in San Francisco.

Mirielle in her first Tea Collection.

Mirielle in her first Tea Collection.

Flash forward almost three years and I would say Mirielle wears about 75% 90% Tea for a number of reasons:

  1. She looks great in the colors and cuts.
    Meeting horse (shirt, shorts)

    Meeting horse (shirt, shorts)

  2. It washes and wears really well. One set of clothes lasted from crawling through the monkey antics of a toddler. (Yes, over a very active year with lots of laundering.)
  3. I love that the clothes are unusual in style and color.

    Spring "snow" (dress)

    Spring "snow" (dress)

  4. Tea is adding more organic options to their line.
  5. The clothes are designed to be layered so a summer dress can be worn year round if you add leggings and a long sleeve shirt.

    Layering (shirt, leggings, dress)

    Layering (shirt, leggings, dress)

  6. Color pallets tie together so you can wear multiple season (aka multiple sizes).  It makes packing light for travel a breeze.
  7. They have a reasonably priced Daily Tea line and if you keep an eye out, you can find great specials and sales.  If you live in the Bay Area catch the twice a year sample sales at their SF headquarters.

    How to keep a child from talking (dress)

    How to keep a child from talking (dress)

Tea Collection launched a Facebook page this year and I immediately became a fan.  The discount codes posted only on Facebook are a bonus. When they announced a contest for a “Little Citizen of the Month,” I entered one of my favorite pictures from our trip to Bali and won the first Month.

Little Citizen winner

I am totally showing off my little winner!  (And take a look at the runners up who include Mirielle’s beautiful day care cohort. NoCal has some hip, global kids.) Become a fan on Facebook, dress you child in Tea Collection clothing, get out your camera, and enter for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate.

Not that we have left the San Francisco Bay Area, I am glad to see the brand growing because it is available in more and more stores.  One of my favorites stores is diapers.com where I  buy leggings one at a time to get to free shipping. While browsing the web or your local children’s clothing store, look for Tea Collection & Daily Tea for unique, great wearing clothes for your own “Little Citizen of the World.”

At the Ballet (dress)

At the Ballet (dress)

This is my opinion.  I was not asked to write a review and did not receive compensation for this review. I did win the $200 gift certificate but have spent significantly more than $200 on their clothes prior to and after winning.

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