From Generation to Generation

One of the greatest joys of clothing children is getting to see our garments being passed down from generation to generation.  Nine year old Julia was a photo contest winner for our catalog years ago in her pink smocked bishop.  Now she’s passed it on to her cousin, Caroline, who is one.  It’s so flattering to see our clothing being turned into a family heirloom.  Thank you so much, Tara for sending us this gem!


A Day in the Life…


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Happy Thursday, everyone!  We’re moving right along this week.  Found Leslie in the monogramming department this morning.  She’s working on one lucky little gal’s Christmas dress.  And Brittany is working on – can you believe it – the Spring 2013 collection!  Can’t wait to start sharing some of those new styles with you asap!  Are there any designs you would like to see from us next Spring?

Orient Expressed Launches Retail Facebook


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Live in the New Orleans area, or planning a trip down here?  Be sure to “Like” our new retail Facebook page to keep up with the latest shipments and sales in our flagship store in New Orleans, LA.

At 3905 Magazine Street in New Orleans, there is much more than just children’s clothing.  It also features beautiful home decor items!

Football Season is Just Around the Corner!


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School is starting again and Fall is just around the corner!  In Louisiana we’re gearing up for football season and looking forward to some relief from the sticky southern heat.   In anticipation we had fun with some collegiate kids clothes from the Orient Expressed website.

They are ready to cheer for the Fightin’ Tigers in cute capri sets, bubbles, and tiered dresses! Although we’re partial to LSU colors down here, there are TONS more schools on our website.

Babies are so much fun to photograph and this little one didn’t disappoint.  He hasn’t quite learned to sit up by himself, but with a little help from the football he got the hang of it.  Until….

WHOOPS!  But don’t worry.  He bounced right back to playing with his new friend.

Don’t forget we have many other schools to choose from on our website!  Here is a small sample of the other options:

Pumpkin Tossing


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As much fun as tossing small pumpkins around can be, it is also a bit nerve racking! At our most recent photo shoot James has mixed feelings about our impromptu game….

But he quickly gets the hang of it!

Meet Oliver and Joey Win


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You may have seen Oliver and Joey Win in our pictures already. They are absolutely adorable and we want you to get to know them more!

Birthday Girls


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There is something magical about a little girl’s birthday.  Perhaps it’s the sheer excitement on their faces or the gathering of friends to share in the celebration of of a special day.  In celebration of these life passages we’re starting a Pinterest board devoted to birthday parties of all kinds for our little girls.

 We love birthdays at OE, as you can see from our many collections of perfect birthday outfits!

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page for all kinds of birthday ideas!



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  A little 4th of July gift from us to you! Starting at 6:00 pm CST tonight Orient Expressed is giving our customers free shipping to go along with our fabulous Bin Sale prices!  Hurry before it ends at 11:59 July 4th CST!

*Quantities are limited.

The Catalogue is Almost Here!


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Mary, head of the Catalogue Department, and Tara recently flew to Atlanta to color proof the printing of the Fall / Winter 2012 Catalogue. It’s been a long road with a lot of hard work, but it’s finally done.  We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

Mary and Tara look at the proofs, making sure all the colors are correct before they begin printing in ernest.  This means they have to stay awake during the entire process, which could last up to 36 hours.  If you look closely you can get a sneak peek of the clothing to come!

 Just a small glimpse of the cover! The edges show all the colors the printer uses to make the final product.

   Keep a lookout in your mailboxes for our newest catalogue.  It should arrive soon!