I was recently asked to take a gander at a new Maternity and Baby Boutique website and give my review. I guess having four kids kind of makes me somewhat of an expert on things involving pregnancies and babies. I gave the site a thorough visit and was quite pleased.
Apple Seed Maternity & Baby Boutique
From their site:
Apple Seed Maternity online is an extension of our flagship maternity clothing and baby boutique located just outside Washington, DC in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria VA. Our maternity clothing boutique is a charming destination with hip and classy styles for the expectant mom. Besides offering maternity clothes for work and play, we also carry baby clothes, nursing and transitional wear, designer diaper bags, fun and unique gifts, and gear including Bugaboo strollers.
Visuals and Navigation:
Have you ever stumbled upon a website that was so loud and flashy that it hurt your head to look? Or wandered onto a site that was obviously very 1999 with their html? You will NOT have that problem here! This store is classic and simple to view and use. The earthy warm color scheme was pleasing to the eyes of this sleep deprived momma. There were no annoying pop ups or pop unders and their contact information was clearly displayed on the front page.
After clicking thru to look at individual categories I enjoyed the professional photographs and the shipping charges were listed next to the price of the item. I love knowing these charges up front!
From intimates to baby strollers, they have you covered. I found maternity swimwear, nursing tanks, short dresses, evening gowns, and even business wear! Many of the items stop at a size large, which was disappointing because I’m an XL Mom when I’m pregnant and for a while post partum. The Japanese Weekend pants looked very comfy though, and they came in an XL. There were over 40 different brand names available including Bella Band, Bravado, Diaper Dude and Earth Mama Angel Baby!
After scanning a few other maternity boutiques I feel secure in stating that Apple Seed’s prices are comparable to other boutique stores. Many of the categories had links to sale items!
This store has a great section of How To Videos! From how to wear your Bella Band to how to create new looks for the entire nine months. Great information to help moms through the transitions of pregnancy and post partum.
This shop was a joy to browse through. The layout was clean, chic and stylish just like their product line. Take a look! Check them out and put them on your go-to list for your next shopping trip!