Archive for October, 2009

This and That

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Several things come to mind this week-

Our Halloween t-shirts and socks are 40% off, mention that you saw it in our blog and receive an additional 20% off! We will be closing an hour early at 5 PM on Saturday, October 31 so that all our ghosts and goblins here at Junior Towne can get safely home for the evenings Halloween revelries.

87RD Sno Mocs With snow in the forecast (finally) for tonight, we just received a new shipment of Molehill shelled booties and mittens.
Don’t forget-we carry the down slippers from Molehill mountain to keep little feet extra warm around the house or preschool.89RD Glacier Mitts

Our Christmas dresses have arrived from Jessica McClintock, Biscotti, Lito and lots of others. Now is the time to come in while selection is at it’s best!


See you soon!

Make Believe hits the top spot for children’s costumes

Monday, October 19th, 2009


One of the things that we hear repeatedly is that parents want non-scary costumes for their children at Halloween and throughout the year. It is our opinion that a child is benefited by toys that encourage their imagination and creativity. One of the “toys” that that do this are costumes. Cowboys, astronauts, princesses, ballerinas-all encourage safe, make believe worlds that can enrich a child’s mind. Those of us of a certain age (you know who you are) remember twirling around in our bouffant slips or creating robot costumes out of boxes. What fun!

To encourage this, and right before Halloween, we have are taking $10 off the price of each of our costumes until October 30. Remember, these costumes can be played with all year “round.”

PS- The National Federation 2009 Halloween Consumer Action Survey says that 4.5 million princesses are showing up for Halloween this year!


A Note from Massachusetts…

Monday, October 12th, 2009
Patagonia booties

Patagonia booties

We had an inquiry over the weekend from a mother’s group in Massachusetts asking what cold weather booties we recommend for infants that are easy to get on and off, are super warm and have a soft sole. As was noted, “Who better to ask than an Alaskan?”

Our recommendation was that they try the polar fleece Patagonia booties (sizes small through large-newborn through about 18 months.)

87RD Sno Mocs

However, for real warmth on a cold Alaskan day we suggest Smart Wool infant socks or booties  (they make great hat and mitten sets, too) on the inside.  On the outside we suggest the waterproof breathable shelled booties from Molehill.  We especially like the soft polar fleece on the interior and the velcro adjustment around the top.  The bottom sole is soft with a nonskid surface.  With the toggle at the ankle, these booties are easy to get on and really stay put on little feet.

Thanks for the inquiry and yes, we do ship to Massachusetts!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

westchester lagoon

Ahhhhlasaka! With fall upon us and termination dust creeping down the mountains, please remember that we have a good selection of “inbetween wear,” such as polar fleece mittens, Bogg boots, polar fleece jackets, capilene long underwear and much more to keep your children warm during our “inbetween” time.

Our winter gear is all here, one and two piece snowsuits from Obermeyer, Pataglonia, Columbia, and Jupa. Smart Wool and Wigwam socks, a huge variety of Sorel and Striderite boots and our bestever selection of warm hats.

Since we live here, too, we know what it takes to keep little Alaskans warm all winter long. What a beautiful state and how well-b;essed we are to be here!