Hi, I’m Jackie Go and I’m a self-confessed online shopper. Eeeep! Don’t get me wrong ha. I don’t shop everyday (okay maybe sometimes) but what I shop for naman mainly is for the kids and for the home. Okay fine, I still check out Ebay every other day haha. I love dressing up (obviously) and having a daughter that loves dressing up too makes shopping so much fun! So I’m always on a look out for pretty, one of a kind clothes for her. Guess what? I’ve found a lovely online site that’s perfect for moms who have girls that love dressing up. Meet Chichi Mary.
The mompreneur behind Chichi Mary is Mitshi Rodriguez. Mitshi is a Filipina based in Boston, MA and a mom of a four year old girl named Mary. She’s an Industrial Engineer by education and worked in the corporate world for 6 years. When she got married, she left her job in Manila and moved to Boston to join her husband who just finished getting his Ph.D. For the first three years, she pursued her master’s degree in Supply Chain Management while taking care of her baby.
Because she is a hands on mom, going back to the corporate world wasn’t suitable for the situation. Nonetheless, her training and knowledge from grad school gave her confidence in setting up her own business. With the encouragement of her husband, she decided to put up her own business. She wanted something that she’s passionate about, thus Chichi Mary was born.
This is Mitshi with her pretty daughter Mary.
photo grabbed from Dainty Mom
I want to run my own business because it is also one of the best ways where I can control my time and spend more time taking care of my daughter. I feel that it gives me the opportunity to pursue something for myself but at the same time, still have the luxury to be a hands-on mom to my daughter.
The goal of Chichi Mary is to make global brands of designer children’s wear available to the Philippines and hopefully, Southeast Asia. To provide Filipinos with easy and convenient access to global kid’s fashion. What’s good about Chichi Mary is that what you currently see in international fashion boutiques is what you will get from them. The advantages of wearing these clothes are the fabrics. They are usually made of premium cotton and they are treated to achieve maximum softness. They usually offer woven dresses, which is more breathable and suitable for children especially in a tropical country like the Philippines. Above being stylish, its comfort that’s our main concern. On top of that, the fabric prints are exclusively done for these brands, that’s why they’re unique.
Mitshi also wants to be part of improving the online shopping experience in the Philippines. She wants Chichi Mary to be associated with great quality service.
Our customers can expect delivery within 1-2 days to Metro Manila and 2-4 days to VizMin. Another big advantage of shopping at Chichi Mary is that our customers no longer need to deal with international shipping when trying to shop for these designer brands. At the same time, it is easier to do returns/exchanges since we are local. In fact, they can also call our customer service if they have questions about their purchase. They can even call us to measure the clothes for them if they are uncertain about sizing and the size charts we provide in our site.
Finally, I do want to emphasize that the options people will have in the store are regularly changing. With each buying season, I am constantly on the hunt for other stylish brands out there, making shopping at Chichi Mary always exciting.
So I was thrilled to shop at Chichi Mary!
Why do I love Chichi Mary? Let me count the ways.
photo grabbed from GlamOMamas
photo grabbed from Dainty Mom
1. They carry global fashion brands such as Eliane Et Lena, Nohi Kids, Djaknemala, Me Too, Sophie Cantalou and Stella Cove. These are worn by New Yorkers and Parisan kids. Yes, leveling!
2. The site’s interface is very user-friendly, pleasing on the eyes. No fuzz shopping and looking at the catalogues.
3. You can shop by size, by brand and by origin. Easy peasy shopping.
4. Once you’ve added items to your cart, you cn easily view them. Just hover your mouse to the “View Cart” and it automatically pops up!
6. Detailed follow up information about your purchases such as date shipped and tracking number. Did I mention they do free shipping within Metro Manila? Yes, yes they do.
I ordered on a Wednesday and was surprised that my package arrived on Friday. Talk about having an efficiently fast delivery!
When I opened the box, the dresses were carefully wrapped in this pink mesh paper. It’s too pretty I don’t even want to touch it! Haha. If you’re thinking for a nice and unique gift to give to your nieces or goddaughters then Chichi Mary is where you should shop.
Thank you Mitshi for Gabbie’s pretty dresses! So excited to take her #OOTD heehee.
Go and shop at www.chichimary.com.
Have a great Saturday!