Sunday, March 16, 2008

A new chic boutique for mother and child


I love shopping online for my little girls. Anytime I come across a fantastic boutique filled with goodies for babies, children and the rest of the family I have to share it! Enter Luca Bleu Boutique. This chic boutique for mother and child is filled with wonderful gifts that are not at all those other boutiques, like: B-buckles which are buckles allowing mom to wear her favorite jeans while pregnant, The Papa Pillow, Adorable outwear for babies and children, and so much more that you need to check out.


I got a chance to interview Rachel, the owner of Luca Bleu. I asked her about the products she has to offer and here is what she had to say, "Luca Bleu truly offers a “handpicked selection” of the finest products available for moms, babies, and children. We offer clothing, accessories, baby essentials, decor, furniture, bedding, and gifts. We try to provide items that other boutiques do not and constantly search trade shows, blogs, magazines, and other avenues to find products before they become well-known. You’ll notice I love color – so most of the clothing, accessories, bedding etc…is full of fun, and whimsicle patterns and color selections."





My favorite things are the leg warmers! I am ordering a pair for my 15 month old daughter to wear along with her onesies and skirts. It is still chilly in Colorado and these will make a great addition to her wardrobe!



Curious on what the top sellers are that are flying off Luca Bleu's shelves? Here are the top 3:


1) Right now the Topless Undershirts from Blush are selling like crazy! They are great for pregnant women and really help to extend the wear of your pre-pregnancy clothing. (They have prevented me from buying maternity shirts too early).


2) Customized Bed Crowns: These are great especially for little girls rooms for over the crib, bed, window, or for a “reading corner” in the room. We offer a wide selection of colors, paint finishes and fabrics to match any nursery or bedroom.


3) Bla-Bla backpacks for kids have been big sellers lately. The monkey and frog have been the most popular!


Next on my list is the cute Monkey backpack for my older daughter, one of the best sellers! I have to get this since she will love it! Isn't it soooo cute?? I can see why it's in the top 3!




I asked Rachel how she got started with this wonderful business. "Over the past year, many of my friends had children and I was always searching for the perfect and “most unique” baby gift. Many of these friends live out of state, so I often times turned to the online boutiques. My main frustration with shopping online was that many of the baby boutique sites were extremely slow and would freeze up in the middle of my purchase. I also usually ended up buying from several sites due to product selections…so I ended up paying way too much for shipping. It’s nice to be able to offer customers a one-stop shop – but still be selective in the items we carry.

The most important reason I started Luca Bleu is because I knew we would be starting a family. Like most moms out there I would love to work from home and raise my children...and Luca Bleu is my way to eventually do this. I also wanted to get all of the nitty gritty business start-up work out of the way before we started trying to get pregnant!"


So what is so unique about this online boutique that makes you want to head over and shop right now, well...

1. WEBSITE: Our website is fast and extremely easy to navigate. Customers won’t wait minutes for pages or images to load – and your screen will not freeze up during the checkout process!
2. PRODUCTS: Luca Bleu offers colorful, unique, and often hand-made items for babies, mothers, and children. We aim to provide customers with items from every product category while still being picky in our product selections.
3. CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! When you are buying anything – especially from a boutique – you should expect only the best customer service. All items are hand-wrapped in beautiful tissue paper with a matching ribbon and hand-written thank you note. I aim to ship out items the same day or very next day after they are ordered and follow up with customers to make sure they love their purchase. We have a flexible return/exchange policy and are really here to serve our customers.
4. PRICES: Things don’t have to be expensive to be great! We offer a wide selection of products in all price ranges – so there is really something for everyone.


I absolutely agree and I will add an update when my products arrive! So here is the exciting news!!! Rachel is offering EVERYONE the chance to win a $25 gift voucher to Luca Bleu! All you have to do is head over to Luca Bleu, take a look around, come back here and leave a comment (click on comment link below in pink) and mention what your favorite product was. All entries will be entered into random.org and a winner will be notified by email. (make sure to add sweetpeacakesetc@yahoo.com to your address book so the email doesn't go to your spam)

Click here to head over!**NOTE contest has been extended. Will end March 31st. Winner will be annouced April 1st. Oh and WAIT- it doesn't end there! Here's what else you get: All customers who sign up for the Luca Bleu mailing list during the month of March will receive a special promo code for FREE SHIPPING all year at Luca Bleu. You can sign up at: http://www.lucableu.com/signup.cfm


Luca Bleu opened its “virtual doors” in October of 2007.


