- Location: Online
- Specialty: Modern design clothes, toys and accessories for children
- Price range: $$
- Website: littlecitizensboutique.com
- Founded: June 2012
- Founded by: Alicia Peyrano
If you had asked Alicia Peyrano, owner of Little Citizens Boutique, a few years whether she would ever own a kid's store, she probably would have thought you were crazy. Then, after Alicia became pregnant herself and started searching around for the gear for her new family member, she started falling in love with uniquely designed wares from around the world. Late one night her husband suggest she open her own baby boutique and Little Citizens was born.
Name/Title: Alicia Peyrano, Owner
When did you open your Little Citizens Boutique? June 2012
What was the inspiration for opening the store? I used to avoid going into kid's shops because baby clothes made me broody. At the time getting pregnant wasn't exactly high up on my priorities list. I worked as a documentary producer and that meant long hours, the ability to drop everything and get on a plane last minute. I knew motherhood would change my life and I wasn't ready for that. I must have been 7 months pregnant before I took my first steps into a Brooklyn baby boutique. I remember it well, the softness of the fibers and the originality of the designs. My mind and heart racing about the possibilities ahead. Having a baby to dress, a room to outfit, the realization that I would have to think about toys, bedding, books! All little markers that guide little individuals through their childhood. It was like a whole new universe unveiling and it was really exciting. It was clear that I wanted my child to be a little citizen of the world. My mom is Venezuelan and my dad is Argentine and it's important to me that they like me can relate to more than one culture. So I started window shopping around the globe really. It became like an addiction - I looked for shops in Boston, LA, New York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Rio. Late one night on my computer, hard smacking at my keys, my husband said to me: why don't you start your own baby business? It was like an epiphany, I imagined bringing all my favorite things under one roof, the leather sneakers from Brazil, the sculpted wooden toys from Copenhagen, the hand made hair clips from Berkeley California ... it started to seem like a good idea.
For more about Little Citizens Boutique, visit their store page over at Marketplace.
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