Sara Gonzalez

Writer and Online Editorial Director

 

Walmart is stepping up its retail game and finally getting into the subscription box service. It's no secret that retail stores have been struggling to keep up with today's buyer environment where more and more people are choosing to shop online. Walmart is going to combat that by partnering with Kidbox to offer kid's clothing that will come straight to your door. This will be Walmart's first attempt in this kind of business and they've decided to go with kid's clothing first. 

So what is Kidbox? It's what you'd expect a subscription box service to be. You take a quiz so that the stylists can get to know your kid's style better, then they handpick 4-5 premium items that match what they like. Your kids get to try them on and pick out their favorites and you pay for what you keep. Getting kid's clothes like this is super simple and easy, and since it's tailored to what they like, there's no tugging and fussing at the store. 

Walmart's collaboration gets you 4-5 items for $48. the kid sizes go from 0-14 and shipping is entirely free. Kidbox also believes in giving back, that's why for every box kept, they donate to a child in need.  Some of the brands included in these boxes are Guess, Miniville, Andy & Evan, Beetle&Thread, Chick Pea, Adidas, Madonna's Material Girl, and many more. You can check out these boxes here. With Gap having once tested a subscription box for kids and Stitch Fix and Rent the Runway opening up services for kids, it seems like more and more companies are jumping on the rental and subscription service to compete with retail giant, Amazon. 

 

(photos via collapseandgo.com)

Discovering good baby products can sometimes be a trial. There are a lot of things to take into consideration like safety, functionality, and the quality of the product. All of these go into whether the product is actually worth the buck you're paying for it. Baby bottles are one of the products that parents tend to go through a lot. It's a simple product and you really only need it for one simple function. But here's a baby bottle that is innovative and will make other baby bottles pale in comparison: Collapse And Go.

There are a lot of cool things about the CollapsaBottles. First of all, they collapse, hence their name. Their collapsing function makes them portable and easy to carry around in your bag or even your pocket. They make storage incredibly easy as well. CollapsaBottles also grow with your baby, handles can be added and nipples can be removed once they're old enough for sippy cups.

They're also tip-proof. Because of their design, they will stand up perfectly on their own and won't wiggle and top over. The design also expels extra air, reducing colic symptoms. A lot was taken into consideration with these bottles so that you'll be happy using them or gifting them to someone for the long run. These bottles start shipping in May, so check them out here and learn more.  

 

(photos via Rainey's Closet)

Throughout a kid's life, there are bound to be plenty of special occasions that you'll have to bring them to. Birthday parties, formal get-togethers, weddings, and special ceremonies. But because kids grow so fast, they'll likely only get one or two uses out of that special dress or suit you bought for them, and it'll leave you wondering what you're going to do with it when you find them pushed to the back of your closet taking up space. If you want to get nice clothes for your kids with no hassle, and no commitment, why not try Rainey's Closet?

Rainey's Closet is a fashion rental service for kids that includes styles and accessories from brands like Tutu Du Monde, Dolly by Le Petit Tom, Soapbox Kids, among others. You don't have to pay outrageous retail prices to have your little one wear a dress that she'll love. They have sizes from 12 months to 16 and also have a small collection for boys. They also offer maternity outfits for moms that are expecting. 

Here's how it works: You browse their site for an outfit that they'll love, put together your own package of items at the fraction of the cost of retail. You then rent the items out for 5 or 10 days. They suggest choosing a start date at least two days before the event to make sure that your kids try on and like their outfit. Then after the rental period, you return the outfit free of any costs. You don't even have to clean the outfit beforehand, they will take care of that for you. Yes, even if there are spills. 

If you're worried about spending a lot of money on children's dresses and outfits only for them to never be able to wear them again, then don't. Rent out great styles for any event you're taking them to with no worries with Rainey's Closet.  

 

(photos via Aldo.com)

The brand Aldo has just recently launched their new line of shoes for kids. Just in time for the spring, the shoes for boys and girls include some of the hottest trends of the year. For girls, the line includes sneakers, flats, wedges, small heeled party shoes, and studded gladiator sandals. For boys, there's high-tops, boots, and strap closure sandals. 

With Easter coming up, some of these shoes would pair perfectly with formal wear. For some spring action, the sneakers are of a durable quality so they're bound to make good running-around shoes. The shoes are made for toddlers up to big kids. You can check out some of the looks below!

 

(photos via @littlejamesclothing)

TV personality, Kristin Cavallari has recently launched her Spring 2019 collection for her young kids brand, Little James. Inspired by her kids, her goal with her simple classic looks is to perfectly design clothes that parents will like and kids will actually want to wear. To do this, she has made sure that every piece is made with recyclable materials, comfortable fabrics, and economical options.

Kids from 3m to 6/7 will fit these looks depending on the pieces. The collection includes spring ruffled sleeves on dresses and blouses, overalls, unisex tees, joggers, and dresses. There are also long-sleeved pullovers and a nice bomber jacket. The color palette of the collection is earthy with dark greens, soft browns, creamy whites, and soft pinks. You can check out their stores in Nashville and Los Angeles or visit their online website and Instagram.

Check out a few of the looks below!