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Retro-Prospective: Catimini Celebrates 40 Years

Catimini 40 AnsCatimini celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a “retro-prospective,” the process of preparing the future from the interpretation of values.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the iconic French brand Catimini created 40 dresses designed by a wealth of different designers with some even inviting the wearer to color in the design for a personal, unique touch.

The making of Catimini

Since 1972, Catimini has been promoting its imaginative creativity and establishing its atypical world. With its childhood dreams still intact, for this anniversary, Catimini returns to basics with color and travel as the focus of the collection.

Catimini Showroom Paris

Catimini Showroom Paris - 40th Anniversary Showcase

As well as 40 extraordinary dresses – to color in, admire, create – and even to eat, an exclusive ‘Retrospective 2012’ presents Catimini’s cult clothes in the very heart of Paris in their flagship store, looking back over its creative flair within the industry. Catimini is also sponsoring a mother elephant and her baby in Laos, due in 2012, with the Elefantasia association. A photo shoot of the collection was also done in Laos to combine the special line of dresses and sponsorship.

The anniversary celebrations perfectly reflect the spirit of Catimini: offbeat, creative and decidedly optimistic!

And in the spirit of that optimistic philosophy, Catimini is fulfilling childhood dreams by sponsoring a mother elephant and her baby through Laos-based Elefantasia, whose mission is to protect the Indian elephant.

Elefantasia

40 years ago, Monique and Paul Salmon had their own vision about kids fashion:  both were bored about the unimaginative and pedestrian clothes on the kidswear market at the time.  They wanted to create kids fashion in a high-quality and individual design.  In 1972, the Catimini label was founded and this year they celebrate 40 years of high-end children’s fashion.

Catimini means individuality and fun, not boredom and kitsch.  Not even adults want to wear plain clothes; that’s why Catimini uses inspiration combined with classical fashion design.  The collection shows trends like pattern mixing and funny animal prints in sizes from newborn to 12.  The bright, refined colors, highest-quality fabrics and versatile styles have brought this brand a very loyal following, with excellent quality at a price that is remarkably decent for a luxury brand.

While many brands have entered and left the market in the past 40 years, Catimini has weathered the decades successfully by keeping up with the needs and fancies of the fashion world and winning the hearts of adults and children alike.  Catimini’s attention to detail draws acclaim, and long-lasting quality earns loyalty.

A short history of Catimini:

  • 1972 – The brand is created by Monique and Paul Salmon.The Fiat 500
  • 1987 – Catimini expands.  The brand owns 50 boutiques and is represented in 40 countries.
  • 1988 – Love at first sight.  The Fiat 500 becomes the vehicle for the brand.  Alain Thiebault uses it as an advertising tool.
  • 1990 – Catalog Summer in St. Tropez.  Catimini travel.  A group of 50 Catimini Fiats drive around stores across France and around the world.  The brand has 50 stores and operates in 40 countries.
  • 1992 – Catimini has fun.  For its 20th birthday, in a collaboration with the Catimini RoundaboutRoyal de Luxe troupe of street performers, Catimini reinvents an offbeat, full of suprirses and magical merry-go-round:  The Magic Roundabout!  An invitation to travel through time, space and your dreams in the Big Adventure of the imagination.  A smoking steamship, a giant grasshopper, a hairy caterpillar, a rocket that rises 5m into the air through the canopy…Depicted at the center of the roundabout is an animated series of imaginary professions.  The migratory bird indicator, the cloud inflator….
  • 1993 – Catimini in Paris.  The 1200 m2 showroom in a post house in Rue Martel is opened to the public.  In the form of a roguish Parisian street of the 1930’s, it features a square, a bistro, bakery, bookshop, hairdresser…and many events like carousels and ice cream stands.  1993 is also the year of Catimini’s 100th shop.
  • 1994-1998 – Catimini conquers the globe.  From Belgium to Australia, Mexico to Tahiti, Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom…  Catimini is an international brand, owning 114 boutiques all over the world.
  • 1997 – Catimini on the Champs Elysées.  A store concept on the Champs Elysées.  A magical place built on 313m2 with a story to tell : Interior design, tableware, bathroom linen, soaps, etc… Nursery corner, reading space, living room and bathroom.
  • 1993-2003 – Catimini grows up.  With the addition of new licenses (shoes, glasses, wallpaper and bed linens), Catimini extends its world and asserts its role as a children’s specialist.
  • 2000 – Catimini plays with the big ones.  The Zannier Group merges with Y2K and becomes the worldwide leader for children’s clothing.
  • 1998 – Catimini continues the adventure!  The brand gives a new look to its boutiques through the creation of the Haussmann concept store, a whole world steeped in embroidered adventure. Catimini develops its lines, increases its annual turnover…and defies the future!
  • 2011 – Catimini meets ElefantAsia.  Catimini adopts an elephant who will be giving birth in 2012!
    In partnership with ElefantAsia, association based in Laos whose mission is to protect the Asian elephant.
  • 2012 – Catimini celebrates its anniversary.

