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BLACK CRANE Kids at Advice from a Caterpillar June 23 2017

Black Crane Kids is a brand by Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki. Their inspiration comes from their Japanese culture with a strong focus on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, their collection is characterized as minimal and edgy.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Black Crane Kids Collection, in store and online here.

 


OSTHEIMER Wooden Toys at Advice from a Caterpillar June 21 2017

Ostheimer Toys are handcrafted wooden toys with expressive character and realist detailing. Each beautifully hand carved toy is created from sustainable hardwoods, such as maple and ash, and beautifully painted with non-toxic water-based colours.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Ostheimer Toys, in store and online here.


TAMBERE One Piece Swimsuit Charcoal at Advice from a Caterpillar June 20 2017

Tambere is a Korean brand whose collection embodies minimalist playful design with a focus on comfort and practicality.

The Tambere One Piece Swimsuit in Charcoal is designed with a button back neck and a bow tie waist. Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Tambere Collection, in store and online here.

 


BONPOINT at Advice from a Caterpillar June 15 2017

Bonpoint colours seamlessly blend into the twilight.  Twilight colours are produced by refraction, scattering or selective absorption of light rays from the Sun in the atmosphere. They can be observed in clear, cloudless air. 

The Bonpoint collection is available to view here. Purchase is in store only.  Please contact the shop directly to purchase items.  Please call us at 416 960 2223 or e-mail us here

 

 

 


Hopper Hunter by 18 Waits at Advice from a Caterpillar June 01 2017

 

Hopper Hunter, the children's line from 18 Waits, is designed for little adventurers and dreamers. All Hopper Hunter pieces are made with care in Canada, to a high quality that can be passed from child to child and family to family for years to come.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Hopper Hunter by 18 Waits Collection, in store and online here.


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ALBUM DI FAMIGLIA Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar May 23 2017

Italian designer Monica Rusconi of Album di Famiglia has crafted an imaginative children’s and women's collection using various shades of grey, white and pastels using the highest quality materials.  These collections are designed for longevity with minimalist cuts.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Album Di Famiglia 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.

 


OLD SOLES at Advice from a Caterpillar May 11 2017

Old Soles was formed in 2008 when Australian designer Vicki Lever launched her range of fashion inspired "pre-walker" and "first steps" leather baby shoes. The brand has grown to include shoes for older children too, with the philosophy that style, comfort and protection for growing feet can all be upheld together.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our OLD SOLES, in store and online here.


7115 SZEKI at Advice from a Caterpillar May 10 2017

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our 7115 SZEKI, in store and online here.


BLOOMINGVILLE at Advice from a Caterpillar May 04 2017

Bloomingville was founded in Denmark in 2000 designing household products drawing in on Danish design traditions with modern charm.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Bloomingville Collection, in store and online here.


BALTIC CLUB at Advice from a Caterpillar May 03 2017

Baltic Club is on a mission to create fun stationery that makes you smile. All of their products are handmade in Canada. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Baltic Club  Collection, in store and online here.

NICO NICO Women's Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar May 02 2017

Nico Nico was created by LA designer Sue Tsai. Produced in the United States, Nico Nico combines the finest organic cotton fabrics with modern comfortable designs.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Nico Nico Womens Collection, in store and online here.


OSTHEIMER Wooden Toys at Advice from a Caterpillar April 28 2017

Ostheimer Toys is a German toymaker who handcrafts wooden toys, perfectly blending expressive character with realist detailing. Each beautifully hand carved creation is formed from sustainable hardwoods, such as maple and ash, and painted with non-toxic water-based colours.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Ostheimer Toys, in store and online here.

 


BROOKES BOSWELL at Advice from a Caterpillar April 28 2017

Brookes Boswell founded her brand back in 2012 after completing an apprenticeship with an iconic milliner from New York City. Her studio produces exquisite handmade hats and accessories that combine functionality, a sleek aesthetic and beautiful materials.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Brookes Boswell hats, in store and online here.


ACE & JIG Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar April 24 2017

Ace & Jig is based out of Brooklyn, New York and is designed by Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson.  Ace & Jig work with manufacturers in India creating hand dyed fabrics that are woven together on ancient wooden looms. They wanted to create timeless garments from their own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Ace and Jigs 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.

 

 


BONPOINT at Advice from a Caterpillar April 20 2017

Bonpoint, created in 1972 by french designer Marie-France Cohen and her husband Bernard, has grown to become an established children's couture house with a classic aesthetic and meticulous attention to quality and finishing.

