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Look of the Month: January

Baby, it’s cold outside! How’s your family’s outerwear holding up? Has your super fun Coat Sale score been left bereft on some playground? Has your cherubic child somehow grown two sizes in two months? Do you simply need to add another coat to the rotation to give the first one some time to thaw out?

Lucky for you, Mama Goose still has a great collection of coats, snowsuits, and other winter accessories in stock. In fact, our selection is so cute that we needed an entire gaggle of gal pals to show it off.

From left to right, these girls are showing off coats by Mini Boden (size 9/10, $24.95), The North Face (size 14, $37.95, reversible!) Obermeyer (size 7/8, $38.00, vintage with adorable belt), and two more by Mini Boden (plaid: size 9/10, $28.95; birds: size 12, $14.00, priced as is.)

And if you’ve got a little one who needs bundling too? We’ve got you and your kiddo covered with all sorts of adorable snowsuit options, like these two by Hanna Andersson (pink floral: size 18 months, $25.95; blue: size 2, $30.95.)  There’s even a coordinating big girl coat (Hanna Andersson, size 10, $17.95.)



Come see if we’ve got something to warm up your winter wardrobe!




Happy New Year! Enjoy a winter sale beginning January 2nd!


Let the retail therapy begin!

Buy 2, get 3rd FREE! For every 2 books, toys, puzzles & games you buy, you get another FREE! For every 2 clothing items or pair of shoes/boots you buy, you get another FREE! (Equal or lesser value items will be free). There’s no limits on quantities, so load up those goslings for the winter. Remember- we take in new items EVERY SINGLE DAY so keep swinging back throughout the month for continued fun and savings. This promotion will end on Jan 22nd.

Note: Consigned items and winter outerwear are not included in the sale.

…and stay tuned for details on our WINTER BLOWOUT SALE at the end of the month! Even more cold-weather stock will be on sale!

Gift ideas for goslings and mamas…

Mix and match with all NEW puzzles, books, games and toys. We have rattles for babies, challenging chapter books for big kids and everything in between.  Check out some of our unique gift ideas for the thoughtful kids in your life HERE.


Everyone’s favorite baby carrier is on sale now! 15% off NEW styles and 10% off gently-used ones. We carry tons of styles and colors…and these make the PERFECT gift for a new mama.  P.S. We also carry DOLL CARRIERS – how cute is that??



We have a huge selection of party dresses on sale now! Dress the kids in matching satin and bows for all your holiday get-togethers.



Look of the Month: December

‘Tis the season to be fancy! Have you checked out our holiday apparel rack? We’ve got elegant ensembles in all sizes! This month’s models, Kai and Emerie, show off just a couple below.

This adorable sibling set is ready to deck the halls in festive finery. Emerie’s Gap frock (size 4, $15.95) goes perfectly with her Cindy Lou Who pigtails, and coordinates nicely with Kai’s three-piece-suit (Holiday Editions size 12, $13.95) and dress shoes (Deer Stags size 4.5, $8.50.)  They’re showing off Nutcracker candles that are available at Mimi’s Attic for $2 each.

Of course, with a packed holiday social calendar, one fancy outfit isn’t enough! Below, Emerie’s Cornelloki dress (size 3, new with tags, $19.95) pairs perfectly with lace footless tights ($1.95) and Cherokee Mary Janes (size 9, $6.95.)  Her H&M faux fur jacket keeps her warm and fashionable (size 3, $8.95.)  Kai’s dapper duds consist of Izod dress pants (size 14, $6.95), a red Chaps dress shirt (size 14, $4.95) and a gray dotted tie by Perry Ellis Portfolio ($1.95.)

Are your little ones in need of festive fashions? We’ve got something for every person on your list — come check it out!



Meet our new store manager!

Former store manager Emilee shows new girl Rebeka the ropes at this year’s Coat Sale.

Rebeka joined us in July and has proven to be a great asset to our team…she even survived her first Coat Sale! Growing up she attended Maine Endwell School District and later went to Broome Community College. While getting her degree at BCC she began working for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Johnson City and fell in love with the company. After graduation and with the help of a mentor, she was able to turn her part-time job into a career. Rebeka quickly became a store manager and got a store of her own to run in Ithaca. She and her boyfriend recently bought a house just outside Ithaca, and in the same month had their first child!

