Be careful walking into The Hatley Store: their original brand of cute is seriously hard to resist. The adorable 100% cotton designs found in the small, but welcoming boutique on Yonge (a little ways North of Eglinton) are primarily geared towards bedtime, but it’s hard not to miss the rain gear which you’ll also find yourself wishing came in your size. Oh, wait - it does! Careful, like I said, slippery slope. Clothing ranges from 3 months to seven years with tons of animal patterns your kids will love – and is even available in matching adult/child sleeper sets.
Nanny Erin met with store manager Carmen on her visit. Carmen was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the Hatley brand, taking the time to explain that there’s a special benefit to the weave of Hatley’s clothing: it’s not fire retardant.
Well, it seems that Hatley has taken special care to eliminate the chemical content usually found in fire retardant clothing. Hatley’s clothing is sewn with a snug fit so that it falls under fire safety guidelines – keeping Hatley’s fibers all-natural.
The Hatley Store on Yonge is open 10 – 6 Monday to Saturday and 12 -5 on Sundays.
You can also order direct from the Hatley website at www.hatleystore.com.
648 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2J5
By Karen Black, Director of Operations – Toronto