Tag: children’s clothes

DESTINATION: PORTUGAL

Olá! Every season, we’re inspired by a new destination around the world. This spring, we’re headed to Portugal to soak up the sun, explore the cities filled with azulejos tiles, and search pastry shops for Pastel de nata. Our newest collection will take you on a journey throughout this seafaring country without even leaving your home.

Two years ago, our Head Designers traveled from San Francisco to Lisbon. There, they were drawn into the never ending streets lined with buildings covered in azulejos tiles, or Portuguese ceramic tiles. These tiles date back to the 15th century when the Moors ruled Portugal. They’re iconic to the country, and can be found on everything from ordinary houses to train stations and palaces.

 

Our designers then headed north to Costa Nova, where they were greeted by the bluest skies and glistening water. Costa Nova is famous for its colorful striped houses, once used by fishermen to store their materials. Many of our new styles incorporate nautical themes heavily influenced by the region’s coastal lifestyle.  

We hope you love our new collection and all that it has to offer. Shop our new arrivals here, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @teacollection to see more of our adventures in Portugal.

Mexican Motifs: Otomi Embroidery

The Southwest is alive with the vibrant folk art motifs that are so characteristic of indigenous artwork found all over Mexico. Developed by the native Otomi people in the small, plateau town of Tenango, are some of the most fantastic embroidered textiles we’ve ever set eyes on. Drawing inspiration from bold colors, animals, and floral prints, the time-honored tradition of Otomi embroidery is hinted at in a handful of our summer styles.

Hit the Road in Tea: Summer Packing Essentials

Girls Summer Dresses

Soon, final school bells will ring and little citizens will spring from their classrooms and run head on into summer adventure. For some that might be summer camp, for others a family getaway… but wherever they plan to jet when the weather warms, we have everything they need to hit the road in style.

The Species of the Southwest: Desert Life Inspired Designs

From prickly towering cacti and resilient wild blooms, to crawling critters, the scenic Southwest is home to all kinds of desert wildlife. Come along as we explore across the sandy desert floors, through spiraling canyons and atop lone mesas, and keep your eyes out for earthy friends along the way! We’ll show you where to spot some of our favorite Southwestern species.

Ready? Let’s get tracking!

Tween Scene: Styles to Take You From Beach to Street

Tween Girls Clothes

 

Just a few more months until school’s out and summer’s on! While we love our teachers and textbooks, we’re ready for a welcome break with sunny skies and some quality hangtime with friends and family.

When June hits and class is dismissed, what will your tweens spring for first? Will they run straight for the pool, the park (or skate park… skater girls unite!), to the beach, or down the street to the neighborhood hangout for a popsicle picnic?

Rest assured, summer plans are already being plotted. Whatever their visions hold, our new beach-to-street styles are ready to hit the road for adventure! Gather her gal pals and sift through a few of our style recommends.

Brights are Back: Soak Up Summer in Sunny Neons

Boys Tiger Graphic Tee

Summer style is always heavy on the bold and brights, but this year trends called for a flashback to 80’s electro-pop colors. So, we’ve taken all of your favorite sunny palettes and amped up the intensity to bring you flashy neon accents that will instantly liven up your little citizens’ outfits.

Discover our new #trendingtea looks, designed to stand out.

Wandering West for Summer

West Coast Inspired Style

Spring Break has come and gone which means, pretty soon, summer will be upon us. Time to swap out the scarves for sunnies and head west where big swells, blue skies and endless ocean awaits. From the carefree surfer culture of SoCal to Hawaii’s tropical aloha vibes, join us as we soak up the warm air and laid-back lifestyle of the West Coast.