Catimini is now 40 but still revels in childhood dreams.

Happy Birthday, Catimini!

Happy Birthday Catimini

Spring 2012 Pre-Order: Deux Par Deux

Deux Par Deux has done it yet again. Their spring 2012 collection has all the bright fun themes and colors that fans of their brand have come to expect over the years. Bright hues will grace your little princess’ closet this year when you choose your favorite looks from Deux Par Deux’s spring collection. Bright oranges, pinks, and reds are the colors stealing the scene this spring. From the nautical look to island florals your little princess will shine with class, style, and color. All you have to do to prepare her for the best dressed season of her year is head over to Everything But The Princess and check out the amazing pre-orders available now from Deux Par Deux. Outfits begin arriving in March so hurry in and re-order your favorite looks now. If you need special sizes or styles feel free to contact our customer service and we will order them for you!

Deux Par Deux Color of My Dream Light Pink Flowered Dress *Preorder*Deux Par Deux Color of My Dream Light Pink Flowered Dress *Pre-Order*: An adorable look for spring this dress features a bodice with a button placket in front with accent colors around the neck and bottom. The light pink and orange flowers are reminiscent of tropical island flowers and your little princess will feel like she is on a tropical vacation every time she wears this beautiful dress.

Deux Par Deux Back to Black Gingham Check Skirt *Preorder*Deux Par Deux Black Gingham Check Skirt *Pre-Order*: This trendy look is a huge hit with the girls. The large to small checked ruffles add a punch of rock star to the outfit making the separate tulle layers of the skirt seem hip and trendy. The red trim adds another pop of color and the full skirt just begs for some great music and incredible dance moves.

Deux Par Deux Douce Marine Lipstick Red Jersey Dress *Preorder*Deux Par Deux Douce Marine Lipstick Red Jersey Dress *Pre-Order*: This dress has a look of a two piece skirt and shirt ensemble but is actually a solid piece drop-waist dress. The striped red and white front and the red and white starred sides add a nautical element to the modern look. The denim skirt is accented with buttons for a fun and whimsical look.

Deux Par Deux Si Jolie Carmine Rose Drop Waist Jersey Dress *Preorder*Deux Par Deux Si Jolie Carmine Rose Drop-Waist Jersey Dress *Pre-Order*: Pink and white go excellently together and this outfit is the perfect example. This drop-waist dress features a bold pattern of roses on the skirt and a bold graphic of a girl’s face on the sleeveless top. It echoes a French chic look and will drive your little princess wild when she sees how chic she looks sporting it all spring long!

Spring 2012 Pre-Order: Brums Clothing

From the same great designer that brought us Eliane Et Lena now comes the fine European clothing style of Brums. Brums offers incredible looks for little girls straight from Europe including all the beautiful dainty dresses, fun fancy accessories, and adorable hats they can offer and now Everything But The Princess has the precious pre-orders for spring 2012 from this fancy line.  With great use of modern cuts, beautiful bows, precious polka dots, and classic colors Brums offers a great line of clothes that are timeless for your little princess this spring. Both of you will love the crisp and sweet fashion forward looks of the great new dresses, and if you hurry now you can pre-order your favorites at Everything But The Princess and begin opening your new favorite looks all February long!

Brums White Ruffle with Navy Skirt Dress *Preorder*Brums White Ruffle with Navy Skirt Dress *Pre-Order*: This dress is a modern take on a classic style. The ruffled bodice is sweet and dainty while the square cut neckline brings in an element of modernity. The white and navy colors are the perfect balance to both classic and modern styles creating a look that will be timeless on your little beauty.

Brums White with Blue Stripe Big Bow Dress *Preorder*Brums White with Blue Stripe Big Bow Dress *Pre-Order*: This sky blue striped dress is the perfect look for any little girl. It is precious and innocent, and prolongs that little girl look we all hold so dear when it comes to our precious babies. The big bow is the perfect accent for a pulled together crisp yet girly look.

