Richmond, BC (PRWEB) October 10, 2006
Maliboo Kids was quietly launched in August of this year and is becoming the hippest source for Canadians seeking out the latest cutting edge casual apparel for babies and toddlers. Founder, Barry Crowe originally intended to open as a storefront in Vancouver with the look similar to trendy children's boutiques found in Hollywood or Malibu (most of which coexist with their online stores as well).
Upon seeing how much work that goes into building the online portion of the business and realizing huge potential to reach consumers all across Canada (and the US), the company decided to commit itself to cyberspace for the foreseeable future. Rather than overwhelm shoppers with dozens of lines of clothes and only a few cool pieces from each line, Maliboo focuses on proven "hot" brands only. "We represent lines that we believe in and strive to be the key Canadian online source for each of them. Our designers give parents and children credit for wanting mini versions of trendy styles by making creations that are fashion forward, attention grabbing and Hollywood approved. Most celebrity moms have samples of these items before they hit the shelves", says Barry, company founder and father of 2
MalibooKids online store looks clean and contemporary. It resembles the design of other successful online boutiques that are just about the fashion and great service. They aren't trying to impress shoppers with flashy animations or sound effects. While some parents are very savvy when it comes to online shopping, others have said they don't do it since they don't know how. http://www.shopmaliboo.com is as easy as a few clicks and a Visa or Mastercard number. There is no need to become a member with a password or pay through an online virtual account with a third party. The store's servers are very safe and secure for quick credit card approval. Shipping is kept at $5, one of the industries lowest. "We don't want shipping costs to deter people from taking the leap into ecommerce. Although a few bucks is well worth the experience of shopping from home anytime 24/7," expresses Barry, who loves to make time to get out and hit the stores with his young family, but makes a lot of online purchases due to the ease of comparison shopping. MalibooKids ships to the US for no additional charge. Half of its preliminary sales have come from New York state alone.
One of Maliboo's biggest goals is to make fashion conscious parents instantly recognize half of their lines from the adult fashion world. True Religion, Paul Frank and Harajuku Lovers come in little versions too. While these well known brands are impressive, there are some very cutting edge kids-only designers they need you to meet. From Vancouver's own Dirty Laundry to LA designers Haute Stuff to Britain's No Added Sugar, MalibooKids brings Canadians the coolest $25-$30 onesies and tees on the planet. All available duty-free and in domestic dollars.
Brooklyn's Appaman has instantly become the best selling line due to huge exposure last year when Angelina Jolie dressed Maddox in the bulldog t- shirt. MalibooKids' first celebrity customer is Entertainment Tonight Canada's Rick Campanelli whose wife ordered the infamous bulldog tee for their son. MalibooKids hopes its "Peace Tee" will catch on quickly as proceeds from the sale are going to Warchild Canada.
Online parenting websites and newsletters have given MalibooKids a lot of instant praise for the brand lineup.
"It was truly my pleasure to find your site, I am thrilled to have a local resource for top brands!"
"...it's nice to see someone doing something more fun and original than the rest of the crowd!!"
"it's nice to see an online store with good taste; few and far between in Canada."
Maliboo Clothing for Kids was established in May of
2006 by partners Barry and Marla Crowe. They have been married for 6 years and have 2 young children. Barry currently operates the business from Richmond, British Columbia.
Maliboo Clothing for Kids