A little about the owner:


My husband and I met in high school and dated for 9 years before getting married in May of 2004. Our first “baby” was our Golden Retriever, Payton. However, we have been blessed with pregnancy and are expecting our first little boy on August 10th of this year! This is the first grandbaby for our parents – so you can imagine the excitement right now.


My husband and I LOVE to be outdoors. Living in Nebraska, we definitely take advantage of every nice day during the Spring, Summer & Fall. We both really enjoy running and have completed one marathon and a few half-marathons. I also enjoy decorating, shopping, reading, but most importantly just spending time with family and friends. This pregnancy has brought our family very close together and we are all so excited to meet our son!

31 comments:

Jessica said...

I love all of the gorgeous crib bedding! Heck, I want one of everything on the site. :)

danielle said...

Well I have to say after reading that i really wanna buy one of those crowns for over my daughters bed...they are so adorable...I found out about this through your win a 25 $ gift certificate bulletin and i would love to be entered in that...i am only 7 days away from having another little princess (baby girl)...my due date is the 23rd and i am very excited about some of the things i found on this site for myself, the new baby and my 2 year old little princess...the blog was great, the site was great and i look forward to winning...thank you...danielle

Tosha Ihly said...

LucaBleu has adorable products!! I especially love the monogram baby onesies! Cute Stuff for Mom and Baby!

dolls123 said...

I like the Bella Bundle Gift Set

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lindley Alston said...

I think the bibs are totally adorable. I especially love the cow ones! Thanks!
lin@mysupersaving.com

Ariaeko said...

I really liked the baby bling section the most, such a cute concept! I want to get a Crown Bling Pacifier Clip but at this point I don't know what I'm having so it would be nice to have a male version of that too. :)

ariaeko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sorry for the double post!

windycindy said...

Greetings, What a delightful site! I don't think I saw anything I really didn't like! I choose the ribbon orange apron for girls. All of the clothing lines were great, the lighting and room accessories were super. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

carolsue said...

I really liked the Pink Bow shoes! They are precious!
digicat@sbcglobal.net

Kristy said...

I'm a cat lover, so I'll pick the Chic Kitty Shoes!allmycrazycats@aol.com

seven said...

It's all cute... I think I like the topless undershirts. So versatile! And I love the bed crown too. It's cute.

Heather said...

I so want one of the growth charts for each of my kids rooms! We have been on the hunt for cute ones to match the decor that are well made and will hold up through all of our moving!

wildheart4vr said...

Sadly my son is now 8 but I did find a CD(Children's Songs)over there that I really would like to get for road trips.

joecheray@gmail.com

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

Love the trainer shoes
Stephanie V.

ArmyMommy said...

I love the hand knitted monkey hat!!!!

Kidcessory Haven said...

I personally LOVE the mother daughter cross tee shirts! What a BEAUTIFUL site!
Lisa

mommy daddy blog said...

Free shipping all year round, now that's great! I love the topless undershirts and the papa pillows. I'm trying to stop thinking all about myself so I had to include daddy too!

~ Sheena

1stopmom said...

I love the topless undershirts. I think they must be one of the best inventions ever! I wish I had one when I was pregnant!!

Blessed said...

I like it all, but especially the Monogrammed Pink Toile Dress!

jbubolz-miller said...

The truck sweater- DS would absolutely adore this! jenny m
jbubolz-miller@hotmail.com

kailani said...

I love the Strawberry Truffle Classic Tote Set. It's so pretty! Mahalo!

anislandlife at yahoo dot com

claire said...

What a fun store! I love the clocks-the polka dot ones are adorable. My favorite is probably the cupcake princess clock. Here's crossing my fingers I win!
claireroach81athotmaildotcom

Josh Sunshine said...

So many great things. I love the Santo Changing Pad/Clutch

Mama Zen said...

I love the mommy and me cross tees!

Allison said...

I'm dying for one of those grocery shopping cart covers! Too cute!

thediaperdiaries said...

Topless undershirts!!

ihchicky said...

There are really so many beautiful products it is hard to pick. I just picked a basic item as my favorite due to my love of the color combination. I picked the Minky Multi Dot Receiving Blanket (pink/sage/brown) as my favorite. I'd love to win this. Lots of great stuff on the site!! :D

Katie said...

I just love the Floral Printed Dress Set -- they have SO MANY great things!

Lee said...

I'm going to be really selfish and say some of the belly butter. Love that stuff.

nor_lou said...

love the Pink Minky Grocery Cart/High Chair Cover

laura said...

It's so hard to choose just ONE favorite! I loved all their items... but, when push comes to shove, I'll chose: the Deep Blue Sea tee.

Thanks!
laurachilton AT hotmail DOT com

Jinxy & Me said...

I love the monkey hat!