Look of the Month: March

So, what’s a fashionista to wear in March?! This month is supposed to be in like a lion and out like a lamb, but here in Ithaca, it’s more like lamb ..  then lion … then giant-roving-pack-of-lions-tigers-and-bears! Luckily, we have this month’s model, Leona, to show us how a little creativity can help keep your wardrobe weather-appropriate.

Leona’s outfit centers around her sparkly Cherokee top (size 7/8, $4.50)  paired with Ralph Lauren tweed leggings (size 6, $5.50) and size 2 ankle boots by Tuffrider ($9.95.) She gets extra warmth from her Uniqlo heatec tee ($4.25,) Gap cream coat (size 8, $11.50) and Italian wool hat ($2.00.)

Once the weather finally warms up, Leona just swaps out her layers for Gap kids sparkle dot shorts (size 7, $5.50), a leather belt (Peace sign buckle not visible, $1.50) and European leather sandals (size 13, $9.95.)

 

You too can survive this month as fashionably as Leona. Just stop by the Goose for more styles that transcend seasons!

We will close at 5pm on Wednesday March 15th

 

Meet the Doulas!

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Mama Goose is partnering up with the Ithaca Doula Collective to host a free Meet the Doulas event on March 26th.

Join us at the store from 4-6pm to meet doulas in the Ithaca area and find out exactly what they do and if their services are right for your family. This is a great opportunity to meet other mamas and have all of your pregnancy and doula-related questions answered.

Fausel Imagery will also be on site with a pop-up gallery showcasing pregnancy, birth, and baby photo packages.

Enjoy this free, informational event and some refreshments on us! All attendees will receive a coupon for Mama Goose.

Join our Facebook event to help spread the word to your friends!

Email us or sign up at the store!

Mama Goose has a gift registry!

HOW IT WORKS: Once signed up, you can walk the store with one of our knowledgeable associates and create a list of items you are interested in. When your friends and family come in, we will help them find something from your list. You’ll get what you need while also supporting a reusable economy- go green mama!

 

After registering with us, we’ll provide you with cards to put in your baby shower invitations, so your attendees know where you’re registered. Every registered Mama will also get a goodie-bag from us with samples of some of our favorite products. And, after your shower we’ll send you a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase of things you may still need or want.

Look of the Month: February

Meet Mitch, our February “Look of the Month” model. He and his mama Mariya (and Daddy Schuyler) stopped by the Goose to shop the sales we have going on this week. February, much like Mitch, is short and sweet – a great month to show off some of our favorite things, like the Ergo Carrier pictured above!  Mitch’s sweet ride is a barely-used Organic Green Zen Ergobaby (retails new for $140, on sale at the Goose for $95.) Mamas and babes love these stylish carriers!

 

 

Mitch chose to share the spotlight with another kind of model… model trains, that is! He had a grand old time with the Discovery Kids mini train table pictured to the left ($28, vehicles and helipad sold separately) and our large selection of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends trains (prices range from $1-$5.)

 

Even a wardrobe change couldn’t distract Mitch from his train play. He made the perfect conductor in Gap overalls (size 2, $6.50), a Gap striped long-sleeved tee (size 2, $3.25), a fleece-lined hooded sweater (size 2, $9.95) and See Kai Run Dane high-tops in red plaid (size 6, $41.50.)

Thanks to Mitch for showing us that having fun is always in season!

Look of the Month: January

IMG_2068 (3)Meet Olivia and Charlie, our January “Look of the Month” models. Their sweet and sassy sisterly selves, dressed in snuggly Mama Goose garb show us that a bright new outfit can help you get through any January day!

Olivia’s Gymboree sweater dress (size 7, $8.95) is layered over an OshKosh tee (size 7, $2.50) and purple striped teggings* (size 7, $2.50.)  Her purple Bearpaw boots (size 2, $19.95) keep her feet toasty both indoors and out, and her adorable felted hair clip (model’s own, but $5-12 at MG) was made by her very own mama.  Charlie’s hooded dress (size 5, $11.95) and leggings (size 5, $4.95) are super soft Naartjie items that go great with her Livie & Luca boots (size 13, $23.95.). Once they decide to hunker down for the day, they can swap out their boots for cute clogs.

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Sanita clogs (size 13, $13.95) and PG Lite Alegria mermaid mules (size 2, $9.95)

 

After the New Year’s Eve excitement wears off, the frigid temperatures and endless gray skies of January hang overhead as a constant reminder that there are still many, many winter months to come. Come on down to the Goose for sales and some warm and fuzzy fashion.  We’ll all get through this month together.

