As a Canadian mom of two little ones, I’m always on the lookout for businesses that offer unique baby items in Canada. As much as we love our American neighbours, I’m sure we’ve all run into the frustration of being charged an arm and a leg for shipping from the US, and that’s if they’ll even ship to Canada. You pay a premium over the currency exchange, shipping takes weeks and weeks, and then you get a bill for additional taxes and duties at Customs. That (almost) takes all of the fun out of shopping! That’s why I was so excited to discover Rose ou Bleu (that means Pink or Blue if you’ve forgotten all your high school French), a modern Canadian baby boutique based in Montreal.
Rose ou Bleu has a spacious brick and mortar store in Montreal, but if you’re not close enough to go shopping in person, you’re in luck because they offer full service online shopping as well. No duties or unexpected charges, and they offer FREE delivery in Canada on orders over $150 before taxes.
Rose ou Bleu carries an impressive selection of items for the nursery and for playtime, and the friendly folks there are always happy to help with practical information and advice so you can find the right product to meet your needs. They also offer an online baby registry so expectant moms can easily let friends and family know just what they need.
I love the unique products carried at Rose ou Bleu. Sometimes it seems like every baby item and shower gift comes from the same big box store. Wouldn’t you like something original, stylish, and boutique quality instead? Rose ou Bleu carries all the popular baby brands you know and love like Baby Jogger, Peg Perego, Bugaboo, Baby Bjorn, ErgoBaby, Graco, Britax, and Diono, but they also carry unique products designed and/or made in Quebec or in France. Ooh la la!
Adzif designs and makes beautiful wall decals right in Quebec. Adzif decals won’t damage your paint and if you change your mind or change your decor they can be easily peeled off and reused on another wall. Their original designs are perfect for the nursery or playroom.
Glup products are designed and made in Quebec by a mom. Rose ou Bleu carries bibs, bandanas, slipper socks, mittens, and the unique 3-in-1 Trimini that acts as a hat, a neckwarmer, or a balaclava for really cold days. Those striped slipper socks would be perfect to keep baby ankles warm while riding in a carrier, don’t you think?
Rose ou Bleu also imports gorgeous baby products from France. They carry brands like Kaloo, a French company that specializes in adorable plush toys. Their soft musical mobile comes in grey/white, pink, blue, or denim and would make a perfect baby shower gift.
And check out Janod, another French brand, that makes classic baby and toddler toys built to last through multiple children. I love wooden toys for their durability, safety, and just plain good looks. I think I’m in love with that owl clock. The reverse side is a chalkboard so your little one can draw the hands on herself!
Live Chat with Rose ou Bleu at the My Baby Virtual Fair
Want to learn more? Rose ou Bleu is appearing at the My Baby Virtual Fair opening on March 12, 2014. This unique exhibition is the first of its kind held entirely online so you can visit any time day or night at your convenience (and in your pyjamas!). During the first three days (March 12-14) you can live chat with exhibitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The virtual fair will be open 24 hours a day thereafter until April 30. Discover new products and services, participate in e-conferences and lounge discussions, download catalogues and exclusive coupons, order directly from online stores, and enter to win baby products. Admission is free!
Browse Rose ou Bleu’s extensive collection of online baby items and shop safely. Remember that shipping is FREE with all orders over $150 before taxes or gift cards.
Want to Win?
The generous folks over at Rose ou Bleu are sponsoring a fantastic prize package of trendy products for your baby spotlighting some of their best brands. This prize includes exactly what you see here:
- Ourson Ray Animal Zen (Mini) from Kaloo
- Janod Farm Animal Funny Magnets
- Glup bandana in Giraffe
- Adzif Small Fish wall stickers
Enter to win in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, 18+. Entries will be verified.
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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own. Your experience may differ.