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, headbands, and backpacks. 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 rosettes. 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 best friend’s baby for a personalized gift from afar.
Fashion Playtes' fashion- and technology-forward ways were featured on Mom-centric websites Bucksmont Mom, Deal Seeking Mom, and Mommy Loves Giveaways. More than 650 Facebook fans are crazy for the site.
- The material is so soft. I was so pleasantly surprised at just how cute it is. I can't wait to see my niece's face when she opens it, and I get to tell her I created it myself! I can only imagine how exciting it would be for a girl to wear her very own designs. – Heather, Mommy Loves Giveaways
- 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, 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.