Warm winter weather’s got us prematurely packing away our sweaters and thinking in spring colors. It’s always “spring jacket” weather here anyway, so our lucky kids get to wear brightly-colored, lightweight fashion statements year-round. If your little darling needs something new to keep her warm in the coming months, pick up a pretty new poncho from Skipping Hippos. Pom-poms and rickrack adorn these brightly colored felt and fleece creations, perfect for just slipping on–no sleeve struggles. Just pop up the hood on those brisk days for a cozy alternative to the layered look (works great for parents, sometimes not so great on the kiddies). Or, if she’s into a more polished look, there are refined, lady-like little coats with fancy buttons and floral embellishments. Locally made and lead-tested, they even come in mini sizes so your tot’s best dolly friend can coordinate, and they can skip off into the sunset in style. Right now the deals on the website are nearly as sweet as the ponchos themselves, but you can also find them at bricks and mortar stores like Grant Street’s Ooma, Haight Street’s Doe, and Hayes Valley’s Lavish.

Skipping Hippos
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