I am an educator and mother of three. Our family's adventures have moved us from Utah to Boston to Paris to New York City. We are currently living in Arizona, where the excessive heat is an adventure unto itself.
Have your kids ever worn MP tights and socks from Denmark? They are so soft and really do wear like iron. I started investing in these about 6 years ago for my small people and they have been fantastic hand-me-downs. The tights are my favorite! Beautiful patterns and stripes in every color imaginable (see some examples above). However, like almost anything, this type of quality comes with a price. They are expensive. And very difficult to find (although I noticed that Garnet Hill recently started selling some of their tights). I was so happy to find the online retailer Kids Fashion Brokers, that sells the complete line of MP products to US customers. Here's the good news for today: they are currently running a promotion of 40% off any order of $100 or more. I know what you're thinking... who would pay $100 for a shipment of kids' socks? Well, you may not want to, but if you ordered with some friends as a group, this promotion absolutely makes sense. They sell MP socks and tights in solids, stripes, patterns, wool or cotton and have the best selection of knee socks. Oh, and did I mention that they also sell adult sizes? So, you could conceivably cobble together a $100 order with friends and get all of that beautiful Danish workmanship for $60. Plus, if you took advantage of the Sanita kids' clogs promotion at 6pm this week (see this post), you could now order something to wear with those great clogs. Vidunderlig!!
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