kid’s clothing – flora and henri – oddfellows building – capitol hill

13 Nov
November 13, 2009

i asked siena and her parents to accompany me to flora and henri to check out their beautiful new space in the oddfellows building.  situated next to molly moon’s (how’s that for trying-on-clothes bribery?) the showroom is open, spacious and gives the impression of something special.  a variety of unique toys, and special baby gifts… this is a place as much to pick up your child’s next play shirt, as your family’s next heirloom.

i spoke with the owner about their years in the business (twelve), the different spots they’ve occupied, and how she’s feeling about their spot on the hill (very good).  other than the clothing (which was exceptional), i was most impressed with the manufacturing conscience.  teaching a trade, proceeds to orphanages… isn’t it great that on top of the well made product, you’re supporting the idea that consumerism doesn’t have to be a naughty word?  it’s satisfying when small business does all the things you learned ‘couldn’t be done’ in corporate manufacturing america.  small units, benefitting the people who produce it, good margin… and a quality, saleable product.  good things do come in small packages.

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cool warmth- puff duster – flora and henri

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mom fusses, tails are held tight- boatneck tee, circle pleat skirt, slipper pull-on.

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elephants never forget- boatneck tee, soft play elephant.

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dancing slippers- boatneck tee, circle pleat skirt, slipper pull-on.

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early skepticism- winter angel blouse, skinny barn cord.

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starting a posse- winter angel blouse, skinny barn cord, soft play elephant.

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shopping’s not so bad- winter angel blouse, skinny barn cord.

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at play- winter angel blouse, fan fan elephant pull toy, deer, bunny.

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4 replies
  1. Le 21eme Arrondissement says:

    When I saw they’d closed on 7th + Pine, I was so sad! I just walked by their new space yesterday and gave a big smile. It’s such a cute store!

  2. Eunice says:

    love flora + henri… 🙂 the little girl is adorable!

  3. megan says:

    what gorgeous photographs. i too am so excited to see flora and henri in a new space. just stopped by the store and their awesome-fitting jeans (which siena models so beautifully) are on sale. woohooo!

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