Brums White Cup Cake with Blue/Red Floral Print Dress *Pre-Order*: This dress is spectacular. The off the shoulder look is very feminine but adds extra straps for support. The white ruffle across the shoulder is dainty and sweet especially when you add in the beautiful floral patterned skirt with red trim. It is perfect for that spring picnic or a day out at a garden party.

Brums White Cup Cake with Blue/Red Floral Print Dress *Preorder*Brums Red/White Trim with Bow Wicker Hat *Pre-Order*: This fabulous hat pairs excellently with the floral print dress. The wicker style is the perfect look for spring and the red and white band add an extra pop of color and style.

Brums Red White Trim with Bow Wicker Hat *Preorder*Brums White/Navy/Red Cup Cake Wicker Purse *Pre-Order*: Every little princess needs a place to keep her personal items. This adorable wicker purse is just perfect for that. It is dainty and sweet with its frills, bows, and ruffles. A great addition to the floral print dress. Brums White/Navy/Red Cup Cake Wicker Purse *Preorder*

Spring 2012 Pre-Orders

It is that time of the year again. Here at Everything But The Princess we have scoped out all the great new Spring looks for 2012 from some of our favorite designers and we are ready to share the inside scoop with you, our favorite people in the world, our customers! Now you can get the lowdown on all the great looks from designers like Lemon Loves Lime, Ooh! LaLa Couture Cruise, Ooh LaLa Couture Spring and Summer, Mustard Pie, Curio & Kind, Catimini, Desigual, Deux Par Deux, iLovegorgeous, Kenzo, Jelly the Pug, Elisa B, Luna Luna Copenhagen, Paper Wings, Pixie Girl, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Swimwear, Stella Industries, and Lipstick.

Pre-Orders are a fantastic way to guarantee that you get the best styles of the season in the correct size without delay. No more worrying when the look you and your little princess have been ogling is no longer available in her size. Now you can reserve your favorites and they will ship as soon as they are available. We also offer personal consultations to help you and your princess find the right style and size just for her.  Just contact customer service.

Pre-Orders can be paid for in two different ways. You can pay in full at the time you place your order or you can participate in our 50/50 promotion and pay 50% down and the remaining 50% when your order ships. This is a great deal that allows you to choose your favorite looks now. Simply use the coupon code: PREORDER. Pre-Orders even ship free with the coupon code: SPRING.

Over the next couple of weeks we will highlight one of the brands and their new spring line. So check back every Thursday for a look at Spring’s hottest looks and when they will arrive. Remember that we are always here to help you find the best looks for your little princess!

Super Sale: Up to 75% Store-Wide Savings!

Right now you can head over to your favorite online girls boutique Everything But The Princess and find all of the great products and looks you and your little princess love marked down up to 75% off. Find all of your favorite designer labels at incredible markdowns including 3 Pommes, Catimini, Kaiya Eve, Lemon Loves Lime, Little Wings, 7 For All Mankind, Angela Frost, and so much more! Take advantage of this great sale to get some last minute shopping done, or stock up on next year’s wardrobe changes! Worried about getting the right size or look? Sale items can be exchanged or returned for store credit! We love our customers and want them to be completely satisfied with their shopping choices; therefore we would not penalize you on a great deal. Unlike most stores we will allow you to return a sale item, now you do not need to be afraid to take advantage of this great sale now!

7 For All Mankind Girls Roxanne Dark Rinse Skinny Jean Does your little princess adore blue jeans? Is she looking for those incredibly cool dark skinny jeans that everyone will envy? Look no further. Check out 7 For All Mankind Girls Roxanne Dark Rinse Skinny Jean now on sale for only $39.99 a regularly priced pair costs $89.99!

Catimini Urban Purple Puffer Coat This Catimini Urban Purple Puffer Coat is a huge favorite, but at $130.00 you may have overlooked it this season. Right now you can find it for only $69.99!! Your little princess will love the look, you will love the warmth and the price!

Halabaloo Navy with Silver Foil Dot Print Dress Even your littlest princess deserves some amazing bling this holiday season. She will light up the world with this great Halabaloo Navy with Silver Foil Dot Print Dress. Normally $84.00 you can get it now for only $49.99!!

Kaiya Eve Plum Wildflower Ruffled Diaper CoverPick up some gorgeous Kaiya Eve Diaper Covers for your littlest princess too. Pick from great looks like this Kaiya Eve Plum Wildflower Ruffled Diaper Cover regularly $26.99 now only $9.99!!

No matter what you are looking for you can find it now at Everything But The Princess. Hurry in now and take advantage of the biggest sale of the year!

