The Savvy Shopper
An enchanting boutique for..
Your little prince or princess!
Children's Couture is really an enchanting boutique for any little royalty! I spoke with owner Debbie Frederici who was so excited about her shop. She kept pulling out more little outfits to show me, each one was adorable and unique. I would have a hard time choosing just one! She carries sizes preemie to 14. There is a whole range from Juicy Couture. There are ruffles, ruffles every where! From little skirts to darling shorts with a ruffled edge. The little skirts came in soft fabrics and lots of colors. The rhinestone embellished tops topped them off! I loved the crocheted caps finished with a big, big flower, or find a head band with the big flowers, oh so cute on your little darling's!
Debbie carries a full line of pj's hats, socks, booties and shirts for the little sports babies in your life from Seminoles to Gators.
I am always in the girls department because of my two little grandchildren I really liked the little sleep sets with a tiered pink nylon long gown and a matching sheer nylon duster to top it off by Laura Darein sizes 2T - 14. Hard to find communion dresses can be found here. Hand made kids jewelry by Tarina Tarantino. All kinds of cute stuff for their hair.
There was plenty to choose from in the boys department from number shirts to embroidered or smocked rompers for the new born. But the cutest was the Fire & Rescue red slicker and rain hat with flames dancing around the bottom of the slicker and tiny little red boots to go with it that looked like fire trucks! Or the leather-like aviator jacket with all the emblems on it at $62 was a hit. A grandma came in and bought four of them in different sizes for her little ones. The boys jamies with crabs, airplanes or dinosaurs would make any little boy smile.
There was also a selection of maternity wear but as Debbie stressed, FUN maternity wear! Tees that state when baby is due. All kinds of belly creams. Sonogram frames that say " my little butterfly inside" , other frames, of course I picked the one that said "I love Grandma!" There were gifts for the mom like the Lampe Berger that perfumes the air in 4 distinctive collections. The matching embellished flip-flops for little girls and mommies came in all colored rhinestones.
I couldn't get over the adorable assortment of unusual toys. A dressing table and bench fit for a princess with a nylon net skirt, a pink desk and chair with a crown. Tiny pianos in black and pink. Thomas the Train peddle car, $358 or an airplane peddle car or a hook and ladder truck that you ride on that any boy would love. You are invited to tea with the princess, porcelain tea sets or for the really little ones a colorful tin set on a tray called Summer Bugs. A pillow that shouts me, me, me ME!! Storybook series dolls from all the nursery rhymes that have a music box inside and their heads move back and forth, feature even the smallest detail, $20. Tents, and all kinds of stuffed toys in all sizes from Big Bird to Elmo and Oscar and lots of soft teddies.
For a sweet baby gift, a linen pillow with the child's name, birth date, weight and length printed on it.
An unusual store for your very special little people!
Children's Couture is located at 13550 Reflection Lakes Parkway Suite 4-402 in Ft. Myers.
Hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays