Today’s side deal gives pre-teen girls an opportunity to design their own threads. For $25, you get $50 toward custom-designed clothing from Fashion Playtes. This online fashion factory lets girls aged 6ish to 12ish create their own clothing designs via an easy-to-use web interface. Designs can be saved, shared, and transformed into a tangible copy of the cyber threads. Orders take three weeks to process, stitch, and deliver.
The building party begins when mini-fashionistas pick out the type of garment they’d like to create. Choose from clothes ($12–$25) such as dresses, T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and more or various accessories ($6–$25) like belts, ski hats, and backpacks, among others. Next, pick the appropriate size and favorite color or pattern. With the basics in place, the in-depth customization can begin. Add special touches for a few extra bucks, such as a ribbon, rhinestones, ruffles, and rosette. Add a customized label ($5) so future receivers of hand-me-downs will always be reminded who is responsible for their lovely outfit.
Parents and daughters can bond over clothes creation while inspiring creativity and imagination. Gift one to your cross-country niece or your foreign best friend’s baby for a personalized gift from afar.
- Fashion Playtes custom clothing is “sew” cool, and thanks to this online interactive fashion design web site (FashionPlaytes.com), holiday, birthday and special-occasion shopping for girls ages 6 through 12 just got a lot easier. Imagine turning on your computer, checking your e-mail and receiving a wish list from your daughter, niece or granddaughter, who spent time online designing a dress with hand-selected trim and a personalized label from a base selection of Fashion Playtes clothing and accessories. All you have to do is pay online, and within two to three weeks, you’ll receive a beautifully wrapped box in the mail — ready for giving. – Charlene Peters, Salem Gazette
- My niece bought THREE shirts with the gift-card I bought her for Christmas! She had a great time designing them, and LOVES wearing them! It's so hard shopping for pre-teens, especially when they live across the country - so it meant a lot to me to be able to buy something she really enjoyed. – Elaine, Facebook
- In the direct words of my 7 yr old yesterday (as she opened her FP package) - "OMGosh! These are so amazing!! I LOOOOVE Fashion Playtes… – Jessica Ruth, Facebook
With FPgirl, little ladies are the designers, wielding an artistic eye to customize their own clothes to their personal style. The FPgirl cache of threads includes articles such as tops, hoodies, jackets, pants, and tees, which girls can customize based on a variety of options such as style, color, and embellishments, and then finish with their own customized brand label. More than just an online clothier, FPgirl also lets girls express their creativity and create customized items that are uniquely theirs.