The Bonpoint collection is available to view here. Purchase is in store only.  Please contact the shop directly to purchase items.  Please call us at 416 960 2223 or e-mail us here


MOULIN ROTY at Advice from a Caterpillar April 19 2017

Moulin Roty was established in 1972 in a French village of the same name by a group of friends searching for a common project that will provide both work and a certain way of life. At the outset, the Moulin Roty Workshop specialised in decorative items. It then went on to children’s and nursery rooms and launched wooden paintings, height charts, clocks as well as small stack-up wooden toys.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Moulin Roty, in store and online, here.


EKOBO at Advice from a Caterpillar April 17 2017

Ekobo is an Eco-friendly company dedicated to designing and manufacturing contemporary home accessories made from a natural and renewable bamboo. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our EKOBO, in store and online, here.


BONPOINT Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar April 14 2017

Bonpoint is a French based brand with a strong focus on quality. You can recognize within the garments apparent simplicity, there are many intricate details.The brand has retained a craftsmanship approach in everything it undertakes, as well as an interest in detail and perfection. The collections are elegant and modern with a strong French taste with structured lines with a perfect fit.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our BONPOINT Spirng 2017 Collection, in store.

 

 

 


PARADISE - NICO NICO Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar April 12 2017

Nico Nico was created by LA designer Sue Tsai. Produced in the United States, Nico Nico combines the finest organic cotton fabrics with modern comfortable designs for ages 18 months to 12 years. 

Nico Nico's 2017 Spring Collection is inspired by cool ocean breezes, the shade of a leafy palm, the scent of plumeria drifting in the air. Hawaiian paradise with a nod to the summer of ’59. Nico Nico's palette reflects the diversity of island life, with traditional stripes and checks alongside citrus, orchid and aloe accents. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Nico Nico's 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online. 


POLDER at Advice from a Caterpillar April 10 2017

Polder is a Parisian brand created by two sister of Dutch origin, who in 2007 also added a childrenswear line to their collection. Previously know as April Showers, Polder Girl is just as clean and sophisticated as as the adult line, with great focus being placed on craftsmanship, rich colours and unusual prints and materials.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Polder Collection, in store and online here.

 


AIGLE at Advice from a Caterpillar April 05 2017

Aigle revolutionized the world of footwear by using rubber as its core material for boot manufacturing. Aigle continues to foster a unique expertise, protecting mankind from the elements and conbining authenticity, style and practicality.

The Aigle Lolly Pop Kid's Rain Boots in Fern are made from sturdy rubber with a non-slip sole, these boots feature a breathable textile inner, embossed logo on the shaft and contrast stripes to the top.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Aigle Collection, in store and online here.


LENNEBELLE PETITES at Advice from a Caterpillar April 03 2017

Lennebelle Petites is a jewellery collection from The Netherlands that celebrates the love and special connection between a mother and her children. All the pieces are made with certified sterling silver and gold, genuine semi-precious stones.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Lennebelle Petites Collection, in store and online here.

 


BINGE KNITTING at Advice from a Caterpillar March 31 2017

 

Binge Knitting is a handmade accessories label committed to empowering women through artisanal craft and spreading the Slow Fashion movement. They employ women from low-iconcome communities in Mexico to create bags and accessories by hand with high-quality yarn made from textile waste from the garment industry. Their collections are designed around current trends, but always with the aim of transcending seasons.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Binge Knitting Collection, in store and online here.

 


SALT WATER SANDALS at Advice from a Caterpillar March 29 2017

 

Salt Water Sandals invite you to wade into the ocean and see how they dry quickly and spring back into shape, ready for your next adventure. The sole is moulded from urethane and finished with a leather insole providing firm support. The Salt Water's unique double adhesion process ensures the leather straps never detach from the sole of the sandal.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Salt Water Sandals Collection, in store and online here.

 


MORLEY Spring Collection Advice from a Caterpillar March 27 2017

Morley is a Belgian children's brand with an avant garde style. Exquisite details and luxury fabrics meet stone washed looks and sports influences to create timeless and playful collections. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Morley Collection, in store and online here.


MINI RODINI Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 25 2017

Mini Rodini is a Swedish organic children’s wear brand with a vision to making products for kids with a priority to design as well as environmental and ethical aspects to their production  The brand is a tribute to all children, their imagination and sense that everything is possible. The Mini Rodini collections take children seriously with a playfulness that matches your child's own personality and mood.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Mini Rodini, in store and online here.

 

 

 

FINGER IN THE NOSE Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 24 2017

Finger in the Nose is a French company specializing in timeless, long lasting designs of everyday pieces. Finger in the Nose has reinvented the classics and essential pieces for your child's wardrobe with a bold attitude.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Finger in the Nose Spring Collection, in store and online here.

