Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's July! And You Know What That Means...!


Happy New Year!

It's another New Year for us, anyway – our 9th year– beginning July 18th! GROVE STREET kids will celebrate 8 years in business and, as always, we'd like to thank you for your continued support and patronage, and hope you will visit us any time between July18-31 to receive 40% off of any non-sale or already discounted item! Just mention that you received this email, no need to print it out!*
And as is customary for us, the shop will be closed preceding the celebration for some refreshing and reorganization, and maybe a little relaxation as well!
Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day! – Anne Marie
When we reopen, look for some changes in the shop! We will be reorganizing the sizes (and eliminating some - which is a bit of a bummer, as we will potentially lose some of our customers who've been with us from the beginning!) But we have to make room for some items that we know (or believe) will sell well... so with that, the good news is that GROVE STREET kids will be carrying more women's wear (not just maternity) at the request of many of our customers! So we've been thinking, who doesn't love a little one-stop shop?
So be sure and check out our website in a couple of weeks to see what's new in the New Year!
*Discount is limited to one per customer and is not combinable with any other offer. All sales final on discounted item.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Let the Madness Begin!

It's Madness in March!

No, we don't mean basketball!
We DO mean discounts! GROVE STREET kids is offering a promotion that is so good - you might think that we have gone mad!
Come on down to GROVE STREET kids and get 15% off your purchase! Each Friday in March, we will give you 15% off anything you buy!
Let the madness begin!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Share the Love!

Love is in the air!

It sounds cliché to say it, but Valentine's Day truly is right around the corner! And this year, we are trying something different...GROVE STREET kids is staying open late, and celebrating with wine!
That's right, we said wine! Navarro Vineyards to be specific, as part of the North Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto's Annual Valentine's Wine Walk. Sip, stroll & shop at over 20 participating businesses along Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street on Wednesday, February 11th, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at our shop for $30. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of for $40. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Berkeley Public Schools Gardening and Cooking Program. In addition, GROVE STREET kids will donate an additional 5% of profits from sales during those hours!
But wouldn't you like to attend... for free?
But of course you would! So here's how... go to our Facebook page and share this post on your timeline (it must be posted publicly so we can see it) and tell your friends about us and help us reach 1000 likes! And if you haven't "liked" us yet, now's the time! After you've shared our post, your name will be entered into a drawing for two tickets for the Wine Walk. The winner will be announced on our page on Saturday, February 8th!
Share the love!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasons Greetings

What a year.
As most of you know, I began 2014 with uncertainty. The New Year was filled with anxiety and trepidation as I faced my diagnosis of Breast Cancer. As the year progressed, and I endured my treatments, I was at once overwhelmed and encouraged by the incredible support I received from, not only family and friends, but customers - strangers. The kind of support that one can only hope for, let alone expect.
It seems only appropriate then, as I surpass my year anniversary of being diagnosed, that I take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am to you all for your continual kindness and support. Not a day passes at the shop that someone doesn't stop to ask how I am feeling, to tell me how well I look or how glad they are to see me. It's provided me with tremendous encouragement, and has made my journey, which was at first so scary and full of unknowns, manageable and ultimately surmountable.
Thank you all for seeing me through this year. Thanks especially to those who worked with me: Emmanuelle, Bailey, Rachel and Zoe, for whom without their help I would not still be in business.
Wishing you all Peace, Prosperity and Good Health this Holiday Season and throughout 2015.
– Anne Marie, Owner

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pick Your Promo!

The holidays are fast approaching!

The Bay Area is known for it's Indian Summers but that was... well, incredible! Here we are in mid-November and it's still quite mild and beautiful each day, making it a challenge to inform our customers what we are in need of... BUT, the fog is rolling in each night and there is definitely a chill in the air each morning! So with that, we are full-fledged in accepting fall merchandise! Sweaters, jackets, hats... AND holiday outfits! Yes, folks all already asking for dresses, suits and shoes, so bring them in! As always, we recommend checking our website before coming down to the shop to check sizes and policies...
Meanwhile, we had another very successful Halloween season, selling costumes up until the last moment! Maybe it had something to do with being mentioned in Red Tricycle's article "Great Shops to Score Halloween Costumes" for the second year in a row! We have a blast every year, especially when we have customers (costumers?) who find exactly what they are looking for! This year, one of our most loyal patrons contacted me to see if we had an Elizabethan costume in her daughter's size... and at the moment we only had one that was too small... but that very afternoon, what should come into the shop? The perfect fit and style...
And if you missed seeing Anne Marie in hers, well you can take a gander here...

Pick Your Promo!

Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are just around the corner! GROVE STREET kids has traditionally been closed on these days in years past, but this year we are joining the ranks and will be open both days (though not to worry... we won't be interfering with your Thanksgiving Day plans....) And, to entice you to visit us, we are offering not one, but two holiday promotions, dependent on which day you decide to shop!
Just mention this email when you come in, and on Plaid Friday, you can take your pick of one non-sale item for 40% off.. or on Saturday, get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more... We hope to see you there!
All promotional sales are final.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's that Spooktacular Time of Year....

Back to Ghoul!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I always look forward to finding or creating just the right costume to wear... usually I'm inspired by some random thing and then create my costume around it.

80's Prom Queen and her date, The Corpse Bride
Last year, while resale shopping myself, I found this absolutely gaudy turquoise lamé dress that reminded me of my high school years, and possibly what I might have worn (really?) to my Prom... So, for $9 and a borrowed tiara, that's what I decided to be, an 80's Prom Queen! Several years prior, I  bought a cheap wedding gown, trashed it up and added some ribs (from a skeleton costume) to become The Corpse Bride... My younger daughter Olivia asked me to fit the costume to her and, voilà, I had my date!

This year, I am inspired by my (new) hair. And fake tattoos. Whomever, or whatever, shall I be? Well, you'll have to pop down to the shop on Halloween day to see for yourself, or like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram to see the photos (especially to see what's New in the Shop), that is if you haven't already!

Of course, not every one is the creative type, or knows how to sew, and so I say head on down to the shop and see what's in store for your kids (and maybe some grown up inspiration?). At GROVE STREET kids, we have a reputation for having some of the best selection around...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Our Sizzlin' Summer Windows
Well, it will be a New Year for us, anyway – our 8th year– beginning July 18th! GROVE STREET kids will celebrate 7 years in business, and we'd like to thank you for your continued support and patronage, and hope you will visit us any time between July15-31 to receive 40% off of any non-sale or already discounted item! Just mention  that you received this email, no need to print it out!* 

And as is customary for us, the shop will be closed in early July for some refreshing and reorganization, not to mention a little recuperation as well. This year we've closed for a couple of extra days to give Anne Marie a little more time to recuperate after finishing her treatments. 

Anne Marie, one day after finishing treatment

As a result, GROVE STREET kids will be closed from July 1st thru the 14th. We apologize for the inconvenience, but appreciate your continued support and understanding. Anne Marie is excited to reopen the shop, recouped and refreshed and with this most difficult time behind her!

One final thank you, to those who voted in Parents Press Magazine's Best of the East Bay 2014 and made us one of the Top Picks for Best Place to Buy Resale Children's Clothing. It means a lot to us and tells us that we are doing something right, despite the difficulties of the recent past! Thank you again for your continued support!

We look forward to seeing you in our New Year!