Thanksgiving Sale!!

Thanksgiving Sale

While many will be camping out looking for the best deals this black Friday you can get a head start on all that fantastic holiday shopping without ever leaving your nice warm home, or even getting up early! Simply check out the amazing deals and styles available now at Everything But The Princess. You can buy more and save more at the same time. Do you want your little princess to look her best this holiday season? Look no further than the great Thanksgiving Sale. Find great styles from Kaiya Eve, 3 Pommes, Angela Frost, Baby Sara, Baby’s in Bloom, Barbara Farber and SO many more.

Look for deals of up to:

25% off on orders of $100 coupon code: Coupon SAVE25

30% off on orders of $200 coupon code: Coupon SAVE30

35% off on orders of $300 coupon code: Coupon SAVE35

40% off on orders $401 and UP! Coupon code: Coupon SAVE40

BKARO Black Striped Tee with BowRight now you can look at over 29 pages of incredible designer boutique styles for your little girl that will wow her all year long. No need to stand in long lines just to get a chance to rifle through some clothes that have already been tried on by dozens of little girls and tossed on the ground as refuse. Your little princess deserves much better than that, so why not peruse the incredible looks of BKARO and pick her out an incredible complete look including a BKARO Gray Pleated Skirt, BKARO Black Striped tee with Bow, BKARO Black Stretch Leggings, and a BKARO Gray Cable Knit Hat? Now your princess has a look that will work all winter long with boots or flats at a great steal of a deal price. And you never even left that turkey alone in the kitchen! You can find deals like these and more at Everything But The Princess now. No lines, no rush, and no tent required. Hurry in, or go make a coffee and lounge with your blanket while you scan the site anytime this week. Sounds pretty good huh? BKARO Gray Pleated Skirt

Ooh La La Couture Cruise Wear!

You cannot go on a cruise without at least one fantastic dress. Here at Everything But The Princess we know a thing or two about fantastic dresses and that is why we stock the best dresses that Ooh La La Couture has to offer in cruise wear. This November you can find the most beautiful dresses for your little princess in our Cruise wear Pre-orders. Simply, ahem, CRUISE on over and peruse our fantastic dresses, choose your favorite and you will receive it starting in November.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Black WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Black WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*: This Black WOW Dream Dress is a dream come true. It features a sparkling sequin top with a large ivory bow at the waist and layers upon layers of fluffy gathered tulle ruffles. Your little princess will be the belle of the ball on this years cruise.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Damask Black/Champagne WOW Pouf Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Damask Black/Champagne WOW Pouf Dress *Preorder*: This Damask Black/Champagne WOW Pouf Dress is a sight all on it’s own. With its ruffled damask black/champagne top and black waistband it is almost a seventh wonder of the world. The full damask black/champagne gathered layered skirt is trimmed with black as well.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Sky WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Sky WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*: This Sky WOW Dream Dress features a sparkling blue sequin top with a large pink bow at waist. It has layers upon layers of gorgeous gathered tulle and is the perfect high profile cruise dress for your little princess.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise AB White WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise AB White WOW Dream Dress *Preorder*: Much like the sky dress except in the most beautiful and angelic of whites it looks like the top of a wedding cake. Your little princess will certainly feel the part of a princess in this gorgeous and unforgettable frock.

Ooh La La Couture Cruise Wear!

The weather may be getting cold and the holidays may be just around the corner but some of you may already be planning that next great cruise. And who can blame you when sunny weather is still close enough to the surface of our memories to want another helping. Well for those that are ready cruise wear is coming with some great new looks from Ooh La La Couture. Everything But The Princess will begin getting early shipments of incredibly gorgeous cruise wear from Ooh La La Couture beginning in November. So head on over now and get an early sneak peek at the beautiful dresses, and outfits just perfect for that next cruise.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Hollywood Silver Screen Wrap Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Hollywood Silver Screen Wrap Dress *Preorder*:This Hollywood Silver Screen Wrap Dress features a Hollywood wrap style print trimmed with pink rhinestone detail and a tie on the side. It also features a gathered east layered with the Hollywood print trimmed in pink tulle. A sweet and sassy look perfect for a great holiday cruise.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Ivory Hollywood Print Headband *Preorder*: Pair this with the Hollywood wrap dress to not only dress up your little princess’ hair but also keep it tamed on the high sea’s,

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Hollywood Sky Can Can Dress *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Hollywood Sky Can Can Dress *Preorder*: This Hollywood Sky Can-Can Dress has a stylish sky top star detail on the front with a gathered can-can style printed skirt on the bottom. Your little princess will feel like a Hollywood starlet in this outfit.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Sky Blue Hollywood Print Headband *Preorder*: Pair this headband with the can-can dress to keep your little princess’ look stylish and complete!

