Ever since my daughter was born I have wanted to get her a pair of baby moccasins. I could never decide on which brand because I was afraid of spending money on a product that might not last a long time, was of poor quality, or she would out grow quickly. One brand stood out to me though and I have ogled them for over a year, Freshly Picked. I am sure you have heard of them. I am also sure you have looked them up and have seen their price tag. I can not bring myself to purchase shoes for myself that coast over $20 so there is no way I could do it for my child. When I was given the chance to try them out though I jumped, and I will now be purchasing a pair.
What made me change my penny-pinching mind? I am going to blame part of this on my husband and part on my mommy heart. My husband, usually when he wants to buy something expensive, tells me that sometimes you have to pay a little bit more for a great product so you don’t have to spend money over and over again replacing a bad product. It has taken me a long time to adjust to this thinking. My mommy heart tells me when something is cute, would look good on my child, or would help make memories.
Freshly Picked baby moccasins are a combination of both. These moccasins are genius. From the simple and chic packaging to the product Freshly Picked will have you hooked.
When I opened up the box I was super excited to get them on my daughters feet. (I don’t think I have ever been so excited for shoes that were not mine.) They were super easy to get on her feet, and are true to size. I could tell right off the bat they are well made and superior in craftsmanship compared to a lot of other moccasins from different companies. (I had done a lot of research before in hopes of making a purchase.) The cut of the leather or suede material, the look and cut of the fringes, and the stitching are all area’s where Freshly Picked stood out. The moccasins also come with a dust bag so that you can try to keep them nice, or for storing them. Freshly Picked also sells leather wipes, and suede cleaning kits to assist with moccasin maintenance so they last longer. Since the moccasins are leather or suede the more your child wears them and breaks them in you might even see their foot prints start to show on the bottom. (Uh. Mommy Heart feels anyone?) So Freshly Picked has the cute, looks good on my child, and memory maker side of the equation down. So what about the price part of the equation? Within the last year Freshly Picked has added a “Classics” Collection to their line up. This collection is a little cheaper than their other collections. (The pair of moccasins to the left are from their Signature Collection.) You might not know this, but Freshly Picked moccasins have such a following that they hold their value really well. (Who knew baby moccasins could be an investment? Haha!) My advice to mom’s and dad’s who would like to purchase a pair of these moccasins, but haven’t because of the price is to join some Freshly Picked B/S/T groups or purchase a pair from Freshly Picked when they run sales. So if you were to purchase a pair, didn’t like them, you see a different pattern you liked better, or your child grows out of them you will be able to B/S/T for pretty much what you paid for them. (Of course this depends the condition your moccasins are in.)
So what about the company? I know a lot of small businesses make baby moccasins, and I am all for shopping small so I wanted to tell you a little bit about Freshly Picked. Freshly Picked is a woman owned business. The owner, Susan, developed her concept and products on her kitchen table in 2009. Then Susan went on to Shark Tank to pitch her idea. After that her business exploded. While her business is no longer a “small” business I applaud Susan for her hustle and hard work to grow her dream.