- courtesy of boho baby
Lisa Golding has turned her passion for repurposed and handmade goods into a new kids' retail store. The Essex mom of a 1- and 3-year-old recently opened Boho Baby, a small shop in Colchester's Fort Ethan Allen that specializes in clothes and accessories for newborns through preschoolers. Golding carries gently used clothing from brands like Zutano, Kickee Pants and Patagonia in sizes 5T and under, which she sells at roughly 30 percent of the retail price. The store also stocks secondhand baby carriers and wooden toys, plus new soft cotton onesies and leggings from PACT Organic. Accessories from local artists — including upcycled bibs by Underhill's Blue Dog Designs and organic printed bodysuits and tote bags from Essex's Morado Designs — round out the inventory. Golding, who says she's her "own customer," currently hosts a musical story time on Tuesday mornings at 10:30. She hopes to find to a more accessible and spacious location for the store soon and offer more family programming and longer business hours.