Last Christmas, Mignonne introduced a children's section to the store. We do not seek to be the A to Z provider of children's items. Rather, we have worked to bring a small but special selection of perfect gifts for the little ones. We have focused on handmade, artisanal and high quality items sure to please parents and little ones alike.
To highlight one of our lines, let's take a closer look at ROBEEZ footwear, featured in the shop. ROBEEZ has grown from one mother's home-based business to the world's leading marketer and manufacturer of soft-soled footwear for newborns to four-year-olds.
In a story we love and can relate to (!), founder Sandra Wilson was downsized from the airline industry. Wanting to spend more time with her son, she viewed this as an opportunity instead of a catastrophe. She used her 18-month old son as inspiration to design her line of footwear. After hand-stitching 20 sample pairs and introducing them at the Vancouver Gift Show to a brightly positive response, her ROBEEZ line was born (named after her son, Robert).
Even though no longer made in one mom's home, the baby shoes and booties are still meticulously handcrafted from leather. The soft, skid-resistant soles encourage feet to flex and toes to grip, allowing developing feet to grow naturally. Not only are the shoes created with great care and attention to quality, the whimsical designs for both boys and girls immediately drew us to the line. We take special pride in finding products that reflect the values of community and artisanal quality, and ROBEEZ' shoes fit that definition.
We are focused on carrying sizes for infants 0-12. We have a broad selection of styles for the baby in your life. Or, if you have seen a design we do not have in stock, we can look into ordering it for the future.
Our selection of children's items is, for the most part, targeted to that age group, infants and toddlers. In addition to ROBEEZ, Mignonne features classic children's books that will be cherished and passed on to future generations with love (Dr. Seuss, Tintin), handmade baby throws and dolls, high quality wooden toys from France ... just to name a few. In future blog posts we will enjoy introducing you to another of our specialties awaiting you in the store.
As always, anything you see on our blog can be purchased by phoning or emailing the store (see our blog header for contact info). We pack with special care and can also send as a gift to anywhere in the world!