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Livie & Luca received recognition from Women’s Wear Daily’s Footwear News publication as “Best of Kids” for their charitable efforts. Their mission to spread joy has meant giving back to their community, including building two playgrounds in the Bay area!

To view the entire issue, visit here.

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The August issue of FamilyFun Magazine is all about summer road trips and features a lovely editorial on visiting picturesque Malibu. What do you wear to this upscale beach community? Livie & Luca‘s Petals of course!  To pick up a pair, visit www.livieandluca.com.

 

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Livie & Luca‘s Atlas shoes are perfect for the little globe-trekker and are featured in the August issue of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. These sturdy and comfortable grey boots can be found at www.livieandluca.com and select boutiques worldwide. Bon voyage!

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From Fresh Finds to trend features, the July issue of Earnshaw’s Magazine features clients Little Italy Kids and Livie & Luca. Little Italy Kids, our newest client, is profiled in their Fresh Finds section for their Peruvian cotton clothing for children ages 0 to 24 months.

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As one of the oldest and most respected trade magazines in the country, Earnshaw’s has proudly served as the voice of the children’s fashion industry for 97 years. More than 15,000 retailers and brand executives rely on Earnshaw’s, both in print and online, to hone their retail strategies and merchandising techniques, keep their assortments fresh and stay informed on the latest trends, technology and industry news. To learn more and view the digital July issue, visit www.earnshaws.com.

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In addition, Livie & Luca and Go Gently Baby are official nominees for the Earnie Awards! Awarded by Earnshaw’s magazine, the Earnies recognize outstanding children’s companies for excellence in design. Since the Earnies are the only awards program voted on by industry experts, winning an Earnie Award is an important and valuable distinction for the companies selected. For 35 years, the magazine has gathered votes from thousands of retailers and brand executives across the U.S. and Canada, to honor manufacturers in a broad range of categories. To cast your vote, visit www.earnieawards.com.

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Exciting news from Livie & Luca– they have announced plans to build a second playground in the Bay area! On June 17th, Livie & Luca is releasing limited quantities of multicolored Petal shoes to fund the construction of a much-needed playground in a disadvantaged neighborhood of Richmond, California.

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From Livie & Luca:

At Livie & Luca we are strong believers in the importance of play.  We feel it should be a basic right for children to have access to safe and stimulating play spaces no matter where they live.  The biggest way we can make an impact is by focusing in on communities where the investment of our time, money, and ourselves will make a difference.

Last year we built a playground near the Iron Triangle in a struggling neighborhood of Richmond, California.  You’ll now see members of this community sitting on park benches under the new trees watching their children climbing, swinging, playing soccer, and skateboarding.  A recent neighborhood report has shown crimes rates in the surrounding buildings have fallen by 20 percent.  It was such an honor to work alongside the City of Richmond and the community in this revitalization effort.

We realize our work in Richmond is not done and we would like to continue our mission to foster play by building another playground in the area.  The City of Richmond partnered with us to locate the community of Parchester Village, just outside the city of Richmond, because it was a place we felt could be most impacted by our efforts.

Parchester is a predominantly African American community that was built in 1949 as the first residential development in Richmond after WWII temporary housing was torn down.  At first glance, Parchester feels like a place that’s been forgotten, with its high crime rate, potholed streets, and barred windows, but underneath there is a richness of spirit and memory in the long-time residents.

We’ve gotten to know a few of the locals who talk with great pride about the vibrant and safe town Parchester used to be, and their efforts to keep its heart beating.  A local minister speaks of how they used to fish and swim at Breuner Marsh with the feeling of safety and freedom.  A woman who currently runs the only community garden in Parchester also drives around the neighborhood with her husband to offer free lawn mowing services to its residents.  These residents, and others, believe that a beautiful park and playground can bring people out of their houses again and encourage the rebuilding of that energized and happy community they once knew.

As with the last playground, we’ll have a Design Day where the entire community can give input on what they would most like to see at their park.  So far, a pleasant area to picnic, tetherball courts (tetherball used to be a big deal in this community!), and dugouts for the current baseball field are on the list.  We also plan on making the park a place for people of all ages, equipped with many types of sensory experiences.

