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Alder & Co, Estella Retailer & Portland’s finest Boutique, coming to New York

For years, Alder & Co has been providing the Portland area with priceless treasures from around the globe. Customers love Alder & Co for those unique items that they simply can’t find anywhere else from women’s dresses to jewelry and baby gifts. It is known as a magical place where people can find that particular artifact to complete the outfit, gift or project. Alder is a space of timeless and transportive things that are as useful as they are beautiful.

With collections from around the world, Alder & Co carries different types of products from small batch independent brand names. Find ladies clothing, accessories, apothecary, home items, jewelry, baby gifts, paper, textiles and a little bit of everything else. Unique brands such as Klorane, Context, Nkuku, and Polka Dot Club don the shelves of this special Portland Oregon boutique. Estella is thrilled to be among the select group of brands at Alder.

Alder carries some of Estella’s most innovative baby gifts including its new Short Sleeve Organic Baby Romper with Whale. Handmade in Peru with 100% breathable certified organic cotton, this one of a kind romper features a graphic navy blue whale image and stripes on a cream background. This nautical romper comes in short sleeves and short legs and is perfect for Spring & Summer babies.

Whale Baby Rompers

Whale Baby Romper in Organic Cotton by Estella

Also available at Alder is Estella’s new Sleeveless Organic Infant Romper in baby blue. This one-piece knit romper is backless, solid colored with a contrasting cream band on the chest pocked and on the thigh hem. Also handmade with 100% soft organic cotton, this irresistible baby romper is sophisticated and elegant.

Sleeveless Baby Rompers in Blue

Backless, Sleeveless Baby Romper in blue by Estella

Alder also carries Estella’s popular Whale security blanket. This baby security blanket was so popular that it served as the inspiration to the Whale Short Sleeve romper that Alder now carries. Measuring 14 inches squared, this baby lovey is small enough for toddlers to carry around and find comfort in during bedtime, naptime or when they’re feeling out of sorts. With a whale image and a three dimensional tail, it is also fun for toddlers to use for imaginative play and for infants to explore.

Whale Baby Lovey

Whale Security Blanket by Estella

On April 1, 2017, Alder & Co will be opening its Alder East location in Germantown, NY and will bring Estella and its core collection of women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and baby gifts to this charming New York town. This upstate site will carry not just some of the same special items found in the Portland store, but will include a fusion of goods from local New York brands to give it a truly local feel.

The grand opening will be held at the new Alder East location at 222 Main Street in Germantown from 2 – 6 P.M. Mark your calendar and get ready for something new. Join us in welcoming Alder to New York, check out their new store and hopefully you will fall in love with their aesthetic, like the Portland community has.

For more information about Alder & Co., give them a call at their Portland location at 505-224-1647 or email them directly at

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Lines We Love: Creme Anglaise

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French line Creme Anglaise makes the most dreamy decor for a baby nursery, toddler’s room, or play space. The brand creates its collection of baby mobiles, decorative pillows, and cribs all by hand in France, and each piece is sweet, imaginative, and romantic. The soft pastels and neutral hues pair well with lots of other color combinations and the metallic details add such a whimsical touch to any little one’s room. Check the site out to view the entire collection – the store ships internationally!

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Boo: Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween! Here is some black & orange fashion inspiration, courtesy of Gugguu’s fall 2014 collection. The Finnish line of toddler and baby clothes features everyday basics that are comfortable and practical yet still stylish and unique – bold colors, asymmetrical zippers, and harem-style pants keep the collection fresh. Plus, Gugguu’s clothes are all manufactured close to home in the neighboring Baltic’s, and the pieces are all 100% organic cotton. Check out the brand’s website to view the entire collection.

Have a very happy and safe Halloween! Share ghost stories, cook up some spooky treats, and enjoy the carved pumpkins one last night. And, if tomorrow you are looking for ideas on what to do with the overload of candy in your home, be sure to check out this post from last year.

Posted by Estella Editor in Baby Boys, Baby Clothes, Baby Girls, Boys Clothes, Brands, Fall & Winter, Girls Clothes, Gugguu, Holidays & Special Occasions, Lines We Love, 0 comments

Just In: Prefresh Tees

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Just in for fall: bold and humorous toddler graphic tees from Portland-based designer kids’ clothing brand Prefresh! Designed by Tiffany and Jason Taylor, the brand designs and manufactures t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, & accessories for girls and boys that are as awesome as the kids wearing them. The brand’s raglan t-shirts are made from a soft and thick cotton blend that, when paired their long sleeves, will keep your toddler warm all season long. Plus, they all feature clever phrases on the front that kids and parents alike will appreciate – “Hello Ladies,” and “Lets Blame the Sugar,” are a few of our favorites. Comfortable, practical, and full of personality, Prefresh tees are the perfect complement to kids’ busy and active days. Head on over to Estella to shop the entire Prefresh collection!

Posted by Estella Editor in Boys Clothes, Brands, Fall & Winter, Girls Clothes, Lines We Love, New Arrivals, Prefresh, 0 comments

Lines we Love: Beau Loves, Part 2

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A few more images from the Beau LOves‘ AW14 collection! Founded in 2010 by Faye Wilde after she had her son Beau, the line is full of comfortable, 100% cotton designer baby & toddler clothes for boys and girls that are modern, bold, and practical. For fall 2014, the collection includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, & harem pants in elegant grey, green, and blue colors with bows and arrows, crosses, and mask prints. Most styles are gender neutral and designed to be mixed and matched. Sophisticated, stylish, and highly-wearable, Beau LOves is a practical and comfy brand to check out this season. Plus, how beautiful are these pictures?

P.S. See part 1 here.

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