From Zagreb with Love

April 2019

The next time someone asks if you know where to buy traditional Croatian garments for your baby, you can tell them, sure. Just go to Bognar & Piccolini on the ground floor of the Shops at Merrick Park. Here you can pore through a selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for children up to six-years-old, all handcrafted by artisans in founder Andrea Bognar Ljustina’s native land. The Bognar family has been at it since 1874, when Croatia was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. So, if you really want to go old-school, stop by Bognar & Piccolini, where all pieces are designed by Andrea. According to employee Jessenia Sanchez, a popular item is a white baby gown for $198, with a soft, knitted top and linen bottom that can be tasseled together to keep baby’s feet warm and wrapped. Perfect for dressing a newborn before the chaos of the 20th century began.

Bognar & Piccolini, Shops at Merrick Park, Suite 1255 305.442,8330