Monday, February 22, 2010

Are you nervous?



It's a question I'm asked on a daily basis at the moment...  so, am I nervous? To be honest I'm more excited than nervous - with bits of stock turning up almost daily now, it's very cool opening up the boxes to see what's in them, almost like having Christmas every day!

But that's not to say there's nothing to be nervous about - with our launch only a couple of weeks away we're having to deal with delayed stock, customs clearances, final website testing and loading of products...  and of course, the renovations.  You see, even an online store needs somewhere to store the stock, pack orders, do the paperwork...  the above photos speak for themselves in regards to how we're going...

Hmmmm, maybe I should be nervous!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Good things come in small packages...


Like these pint sized messenger bags for toddlers from Mee a Bee.

Designed and handmade by New Zealander Jacqui who now lives in Japan, Mee a Bee toddler messenger bags are made from quality cottons and hemp linen, and have uniquely retro designs.  Each one is made in limited quantities, and some are complete one-offs.

We have worked with Jacqui and chosen 6 designs for the chocolate+chilli shop - 3 for the boys and 3 for the girls (we believe in evens stevens in our little world!).  And we'll continue to work with Jacqui to source future designs as she discovers treasures in the Japanese fabric markets.

You'll have to wait until our store opens to see them all, but trust me, they're well worth the wait!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sneak peek: Sooki Baby


Different bits and pieces of stock have been arriving every day this week, it's very exciting! And we've just received word that our Sooki Baby order is on it's way!

Will your little one be a Superhero this winter?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wanna win something good?


Like a voucher to spend on super stylish clothing for the little one in your life?

Winning with chocolate+chilli is easy. At the end of every second month, we will enter all of our newsletter subscribers and all of our facebook fans into a draw. The winner will get a $100 voucher to spend on goods of their choice in our online store.

With funky brands like Minti, Mokopuna, Sooki Baby, ChilliKids, Oobi and many, many more on the menu, who wouldn’t want to be in to win? We’ll even have some accessories, toys and d├ęcor items in store to make sure no one misses out.

So, get yourself in the draw now…

- Become a fan on facebook
- Sign up to our newsletter

The first winner will be drawn 31st March 2010. Good luck, and don’t forget to spread the word, who knows, if your friend wins, they might just remember you when doing their shopping!

The usual small print applies - we'll keep running this until further notice (via our blog and/or our website). Yay.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sneek peek: Oishi-M


Oishi-m [Oy-shee-em] design and produce limited edition garments that splash kimono, vintage and retro fabrics together with denim and cotton to create funky unique clothing for newborn babies and busy little people.

Their skinny jeans are very cloth nappy accommodating and their 'tummy toastie' waistband keeps little bums and bellies nice and covered.

The shrugs are on my personal hitlist for winter - the Oishi-M take on the sleeveless hoodie, these are easy to get on and off and look very funky!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sneak peek: Knuffle Kid


From Melbourne Australia, Knuffle Kid is a boutique childrenswear brand designed by the fabulous Emma Strybosch. A truly unique brand, Emma incorporates vintage fabrics into elegant, stand out from the crowd designs. We're going to be stocking some fabulous limited edition reversible dresses, along with some great winter warmers for the boys - gorgeous!!