Happy Birthday Catimini – Catimini turns 40!


Catimini From France

Catimini is now 40, but still revels in childhood dreams…

Since 1972 the iconic boutique brand Catimini from France has been designing creative, wonderful, colourful, excellent quality clothing for newborn babies and children up to 14 years of age. Catimini  designs are inspired by various cultures and its clothes are made using high quality fabrics with attention to detail.

Catimini Spirit Denim White Eyelet & Floral Embroidery Sundress

Catimini Spirit Denim White Eyelet & Floral Embroidery Sundress

The brand’s uniqueness is perhaps best shown through its quality, although

catimini spirit coleur layette clothing for boys

Catimini Spring 2012 Boys Layette Collection

its creative designs are so amazing it is sometimes hard to believe the items can actually be worn! It is this imagination brought to life through clothing artistry that helps to trasnport each little wearer into a dream world that is atypical of most clothing available for this age range.

catimini white denim blouse

catimini white denim blouse

Bright bold colours that will not fade (we accidentally ran our daughter’s dress through the laundry on the sanitary boiling water cycle with her diapers, and the dress came out like new!  See her wearing it during her wagon ride below!) .


A little model wagon-riding in her cute spring 2012 Catimini Outfit!

Even the flip-flops from Catmini are beautiful:


To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Catimini has partnered with ElefantAsia, to sponsor a mother elephant and her new baby.  ElefantAsia is an association based in Laos
whose mission is to protect the Indian elephant. You can find out more here:



Catimini has partnered with Elefantasia

You can explore the catimini collection at 3 little Monkeys in our clothing and apparel section here







Doing the Foxtrot – We LOVE the 2012 DwellStudio Prints!

Oh how we love DwellStudio.  And for 2012, they have done it again!  Our friends at Dwell have released their lovely new nursery and kids bedding and accessories collection for 2012, and we couldn’t  love it more!  First, are the foxes.  Who doesn’t love foxes?


Fox Iconic Knit blanket by DwellStudio

The bright orange colour and the bold fox print are simply stunning! The entire Woodland tumble collection for 2012 is amazing, check out this New Zealand Wool Rug:

dwell wool woodland tumble rug

Sweet Woodland Themed Wool Nursery Rug from DwellStudio

Perhaps our favorite new development is that DwellStudio is starting to offer their nursery bedding as separates!  So those of you who have a tighter budget, or who like to mix and match, or simply just like to skip certain parts of the bedding sets are free to pick and choose accordingly.  The sets are still offered as a bundle ( especially great for that extra WOW! factor for group gift giving) but now if you just want to buy the crib skirt ( or the play blanket, or the sheets etc…) , you can buy it alone and not have to worry about all the extra pieces that you don’t want but which you previously had to purchase when the crib sets were sold all together.

We also love the new Unicorn Print.  How fun can a little girl’s room get with this lovely Peony Unicorn duvet set ( offered in both Twin and Full size):

UNicorn Peony Dwell Duvet Set

DwellStudio Unicorn Peony Kids Duvet Set

Also fun with DwellStudio is accesories accessories accessories!  Their new picture frames are adorable and match perfectly with all of the other pieces in the lines.  They have an Aqua Owl, an Orange bus, a Petal Pink Sparrow or a Grey Elephant and each comes with hardware for both wall mount of shelf standing, so you decide how you want to display them.

Each of these frames matches perfectly with the line from which it comes, making it easy peasy to make the nursery look picture-perfect.

Frames can be wall mounted or used as shelf standing. We love how this designer paired the owls with wall art to create a little owls-in-tree vignette.

Next are the boudoir pillows.  Nothing fancies up a glider or bed faster than a coordinating bolster pillow, and these DwellStudio ones are fantastic, and like the photo frames they match the bedding sets perfectly allowing that little extra touch to make the nursery/bedrooom look finished!

skyline boudoir

Sparrow Boudoir

Owls Boudoir

We sell these boudoir pillows at the store for $39.99 so its an easy inexpensive way to complete the room.  See them here:  http://www.3littlemonkeysottawa.com/products.php?cat=24

Stay tuned and check our site/store often as the new 2012 dwell things are starting to trickle in!

Ugg Australia comes to 3 little Monkeys


Kids Ugg Boots

What could be more adorable than a line of smiley giggling 5 year olds? A line of smiley giggling 5 year olds wearing Uggs, of course. At 3 Little Monkeys, we can’t keep our eyes off the new Ugg Boots lining our shelves in the apparel section of our store.

Why do we like them so much?

1. First of all they are a great Multi-Season Footwear.The natural properties of wool will wick moisture away to ensure dry and cozy feet. Wool fleece helps maintain body temperature, making UGG® Australia footwear appropriate for all climates. In fact, the wool will keep your feet warm down to -30°F and cool up to 80°F. Because of this, UGG® Australia sheepskin footwear can be worn all year round. ( We don’t however recommend wearing them in wet weather)

Matilda Ledger wearing ugg boots

Matilda Ledger Wearing Ugg Boots

2. Most Ugg Kids Boots are a simple slip on style, and anyone who has dressed more than one kid at a time when leaving for school in the morning will agree – the fewer zippers, buttons, shoelaces and buckles, the better.

Gwen Stefani Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills with her son in his Ugg Boots

Gwen Stefani Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills with her son looking cute as a button in his button-free Classic Toddler Chestnut Ugg Boots

3.  Kids Uggs even look good on boys. How many times have you ogled the selection of girls things while shopping for your boy, only to see that the male offerings are sparse and uninteresting?  WIth Ugg boots you don’t have to worry, there are lots of styles for girls and boys alike.

boys in Ugg Boots jumping on pickup truck

Ugg Boots for boys

4. There is something for everyone.  At Ugg, there are tons of styles inlcuding baby slippers, waterproof winter snowboots, and all sorts of colours, even patchwork styles, for the discerning child.

Ugg CLassic Patchwork Toddler Boots in Patchwork Cactus Flower


5. They keep little ankles warm.  The shape of the boots ensures the bottoms of little legs will be toasty and warm even when it’s cold enough for hot chocolate.  That way you can actually drink your hot chocolate outside instead of going inside to warm up the old fashioned way.

6. The baby slippers are just irresistable cute.

Cute baby wearing ugg boots

Baby Booties by Ugg

At the store we have a good selection of the most popular styles, and if you see something we don’t have or if we are oversold on a style you’d like to order, don’t hesitate to contact us!  Check them out here:  http://www.3littlemonkeysottawa.com/products.php?cat=791