Rachel Riley Range Sale Time July 07 2016, 0 Comments
Rachel Riley Range Sale Time
Huge reduction across the collection of the beautiful Rachel Riley designer range. Time to grab a bargain with these veru special childrens clothes. Flamingo prints, vintage cars, and classic nautical themese plus hand smocking and get the Prince George look with the smocked soldier dungarees. Something for every one.
Rachel Riley Range Sale Time
Little Joules is Coming to Dandy Lions June 09 2016, 0 Comments
New fow Autumn and winter 2016, we are very happy to be bringing you a lovely hand selected collection from Little Joues. We have some lovely designs from 0-3mths up to 7/8 yrs, every thing from leggings and tops, dresses, trousers, polos and jumpers to coats and sleepwear . We also will be having some lovely gifts and accessories ranging from socks and slippers to lunch bags and back packs, just perfect for 'Back to School'. A small selection is in store now and items are being added daily so please call back to see what is new. We hope you enjoy this new addition to dandy Lions.
Click HERE to visit the Little Joule collection
Rachel Riley Childrens Designer Clothes at Dandy Lions February 14 2016, 0 Comments
Rachel Riley Childrens Designer Clothes at Dandy Lions
We are very excited to be authorised stockists of the amazing range of beautiful childrens clothes by the top designer, Rachel Riley. The range includes lovely smocked dungarees just like the ones little Prince George was seen wearing.
We also have the most exquisite girls dresses with flamingo prints, nautical anchor prints and this seasons iconic vintage car print with matching boys shirts for that brother- sister coordinating look.
We are offering a payment plan over 6 weeks with 25% deposit. More details on the Rachel Riley collection page on the website by clicking here
Rachel Riley Childrens Designer Clothes at Dandy Lions
Exciting new Ethical Toy Range at Dandy Lions November 16 2015, 0 Comments
Exciting new Ethical Toy Range at Dandy Lions
We are so excited here at Dandy Lions! We have just taken delivery of an amazing range of lovely fairly traded wooden toys from the British company Le Toy Van. These toys are all made in Indonesia and the workers all have a fair wage and good working conditions .Le Toy Van was set up in 1995 with an intention to produce a range of high quality painted wooden toys, initially for the UK market, but later distributed all around the world.
The toys are all designed here in the UK and made from replenishable wood and manufactured at an ICTI approved factory based in Indonesia; the UK based Le Toy Van design and management teams regularly visit to ensure the quality of the product and ethical conditions of the workforce.
Everything about this brand of toys is what we feel strongly about at Dandy Lions, plus the toys are just gorgeous . We have everything from wooden dolls houses , garages, vehicles and lovely little collectable posable wooden characters-the Budkins.
Christmas 2015 at Dandy Lions November 08 2015, 0 Comments
Christmas 2015 at Dandy Lions
Here at dandy Lions we are getting excited about Christmas. We have a special section on the website to help give you some ideas for Christms gifts. We have carefully selected a range of gorgeous gifts from Christmassy themed clothes and pyjamas, wooden toys + gifts and stocking fillers, hopefully there is something for everyone. We have extended our rangethis year to include wooden doll's houses and garages from Le Toy Van a new range for us this season and it really is fabulous. Thee new toys will be appearing on the website soon but in the meantime if you need any more information please call us at the shop 0n 01280 812775.
We hope you love our goodies and looking forward to helping you where we can.
fron all at Dandy Lions
Rugby World Cup with Kite Organic Clothes September 26 2015, 0 Comments
Rugby World Cup with Kite Organic Clothes
Well the Rugby World Cup 2015 is well and truly upon us and with it being hosted in England we thought we had better show our support. Our selection of Kite clothes for babies and children is not only fantastic quality but is all made from scrummy soft organic cotton and their fleeces are from at last 50% recycled plastic bottles. So by giving your child Kite clothes you are not ony being super kind to thier skin you are being kind to the environment too. The clothes are washed in apple enzymes to make them super soft and no nasty chemicals are used in the processing. The finishing touches are great too, using coconut shell buttons to fasten up. Oh, and did I mention the great styles too, all geared up for the active child. This year they have brought you a lovely rugby enspired range with the rugby top and rugby joggers. The joggers have snuggle soft fleace lined pockets too.
So good luck England ( or who ever you support!) Rugby rocks !
Rugby World Cup with Kite Organic Clothes
Frugi Organic Cotton Clothes Autumn and Winter 2015 Collection July 26 2015, 0 Comments
Frugi Organic Cotton Clothes Autumn and Winter 2015 Collection
The new winter 2015 collection from Frugi has arrived! This collection is absolutely fab and at Dandy Lions we particularly love the Dinos!