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Hollywood Silver Screen Can Can Dress *Preorder*: Another Hollywood Silver Screen Can Can Dress, this time black on top for the girl with a little more edge to her look.

Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Denim Fringed Crop Jacket *Preorder*Ooh! La, La Couture Cruise Denim Fringed Crop Jacket *Preorder*: Pair this great Jean jacket with any of the dresses for a great look and a little extra warmth those cool nights on deck.

Hope Couture: Dance Baby Dance

Hope Couture knows that girls like to have fun. What better way to have fun than to dance like no one is watching? In the new arrivals at Everything But The Princess you will find the most adorable and danceable skirts, shirts, and shrugs to make your little princess’ dancing dreams come true! In amazing colors, fun styles, and incredible rhinestones your little princess will look fantastic and feel like the prima donna at the dance company.

Hope Couture Fuchsia Tulle Rhinestone SkirtHope Couture Fuchsia Tulle Rhinestone Skirt: This adorable fuchsia tulle skirt is adorned with lots of rhinestones. A little bling goes a long way to make a little girl feel like a little princess, and this skirt has just enough bling. It is also the perfect skirt for some fun dance moves. It pairs excellently with the dance tank and some great leggings.

Hope Couture Black Tank with Rhinestone Dance HeartHope Couture Black with Pink Undertones LeggingsHope Couture Black with Pink Undertones Leggings: These black lace leggings have a beautiful fuchsia undertone that screams princess. They are fun, feminine, and flirty and will make your little princess’ dance ensemble fun and perfect!

Hope Couture Black Tank with Rhinestone Dance Heart: This tank is an incredible dance inspired beauty. The black tank is adorned with a white heart with fuchsia rhinestones and the ultimate mantra “dance.” with a fuchsia ribbon at the shoulder and more rhinestones at the hem your little princess will love this top and enjoy wearing it with her tulle skirt.

Hope Couture Zebra I Heart Dance Drop Waist DressHope Couture Zebra I Heart Dance Drop-Waist Dress: What dancing princess would not love this great drop-waist dress? Styled in black and white it says the most important thing to a dancing princess, “I Heart Dance.” It is a comfortable and adorable dress that your little princess will enjoy wearing all season long, and even long after that. After all, true love never dies.

Hope Couture Black with Pink Undertones LeggingsHope Couture Zebra Shrug with Hood: How do you keep warm in the dance studio and still be able to move with the music? This shrug is the perfect way to stay warm and flexible all dance class long. The black shrug ties in the front and features a zebra striped hoodie. It is p effect for cool days in class, cool days out at play, and keeping warm no matter where you are!

Wild Mango: Princesses Meet Your Princes!

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Here at Everything But The Princess we love our princesses but we cannot forget about our little princes. Now you can find some of the best clothes for your little princess and your little prince. No matter who you are buying for you will love Wild Mango’s new spring and summer line. This British Rock n Roll inspired line will look great on girls and boys. Now you can find the girls line at Everything But The Princess and the boys line at The Little King! It is that easy, just shop for your little prince and princess at Everything But The Princess and we can direct you to The Little King.

Everything But The Princess:

Wild Mango Rock Racer Back Dress: this soft knit black dress is so hip and rockin your daughter may just get a record deal for wearing it. The black dress is embellished with rockin silver stars. No matter what her rock n roll abilities may be, in this dress she will look the part.

Wild Mango British Flag Tee With Bling Mini Skirt Set: rock stars are practically royalty to most people, and what better way to declare yourself rock n roll royalty than by rockin the British flag. Everyone will know that your daughter is the next big thing in this great dress. You have always known she was a princess, now everyone will know that she is true royalty in this fantastic frock.

The Little King:

Wild Mango Black Rock Flag Tee: now the boys can rock n roll too. This great flag tee is the coolest thing that will ever hang in his closet. He can wear it to school or in front of his guitar hero as he rocks out with his friends. Everyone will know him as the rockstar in this shirt. After all, he is the prince of rock n roll.

Wild Mango Black Rock Tie-dye Tee: nothing describes rock n roll better than the guitar. It is rock n roll. Now your little prince can be the master of the guitar with this awesome tee. He will be the guitar god in this fantastic tee. Let him rock the shirt while he rocks the world.