Hickory, NC (PressExposure) May 29, 2007 -- Cute As A Bug online boutique is pleased to announce they will be adding Bonnie Jean dresses to their store starting with the Fall/Holiday 2007 collection. Bonnie Jean is the trademark of the dresses distributed by Gerson & Gerson, a family owned business founded in 1935. It is that company's belief that contemporary styling can be tasteful, age appropriate and above all, feminine. A view Cute As A Bug shares.
One of the hardest things to find when looking for wholesale children's clothing are items for children who are larger than what is considered to be the normal size range. Most manufacturers consider the plus and husky size ranges to be a "niche" they don't want to get involved in because they don't realize the tremendous need for children's plus size clothing.
Often plus size girls have to wear women's clothing, which are usually not appropriate or stylish for children, in order to get something to fit them.
Mary Riggs, owner of Cute As A Bug boutique, has spent many years trying to find special sizes for her own child's needs and is now working to meet the needs of her customers. "All mothers want their children to feel good in regard to their appearance. Doing so gives the kids confidence." Said Riggs. "Moms also don't want to spend a fortune to do so. And they don't have to! We have created this online store to offer our customers boutique style clothing at prices they can afford on any budget."
Besides adding plus size children's clothing to her store, Riggs is involved in a new forum sponsored by Gerson & Gerson, on the issues of girl's plus size clothing. The forum will be held for parents and children in Atlanta in June and again in Philadelphia and New York. She says, "The forums are a direct result of the buyers sending their "comments" on the back of the hand tags to the company." She goes on to say, "Gerson & Gerson knows that for years they have taken losses on plus size girls clothing because cutting a style is very costly and their large buyers such as Dillards look at it as a "niche market."
Featuring children's boutique clothing for girls and boys, brands Cute As A Bug carries include: Carriage Boutique, Petit Ami, Rare Editions, BT Kids, Nannette, Lil' Jellybeans and more. The store sells: a full line of flower girl dresses, girl's special occasion dresses, Christmas dresses, Easter dresses, pageant dresses, smocked clothing, sundresses, party dresses and first communion dresses at children's discount clothing prices.
In addition they offer swimwear and sleepwear for both girls and boys. They also carry unique baby gifts.