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Our Model Wearing Zoo Much Fun

Super Cutie Wearing a Zoo Much Fun Jumper from Fall 2009

We were thrilled this week to hear the news that we had been nominated for an “Earnie” award!  We have been recognized for our collections of newborn and infant girl’s fashions – a great honor!  The nomination comes from our retailers, our favorite people!  The sponsor of these awards is Earnshaw’s – a premiere industry magazine.  The Earnie Awards are Earnshaw’s magazine’s annual honor recognizing design excellence in children’s wear. For more than 30 years, the magazine has celebrated retailers’ picks for the best kids’ fashions.

Awards Case

“In this tough retail environment, excellent design is more important than ever,” stated Caletha Crawford, publisher of Earnshaw’s magazine. “These awards give retailers the opportunity to salute those brands that have exhibited the value, quality and fun that consumers have been seeking.”

We are very excited that we might be adding to our collection of awards – this would be our 9th EARNIE win!  Of course we love what we do – awards or not – but everyone loves a little recognition!  (To all our favorite retailers…don’t forget to cast your ballot!  Go to http://www.earnshaws.com/2009-earnies-voting-ballot)

Thank you to all of our retailers who nominated our company!

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Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.”  ~Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Quinlin_Zoo_2948Children’s hearts – pure and innocent – are the inspiration for Le Top clothing.  The whimsical designs we create here bring smiles to our faces – but children cannot live on clothes alone…they must have shoes to go out in the world!  When preparing for our Fall 2009 photo shoot we looked around the market and came up with the idea of collaborating with a children’s shoe company, hopefully one with the same design esthetic as ours – the choice was easy, pediped™!  We love the shoes – and knew them first hand, since they had been the choice for many le•top and rabbitmoon outfits for Chris’s grandsons.  Anna Carpio (our Design Room manager and Technical Designer) planned everything with Penny Redlin and Lauren McGlynn at pediped™ footwear over the course of three months to find the perfect accompaniment to each outfit in our collection.  Anna says, “They were so easy to work with. They are very family-oriented like we are and have a fun, quality product. It was a pleasure working with them on this project.” 

For the current season each company will feature the other’s products in their catalogs and marketing materials. “It seemed a natural fit for pediped™ and le•top to share our collections with each other from a styling standpoint. Our collections complement each other well. I think that the result has been fantastic! Congratulations to le•top on another fabulous collection,” says Angela Edgeworth, co-founder and president of pediped™ footwear. Find the style that goes with your little ones outfit at www.pediped.com.

 Theo_Dog0955About pediped™ footwear:
pediped™ footwear was launched in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company one of the fastest-growing children’s footwear brands in the United States. pediped™ footwear is sold in over 2500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between their two lines, Originals and Flex. Originals (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2+) and Flex (rubber-soled shoes for children 1-6 years) are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 29.

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