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When you buy a pair of these early release, multicolored Petals, you will help to bring hope and joy to the residents of Parchester- 100% of the proceeds will be used to fund this playground build. Starting June 17, these limited edition Petals will be sold exclusively at www.livieandluca.com.

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Livie & Luca‘s Stitcher boots are worn by the young character Nora Braverman on NBC’s hit show Parenthood!  

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View the episode here– you’ll spy the Stitchers around the 6 minute mark!

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From stargazing to globe-trekking, Livie & Luca’s Spring/Summer ’14 collection is all about the magic of exploration. Using shimmery light fabrics, distressed denim, stamped suedes, and a touch of lace, Livie & Luca hits the road for adventure with crisp new designs and perennial favorites in new colorways. Available in sizes 0-6 months to 18-24 months for baby, 4-13 kids, 10-4 Youth, and 5-10 (whole and half) women’s, the collection will be available at select boutiques nationwide and www.livieandluca.com.

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The versatile collection features brand new styles that can be dressed up or down- the bunny-accented Cotton Mary Janes are ideal for Easter and everyday play, a dash of shimmery gold in the Charm sandals adds elegance without the fuss, and Sundae steps it up with white and navy patent leather and cut-out detail.

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A buttery light mint, light gold and silver metallics, a deep purple grape, and a blue jean hue are woven throughout the collection. Delightful details, a trademark of Livie & Luca, continue with floral and paisley accents, charms, buttons, and a stamped map of the world on the Atlas style. The Trigo style comes in a beige-patterned suede and mocha nubuck, the first in a series of hand-sewn shoes from Mexican artisans.

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More than simply a shoe company, Livie & Luca is deeply committed to spreading joy to the world at large. Livie & Luca proudly funded the building of an all-inclusive playground in Richmond, CA last year. Every month they donate 10% of their online profits to rotating charities and send their gently used shoes to countries in need.

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To explore the entire Spring/Summer ’14 collection and learn more about Livie & Luca’s mission to spread joy, visit www.livieandluca.com.

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B3 Caribbean Magazine – Bump Baby & Beyond – is an exclusive publication that celebrates the modern baby and child parenting lifestyle. Three of our clients – Surface Inspired, Livie & Luca, and Right Bank Babies – are featured in the November/December issue!

To view the entire issue, visit www.b3caribbeanmagazine.com.

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It’s officially autumn … bring on the fall fashion! Livie & Luca‘s Floret boots and Nosilla Organics‘ colorful dress and leggings are featured in the October issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine!

To view the digital issue, visit www.pnmag.com.

 

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Livie & Luca’s fall/winter ’13 shoe collection is inspired by the magic of make-believe. Taking a cue from the unbridled imagination of children at play, designer Mitzi Rivas set out to create a collection that captures the beauty of turning the everyday into something magical. With style names like Gaffer and Cue, the dramatic yet playful collection pays homage to the stage with several brand new offerings for babies, children, and women- plus refined sizing for an exceptional fit.

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By experimenting with new materials, including waxed denims, wools, eye-catching prints, linings, and embellishments, classic styles are transformed into clever pieces with a dash of theatrical flair. The new Mili style feature a flower embellishment made from a tape measure; the demure Dolly shoes have scalloped edges and a bowtie accent; and the Stitcher boots feature vintage brown suede, a pop of floral print, and cream flower bloom detail.

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Tootles, Paulo, Sherlock, Ruche, and London styles are back in new hues ideal for back to school and crisp autumn weather. Classic favorites Elephants and Pio Pios are back as well, joining the menagerie of new animals Foxes and Hungry (sharks!).

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The women’s collection has expanded with new the vintage-inspired Chaplin shoes, Arabella flats, and lace-up Pollen styles.

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Since 2005, Livie & Luca shoes have crafted “adorable shoes for adorable feet” while staying committed to giving back to the community. Each month, Livie & Luca donates 10 percent of their online profits to rotating charities. Step by step, Livie & Luca’s mission is to “spread joy” through their brand. To learn more, visit www.livieandluca.com.

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