I was at Zutano last month filming with their staff for ShopVT2015. While I was in the downtown Montpelier shop I had to look at and feel every item. The store is so much fun to be in. I am happy to tell you more about this great Vermont business and share an opportunity to win a gift card!
Michael and Uli Belenky dreamed up and started Zutano in 1989 after the birth of their first daughter. Both were artistic professionals and saw a need for more clothing options. In 1991 they moved to Cabot, VT where Zutano is still located today.
Here is more company information (from their website):
“From the start, it was clear that Michael and Uli Belenky were building more than a company. They were building a community. Zutano is still located in Vermont today, still creating products in the brightest colors with high-quality fabrics and in adorable patterns and animal prints that are designed to be mixed and matched. Their company embodies the whimsical and an enduring love for everything BABY.”
Zutano sent me a box of adorable baby clothes that I was happy to share with my nieces. It was fun to play dress up and take lots of pictures:
Above is my niece Veyda wearing Zutano’s Sweet N Flower Long Sleeve Toddler Button Dress, Toddler Shaggy Vest with Ears, Cozie Toddler Shaggy Hat and Striped Leggings. Veyda is two and a half. She likes to run and fall and dance and be very silly. In these pieces from Zutano she can move freely and be comfortable all day! These clothes wear incredibly well, meaning younger cousins or friends are likely to acquire Zutano hand me downs for years to come. The dress is adorable with it’s lace trim and colorful flowers. The hat is soft and warm for the upcoming cold winter months.
This is my niece Raegan. I like to call her “Sweet baby Rae”. She is the most cuddly, snugly baby. She is 10 months old and starting to crawl and move on her own. She looks adorable in Zutano’s Hot Pink Waffle Cozie Baby Reversible Vest and Fuchsia Cozie Baby Booties along with a sweet striped top and patterned pants. These Zutano baby booties are the ONLY bootie I have found to stay on baby’s feet and to keep feet warm. They are a go-to baby gift, a “must buy” for those you love!
Need a few more gift ideas? My four year old daughter is getting the Mochi Cat Purse pictured above. She will adore it!
Here are more ideas! The Zoe Doll would make the perfect pal for your young child. The Cozie Baby Hat is pictured in the color “apple” but comes in 6 great colors. Get one for each season and outfit. The Owl Baby Blanket would be an instant favorite, and is my all time favorite Zutano pattern! The Cozie Lined Baby Mittens are a must-have for young babies. The string will help insure that no mittens get lost this winter, and they come in over 10 colors.
Here’s a trip down memory lane and my babies in a few Zutano favorites.
Note that Zutano has a wonderful Nursery collection too, including Aden and Anais blankets.
Now it’s time to shop! Enter below to win a $50 gift card to Zutano! Be sure to visit their Facebook page and tell them we sent you!