Local Fashion and Beauty Night

Enjoy a gallery night event designed especially for women at Bloom! We will be featuring three local fashion designers including Meagan Ragusa of Mami Girl Clothing  and Embroidery, Kim Hutsal of Two Foxes Millinery, and Sabine O’Dell of Sew Modern Studio.  Patrons will be able to experience and purchase their latest collections as well as get custom fittings and place special orders.  In addition, Ashley Lesh from Rasa Spa will be offering beauty and makeup consultations to pull together your Fall/Winter look. Be sure to visit Bloom for this unique gallery night event focusing on local, handmade, and sustainable fashion and beauty. The event is Friday, November 7 from 5-8 pm. It will be held at Bloom, 134 The Commons, and the event is free!

Local Fashion and Beauty Night at Bloom


Cash Mob at Bloom on Sunday, June 8

From our good friends at The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network:

On June 8th let’s come together to shop and play at Bloom (134 E. State St. on the Commons) and help make their business a success! Fabulous Women’s and kid’s clothes and toys – and don’t forget the super fun indoor play space! Organic, sustainable, US-made with a focus on local and just down right chic!

Check out their story below to see why they are so special to us all and what they bring to the community.

How it works: You bring $20 to spend. We bring music, food, fun & happiness!

The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network (The SEEN) presents our second SEEN Cash Mob to help bolster the success of a local sustainable business. If you have never heard of the international Cash Mob movement, check out what www.cash-mob.com has to say about it: “We target the small, local businesses that make each community special in order to give the business owners an economic stimulus. We help businesses grow, we make people happy, we get stuff for ourselves, we have a great time! We each do a little. Together, we all do a lot.”

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, June 8th from 2-5pm!

Bloom is the store for the conscientious consumer. Two local hip mamas opened Bloom in 2012 to meet a growing demand for a place where kids could play and women could gather and co-parent. They have joined their love for all things kid healthy with a love of kid’s and women’s fashion. Bloom has become a place where women can pamper themselves while their kids run off extra energy. Dads love the playful and relaxed environment too and can often be found lounging on the resident bean bags. As one of many new businesses on the commons they have struggled with slowed foot traffic. This is a great opportunity for all of us to explore a new fabulous store in town and help it thrive as a pillar business in our community.


Ithaca Festival!

Since bloom is only a year and a half old, we are always grateful for the opportunity to expand our business in new ways. We were so happy to take the leap and have a booth at the Ithaca Festival this year! We can’t thank our artists enough for supplying the booth with beautiful, handmade, local clothes, accessories, gifts, and other amazing goods, and also for helping us staff it. Stay tuned for more festivals coming up…we have the bug and might like to keep the booth rolling!

Here’s to hoping everybody had a wonderfully sunny, funny, lovey Ithaca Festival!

Draya is so excited about our booth!

Draya is so excited about our booth!

Kirsten helps our first booth customer!

Artist Kirsten from Minor Atattooed helps our first booth customer!

Draya helps Kim of Two Foxes get ready for a busy festival day.

Draya helps Kim of Two Foxes get ready for a busy festival day.

Downtown Runway Show

Come see a bunch of Bloom cuties strut their ethical stuff on the Runway in Center Ithaca!

runway show

From the Downtown Ithaca Alliance:

December 6th, 2013 7:00pm

On December 6th from 7-8pm, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is hosting the Runway Holiday Fashion Show in Center Ithaca. The show will be featuring local retailers and designers including Bloom, Petrune, Avanti, The Art and Found, Urban Outfitters, Evolution, and more. Models will be walking the cat walk in fashions for adults and children.

Holiday, Outerwear, and Daytime looks will be featured in this downtown showcase as part of the Winter Festival events in 2013. Unique to this show, participating retailers will be offering in-store discounts, prizes, and giveaways for attending the Runway Holiday Fashion Show. Shop local this holiday season!

By attending you can gain a glimpse of the newly stocked items available for this holiday season along with vintage accessory pairings, and introduction to sustainable clothing, seasonal trends that are just hitting the runway and the latest in winter wear for the season. The show will be held as an additional event to the special Holiday Gallery Night with over 29 participating artists.

Entrance to the show is free but seating is limited. Come early to claim your seat. The show will run from 7-8pm followed by a short reception until 8:30pm. Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts or just interested in the current trends, stop by for a local fashion lesson you will never forget.