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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Strider Ski Bike Attachments are here!

by carrieors on December 5, 2013

What’s more fun for your kids than riding their bikes? Riding their bikes ALL YEAR LONG! That hasn’t always possible here in Vermont, but NOW Strider, maker of the pedal-less bikes for kids, has come up with a great thing that makes your kid’s favorite toy useful year round: the ski bike attachment. This set of “skis” attaches to the bike’s wheels making the whole bike able to slide and steer on snow! Check out the video below and stop by the shop for a set for your kiddo this holiday season!

Strider Snow Biking from tim v on Vimeo.

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Sock Saturday – 20% off ALL Socks November 30

by carrieors on November 23, 2013

Getting socks for a holiday gift used to be a bummer. A giant bag of white tube socks – whoo hoo. If you were lucky, they’d have colors around the top. Well, banish the thought. We have socks that look good, feel good and are just plain good. You can’t go wrong with a pair of Darn Tough Vermont wool socks for kids to keep toes cozy for winter, or a pair of Smartwool stripey socks for the little ones on your list. Our wool socks are cozy, cute, long-lasting and even anti-microbial! That translates directly into less laundry.

Stop by on Saturday, November 30 for Sock Saturday and we’ll give you 20% off on all of our sock styles, all day long!


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Flannel Friday is November 29

by carrieors on November 22, 2013

Get cozy while you digest your gigantic Thanksgiving dinner. As a matter of fact, wear your jammies and come visit Onion River Kids for $10 off of your purchase of $50 or more. We’re making Black Friday fun again! Please note, we don’t open until 10am, like usual, so you can sleep in or have an extra cup of coffee.

Flannel Friday 2013 ORK

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Secret Sale Sunday is December 1

by carrieors on November 21, 2013


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Monlight Madness - banner 2011 7d longCelebrate the final days of District Heat construction in downtown Montpelier and the re-opening of Langdon Street by joining us for our annual Moonlight Madness event on Thursday, October 17th.
Onion River SportsThe Shoe Horn Boutique and Onion River Kids are offering 10% Off storewide all day long and 20% Off storewide from 6-9pm! Don’t miss these amazing deals!(excludes bicycles)
Kick it off with cocktails at NECI starting at 4 pm and join the madness from 6 to 9 pm!

For the family, North Branch Nature Center will bring out a telescope for a moon watch on the Kellogg-Hubbard Library lawn from 6 to 9 pm. So many reasons to come downtown!

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Forsake Saturday

by carrieors on September 16, 2013

Check out the newest shoes on the block, Forsake. This crowdfunded company has created what might be the most practical and stylish line of footwear we’ve seen in a long time. Their all-weather footwear and simple, functional designs are perfect for any Vermont kid. Want your kids’ shoes to do everything? If you answered yes, then these are the shoes your kids need this fall. We carry big kids sizes (Forsake doesn’t make them for kids yet, but we know that there are some kids with mighty big feet that will want a pair of these! We have 7.5 and 8 in the shop, larger feet will want to walk across the street to Onion River Sports for their size!)

Our reps will be at Onion River Sports showing off these incredibly easy to wear styles, and company owners/designers Sam and Jake will be giving away a pair of Forsake boots to two lucky winners.

Buy a pair of Forsakes any time on Forsake Saturday and we’ll give you a pair of Darn Tough socks to go with them! Join us for a round on the bike blender and a look at these great boots. See you on Forsake Saturday!


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