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VTG CLT for the Littles: Handmade for Kids Roundup!

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market.

Our talented makers and designers have some serious treats in store for your littles.  From apparel to one of a kind toys and gifts, the range and quality of handmade children’s products you’ll find at this market is the biggest and best one yet! Here is a tiny preview of what’s in store:

Studio {1859}

If you’ve been around a teething baby, you know they grab and put everything in their mouth, trying to sooth those poor aching gums.  Studio {1859} to the rescue!  Check out their new line a line of crochet & wood teething toys and teething necklaces for mamas to wear. The teething toys combine cotton crochet with natural, chemical-free wooden rings to provide a cute, fun and safe alternative to plastic toys. The teething necklaces make a cute accessory for mom to wear to keep their little one entertained while nursing or baby-wearing. Other crochet items will be available at the market including baskets made from recycled fabric yarn, hair accessories and a small selection of scarves/hats.


The Magpie Co.

Elizabeth Conner has been sewing since she was a teen, has dabbled in other handmade small businesses, and just last year found her footing and passion in her own handmade line for kids: the Magpie Co. Featuring classic design with a modern and comfy twist for even the tiniest fashion forward babes. We pride ourselves on utilizing  ethically sourced textiles from all over the world, all handmade in gorgeous Monroe, North Carolina, a small town right outside of Charlotte.

Little Tonto

Little Tonto is inspired by Mindy’s son Isaac, who has a genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia. A small part of the disease is that the children always are very tiny. (You can read more about Isaac’s story here.) Mindy couldn’t find shoes to fit him, so she gathered some leather scraps & scissors & started testing out all sorts of little boots & shoes. She quickly fell in love with making little moccasins & trying new fun creative designs.  Check out these gorgeous little mocs from her summer market line:

little tonto

Bunch Collective

Bunch Collective is back with whimsical, one-of-a-kind crochet toys and decorative objects!  It all started with a toy crafted for Nicci’s own kids–it was so much fun she wanted to make more and more! Look at how much personality is in each one of these faces.  Sol pillows and colorful garlands will be back, together with fruits and vegetables, and other happy characters.  Each piece is crafted lovingly by hand. Check out some of the inventive details in these creatures:


Dunlap Love

Kaylyn was inspired to start Dunlap Love by the nightly made up stories and adventures of her 3 kiddos and their big imaginations. She creates unique handmade plush using high quality fabrics and recycled materials, and thought out detail (such as butt cracks, yup). As an adoptive family, Dunlap Love supports families bringing children home, with 20% of profits each month.

dunlap love

Zoe Girl Designs

Zoe Girl Designs is a handmade apparel line based in Concord, NC. After the birth of her third child, Donna decided to leave the legal field.  A year later, she started sewing, and Zoe Girl Designs followed soon after.  The summer market line will feature colorful sundresses, bubble shorts, and bodysuits.


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