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So Many Remote Shopping Options!

Despite the uncertainty we’re all feeling right now, we’re excited to offer you some new remote shopping options both online and over the phone.

1. Mama’s new Shopify page

Add items to your cart and checkout on the Shopify website. We will be adding clothes in all sizes as well as books, toys, games and puzzles. We’ll strive to get this populated as fast as we can. Visit our page at mama-goose-llc.myshopify.com

2. Mama’s Facebook page

See something you like? Call us and order over the phone. Visit facebook.com/mamagooseithaca.

3. Mama’s Instagram page

See something you like? Call us and order over the phone. Visit instagram.com/mamagooseithaca

4. Mama’s personal shopping service

Call us, tell us what you want, we will gather it, communicate with you as needed with photos and ring you out over the phone. This includes new and used products.

To make purchases over the phone, call us at (607)269-0600

Pick-up at the store

All Mama online purchases can be picked up at the store for free. Simply call us, schedule a time for pick-up and we will bring the items out to you or you can pick them up at our convenient side door on Corn Street.

For now, all sales will be final until further notice. Thank you for understanding this change in policy.

Mama’s Response to COVID-19

Hello, Ithaca Families!

We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the role we play as a community gathering and shopping place, and address some concerns you may be having regarding such spaces. The health and well-being of our customers is always a priority, but especially so now. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates from Tompkins County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the NYS Health Department. As recommended, we have tentative contingency plans in place for various scenarios and are revisiting them and meeting about them daily.

New Procedures We are upping our cleaning game to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe. In addition to our nightly cleaning routine, we are now wiping down high-use surfaces and doorknobs a couple of times throughout the day. We always strive to use natural/minimal chemicals for cleaning but, for now, we will be using EPA recommended cleaning solutions also.

Our goal, as always,  is to spread the love not the germs!

Consignors Thank you for consigning with us and trusting us with your items. We will stay in close contact with you about your consigned items should anything in our procedures need to change. As always, if we offer storewide sales and discounts, that never affects your consignment payouts. We would be similarly conscientious about any unexpected variables that might affect your consignment timeline.

The Mama Team We are committed to taking care of our team. We are in continual communication to offer guidance and information so they can keep themselves and their families safe. We’re encouraging sick team members to stay home to keep the rest of the staff and our customers safe and healthy. We are also aware that some people may not feel comfortable shaking hands or having other physical contact at this time, and will gladly offer and accept bows, waves, grins, and jazz hands in lieu of a handshake.

xoxo Mama 

Look of the Month: February

Brrr! It’s been a chilly winter so far, and it looks like more snow days are coming. So, what’s a mama to do with plunging temperatures outside? Make sure your goslings are warm and cozy inside! This month’s models, Charlotte and Elijah, show off the latest in snow day chic.

Cool kid Elijah is relaxing in a Gymboree thermal (size 10/12, $5.50), Mini Boden lounge pants (size 10/12, $14.95) and fleece-lined navy Crocs (size 1, $14.95.) Big sister Charlotte is crushing it in a crushed velvet leisure suit by Rockets of Awesome (size 8, $12.95) and Juicy Couture slippers (size 4, $9.95.)

Elijah increases his coziness factor by adding an Ithaca College Under Armour hoodie (size 10/12, $14.95.)

Charlotte snuggles up in a second set of comfy clothes, featuring a Juice Couture sweatsuit (size 12, $11.95) and Bebe boots (size 3, $9.95) For maximum relaxation, she adds a mermaid blanket ($7.95!)

How do you keep your kids snug as bugs in a rug on cold days? The Goose has plenty of extra layers to help your family ride out the rest of this winter in soft and cuddly style.

Surviving Cabin Fever

The kids are back in school, your annual cookie supply is dwindling, and big box stores have swapped their displays of red and green for hearts and chocolate. It can only mean one thing: it’s cabin fever season!

It can be a to struggle to find ways to fill these cold, winter days for you and your goslings. We’ve rounded up some ideas for you!

Crafts & Kits

Start those creative juices flowing! Engaging in creative endeavors is a great way to keep a child’s mind and hands occupied. Whether it is knitting, painting, or building model rockets, crafts and kits allow children to build find motor skills and think creatively. Plus, the sense of accomplishment they’ll feel when they finish a project is truly priceless!

Games & Puzzles

Gather the whole gang for some family fun with a game night! We have games for every age and personality. Looking to challenge your trivia knowledge? Try Trivial Pursuits, Wits and Wagers, or Cranium. Want something more lighthearted and goofy? Check out a game like Eat it or Quelf. Prefer the classics? Chutes and Ladders and I Spy currently grace our shelves! No matter what game you choose, having a game night is sure to be a wonderful time of family bonding.