 

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Olivia and Charlie also accessorized with sunny dispositions that could brighten anybody’s January.

 

 

*Teggings (n): a thin, stretchy pant-like leg covering that simply cannot be defined as either tights or leggings alone.

New year, new sales!

During the month of January we have a different sale each week!

Here are the details on how you can save all month long. Enjoy…

Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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Mix and match-go crazy! (Excludes consigned items.)

 

And all month long…

Enjoy 20% off gently-used infant clothes sizes NB – 12 months.

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…and stay tuned for details on our WINTER BLOWOUT SALE the last week of January!

 

Mama Goose Turns Thirteen

On December 16th we celebrated our 13th anniversary!

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Check out this old photo of the “Little Goose” in 2003.

How can it be? Mama Goose is a TEENAGER! While your kids have been busily growing, so has Mama Goose – and just as you’ve been loving the job of parenting, we have been loving the job of nurturing our little store! We thought we would take the occasion of our thirteen-year milestone to re-post our story. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to read the history of Mama Goose, here it is …

 

history of ithaca, kids resale Shortly after she moved to Ithaca in December 2002, Kelly Moreland met fellow mama Michelle Stuhr at the preschool that both their young children attended. Within minutes of meeting each other, the two women found themselves talking about their respective dreams to open a children’s resale store. They both felt there was a niche to be filled, and had been dreaming about the kind of store where they would like to shop for their kids.

 

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Kelly was passively working on a five year plan, but was inspired by Michelle’s energy and can-do attitude. They started meeting and envisioning, and decided to join forces and take the leap. Neither women had owned or managed a store, but soon adopted the motto, “Build it while you fly it”. Within a few months, Mama Goose opened its doors in a very charming, tiny (850 sq. ft) store at the corner of Seneca and Plain Streets in December of 2003. Thanks to Ithaca-area parents’ passion for reuse and their support of local business, Mama Goose took flight and grew quickly. In 2006, after the arrival of Michelle’s third child, Kelly purchased the business, becoming the sole owner. In 2008, Kelly moved the business one block west to its “forever home” at the corner of State and Corn Streets in Ithaca’s lively West End. Mama Goose is now more than four times its original size with plenty of room for your goslings to enjoy themselves and for you to shop with ease.

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Mama Goose owner Kelly running the register, back in the day!

We love sharing the memory of this store with so many of you who still come in today! Do you remember shopping at the Little Goose? We remember you!

THANK YOU, Ithaca families for your love of sustainability, local shopping and lil’ goslings. We look forward to serving you for another 13!

 

Shopping locally just got fun!

Throughout the month of December…
all our NEW Books, Toys, Games & Puzzles are BOGO 1/2 OFF!
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While supplies last!
Mix & match and choose from all our favorite toy makers…
Hand-crafted wooden toys by Maple Landmark, North Star and Wild Apples (from Trumansburg!)
Beautiful and thoughtful books and games by Barefoot Books
Colorful and award-winning educational games and  puzzles by eeBoo
100% organic cotton soft toys by Under the Nile
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To see all the new toys and great gift items we carry CLICK HERE

Let the list making begin!

Look of the Month: December

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Meet Stella and August, our December “Look of the Month” models!

Stella is picture-perfect in a Perfectly Dressed holiday frock (size 12, $7.95) worn with Hanna Anderson tights (size 130, $1.95) and Xin Miao Mary Janes (size 4.5, $14.95.)  A 77 Kids plaid jacket (size 10, $12.95) keeps her warm and takes the outfit to the next level of pattern mixing.

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Augie’s ensemble starts with a striped Children’s Place button-down (size 5/6, $3.25) and Gap Kids pants (size 6, $9.95.)  A Perfectly Dressed velveteen jacket (size 5, $7.95) and little-man-sized bow tie ($1.00) add a dash of dapper. Polo boots (size 12, $14.50) strike just the right balance between classy and cool.

 

Need to get your kids holiday-photo-ready? Swing by Mama Goose and check out our fabulous dressy duds, party dresses, tights and shoes. Plus, you can pick up some great gifts while you’re at it since our entire stock of NEW books, toys, puzzles and games are BOGO 1/2 off throughout the month of December! We know one-stop shopping is on every mama’s wish list.

Happy holidays!