Moonlight Madness! Thursday, October 16

by Caroline on October 15, 2014

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Moonlight Madness is Thursday, October 16!

20% off STOREWIDE from 6-9pm

Get a jump on the season THIS Thursday! It’s Montpelier’s annual Moonlight Madness sales event! Everything your little ones need for fall and winter will be a whopping 20% off (bicycles are the one exception) from 6pm to 9pm. Thinking about a new puffy jacket to keep your child warm while he waits for the bus? Looking to replace the waterproof boots your toddler has already outgrown? Eyeing a jogger or pack for the baby on the way? This Thursday night is the perfect time to stock up on all kinds of kids’ gear and apparel! We’ll even offer 10% off all day in case you can’t make it in the night of the sale. Remember to look for other great deals and events at Onion River Sports, The Shoe Horn, and throughout downtown Montpelier.

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Birthday Celebration THIS Saturday!

by Caroline on October 1, 2014

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Happy 6th Birthday to Onion River Kids!

Join us Saturday, October 4

Do you remember when you turned 6? We hope you’ll help us make our 6th birthday a special memory this Saturday, October 4! Stop by to celebrate from 10 am to 5 pm. We’ll be giving out the presents! We’ll also have balloons and yummy Birchgrove Baking cupcakes (while they last). Thanks to the entire Onion River Kids family of customers–young and old–for supporting us for six terrific years. We can’t wait for all of the adventures and fun to come as we grow up!

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Summer Sidewalk Sales!

by Caroline on August 8, 2014

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It’s time for one of our favorite things about August in Montpelier: Summer Sidewalk Sales! All of your favorite downtown shops will be celebrating summer with sidewalk sales this weekend, but here at Onion River Kids we’re getting a head start on the sale by starting Friday, August 8! Now through Sunday, August 10, SAVE BIG with jaw-dropping deals on in-stock kids gear, footwear, and apparel. We’re discounting kids summer clothing from favorite brands like Patagonia, Marmot, and The North Face, and footwear essentials like Keen Newport H2s, Teva Hurricanes, and select styles from Livie & Luca and Saucony UP TO 70% OFF. Plus, we’ll have much, much more marked way, way down!

Join us on Friday from 10-6, Saturday from 10-5, and Sunday from 10-4. We’ll see you on the sidewalk!

And don’t miss the incredible sales at The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports!


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by carrieors on June 2, 2014

The Ultimate Dad Giveaway!




Bitybean is proud to announce the Ultimate Dad Giveaway filled with prizes for Dad to be ready for anything! We have teamed together with some of Vermont’s amazing brands to celebrate Dads on Father’s Day! Everything a Dad needs to get out and explore the world with his family.

Go ahead start your adventure by entering HERE! You know the Dad in your life will love this!

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Birkenstock Trunk Show

by carrieors on June 2, 2014

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Birkenstock Trunk Show!

We’ll have the cutest little Birks you’ve ever seen in great colors and styles, perfect for Vermont kids. Select Birkenstock kids’ footwear will be 10% to 20% off for ONE DAY ONLY!

It’s also the Birkenstock Trunk Show for adults at The Shoe Horn Boutique, just across the street. Check out Women’s and Men’s Birkenstocks in the latest and greatest styles and colors all day long in the trunk that our Rep is bringing. Select adult styles will be 10% to 20% off for ONE DAY ONLY!


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Dansko Day is Saturday May 17

by carrieors on May 2, 2014


It’s that time of year again – Dansko Day! Our rep is bringing a trunk full of goodies, shoes and clogs to The Shoe Horn and Onion River Kids on Saturday, May 17.  Stop by and pick up a pair for Spring. Select styles of Dansko shoes and clogs will be 20% off at both stores! Every Dansko purchase will include a great Dansko give-away and we’ll be raffling of a pair of Dansko kids Gitte clogs here at Onion River Kids – no purchase necessary! The Shoe Horn Boutique will also be raffling off a pair of in-stock Dansko shoes, clogs or sandals, so stop over there and enter yourself, too!

All the fun happens on Saturday, May 17 – we open at 10am!

See you then!

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Closed today for Staff Fun Day

by carrieors on March 24, 2014

Onion River Sports and The Shoe Horn will be closed on Monday, March 24 for a Staff Ski Day. We’ll be hitting the slopes or trails together over at Bolton Valley. If you need anything, we’ll be right back in the shop on Tuesday, March 25 at 9am. See you then!

