Back to Old School

The weather has cooled down, stores are filling up with an abundance of school supplies and children are getting excited about shopping for new Back to School outfits. Here at Sweet Threads, we are too. Our A/W 13 Look Book takes a twist with mixing vintage and modern children’s fashion pieces taking it Back to Old School.

Sweet Threads had the pleasure of working with the talented photographer, Katie Ging and had the sweetest treat of having Kylie Marco from Sunny Side Kylie to style the shoot. Not to mention, our mini models Ruby Lu, Hudson, Olivia and Bobby did a fantabulous job smiling for the camera! We are so thrilled at how incredible the images turned out and we couldn’t have done it without teamwork! So a BIG THANK YOU to the team. You all did an amazing job!

–¬†A special blog will be coming up soon dedicated to our mini stylist, Kylie so stay tuned! You won’t want to miss it!

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SWEET THREADS IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Hello my friends!

Sorry it’s been a bit since i’ve blogged! As you will see, I have been quite busy preparing the shop for its grand opening this past Saturday! I’d love to share with you the shop details and please know I put my blood, sweat and tears in building this fun, little space for YOU and the KIDDOS!! I wanted to make sure that each and every one of you who came into the shop came in feeling happy, excited and a whiff of nostalgia hoping it brought you back childhood memories!

Take a peek into my little world…hope you come by and visit and don’t forget to bring the kiddos! ūüôā

We are located at:

3301 E. 4th St. Long Beach, Ca 90814

For any inquiries, please email us at shopsweetthreads@gmail.com

xoxo, Shella

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A SWEET Opening!!

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Sling your littlest one over your shoulder and put the others in the
wagon. It’s time for the grand opening launch of Sweet Threads: The
Brick & Mortar edition. We want you to join us July 4th weekend.

Featuring a candy bar & desserts, discounts & swag packs, and – oh
yeah – the latest in kiddo fashion.

The details: Saturday, July 6th // 11am to 5pm // 3301 E. 4th St. Long
Beach, CA 90814 // Get 15% off your purchase (sale items not included)
// Swag packs available to the first 50 customers // Don’t worry about
the sugar, we’ve got your sweet tooth covered.

Don’t forget to RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

http://shopsweetthreads.eventbrite.com/

Moving on to LIFE CHANGING things!

Yesterday marked the day I finally decided to leave the corporate life. I’ve been working as a weekend warrior for a year and will now¬†become a small business owner full time. ¬†Sweet Threads will be opening it’s very own brick + mortar this Summer 2013. Follow us on this new adventure! We’d love to share it with you. :o)

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HELLO SPRING! LOOK BOOK | 2013

Sweet Threads had an awesome opportunity to work with a very talented “photographist”, Katie Ging who is not only a photographer, but an artist in her own right. A former ballet dancer, she specializes photographing ballet and children. We invited kids from our local Long Beach shop friends: Make Collectives (Grayson), La Femme Vintage (Mila) and Anneise (Losi) to join in on our Spring 2013 Look Book photo shoot. We couldn’t have asked any other kids to do it better! Just check them out … they show how much fun wearing vintage can be!

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Fresh Spring Products Coming Soon!

my mini VALENTINE

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Yup. You guessed it! Valentines is around the corner and we have the SWEETEST, mini Valentine’s Day photoshoot for you! With its playful and fun vibe, the¬†Sweet Threads¬†Gals, has styled and designed this shoot with love. You can find many of the children’s clothing you see here available at their online store.¬†MORE Valentines vintage kids fashions will be coming to the store SOON. So keep your eyes peeled this week!

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Room Design & Photography: Sweet Threads Gals

On Thales:

1. Vintage Circket Sweater

2. A for Apple Cardigan

3. A for Apple James Denim Shirt

4. A for Apple Flannel Oxford Shirt

On Elle:

1. Vintage Girls Pink Dress ~ Coming to the Store Soon!

2. Vintage Girls Red Dress ~ Coming to the Store Soon!

3. Hucklebones Georgette Flutter Dress

ONE SWEET RIDE

BRAINSTORMING

Sweet Threads originally started as an online vintage children’s clothing reseller on Etsy.com. Since then, we ¬†have launched our website: www.shopsweetthreads.com. We enjoyed meeting new people and were feeling a little disconnected with our customers. Instead of owning a brick and mortar, we decided to take part in one of the biggest vintage flea markets on the west coast; The Rose Bowl Flea Market¬†in Pasadena, CA.¬†What a fun way to showcase our products, meet tons of new people and get to know our customers.

From here we knew what we ¬†needed. ¬†We needed some kind of vehicle to transport our products to the shows. Being that, we thought outside of the box and asked ourselves: what would that vehicle be? A Food truck? An Airstream? Nah, it’s all been done.¬†We wanted something classic, iconic and ¬†something that would turn peoples heads on the street. The answer, a ¬†VW Bus!¬†That’s it!!

ON THE HUNT

We searched online and found this beauty locally on theSamba.com.¬†We had it towed to our mechanic and started our journey. Let the makeover begin! ūüôā

THE BIG PICTURE

We got to work right away. We thought long and hard how our bus design could ¬†make sense with our business name and model. After admiring the bus for its beauty ;p, we started to see the big picture. Our bus looked like the shape of an ICE CREAM truck. What a creative way to use our bus. SWEET THREADS carries SWEET NEW + VINTAGE children’s clothing. It makes perfect sense.

DESIGN

It just so happened that one day a friend was showing us her new home and we came across this CUTE bench. ¬†We loved the colors and loved that black & white ¬†striped seat. From there it was a done deal. Our paint job would be in a similar mint topped off ¬†with the bold black & white stripes. Now let’s make it happen!

ARTWORK

After several changes and revisions to get to our final design, we are proud to present our SWEET ride; SWEET THREADS on wheels. LOL!

PAINT THE TOWN…MINT! ;P

Picked a mint color from a bathing suit we found. Had our body shop match the color and it turned out incredible!! LOVE this color!

PAINT DOES A BODY GOOD

WOW! The paint job really turned this beat up bus into something incredible. Paint does a body good! ;P The vision was starting to come to life. We couldn’t have been more excited!

IT’S A WRAP

We are almost there. Now we needed to wrap this bad boy! Check out what an UH-MAZING job Wrapone did! Even our mini model, Thales digs it!

BIG IDEAS

Now that we have this bus, the ideas are endless. Joining the flea markets are not where it stops. We will be on the road doing events, tweet ups, birthday parties, baby showers, personal shopping appointments, the list goes on. So keep an eye out for us on the road. ¬†Follow us on Twitter for shop and location updates, Like us on Facebook¬†, and follow us on Instagram¬†or Tumblr for fun photos! We LOVE company and meeting new people cruising around in our new sweet ride. We hope you can join us in this journey. It’ll sure be FUN!

Next time, we’ll be sure to share photos from our first time at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Stay tuned! ūüôā

SUMMER IN THE LBC

Sisters Anika & Sofia had an amazing time vacationing in the LBC with their family. These two lovely girls are full of energy and are so much fun! They aren’t shy either! We enjoyed chatting it up with them and their Q & A is coming soon! Here are some fab shots of them playing in Sweet Threads this Summer! ūüôā

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On Anika: Vintage Nautical Swimsuit from Sweet Threads & Red Kim Shorts by A for Apple

On Sofia: Vintage Mod Dress from Sweet Threads & Brown Suede Oxford Shoes by Golden Ponies