Nestled in the bustling Heights Village Shopping Center in Cahaba Heights, GiGi’s Teen is a mecca for teen and tween girls’ apparel, accessories and gifts. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by colorful racks of affordable dresses, swimwear and outfits for any occasion. On-trend styles are showcased throughout to offer inspiration while a wall of sparkling jewels provides the perfect accessory for each look. To the right is a section dedicated solely to denim shorts, skirts and jeans in a wide range of tween to teen sizes. In the midst of this fashion haven a table overflows with fragrant bath bombs, beach accessories, magic-sequined purses, journals, bracelets, eye-catching gifts and all the unicorn-themed goodies she could ever dream of. Moms, meet your new BFF, Birmingham’s one-stop-shop for all of the items your teens and tweens desire with styles that have them feeling chic and confident and at a price point that makes your wallet happy.
Not only does GiGi’s Teen offer an expansive selection of fashion-forward finds, they also give young girls the gift of confidence and empowerment through fashion, fun and togetherness. At GiGi’s, its all about girl power, and there is no room for judgment or exclusion. Our adorable models, Saylors Pursell, Vivi Spotswood and Isabela DeGaris, are the perfect reflection of this positive attitude. These three best friends fill the vibrant, funky interiors of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook with laughter, love and encouragement for one another. Their favorite items include the unicorn slippers, white denim jeans, pineapple pajama set and, of course, the GIRL POWER pillow — items they loved so much, they just had to purchase them, so they could bring them home. There’s nothing like a group of sweet, exuberant teens delighting in each other’s friendship to remind us of the inspirational power that female friends hold, something GiGi’s Teen is grounded in. Here are the spring styles we, our precious models and GiGi’s Teen are looking forward to this season.
We spoke with the fashion experts at GiGi’s Teen to hear what trends we’ll be seeing this spring. Susan Day, Owner of GiGi’s Teen, explains that “For fashion, we are seeing STRIPES! Skirts, especially distressed denim with frayed edges and white or blue denim with unique hems are also a favorite.” Additionally, with the arrival of warmer weather, the boutique is looking forward to their new swimwear, especially with spring break soon approaching. “One-piece suits are making a comeback, and we’ve got some great ones to choose from, along with bikinis and tankinis,” says Susan.
To complete their vacation getaway attire, GiGi’s Teen has loads of beachwear and colorful ensembles that are light and breezy. Plus, they’ve got plenty of vibrant towels and beach accessories to ensure they are ready to hit the beach in style on the next fantastic family getaway. Take a look at a few of GiGi’s on-trend spring styles.
COLORFUL AND COZY
Colorful rompers, cozy loungewear and bohemian-style bell sleeves are also upcoming trends that are being carried over from last season. “We are still seeing statement earrings for spring and stacked bracelets work well with any outfit,” says Susan. Top it off with one of GiGi’s customer favorites — the magic sequin accessories — and your teen’s spring wardrobe is ready to wear.
Expect fun feathers, tassels, polka dots and sparkles in this season’s teen and tween accessory trends. Unexpected color combinations, like soft blue and bold magenta, nod to the season’s colorful celebrations, like tropical spring break getaways and Easter’s pastel color scheme. Here are a few of our favorite ways to rock these looks.
Just in time for this year’s early Easter, GiGi’s has a spectacular array of dresses to choose from. Delicate lace in pastel shades and simple, yet festive floral patterns are just a couple of the options tweens and teens can choose from for the upcoming Easter celebrations. With more than 75 different lines of fun, fashionable attire (more than any other tween store in the area), you’re sure to find something that your little lady will love. “And lots of times mom walks out with a little something for herself as well, a pair of earrings or a bracelet or even a top from our juniors section,” says Susan.
The fun doesn’t stop at the fashion! GiGi’s Teen offers a plethora of unique and funky gifts that are sure to delight. Gigantic lollipops; adorable unicorn slippers; easy-to-use, age-appropriate manicure kits and individual nail polishes; comfy onesie pajamas in the character of their choosing; candles; portable phone chargers, grips and cases; statement pillows; fuzzy socks; rainbow headbands and colorful makeup sets are just a few of the gifting options available at GiGi’s Teen. Not only do these make a fabulous birthday present or Easter basket filler, GiGi’s also offers free gift wrapping to make your shopping experience a breeze.
The awesome inventory and girl-power vibe is rivaled only by the boutique’s experienced and helpful staff. Some of their staff’s favorite items include the Ragdoll & Rockets printed pajamas. “Think latte-loving kitty cats, ice cream cones and salty fries,” explains Susan. Sounds like a proper pair of pajamas to us! GiGi’s staff also hosts several fun events throughout the year, featuring door prizes and giveaways like free makeup lessons and concert tickets. They make sure that there is always something exciting going on.
Grab your girl, and treat her to a day of spring shopping. There’s nothing better than seeing her sweet face smiling with the confidence that fashion from GiGi’s Teen provides.
Find all of these tween and teen styles and more at GiGi’s Teen in Cahaba Heights.
Thank you to Susan Day and the GiGi’s Teen staff for providing their insights and expertise on spring styles.
This article is sponsored by GiGi’s Teen.