 


MATERIALS + PROCESS at Advice from a Caterpillar March 24 2017

Materials + Process is a design studio based out of San Francisco founded by industrial designer Christine Marcelino.  Finding inspiration and grace in creating elegant and simple designs.

The Material + Process Tahlia clutch in natural is a vegetable tanned leather purse.  Designed with a silk wrapped natural horsehair tassle and brass hardware. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Materials + Process, in store and online here.


MAISON MANGOSTAN Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 22 2017

Maison Mangostan is a Spanish footwear brand for kids born from the initial idea of creating a kidswear label with a sense of endless possibility, influenced by art, music and a rich ethnical heritage.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Maison Mangostan, in store and online here.


PETIT BATEAU Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 20 2017

Petit Bateau is one of France's most iconic children's clothing brand. Petit Bateau has grown beyond its tradition of knickers and underwear by creating a playful, joyful universe which speaks to all generations from 0-924 months. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Petit Bateau, in store and online here.


PIROUETTE BLOG featuring Advice from a Caterpillar March 17 2017

Pirouette Advice from a Caterpillar Toronto

Piroutte Blog celebrates the wonderful world of children. Click HERE to see their feature on Advice from a Caterpillar. 

 


BOBO CHOSES Vintage Bathing Costume Wavy at Advice from a Caterpillar March 15 2017

Bobo Choses Vintage Bathing Costume in Wavy print is a cute one piece swimsuit with a high neckline, crossover adjustable straps and UV Protection Factor.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Bobo Choses Spring 2017 Collection, in store and online here.


THE GOODS Best Decor For Kids - Features Advice From A Caterpillar March 15 2017

 

The CBC show THE GOODS features - Advice From A Caterpillar's cool, wall-mounted change table fits invisibly on a wall and is discrete, making it ideal for small spaces. Constructed out of sheet metal, this versatile product can hold up to 110 pounds, meaning you can even move it down and use it as a desk!

Watch the full episode on the CBC here


AKID Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 08 2017

 

AKID is a Los Angeles based company with a carefully crafted children collection of shoes that focus on style, comfort and wearability.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our AKKID Collection, in store and online here.


BACABUCHE Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 06 2017

Bacabuche embodies contemporary trends in a modern baby's wardrobe using a mix of natural and organic textiles for the baby's comfort and well-being. A collection designed to create an easy dressing experience for mom and baby. Simple. Modern. Playful.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Bacabuche Spring 2017 Collection, in store and online here.

 

 


MOUMOUT Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 03 2017

Moutmout is a French homewear brand for children going from 0 to 6 years old with multifunctionnal products and 100% very soft cotton. Moumout is a happy family that loves their children and yours.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Moumout Collection, in store and online here.

 


MAKIÉ Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar March 01 2017

Makié is a brand from New York that is inspired by the Japanese roots of the designer, Makié Yahagi. Makié designs are minimalist and delicate, made with exquisite fabrics that meet the need for elegance and practicality.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of Makie 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.


1 + IN THE FAMILY Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar February 27 2017

1+ in the Family is a Spanish clothing brand with simple beautiful cuts and comfortable fabrics. A minimalist design with pieces that are driven by practicality and comfortability. 

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of 1+ in the Family 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.


7115 SZEKI Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar February 24 2017

7115 SZEKI is inspired by the fluid and fast-paced nature of New York City, designer Szeki Chan focuses her spring collection on the idea of movement.Playing with different textures, clean lines and innovative proportions, this season showcases the many ways clothes can move with you throughout the day. In experimenting with shapes and textures, Szeki aims to ignite all senses and encourage you to explore the notion that movement is everywhere in life.

This season sees soft, breathable fabrics – linen, cotton and rayon – in muted, neutral tones that create versatile pieces which can be effortlessly blended into your existing wardrobe, and worn all summer long.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our 7115 SZEKI, in store and online here.

 


PRIMAVERA SOUND - BONTON Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar February 22 2017

Spring is on its way. Early mornings and late afternoons will soon be filled with songs. Buds, flowers, and sweet smells will soon fill the air. Fresh rain and misty mornings will soon greet you. 

Bonton is a French line dedicated to children, where basics go hand in hand with a timeless spirit, spiced with colours and fun-filled ideas.

This season, Bonton is inspired by the beautiful colours and sounds of spring. Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of Bonton's 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.  


LOOPY MANGO at Advice from a Caterpillar February 15 2017

Loopy Mango is a Knitwear company based out of New York. The soft and warm yarn used is called Big Loop. It is a 2-inch thick yarn hand crafted by local artisans and made with 100% merino wool from Key Largo, Florida. Every ball of yarn is hand crafted by local artisans. It is the most beautiful yarn in the world.