The Happy Dinos feature on Frugi's ever popular kneepatch crawlers, the scrummy soft snuggle fleece and tops and socks. We also just love all the mushroom prints and hedgehogs on dresses, tops, sets, snuggle fleece and tights. The collection lives upto Frugi's amzing quality and all made with super soft lush organic cotton. The appliques are great and so much better in real life with loads of detail, our favourite is the fire engine applique on the Little Look Out Top. This season we have added the Little Adventure coats in Nee Naw and Hedgehogs designs.
As always the styles and designs in sleepsuits and rompers are just adorable and there are muslins and socks that match to make lovely gifts.
This season Frugi have changed the design of their signature Parsnip pants to feature a lovely deep ribbed waistband and ankle cuffs that is extra comfy for on little tummies and can be unfolded as baby grows to last longer-winner!
BIG SUMMER SALE NOW ON July 20 2015, 0 Comments
BIG SUMMER SALE NOW ON
Lots of lovely styles now at amazing reduced prices. Including Frugi, Kite clothing, Little Green Radicals, Lilly + Sid, Hatley, Mayoral. upto 50% off some items.
BIG SUMMER SALE NOW ON
Sale at Dandy Lions , stage 1. June 28 2015, 0 Comments
Sale at Dandy Lions
First stage of Dandy Lions' summer sale has started. You will find some lovely styles from Spring Summer 2015 collections now in sale section. Great designs from Mayoral, Lilly + Sid and Project jelly can be found at discounted prices. More ranges will follow shortly.
Sale at Dandy Lions
Sizzling Summer June 24 2015, 0 Comments
So it looks like Summer has decided to make an appearance at last, Yey! We now stock a lovely range of Mitty James swimwear and beach wear including SPF50 rash vests and suits and lovely hooded toweling beach robes. Great for covering up on the beaach and also great for swimming pools. If you cant find the Item you want, please give us a call as we can arrange for it to be delivered to you direct fron Mitty James-perfect!
Good News! New Loyalty Points Scheme at Dandy Lions April 06 2015, 0 CommentsGreat news for all Dandy Lions customers. You can now collect reward points every time you shop at Dandy Lions. For every £1 you spend you will get 5 loyalty points. Collect 500 points to get £5 voucher , 1,000 points for £10 voucher and £2,500 points for £25. Plus, you get 200 points just for signing up! Join now and start collecting your points.
Easter Is Approaching March 17 2015, 0 Comments
It has been a busy old time here in the world of Dandy Lions. We have been bombarded with lovely new season clothes.
Frugi never fail to please with the scrumptious organic cotton clothes and they have some lovely spring designs too. We have had drop 1 & 2 and drop 3 will come later with some high summer styles.
This seasons Kite has some fabulous colours and styles acroos baby and toddler and children's ranges. I am loving the fire engines for baby boys and my favourite stand alone piece this season has to be the Peter Pan collar spotty top for girls. Made from luxuriously soft organic cotton in a lovely primrose yellow with a cute Peter Pan collar-perfect! The collection is all about childhood pass times with potato print patterns featuring.
We have an exciting range of Hatley raincoats in fab designs from dinos to flowers and sharks to ponies with brollies and wellies to match.
Lilly + Sid's collection of funky and quirky designs is inspired by vintage treasure and contemporary silhouettes and made for fun and adventures.
New arrivals from Mayoral are in lovely jade and navy colours for toddler boys and florals and blue shades for girls. There are some beautiful dresses and lovely traditional straw hat style sunhats.
The new collection from the French brand, Absorba has lovely traditional baby blue and baby pink designs and some gorgeous dresses with Swarovski elements, making a lovely outfit for a special occasion.
Toby Tiger brings us the most amazing party dresses with elephants or strawberry designs amongst lots of other fun designs. There are elephants for boys too. We also have some really fun socks with owls, foxes and badgers too.
We have also introduced some new brands this season- but that can wait for another blog!
We look forward to our lovely customers having a look at our new styles
As awlays, thank you for being a part of the world of Dandy Lions
A Little Bit of Hatley Sunshine on a Rainy Day January 17 2015, 0 Comments
Well, with Christmas out of the way and January sales in full swing it is time to think about spring around the corner. We have a lovely range of Hatley raincoats all with matching umbrellas and wellies. We have a great selection of fun designs in bright, cheerful, colours. We have made a special effort to select great colours for boys, this is from feed back from you guys, our wonderful customers.Y ou tell us that you find it difficult to find lovely colours for your little chaps. So, we listened and BINGO this dino design must surely tick the boxes.
