Carolina Zapf, owner and designer of the Baby CZ brand,
began designing luxury children’s clothing after the birth of her first
daughter Lily, in 2001. Finding a lack of luxury clothing, specifically
timeless, cashmere pieces, Carolina set out to create just that! Carolina has a
background in Millinery from FIT, and 12 previous years’ work experience in the
Women’s clothing design business. Brining these skills together with her desire
to create the un-findable classic clothing, Baby CZ was born. We visited Baby
CZ and spoke with the store’s manager.
How many locations do you have in NYC? What
compelled your company to break into NYC market?
We currently have 1 location in NYC, at 1300 Madison
Avenue. We opened lower on Madison Avenue in 2009, and in 2013, we moved to the
current location. In 2010, we opened our second location in Greenwich, CT, at
360 Greenwich Avenue. Both boutiques are in sought-after locations, and we
couldn’t be happier with where they are! As Carolina lives and raises her children
in NYC, opening her flagship boutique in the same city was a given.
Additionally, Baby CZ’s wholesale and online office, are located on the Upper
West Side in NYC, which makes life much easier for her!
What baby age groups do you cater to at the store?
We carry ages 0-3M up through 12 Years. We also have a collection
of women’s cashmere sweaters and accessories that we carry. Typically, our best
sellers are in the 0-3M through 4Y age range, as that is the perfect “gifting”
Any current promotions and/or baby gift sets do
you think are good right now?
As winter approaches, we begin to sell out of our 3-piece Cashmere
Layette sets. These are the perfect gift for a newborn, and often are purchased
as a bringing home outfit. We also have our luxurious cashmere blankets that
match, to complete the look. These pieces are our best sellers year after year,
and once you see them and feel the cashmere, you’ll know why!
Are there any baby charities or non-profits you work with?
Baby CZ is a proud sponsor of Baby Buggy. To read more about our
work with them, please visit our website http://www.babycz.com/charities.html Additionally, we support many auctions/raffles/giveaways
throughout NYC that are school based.
What is unique about your baby designs?
The Baby CZ brand is unique for many reasons. It first
came onto the market when there was a lack of luxury children’s wear –
essentially it was one of the first out there! The style of the clothing is classically
European. Carolina’s German heritage is certainly a factor in the designs! Our
cashmere is of the highest quality, from the plateaus of Mongolia, and all of
the pieces we produce are meant to last a lifetime. We would love to see Baby
CZ cashmere pieces passed down from generation to generation.
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
1300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128, USA
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