HOUGHTON - Baby Belle-tique is celebrating its third year anniversary with in-store sales and raffles for gift basket giveaways.
"We would like to thank our loyal customers for patronizing our boutique and giving us these successful business years," owner Leanne Wilson said. "The business continues to do well each year and I expect it to keep growing."
Located at 902 Razorback Drive in Houghton, Baby Belle-tique will feature its anniversary sale March 2 through 6 during regular business hours (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday). Some of the specials include: buy four clothing items, get the fifth item free; 10 percent off Burt's Bees products; 20 percent off Elegant Baby items; 30 percent off designer car seat covers; and all shoes are on sale, including 15 to 50 percent off Pediped brand shoes.
Baby Belle-tique owner Leanne Wilson holds her daughter, Annabelle, at her Houghton boutique. Named after her daughter, Baby Belle-tique is an upscale resale shop that carries children’s, teen, maternity and ladies’ clothing along with shoes, accessories, toys, gifts, locally crafted items and a new line of purses and handbags shown below left. Baby Belle-tique is celebrating its third year anniversary with in-store sales March 2 through 6.
Handmade items will also be on sale including: 10 percent off dresses and skirts; 20 percent off purses; buy two pilot caps, get the third one free; and buy four scarves, get one free.
"We will also be having a drawing for two gifts baskets," Leanne said.
Customers who participate in the anniversary celebration sale can put their name in a drawing to win a gift basket worth $50 to $100.
"We have a basket for expecting mothers and another one filled with baby stuff," Leanne said. "Come on in to shop and sign up."
The drawing for the gift baskets will take place March 6.
Baby Belle-tique opened in Houghton March 3, 2007 and is a unique find for shoppers, particularly new and expecting mothers, grandmothers and others looking for that one-of-a-kind baby shower gift. The upscale resale boutique carries children's, teen, maternity and ladies' clothing along with shoes, accessories, toys, gifts and locally crafted items.
Several of the lines that Baby Belle-tique carries - Baby Belle Maya, PediPed and Robeez footwear, Elegant Baby, Burt's Bees natural products, among others - are lines that can't otherwise be found locally. And, many of them were requested by the customers.
"I continue to add items that customers are looking for," Leanne said. "That's how I found the Moby Wrap. Those have been a hit."
Made of 100 percent cotton and spanning 5.5 meters in length, the Moby Wrap uses the entire back, as well as shoulders, to carry the weight of the baby.
More recently, Leanne said they started selling Melissa and Doug educational toys for children, as well as added a line of stylish wallets, bags, purses and diaper bags.
"They are super cute and very affordable," Leanne said.
The diaper bags come in a variety of colors and styles and include a removable baby changing mat, diaper and wipes carrying case.
Baptism gowns, outfits blankets and shawls can also be found at Baby Belle-tique.
Anyone wanting to bring items in for consignment can do so during regular business hours. Baby Belle-tique accepts children's clothing, footwear, toys, miscellaneous baby items, as well as ladies and maternity clothing.
"We ask that your items be gently used to new condition," Leanne said.
Garments must also be freshly laundered, season appropriate and free of holes, stains, pet hair and deep creases or wrinkles.
Looking back at the past three years, Leanne said she couldn't be happier with the way business has been for her.
"We continue to do very well," she said. "It's just as much fun as it was when I first opened."
Baby Belle-tique is located at 902 Razorback Drive, Suite 7. Business hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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