“I loved working in a big retail store but a few weeks into being a mom, I realized that my priorities had changed. I needed to be home every night to take care of our daughter, and that’s when Mama Goose was introduced into my life. I have never been happier!” -Rebeka

Rebeka says that working in a mama-oriented environment has helped her become less clueless as a new parent. She has learned a lot from coworkers and customers and is now an avid user of many of our new products. She says she’s enjoying working for a locally-owned small business – and we at Mama Goose have already seen her ideas and decisions have a positive impact on the store.

“Also, who doesn’t like looking at babies all day!  I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity and excited to see what the future has in store for me at Mama Goose.”

Be sure to welcome Rebeka to the Mama Goose family, we are so glad she’s here!

West End Weekend 2017!

Stop by and…
1. Enjoy 10% off everything
2. Donate to our food drive
3. Enter the West End Raffle!

Gift basket from Greenstar

Anytime throughout the 3-day weekend (this Friday, Saturday or Sunday), we invite you to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to either Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic and contribute to our Rescue Mission Food Drive. You will receive a raffle ticket for each item you bring AND you can choose which prizes you would like to try to win. The more items you donate, the better your chances are of winning a prize!

Join our Facebook event HERE!

Gift certificates from local businesses.

Here’s a list of businesses that have donated prizes so far:

Gimme! Coffee
Franco’s Pizzeria
The Westy
GreenStar Natural Foods Market
The Rook
Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
Kitchen Theatre Company
Ithaca Children’s Garden
On the Street Pita

GRAND PRIZE: $100 gift certificate redeemable at Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic

Check out our huge selection of NEW toys, games, books and puzzles –  ALL 10% off this weekend. Peep all of our new products HERE.

EXCLUSIVE for Mama Goose…

This year we have something special just in time for the holidays… CUSTOM skincare products, made exclusively for Mama Goose! We worked with our friends at Avital’s Apiaries to create TWO signature Mama Goose skincare items…and they are SO COOL! These would make the cutest stocking stuffers… kick off your holiday shopping locally!

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Avital’s uses honey from their own hives right here in Ithaca and we’ve carried their handmade lotions, balms, scrubs and soaps for years. This year the bees have outdone themselves and we have an exclusive Mama Goose Belly Butter on sale NOW. Warming cardamom and uplifting sweet orange create the most delicious scent, while organic shea butter, sunflower seed oil & beeswax will moisturize a growing belly.

Also new – Baby Massage Eggs! These golden-wrapped delights are specially formulated for baby skin. Unwrap to find a silky white egg to massage on your little one’s limbs. It increases circulation and aids in healthy digestion.

Made with: beeswax, cherry kernel oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and calendula extract.


Look of the Month: November

This seemed like a great month to remind everyone that Mama Goose isn’t just for kids — we have clothes for mamas, too! With so many stylish mamas in our community, we get great gently-used maternity clothes in all the time, ready and waiting for their next wearer!

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Above, model Alexa is the picture of casual elegance in a Due Time floral wraparound dress (size M, $13.95) over a Motherhood maternity tank (size M, $4.25.)  Below, a sapphire Old Navy dress (size S, $12.00) is both classy and comfortable. With these versatile outfits, Alexa and her baby bump are ready for a day at the office or a lazy afternoon perusing the wares at your local furniture consignment store.


Even our maternity basics are exceptional, especially when worn with our women’s accessories. Below, Alexa rocks a Gap henley (size M, $8.95) with Mamalicious maternity jeans (size M, $12.95) with an incredible Coach diaper bag (a steal at $60) and some adorable warm weather accessories (hat, $6.00, and scarf $14.00.)

What to expect when you’re expecting; adorable wardrobe options at the Goose! Bring that bun in the oven down to our maternity racks and see what’s in store for you.




FLASH SALE! Friday only!

NEW gift ideas! Toys, games, books & puzzles!

Our holiday haul is starting to arrive! We have unique gift ideas for the thoughtful kids in your life. Keep your little ones entertained all season with some of our new toys, games, books and puzzles.

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Do you have a builder that could use some new materials? We love this set because the possibilities are endless! Also- they don’t hurt as much as Legos if you step on them!

Check out our selection of games and special activity sets – designed to build healthy habits and teach real world skills. The yoga and mindfulness sets are perfect for everyday use – pull out a card every evening and make it part of your daily routine!

Long winter days are the perfect time to learn about all the fascinating people and places in our big world. Flip through an atlas or put together a world puzzle- and then check out our language books to see how other cultures communicate!

We have a HUGE selection of books – the best of classic and contemporary tales for readers of all ages. Have an animal lover to buy for? You’ve come to the right place!


Stay up to date with all of our new products HERE.