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