Join us for Shop Local Weekend in Ithaca’s West End!

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We’re celebrating the start of the holiday season with a weekend of savings and givings by collecting donations for the Rescue Mission Food Pantry, and throwing a massive West End Raffle! For every nonperishable food item you donate at either Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic, you get one raffle ticket for the prize(s) of your choosing, and there’s no limit on how many donations you can bring. Everyone who donates will also get an exclusive coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more on your return visit, as a thank you. In this contest, everybody wins! We will be accepting donations November 27th-29th only and will draw winners on Monday, November 30th. The more you donate, the better your chances are of winning– so start gathering up donations today!

Plus! Enjoy 10% OFF EVERYTHING at Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic all weekend  (Friday 11/27, Saturday 11/28 & Sunday 11/29)
The 10% sale will apply to everything in both Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic, including items that have already been marked down and our wide selection gift items and new products.

The following is a list of our generous West End Neighbors who have donated prizes for our raffle:

Kitchen Theatre Company
Maxie’s Supper Club
Gimme! Coffee
The State Diner
Rasa Spa
Ithaca Children’s Garden
On the Street Pita
Circus Truck
Mama Goose & Mimi’s Attic

A cornucopious amount of local goodness!

For more details about the prizes, visit our events page at:

Time To Sign Up For Full Plate Farm’s Winter CSA!

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Mama Goose is a weekly pick-up location for both Full Plate Farm Collective & Good Life Farms. How convenient is that?

Sign-ups for Fruit and Vegetable shares from Full Plate Farm Collective are happening now and if this is something you might be interested in, you’ll want to act soon as they tend to sell out quickly!

To sign up for a Full Plate CSA, visit their website here. A winter share from Full Plate will include tons of great local goodness from four different local farms, and will include a huge variety of greens, root veggies, mushrooms, pickles, and much more! Weekly shares will be delivered and available for pick-up at Mama Goose by midday on Thursdays until noon on Fridays. The Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl can also be delivered alongside your vegetable share.

If you and your family are local apple fans, Good Life Farm has a weekly organic apple CSA which will likely run through March! You can also purchase a la cart local foods and ciders from the Good Life Farm website and pick them up at Mama Goose/Mimi’s Attic on Wednesdays. Order by 4pm on Friday for your Wednesday pick-up in the Mimi’s Attic hallway.

Don’t you love the idea of simmering stews, oven roasted root vegetables, greens, and fruit on a winter’s day? Then you will  love your weekly CSA!

Witches, Wizards, and all things Halloween in Ithaca

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So much to do in downtown Ithaca this Saturday! Whether your gaggle of goblins are dressing up as ladybugs or warlocks, they will feel right at home in Ithaca this weekend.

Press Bay Alley is hosting their very 1st Wizarding Weekend. The buzz created has gotten us all very excited as the city prepares for Wizarding Weekend and Halloween. Stop over at the event to see the Hogwarts Common Room tents furnished by Mimi’s Attic!

If you have never trick-or-treated in Ithaca, here’s a lil’ tip from Mama: Hit up the Fall Creek neighborhood. Located on the north side of town near Traingle Park,  Fall Creek is prime real estate for door to door loot. Densely populated and relatively well lit, you and your little ones can park and walk short distances and fill up those bags quickly!

If your kids haven’t decided what they want to be for Halloween yet, or just keep changing their minds, we may be able to help! We are still getting great costumes in daily at Mama Goose, and they are on sale through the rest of this week. We’ve also got toxin-free face paint, by Earth Paint, and U.S.A made magic wands by Maple Landmark.

Stop in Saturday for cookies and cider while you shop the final day of our month long October Freebies Sale. Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE Maternity clothing, as well as Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE Books. New Kawaii cloth diapers are Buy 4 get the 5th FREE, and Kawaii inserts are buy 2 get the 3rd FREE. Halloween costumes with be 50% OFF until the end of the day!


