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Sweet Threads’ “Love Takes Over” Valentines Day Party 2018

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The day of L-O-V-E is near! Bring your special little Valentine to Sweet Threads for our Love Takes Over Party on Saturday, February 3rd. From 11 pm to 1 pm, we will be hosting a Valentine’s Day themed event in our store for our customers to enjoy while they shop. We will start the day with a Valentines themed story time at 10:30am. There will be a sweet treats bar with eatables and drinkables, Heart Balloons for our mini customers (one per child, while supplies last) and a mini nail station using products from non-toxic and kid friendly Nailmatic!

We’re excited to announce our party includes a Valentine’s Day mini photo session with professional photographer, Katie Ging. Make this experience fun and memorable for you and your mini with a super adorable Valentine themed mini photo shoot! Our pre-purchase packages include:

Standard: $125

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • 5 downloadable digital files
  • Includes event activities

Deluxe: $140

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • 5 downloadable digital files
  • 1 magnet and 2 5×7 prints
  • Includes event activities

Premium: $175

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • ALL digital files
  • 2 magnets  3 5×7 prints
  • Includes event activities

Purchase a mini session package HERE. You must pre-purchase to reserve your spot at our event.

Have two special Valentines? We’ve got you covered. All Heart Rompers (excluding SS17 and collections already on clearance) will be buy-one-get-one free so that both your mini Valentines are happy.

Candle-lit dinners and movies can be reserved for the evening. Come have a blast with us at our Love Takes Over Party! Sweet Threads is more than a shop; it’s an experience. We love celebrating and having fun with our customers and we just can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Our Grandest Opening

5 years ago, at the age of 32, I was newly married, had a house, worked in the fashion industry and earned good money. I worked hard and played hard. I had amazing friends and family.

I couldn’t be happier, right? Wrong. I was working 40+ hours a week in a fast paced stressful environment. The job itself wasn’t rewarding and gave me a lack of self accomplishment. So, I decided to take charge of my life –  to make lemonade out of lemons. I dug deep about what I could possibly do on my own and after months of research, the vision came. I wanted to start a children’s business, but not just any ordinary children’s business. It had to be fun and unique. I wanted to share it with the world. That’s when we took the streets of local flea markets to sell vintage kids clothes out of our Ice Cream Truck inspired VW Bus and the rest is simply history.

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Since then we have grown out of two spaces (our 4th Street and Broadway locations in Long Beach, CA). This year, we finally found a location fitting for our growing business on 2nd St. in Belmont Shore! Being 4x bigger than our first location, this was our biggest space yet. Check out each location we’ve had to see how far we’ve come!

4th St. Location, opened July 2013

4th St Location

Broadway Location, opened January 2015

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2nd St. in Belmont Shore, officially opened December 2017

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We had our grandest of openings yet this past Sunday on December 3rd from a ribbon cutting event with Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price to an adorably festive marionette puppet show. We even had the pleasure of hosting Crayon Fawn for their pop-up. In all honesty,  we had the absolute BEST time celebrating the pre-holidays in our new location with all of our amazing guests! We dressed the shop in candy cane color balloons by Wild Child Party. Our bellies were happy and full with delicious treats from our favorite Belmont Shore eateries like The Pizza Press, Pietris Bakery, Frosted CupcakeryandLong Beach Creamery! Our neighbors, 2nd St. Beauty even offered mini Mommy & Me makeovers! Our vendors I Love Plum, Sago Mini, Kid O, Candylab, Stay Anchored LB, Mini Melissa, Lil Lemons, Native Shoes, DL1961, Bunnies by the Bay, Petit Collage, Yellow Owl Workshop , Teeny Tiny Optics and Nailmatic generously contributed to our swag bags for our guests! Not to mention, we had theTraveling Photo Bus and photographer,Jeff Zielinski capture all of your smiles that day! And It was definitely a packed house!

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Sweet Threads Grand Opening

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Sweet Threads Grand Opening

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Sweet Threads Grand Opening

The journey has been a long, fulfilling and inspirational one. Sweet Threads is a dream curated from its humble beginnings and it would not be where it is today if it weren’t for the love from its many supporters. Thank you for everything and here’s to what’s to come.

xoxo Shella.

