August 1, 2007

Dancing Bears, Dashikis, Rope Sandals: Why, It's Baby Hippie Wear Just Like Grandpa's

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Seriously, people are there not enough Phish heads having kids to warrant some cloying hippie baby clothing from the 90's? Why are new hippie parents seeking hippie threads for their little ones forced to revert all the way back to the Vietnam War-avoiding, Grateful Dead-following, Summer of Love-pretending-they-were-there-ing hippieness of the Baby Boomers?

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That said, I haven't seen an actual kid in a dashiki, or in rope sandals, or in a Onezie [sic] with a Grateful Dead blotter paper Dancing Bear on it, so maybe it really is just nostalgia-addled grandparents buying this stuff? I don't know, though, put a little black glove and that dashiki on him, and the kid could look pretty groovy.

Soul-Flower has hippie baby and toddler clothes. The ones above are $12-18 [soul-flower.com]

9 Comments

Unfortunately, I have seen this sort of thing. And tie dye out the wazoo. Maybe you don't have enough hippies with no fashion sense in your neck of the woods.

I was gonna make a crack about "thank goodness they don't have..." then I visited the link and realized that they had replicas of everything I've ever seen a hippie Austinite wearing.

And "little buds"?

[I know, right? the original title for this post had a reference to stems -ed.]

Having grown-up in Humboldt County (home to HSU, and most hippies at one time or another)...this doesn't surprise me. Believe it or not, I've seen a lot worse.

Something tells me that current Humboldt County resident AJ (of Thingamababy) could hit the Arcata plaza and take a few digital shots that would blow your mind.

Jason

Greg, I just popped in to see if you're following the Fisher Price lead toy recall.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070801/toy_recall.html?.v=10

Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys -- including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters -- because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

Sounds yummy, doesn't it?

[no kidding. I was just in the middle of posting about it, but staring at the MN bridge collapse slowed me down. thanks for checking in -ed.]

Are those rope slippers the equivalent of a hair shirt for baby penance? They look hideous and really really uncomfortable

The description on this product is pretty funny:

I'd make a wisecrack about the home office being in St. Paul, but with the bridge collapse and all ...

goddamn hippies, lucky that I found a nice motorhead onsie for my boy

We carry all kinds of "hippie" baby stuff. Tie Dye baby onesies, Grateful Dead baby bottles, and more. If your into the Dead and are a new daddy, we have a "Grateful Dad" t-shirt that you can wear proudly.

Lots more available from us at our website. www.sunshinedaydream.biz

I love those rope sandals ! I have a pair and will be buying some for my daughter as well.....so much better than the current fru fru fashions and cartoon charachter driven crap marketed for babies. I think I will but them from sunshine daydreams store above. Thanks for advertising them !

I sell incredibly cool, soft, repurposed suede baby mocs. For true hipsters with a disdain for frou frou cartoon character babies. http://www.kaboogie.etsy.com

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