Wishing you a Safe & Happy Halloween, from The Geese at the Goose!


Women’s Fall Accessories

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Next time you are in, check out the scarves we have just for you Mama’s. Each scarf is soft, unique, and come in classic, pashmina, or infinity styles. Our price $12

Planning to Sell? We Will Not Be Buying on September 19th

Our apologies, we will not be buying on Saturday, September 19th, due to the Coat Sale Extravaganza! We are sorry for the inconvenience. Normal buying will resume Monday, September 21st.

We hope to see you at the Coat Sale! Read all about this fabulous and fun-filled winter outerwear sale HERE and plan to attend!


Enter our Back-to-School Photo Contest on Facebook!

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We are having a back-to-school photo contest on Facebook and we want YOU to participate! Enter to win a $25 Coat Sale day voucher for you AND a $25 voucher for a friend! Plus, on the morning of the sale (9/19), you and your friend will receive pre-festivities refreshments in the “The Coat Sale Lounge” before the doors open and V.I.P. access at 10am (no waiting in line)!

To find out how to enter this contest, visit our Facebook by clicking this link:

We look forward to seeing all of the entries!

Kids’ Fall & Winter Coat Sale Extravaganza

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Its that time of year again, folks! Gather up the family and gear up for Mama Goose’s 11th annual Coat Sale Extravaganza!

Saturday, September 19th 10am-6pm

430 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
In the Seneca street parking lot!


We buy quality children’s winter coats, snow pants, snow boots, winter accessories, & Halloween costumes all year long and stow them away for this fun-filled event. We will continue to have winter outerwear for purchase throughout the winter, but this is always our best selection of the year. PLUS, at checkout, you get to spin the wheel of savings for 10, 15, or 20% OFF your total purchase of outerwear and Halloween costumes. So save the date and plan to attend!

Also, we will be donating 5% of the day’s gross sales to the Ithaca Children’s Garden. This donation will be used to support ICG’s fabulous winter programs such as the Fire & Ice Festival!

The event is held in our Seneca street parking lot, behind Mimi’s Attic. Just look for the big white tents.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the sale:

Q: Why have a Coat Sale Extravaganza in the first place?
A: The Coat Sale tradition began when we had a tiny, ginger-bread house-like store at the corner of Seneca St. and Plain St. (2004). It was impossible to fit all of our winter outerwear on the sales floor, and our customers needed to stop in daily to find the right size snow gear for each of their kids.  We realized that if we put all of our winter outerwear in our parking lot on one day, our customers would know what day to come to have the best chance at finding what they needed. And so the Extravaganza was born! The coat sale also allows us to buy great winter outerwear year-round, regardless of sales floor space, which means a better selection for you!

Q: How long are the checkout lines going to be?
A: We’re going to implement the same plan as last year which kept things moving smoothly. All shoppers will enter the same line beginning in the Seneca Street parking lot. You will then be directed to one of our four coat sale registers based on your form of payment, and which lines are shortest. Precedence is given to those paying with CASH!
Note: There will be registers in Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose designated for non-coat sale merchandise only.

Q: If I am paying with store credit can I go straight in to Mama Goose?
A: No, sorry. Everyone should enter through the same line (no matter how you are paying) beginning in the Seneca Street parking lot. Once inside of Mimi’s, one of our staff members or volunteers will direct you to the correct register line for your type of payment. This plan helps to avoid the confusion that can happen when people enter Mama Goose from different doors.

Q: Will you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we are happy to accept all forms of payment, but CASH makes the lines go much faster! So, if possible, try to stop at the ATM!

Q: How much will the winter outerwear and Halloween costumes be discounted?
A: When you get to the register, you will either spin the “Wheel of Savings” or draw a marble from the “Discount Jar”. You will receive anywhere between 10 and 20% off your total purchase of winter outerwear and Halloween costumes.