Books & Movies

If the early nightfall and snowy days have you feeling slow and sleepy, we’ve got you covered. Heat up some cocoa in your favorite mug, slip into your fuzzy socks, and grab your favorite book or movie! Books and movies are a great way to go on a new adventure without ever leaving the comfort of your living room – perfect for when you’re stuck inside due to bad weather or the inevitable winter sniffles.

The best part? All of the items featured here are included in our Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale happening right now! This sale ends on January 12th, so don’t wait! Stop by this weekend to stock up on everything you need to beat cabin fever this winter.

Look of the Month: December

Here at Mama Goose, we’ve decked the halls with adorable holiday frocks! Sweet sisters Fiona and Lyla spread some seasonal cheer by showing off this month’s featured looks!

Lyla gorgeous party dress is by Zara Kids (size 11/12, $13.95) and glitters extra bright with the addition of Cat & Jack pumps (size 4, $6.95) and polka dot Hanna Andersson tights (size 10/12, $5.49.) Fiona’s party dress is by Carter’s (size 3, $8.95) and her black patent leather Mary Janes are by Stride Rite (size 11, $18.95.)

Since outfits this good should be shown off at as many parties as possible, the girls have festive outerwear for out in the snow!

Fiona’s red wool dress coat is by Rothschild (size 4, on sale for $24.95.) Lyla’s size 12 is on sale for $38.00.

All holiday clothing items are on sale for 35% between now and December 31st. And remember, lots of our “holiday” clothes have a longer life than just December. Stock up for any fancy events you have this winter!

Mama Goose Holiday Hours

Below are our holiday hours for 2019. Don’t forget to join us December 24 for a 15% OFF Flash Sale!

Jewelry from the Land of Enchantment

Store Owner, Kelly Moreland and her friend on a hike in new Mexico

Store Owner, Kelly Moreland, went on a vacation to New Mexico and, while she couldn’t bring back that big, beautiful blue sky for us to enjoy, she did bring back wholesale jewelry!  Kelly’s reason for the trip was to visit her good friend who lives in Taos, but of course, the Land of Enchantment  is always full of surprises.

One day, after a hike to some natural mineral springs, Kelly and her friend stopped at a scenic vista overlooking the Rio Grande. There, they met an artist named  Ketut who was selling her awesome handmade jewelry and was in the process of liquidating her entire stock. The quality and styles were amazing and the prices were very reasonable – so Kelly scooped up as much as she could and now we have it to offer you!

We think you will love it for yourself as well as gifts. Each piece is Sterling silver, handmade with materials such as Abalone and Mother of Pearl.

Come see for yourself! We have pendants and necklaces on sale at both Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic while supplies last

LOTM: November

‘Tis the season to give thanks for layers! This month’s model, adorable Alma, shows us that cute and cozy go hand in hand.

Alma is perfectly prepared for a crisp fall day in Mini Boden corduroy pants (Size 2, $8.95) and a BOGI t-shirt (size 2, $3.50) under a Gap wraparound sweater (size 2, $7.95. ) Velvet sneakers by Cat and Jack (size 11, $8.95) and a Garnet Hill scarf ($3.95) make the outfit almost complete, but woolen mouse mittens ($7.95) bring it all together.

A look this good makes me jump for joy too! Come by the Goose for all your little one’s layering needs.

West End Food Drive & Raffle

Mark your calendars! Beginning November 11 and continuing up to Thanksgiving, we invite you to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to Mama Goose or our sister store Mimi’s Attic to contribute to our annual food drive benefiting Ithaca area food pantries. For each canned good you donate, you’ll receive a ticket to join our West End Raffle – with chances to win great gift certificates from a variety of amazing West End businesses.

You could win prizes from:
GreetStar Cooperative Market
Maru Ramen
Purity Ice Cream
Gimme Coffee
Saigon Kitchen
Marmalade Mercantile
Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
& more!!

Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate, redeemable at Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic!

All donations will go to Friendship Donations Network, whose mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. They provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve more than 2,000 people a week, and divert over 1,000 lbs. of good food from local landfill every day. A model of efficiency, they are almost entirely volunteer-run. Check out their website or the graphic below for more details!

Look of the Month: Halloween Edition

We cannot tell a lie! This year’s collection of Halloween costumes may be the best assortment yet. Just ask this month’s model, Ren!

This full-blown Pinnochio costume (size 7/8, $7.95) comes with seven pieces (collared shirt, britches, vest, hat, nose, gloves and bowtie!) Lacey socks ($1.00) and shiny tap shoes (size 11, $7.95) complete the look for the cutest little real-life puppet we’ve ever seen.

With a little bit of magic, Ren transforms from a marionette into a mischevious fairy! This green and silver fairy dress (size 6, $5.99) is perfectly accessorized with wings by IKEA (yep — you read that right! IKEA, $3.99) and silver ballet flats (size 11, $7.99) for trick-or-treating with twinkletoes.

Our costume collection has something for goblins and ghouls of every size — come check it out!