Christmas at Dandy Lions Childrens Designer Clothes Boutique December 09 2014, 0 Comments
Christmas is fast approaching and at Dandy Lions and we have a great selection of festive clothes and gifts. lots of great ideas in our Christmas section
Christmas Crackers from Frugi October 09 2014, 0 Comments
Frugi's seasonal collection has arrived and is simply gorgeous. We have the most magical party dresses, tops with penguins, polar bears and reindeer, cute cosy dungarees in a festive red with little reindeer all over print . All made from the scrumptious soft organic cotton that Frugi do so well. We also have matching tights and socks to finish off the outfits. Even Christmas stockings ready for Santa to fill! take a peep and see what you think.
Why tights for boys, well why not. October 04 2014, 0 Comments
We introduced Slugs and Snails tights for boysto Dandy Lions, some what cautiously in Autumn 2013. Well, we need not have been cautious they simply flew out and we had to reorder numerous times. So for this autumn/winter season we went BIG and put in a much bigger order, more designs and more sizes and guess what ? Within 24hrs we are sold out of some sizes in some styles!!
So why tights for boys?. Because boys deserve to be cosy and comfy too. No more loosing socks, no tight or stiff jeans on little one's tummies, no crawling out of their jog bottoms. The tights are great for baby wearers too where the sling may cause a gap between top of socks and bottom of trouser, They are great for an extra layer under trousers on chillier days. But most of al,l they are super cute in really funky designs and just look great, a pair of Slugs and Snails with a jumper and your baby is cosy and comfortable and ready to play.
Although designed with boys in mind, they are just great for little girls too.
Things Cosy from Hatley at Dandy Lions Childrens Boutique September 15 2014, 0 Comments
Hatley are renowned for their high quality raingear including raincoats and wellie boots, but did you know they do a great range of snuggly fleece items too, At Dandy Lions we are proud to stock what we believe is a superior range. We have fuzzy fleece bundlers for boys and girls, cosy dressing gowns and fun fanimal slouch slippers, take a peek, we are sure you will just love them.
If you like the look of these then pop over and see the rest of the range in the Hatley collection
Traditional Hand Smocked Clothes by Mafana Kids at Dandy Lions Boutique September 10 2014, 0 Comments
Beautiful traditional hand smocked dresses and rompers have just arrived. They come in a choice of tartans and are hand smocked with pretty embroidery. As these garments are hand smocked the exact tembroidery design may vary from one to the next and we feel this is all part of the appeal of these lovely dresses and rompers. these winter styles are made from heavy weight cotton and the dresses are lined. They really are excellent quality and Fairtrade too.
Dandy Lions visit Autumn Fair at NEC September 07 2014, 0 Comments
We spent a tiring but successful day at the Autumn Fair today choosing lots of lovely new toys + gifts which will be arriving in the next couple of weeks.
We have found a few new lines to and we are particularly excited about the the 'My Own Fairy Doors'. These will make great Christmas gifts and carry the child into a world of fantasy and imagination. They are made in UK too which will take us up to 13 made in uk brands and that is something we are very proud of!
We already stock gifts from the amazing Milly Green Designs, dinner sets, clocks and place mats and we have added a range of coordinating satchel bags, pencil cases, purses, note books, pens and drink bottles in an appealing horse design.
We have increased our existing range of popular Melissa & Doug Toys by adding train sets ,educational toys, pony stables plus lots more.
Lanka Kade is a lovely range of Fairtrade hand crafted wooden toys which we have been stocking for while and we will be seeing the return of the popular alphabet and number puzzles. We will be adding Noah's Ark and London Bus also.
We may also have a couple of more new surprises but we need to have the orders confirmed before we can share.
Merry Berries Hats- Cute,quirky and Made in Uk. September 03 2014, 0 Comments
Back by popular demand! these are so popular each year and the variety of designs makes for a special new baby gift. Made on home knitting machines her in uk from lovely soft cotton. What's not to love.
Frugi Seasonal Sparklers at Dandy Lions August 31 2014, 0 Comments
This season Frugi have split their collection of scrummy childrens organic cotton clothes into 3 drops. The first drop has been really popular and the arrival of drop 2, Seasonal Sparklers is very exciting too. We have lovely appliqué dresses, playsets and fun tops all coordinating to make funky yet practical outfits that the kids will love to wear plus the benefit of no nasty chemicals in the processing too. We would love to hear what you think of the collection
Made in UK at Dandy Lions Childrens Designer Clothes Boutique August 17 2014, 0 Comments
Many big companies have tried to to promote 'made in uk' in the past few years with the likes of John Lewis and Debenhams being leaders in the initiative.
Not only does this appeal to a sense of pride but it is also good business. As awareness for improving working conditions in places like India and China increases it follows that production costs will increase to meet the improvements whilst UK production does not have to meet these improvement costs therefore the gap in production costs will narrow.
At Dandy Lions we pride ourselves in stocking 12 made in Uk Brands at this moment in time.
