Friday, March 27, 2015

Orla Kiely for Maclaren Buggy

Back in 2012, when I was pregnant with my now 2-year-old son, I became obsessed with stroller shopping, something that I never thought I'd invest so much thought and research into. I quickly discovered Bugaboo and its range of fabric sets featuring prints by Andy Warhol and Paul Frank, and I soon began wishing for an Orla Kiely version. I'd seen people sew their own covers using Orla Kiely bed sheets, but my sewing skills were limited to hemming a few pairs of jeans, so I settled on a simple fabric set in a very boyish blue shade. Subsequently, my desired for an Orla Kiely stroller waned over the years, especially with my son's ever-growing independence and desire to run amok.

That is until I saw this today.

Orla Kiely has teamed up with Maclaren to create the cutest stroller I have ever seen.

£295.00 (approximately $439)

This stroller features a Flower Tile printed canopy with a coordinating quilted seat, which can fully recline and includes an adjustable leg rest. The stroller can be used for both newborns and children up to 55 lbs. 

The back includes a zippered storage pouch with an orange strap to match the seat straps and wheels that are accented with the same color. My family thinks this stroller is a bit too girly to use for my son, but I'm trying to justify it by noting that there is a navy background and the flowers have centers in gender neutral tones of brown, orange, and yellow so...

My husband is still not convinced. Oh well.

There's a basket underneath that's lined with the same pattern, and it includes a raincover with tiny Flower Tiles throughout - adorable!

Orla Kiely is also running a special offer where you can purchase both the Buggy and the Classic Multi Stem Baby Bag for £399.52 (originally £454 if sold separately).

£159 (approximately $237)

I am completely bummed that this buggy is only sold within the UK - no international shipping L. I'm hoping that eventually Orla Kiely will branch out into the US and also create a line of strollers here (or at least make this buggy available for shipping to the states). There is also mention of a line of coordinating accessories that will be available soon so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

20% off Orla Kiely SS15 Resort Collection


 

Now through Sunday, March 29, save 20% on Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer 2015 Resort collection. My favorite piece from this collection was the Bobble Shoe Jacquard Jacket (see below). Shop the entire sale here!

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On sale $390.40 (originally $488)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orla Kiely Sale at The Home

I know not many of my readers will be able to benefit from this sale, but I thought I'd go ahead and mention that The Home, an Australian-based company, is having an Orla Kiely sale. Even though they do not ship internationally, I still thought some of my US readers would be interested in at least seeing one of the items for sale because, well, it's one I had never seen before.

 
Retail $120
 They have these gorgeous Raised Stem Highball glasses that are available in clear glass or tinted shades of chocolate, blue, or olive. They come in sets of 6, and are 12 cm tall and dishwasher safe.

Retail $108
They also have these adorable tumblers that are just 8 cm tall. I wish I could find these sets in the US! Now that I know they exist, I will definitely be on the lookout for them and will report back anything I find :)

This sale ends tomorrow for those living in Australia!