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Shop Small Saturday

Holiday music is already playing on the radio and we can’t help but love every single second of it. But before we get too ahead of ourselves with the Christmas cheer, let’s just remember that Thanksgiving is around the corner! This means happy bellies, family festivities, colorful leaves and most importantly: shopping.

Here at Sweet Threads we proudly start off the holiday season with Shop Small – a day dedicated to supporting local businesses and communities across the country. This celebration falls on November 25th, the Saturday after Black Friday, so be sure to save your energy for an afternoon of cocktails and fun. In addition, we are proudly debuting our EXCLUSIVE holiday collaboration with @planningpretty! Get your hands on our beautiful, one-of-a-kind wreaths.

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Prices are as follows:

Toy Wreaths: 12” $40

Wreaths without Toy: 12” $30

Traditional Eucalyptus: 18” $50

In addition, we will be hosting @4theegirl with her debut popup shop! You definitely won’t wanna miss out.

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Hope to see you soon!

XOXO, Sweet Threads.

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4 Ways to Style Velvet

We can’t help but bask in fall fashion and the one trend we find ourselves reaching for and loving the most is the dreamy texture of velvet. Of course, it’s a no brainer that we try to incorporate the fashion world’s hottest trends into micro fashion for our favorite little humans. Here are 4 ways you can style your mini in velvet this fall from some of our beloved velvet products.

We’re absolutely obsessed with yellow this fall season! Yellow velvet takes our signature Paush Heart Romper to a whole new level. Your mini will undoubtedly turn heads in matching yellow Wunderkind Bows, our Paush Mesh Long Sleeve and Joyfolie Mary Janes, creating the perfect October statement outfit.

Paush Mustard Velvet Heart Romper

Channel your little one’s  inner Victorian babe with our Paush hunter green dress and crisp white vintage long sleeve. Compliment this deep green with a hint of mustard yellow for the ultimate trend-setting Fall ensemble

Paush Hunter Green Pinafore

Velvet on velvet on velvet. We’re absolutely in love with our newest accessories: Mandy Tangerine headwraps! Whether you stick with the velvet trend or opt for a classic jersey knit, these pieces are sure to add a cute flair to our heart rompers.

Paush Velvet Heart Romper

Casual, chic and edgy, this vintage jean jacket adds a ‘90s flair to our favorite velvet mauve Paush dress! Go even a little edgier with a mesh long sleeve (for added warmth and style) and your mini will be set for a day out.

Side note: We’re all too excited about carrying Dr. Martens in store! Snag a pair today before it’s too late

Paush Velvet Pinafore

Hope to see you and your fabulous little ones soon!

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Halloween Party III: The Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree

Here at Sweet Threads we readily welcome Halloween with sweet cravings, adorable costumes and a ton of family fun time! October holds a special place in our hearts. Not only does it officially mark the start of the Fall season, but it also introduces a whole new selection of cozy fashion choices for us and our little ones. 

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In honor of this special month, we would like to cordially invite you to join us for a spooktastic time on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 2pm for Sweet Thread’s third annual Halloween Party — Halloween Party III: The Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree. This ghoulish day will kick off at 11 am with a Dia de los Muertos story hour with Señora Lisa followed by some fun sugar skull crafts. We will also be offering tasty treats including traditional pan dulce, candy and spread of yummy refreshments.

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Be sure to dress to impress as we will be having a photo booth and a costume contest with tons of cute prizes. Now, if you haven’t had time to plan a costume for your mini we’ve got you covered! From sailor suits to ballerina tutus, we have a variety of adorable vintage pieces perfect to make any costume sparkle. 

Check out the selection below for some inspiration! 

Sailor and Sailorette

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Ahoy matey! Spruce up your mini’s Halloween in one of these nautical sailor and sailorette suits. Fellow marines will fawn over these adorable vintage tributes to the seven seas. Complete the  look with a Wunderkind bow and Saltwater sandals! 

Sheriff 

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Dress your cutie up as the most important little man in town. Match this genuine leather vest with a pair of aviators, a hat and an official badge and you’re set for a the perfect Halloween night.