Current Brands are:
Blue Bird baby Cupcakes (in store only)
Award books (in store only)
We feel this is something to be proud of
New in for Autumn at Dandy Lions Childrens Designer Clothes Boutique August 03 2014, 0 Comments
Childrens Designer Clothes -Autumn collection
It is hard to think ahead to Autumn when it is such lovely weather at the moment, but sadly, cooler days will be on the way. At Dandy lions you will find lots of lovely styles hand picked for design and quality whilst also being appealing for your little people.
We a lovely range of Hatley Raincoats and wellies. Hatley are renowned for their rain wear and the raincoats are fully waterproof and have sealed seams and terry lining- parents love the value for money and little ones love the designs.
The new season range from Frugi is wonderful with lots of fun appliqués, dinosaurs, owls, highland cow, sausage dogs and more all feature. This season there will be 3 collections and the first is available now. The second collection will be at the end of august so keep watching for more styles to follow. As always, Frugi clothes are made from super soft snuggly organic cotton and are ethically manufactured so the workers in their factories experience decent working conditions and get a fair wage for their work.
Kite Kids have an amazing collection this season with rich vibrant colours. The fleeces are super soft and made from recycled plastic bottles. Their clothes are made from organic cotton and are all ethically manufactured. Kite are very environmentally concious and no harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing if their clothes. The clothes are conditioned in apple enzymes giving them a super soft feel. all buttons are made from coconut shells. The new range is due in from 8th August.
Lily + Sid offer a quirky funky range and this season has a panto theme to the collection. there are 2 ranges , baby 0-3yrs and kids 2yrs-6yrs. Lilly +Sid are a British Award winning company with strong principles and donate a percentage of their profits to unicef. The new collection is due in some time in August.
Absorba is a beautiful French babywear range. their bio collection is organic cotton. The clothes are just delicious and perfect for gifting.
Mayoral is a leading Spanish childrens designer clothes brand and has a large range of baby and childrens wear. this season sees lovely plaids and floral prints for girls and some stripes and cosy knitwear and trousers and shirts essentials for boys. Mayoral are also excellent for basics such as socks and tights and offer excellent quality and good value for money.
At Dandy Lions you will also find a lovely range of gifts and educational wooden toys. Each toy is designed to develop your child's skills in some way. you will find a good selection of Melissa & Doug Toys and Lanka Kade fairtrade toys. Coming soon will be a selection from Manhatten Toys too.
I hope you enjoy shopping at Dandy lions this season.
Ethically Manufactured and Fairtrade- How this makes a difference. July 23 2014, 0 Comments
Ethically Manufactured and Fairtrade- How this makes a difference.
In this world of people wanting everything for the best price possible it may be worth sparing a thought for how this is achieved. There has been extensive media coverage of tragic incidents where working conditions for employees are low down on the priority list in order to produce items at the cheapest price possible but at what cost?
In April 2013 a clothing factory in Savar Bangladesh collapsed killing over 1,000 it appears that warnings over the building’s safety were issued but ignored and it is reported that workers were ordered to work. This is the true cost of our cheap clothing.
Another point to consider is that it is thought that around 90% of clothing brands use child labour at some point during the manufacture of their products . Children are often sent out to pick the cotton as they have small fingers to better pick the buds.
By buying Fair trade products you know that employees are receiving a fair days pay for a fair days work in good working conditions. Prices paid for goods reflect the true cost of production
You are also helping farmers receive a fair and stable price for the cotton they produce. They also receive an additional amount which can be used to invest in community projects, such as building schools, health centres and improving water supply.
The British Association for Fair Trade shops + Suppliers (BAFTS) has produce the Ten Principles of Fair Trade
1 Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2 Transparency and Accountability
3 Fair Trading Practices .
4 Payment of a Fair Price .
5 Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
6 Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
7Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8 Providing Capacity Building
9 Promoting Fair Trade
10 Respect for the Environment
Dandy Lions Child Boutique is situated in the small market town of Buckingham which prides itself of having Fairtrade Town status.
At Dandy Lions we stock goods from various Fairtrde and fairly traded brands.
Lanka Kade- beautiful hand made and hand painted wooden toys for children
Best Years- the Pebble range and Under the Nile range are Fairtrade brands of hand knitted soft toys and clothes for babies and children
We also stock clothing by Piccalilly who have Fairtrade status and support many projects for children in various parts of the world
Hooligan clothes are a Fairly traded brand from South Africa and support a scheme to empower women to have a career to support their families.
Frugi clothes are ethically manufactured and they ensure there is no use of child labour and that all factories involved in the manufacture of their clothing have SA8000 standard (Social Accountability standard) plus more, for example, Frugi factories supply their workers and their families with health insurance.
Kite Kids Brand of organic cotton clothes also ensure good working conditions for the people who make their clothes and ensure they receive fair pay for the work they do.
Mafana Kids is a Fairtrade brand ofbeautiful hand smocked dresses from Madagascar.
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