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Loopy Mango, in store and online here.

 


SONS + DAUGHTERS at Advice from a Caterpillar February 13 2017

 

Sons + Daughters Eyewear has become synonymous with classic style, forward-thinking design and premium quality children’s eyewear. They utilize the finest hand-made materials and highest grade lenses to provide crystal clear, 100% UV protection sunglasses for kids. 

The brand is inspired by the unbridled spirit, passion and unlimited potential of our youngest and finest minds.  

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of our Sons + Daughters Eyewear, in store and online here. -0-0-  


STELLA MCCARTNEY Spring Collection at Advice from a Caterpillar February 02 2017

Stella McCartney's Spring Collection is bursting with bold new prints and rainbow shades, the new collection awakens the adventurer in all of us!

Visit us at Advice from a Caterpillar in Toronto to see our selection of Stella Mc Cartney's 2017 Spring Collection, in store and online here.

Stella McCartney Spring 2017 Collection February 02 2017

"Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed." -  Ezra Taft Benson


Simple Bath Time Ritual January 26 2017

Sometimes the beauty routine can feel very overwhelming; innumerable marketing campaigns clamouring for our attention from every billboard, magazine and online ad. It can all get a bit much. Surely there is a simple way to stay happy, healthy and radiant? Now we can't minimise the value of a good sleep routine, regular, fun exercise and plenty of veggies in our diets, but in the realm of beauty we have a couple of humble suggestions. Today we want to share with you some of our favourite pieces that help to simplify the bath time routine, not make it more complicated than it has to be.

At the moment we're loving the charcoal infused line from Morihata. Made in Japan, the special ingredient in these products is the binchotan charcoal, created by quickly cooling oak branches after they have burned for several days. This unique process creates one of the highest quality charcoals for absorbing and removing toxins from water, the air and even the skin.

1. WASH // Binchotan Facial Puff

The amazing thing about this facial puff is how easy it is to use: simply wet the puff with warm water and lightly massage into the skin. You can use this with whatever facial soap or cleanser you have at home, but if you want to keep things even more simple you can use it on its own and it is just as effective. It is even perfectly gently on sensitive skin. The puff is a sponge made from the Konjac root that is infused with the micro-fine binchotan charcoal powder, so it has all the antibacterial, toxic-removing qualities you need in a good facial routine. 

2. BRUSH // Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush in Black or White

This simple little toothbrush is actually a powerful oral hygiene tool; the binchotan charcoal infused into the bristles helps to fight bad breath and prevent plaque - and even helps the bristles clean themselves when you're finished brushing! We love the extra layer of cleaning power this brush gives us without having to add an extra brush/rinse/gargle element to the process. Simple, sleek and clean this little brush is a big hit at home with the Advice team!

3. DRY // Kontex Nuno Bath Towel

This towel is deceptive. Light and fine, it looks like it won't do what a towel does best - absorb water - but it absolutely does. Quick drying, and taking up half the storage space of the average North American towel, this handwoven Japanese towel is a beautiful addition to any bath time. It feels so plush against the skin and is an absolute joy to use. And if you need a light extra layer one day, you can wear it out as a scarf too!


Behind the Scenes of Bobo Choses: A Legend - Kathrine Switzer January 24 2017

“I knew if I quit, nobody would ever believe that women had the capability to run 26-plus miles. If I quit, everybody would say it was a publicity stunt. If I quit, it would set women’s sports back, way back, instead of forward.”

- Kathrine Switzer

 The Bobo Choses Sweatshirt B.C. Team Blue

Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, in 1967, in an age where marathons were reserved purely for men because women were supposedly ‘too fragile’. Switzer began the race with only a desire to run her first marathon, but as she ran she knew it had become more significant. After being physically assaulted by a race official and hounded by the press, the race became a way to prove that women were capable and deserving of the right to run. She didn’t quit. Five years later the rules were changed and women were freely allowed to compete.


Behind the Scenes of Bobo Choses: A Legend - John McEnroe January 23 2017

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time.”

- John McEnroe

 John McEnroe is often considered to be one of the best tennis players of all time. Across the course of his career he has won seven Grand Slam singles titles as well as 77 overall singles tour titles, and in 1984 he played 85 tennis matches and only lost three, which is a record that still hasn’t been broken today. He was a very passionate player (some would say a little too passionate!) but was committed to playing the best tennis he could, developing superb volleys and the ability to anticipate what his opponent would do next. Even now, at the age of 57, he hasn’t given up playing the game, and continues to compete for senior titles all around the world.