Q: Is it worth coming if I can’t get there until the afternoon?
A: Definitely! The sale will run all day, from 10am-6pm. We have TONS of merchandise to put out (this is our best selection of the year!) Just come and have fun whenever you can make it!

Q: Can I use my frequent customer stamp card?
A: In order to keep the lines moving, we don’t stamp frequent customer cards at the Coat Sale.  However, all Coat Sale Shoppers will receive two great coupons:  a 10% off coupon for Mimi’s Attic, and a $5 “return visit” coupon for Mama Goose. If you have a full stamp card the day of the sale, you can redeem it at the register.

Q: What if I want to shop for non-Coat Sale items like school clothes, books, shoes, toys, diapering supplies, etc.?
A: We recommend that you complete your Coat Sale purchases first, then go shop inside of the Goose. We will have a register reserved for non-coat sale purchases only!

Q: Can I browse at Mimi’s before I check out?
A: We ask that you complete your Coat Sale purchases and then go browse. Everyone who makes a purchase at the Coat Sale will receive a Mimi’s coupon for 10% off your total purchase which you can use on Coat Sale day or any time before October 31st.

Q: I have lots of kids, nieces, and nephews. Are there going to be carts or something I so I can load up?
A: We will be providing large, clear hefty bags to help you navigate the sale with your bounty!

Q: What if it rains?
A: We have two twenty-foot tents, and several 12×12 foot tents in addition to our shipping and receiving area. We will also direct and manage the checkout lines to keep you sheltered and dry. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Q: Will you be buying on the day of the Coat Sale?

A: We apologize for any inconvenience, but we will not be buying on the day of the Coat Sale.
Normal buying will resume on Monday the 21st.

Q: I’m not familiar with the area, where can I park?

A: Mama Goose Ithaca is located in Ithaca’s West End, which is easy to get to  from route 13. Here is a handy MAP for your convenience. If you are coming from the north, simply take a left off of route 13 South onto Buffalo Street and proceed two blocks, and look for parking on Buffalo Street. Then simply walk down Corn St (across from the park) and you will be right next to the sale. Parking is free on weekends. Parking can also be found on Corn, State or Seneca Street. Note that our address is 430 West State Street, the coat sale takes place around the back on Seneca Street in our parking lot.

If you have any unanswered questions, feel free call us at 607-269-0600.

We hope to see you at the Extravaganza! Don’t forget to bring a friend and making a day of it! You are sure not to walk away empty handed.

*In addition to our quality used outerwear, our stock of NEW Snow Stoppers gloves and mittens will be available for the first time of the season and included in the sale!

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Freezable Insulated Kid’s Lunch Bags for Back to School

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PackIt lunch bags are like a refrigerator on the go, chilling food and drinks up to 10 hours! The secret is the  cooler’s freezable gel liner. Once the bag is frozen, its walls generate waves of cold air that chill your food and drinks from all sides. All you have to do is fold the bag up, stick it in the freezer overnight, then pack it the next morning. The convenient buckle on the handle fastens easily to your kid’s backpack. Packing lunch for school just got a whole lot better! Get your PackIt lunch bag while supplies last at Mama Goose for $19.99.

New Washable Toddler Shoes by See Kai Run

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Now Buying School Clothes and Winter Coats!

Our fall and winter buying has officially begun! We are currently buying fall and winter clothes in sizes newborn – 14 as well as maternity wear, kids’ books, toys, baby equipment and more. Some of the hot items we look for in the fall are current-style jeans, warm pajamas, quality fleece jackets, sturdy and stylish school clothes, and like-new sneakers and waterproof shoes and boots. This is also a great time to sell your quality winter jackets, snow pants, snow boots, and Halloween costumes! Spring and summer clothes are now considered out-of-season for us, but we are happy to take a look at your quality spring and summer clothes in sizes NB-14 & maternity. When we buy out-of-season clothes, we are more selective and pay a little less.

To find out more about how to sell to us, visit our How To Sell page HERE.