Cow

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Dress your little one up in a moo-valous cow costume for an ultimate Halloween statement. Pair these vintage cow print pants with a black tee, straw hat and toy barnyard animals to bring to life your very own baby calf.   

We hope to celebrate this ghoulishly delightful Halloween with you and your kiddos. Halloween would be an awfully wicked time without you! Hope to see you soon. 

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Halloween Broadway Bash 2016

This year we had the pleasure of joining our shop neighbors in hosting our first Halloween Broadway Bash! We truly enjoyed seeing  all the families come through dressed in their costumes. We were pretty impressed with the creativity that went into them. Choosing a costume winner was definitely not easy. Check out some of the costumes below and pick out your favorite. :o)

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It’s pretty hard to choose right?! The costumes keep getting better and better and they have definitely made our job hard. So at last, we have picked the winners. Congratulations to….

1st Place Winner ($50 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $50 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Milana as the Marionette Puppetmarionette-puppet2nd Place Winner ($30 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $30 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Leo as Edward Scissor Handsedward-scissor-hands-leo

3rd Place Winner ($20 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $20 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Maya and Fernando as Ice Cream Man and Ice Creamsuluu-icecream

Please contact us at shopsweetthreads@gmail.com to redeem your prize!!

THANK YOU again from all of your small shops and businesses on Broadway in Long Beach for making our Halloween this year a memorable one!

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Summertime Looks For Your Little Under $75

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Have you ever stepped into an adorable children’s boutique, just to think, “I can’t afford anything here!”? We understand your frustration. You want those beautiful, on-trend fashions for your little ones, without breaking the bank. That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite summertime looks that won’t cost you a penny more than $75. With these fun outfits, you can dress your kiddos with style, without dealing with an outrageous price tag.

Floral Fun For $46

Young-&-Free-Look

Whether you buy this outfit for your own baby girl or as a newborn gift for a friend, this ensemble is adorable! The Floral Tie Romper by Young & Free boasts beautiful colors and a girly floral pattern. Add a Petite Léa Bow by Pitchoun Designs for an extra pop of color. Of course, this look wouldn’t be complete without an adorable pair of jelly shoes. These Sun Peach Jelly Shoes by Sun Jellies are the perfect addition to this pink and red color scheme. This to-die-for outfit, including the fun accessories, will only run you $46.

Summertime Chill For $70

Lennon-+-Wolfe-&-Bobo-Choses-Look

Every little boy wants to be comfortable when summertime rolls around, but we know you would still like your kiddo to look stylish. So, we found the perfect outfit for you! This comfy Dylan Tee in Blue by Lennon + Wolfe is incredibly soft and made right in LA. Pair that with these Fleece Shorts by Bobo Choses and you’ve got one comfy kid. But this look wouldn’t be complete without some Mirrored Sunnies by Teeny Tiny Optics. It’s the perfect summer outfit for only $70, and your kiddo can enjoy a relaxed and fashionable summer.

Pretty and Classy For $68

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Every little girl needs a fun, fashionable outfit that’s also comfortable enough to wear everyday. This magnetic blue dress, The Leo by Alice + Ames, is the perfect addition to any little girl’s wardrobe. We have to warn you though, once your little one tries this on, she might never take it off! The twirly skirt will make her feel just like a ballerina. Add an adorable Pastel Floral Hand-tied Bow Clip by Free Babes and this is the perfect pretty and classy ensemble. For even more fun and flair, add these Kylie Sunglasses in White by Teeny Tiny Optics. The entire look only costs $68.

Comfortable and Cool For $75

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Boys love to feel comfortable and cool, and what better way to show their fun side than with a cute graphic tee and stylish sunglasses? This Peace in Paradise Muscle Tee by Children of the Tribe shows off his fun side, while he enjoys the 100% cotton fabric. Pair that with these Bestival Drawstring Shorts by Children of the Tribe and Mirrored Sunnies by Teeny Tiny Optics and this becomes one hip look. We can promise your boy will love running around in this comfy, on-trend outfit. And you can get it all for only $75.

Enjoy seeing your children in on-trend outfits, without emptying your wallet. Every collection here won’t cost you a penny over $75. For more fashionable children’s clothes, stop by Sweet Threads online. And for even more on-trend looks and ideas, check out our Instagram @shopsweetthreads.