Cloth shopping

Cake by Ms. Goody Cupcake
Cake by Ms. Goody Cupcake

This weekend I was invited to the Grand Opening celebration of a new baby boutique called Cloth.  This South Philly parenting store specializes in all natural products, particularly cloth diapers.  As a South Philly parent and pediatrician (my office is just a few blocks away from this store), I was excited to learn about a new children’s store in this neighborhood.  While East Passyunk Avenue has recently had a restaurant revolution (and was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s best foodie streets in America) and more families have moved into the area, there are not many retail stores with a focus on children and families.  So I was hopeful that Cloth may be a new trend and wanted to support it.

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Cloth feels tied to the community already, with products made locally, a space that is warm and homey, and toys and clothes that are made responsibly.  Another feature that I always look for in a children’s store (especially as a pregnant mommy) is a bathroom, which Cloth has, but was pleasantly surprised to see a separate area for diaper changing and breastfeeding!  In addition, there is a play area for children ages 0-4 to keep little ones entertained while mommy shops.

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I was in the market for some summer gear to protect my pale little one’s skin.  I found these blue flexible sunglasses by i play, which N put on immediately:

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I also got a swim shirt with UPF 50+ UV protection by My Swim Baby, which I can’t wait to put on him next time we are at the beach.  I was wishing that it wasn’t 80 degrees outside so I could put him in these wool knit diapers because they are so adorable!  I’m keeping them in mind though for the next time I need to buy a baby gift (MB and TW- I’m thinking of you).

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While browsing the shelves, I thought things seemed a little expensive, but after I got home I compared prices online and found that the Haba toys and Flensted mobiles were the same price on Amazon.  So while the products they carry may be on the more expensive side, they are things that you can feel good about buying because they are fairly priced as well as socially responsible, locally made, and/or organic.  I will definitely be stopping back to pick up a few things for the new baby and see more of what Cloth has to offer as they get settled in their new home, because I think they will be there for a while.

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{Disclosure:  While I was invited to this Grand Opening Event for Media Moms and received a swag bag, I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.}

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great shop for Mommies. Although I love living here, I grew up in a big city and small shore town that has a “downtown”. I miss those small stores where you are sure to find something you love or just love to browse.

    1. Yes, one of the things I love about city-living is being able to step outside and find unique little shops like this one.

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