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Girls on the Run Night – Wednesday 3/19

by carrieors on March 14, 2014


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End-of-the-Year Sale

by carrieors on December 26, 2013

The year may be coming to a close but the deals are just beginning! Now through December 31, get that new winter coat, boots that fit, warm waterproof gloves or mittens or anything else that didn’t make it under the tree at an amazing price! Bring in your gift cards and don’t forget your Capital City Cash!


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Holiday Gift Picks 2013

by carrieors on December 5, 2013

Every year, we fill up the store with goodies for kids of all ages (yes, I’ve shopped for my adult friends and family at Onion River Kids, shhhh, don’t tell them!) This year, more than ever, we have a ton of great goodies and our super staff of moms is here to help you find the right pestents for your kiddos this year!  Without further ado, our 2013 gift recommendations:

Patty Recommends

Smartwool Baselayers – Nothing beats the softness and warmth of Smartwool baselayers.  Naturally wicking and stink-free, wool keeps your kids warm in winter and cool in summer.  My kids wear their Smartwool for skiing, school, as pajamas, and just about everywhere in between.  We’ve got crewnecks, quarter-zips, and bottoms in blue, pink, and black.

Looking for the perfect gift for an active child or an active family?  Check out our Gibbon Slacklines!  Slacklines are super fun, and help improve balance and agility.  The slackline my son received last year was the holiday hit among our extended family — both kids, teens, and adults spent a lot of time in the yard practicing their skills! 2266401-p-MULTIVIEW

Penny Board skateboards – You cannot go wrong with one of these totally rad, high-quality skateboards for girls and boys (and Dads and Moms) of all ages. In 2 sizes and a rainbow of colors.

Sarah recommends:

Bunnytail Blankets – A must-have for Vermont winters; Bunnytail Blankets are made by a mom in Maine, so you know they’re warm!  This fleece-lined, weather-resistant, reflective blanket is perfect for keeping your baby warm in a stroller, car seat, or baby carrier.  When the weather gets warm, it’s great for picnics. Corner snaps mean it can double as a cape!

Amy recommends:

Patagonia Micro Fleece – We have 1/4 zip tops for bigger kids and crew tops and bottoms for your infant/toddler. These super-cute striped pieces are soooo buttery soft it’s kinda ridiculous and are great for layering- they work as a base layer or a second layer. Did I mention they’re soft? My kid has a 1/4 zip top and I have to bargain with him just to get him to take it off so I can wash it.ASKI 2

Strider bikes ($99.99) and Strider Bike Ski Attachments ($35) – Strider’s pedal-less bikes are a ton of fun for little ones learning their balance on a bike, and they can use them even longer now that Strider makes a ski-bike attachment! Check out this video to see the ski-bike fun in action!

Carrie recommends:

Galleria kids umbrellas $15.00 – they’re fun, they’re colorful, and they’ll definitely help your kids WANT to go outside on a rainy day. My daughter loves to bring hers outside and pretend the sun is shining as she stomps in puddles!owl purse

Peppercorn Owl Lanyard Purses $14.00 – cute as can be for the money-saving/money-spending kid on your list. A variety of colors means that you can get them for every kid in your family and have fun teaching kids about counting and money management. Or accessory management.

Coyote Moon Toddler Sweaters and Ponchos $34.00 – We loved the Coyote Moon sweater that my grandmother gave me when my son was small. These are colorful, warm, and easy to wear for just about 11 months out of the year!

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Darn Tough Socks $14-17 – Vermont-made wool socks to keep your kid’s toes cozy. These aren’t like the 6 packs of tube socks we were gifted as kids – thank goodness! These are socks that fit your kid’s winter adventures, will stay UP in their boots and keep their toes warm and dry. And don’t worry about them getting stinky, wool is naturally anti-microbial! Did we mention you can wash them in the washing machine and dry them in the dryer? Yep!

Sun Animal LED Lights $13 – These adorable lights click on and off with the touch of a fin (or finger!) meaning that they won’t wear out because someone left the light on. They are cute, fun and light up. What more does a kid need?A1469_Robbie_the_Racoon_Pilot_Hat_large

KnitWitz Animal Hats and Earmuffs $25 – Fuzzy, cute, warm and full of personality. Your favorite kiddos will transform in to raccoons, aliens, zebras, or yeti’s before your very eyes. And, they’re less likely to lose a hat they love!

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