What You'll Get
Save babies and expecting mothers the sartorial embarrassment of being wrapped inside oversized t-shirts or second-hand onesies with today’s Groupon: $35 for $70 worth of fashionable baby duds and maternity clothes at Apple Seed Maternity and Baby Boutique. Located in Old Town Alexandria, this trendy shop for the pleasantly pregnant carries stylish clothes for the expecting and gear, strollers, and children’s clothing for the expected. There is no ban against the non-pregnant, so it’s also a great place for friends and family to pick up gifts for an upcoming baby shower.
Future mommies (and mommies visiting from the actual future) need not sacrifice fashion sense, thanks to the boutique’s vast selection of chic bottoms ($48–$186), tops ($38–$268), work clothes ($68–$268), and even undergarments and swimsuits ($14–$98). The store’s friendly staff is more than happy to make sure you feel great in your temporary body. Temporarily say goodbye to Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors, and welcome Olian, Maternal America, and Michael Stars into your closet. Of course, there will always be those days where an expectant mother will want to kick back in comfy clothes while satisfying inexplicable chocolate-covered-ice cravings.
When the baby comes, a new set of needs arises, which Apple Seed Boutique also has covered, though you’ll need to find your own babysitters. Everything from dad diaperbags ($68–$98) to organic baby skincare ($8.50–$58) to children’s clothing can be found at this newborn paradise. Nursing moms will appreciate the specialized duds available, including bras, PJs, and tank tops ($36-$64). Top children's brands such as Daily Tea, Petit Bateau, and Splendid, and strollers from Bugaboo, represent just some of the gear inside the boutique.
Whether you’re pregnant, a mother, the mother of someone pregnant, or friends with an expecting mail carrier, this Groupon will keep your moms and little ones on the cutting edge of comfortable fashion.
Pregnancy & Newborn magazine loved Apple Seed's convenience factor:
- Just a hop, skip and a jump from Washington D.C., this is the store to hit for upscale maternity fashions and the latest in baby essentials. – Pregnancy & Newborn, September 2009
- This is a great place for maternity clothes. It's on the pricey side, but it has fun, trendy stuff! – eksa92, Lilaguide.com
Pregnancy Cravings and What They Mean
Many women experience unusual food cravings during pregnancies, often indicative of the baby's dietary needs or evolving personality. What do your cravings mean?
Funnel cake: Your baby wishes to attend the carnival! While most physicians agree that pregnant women cannot ride rollycoasters and should not be spooked by Doctor Frankendracula's House of Stuff Jumping Out At You, your baby will be very impressed when its weight is accurately predicted at 8 lbs., 2 oz.
Fish and chips: Your baby may mistakenly believe it is British, or worse, sympathize with the Royalist cause. Encourage your baby's patriotism with stories of Paul Revere, the Boston Tea Party, and the successful kidnapping of the Beatles.
Pickles and ice cream: Your baby is weird. Give it what it wants, or risk angering someone who can punch you from the inside.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 9, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase 1 additional as gift. In-store purchases only. Not valid for sale items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.