BabyOkraBoutique

African Clothing, Mommy and Me, African Head Wraps

Washington, D.C. · 507 Sales

BabyOkraBoutique

African Clothing, Mommy and Me, African Head Wraps

Washington, D.C. 507 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Mommy and Me outfits, Mommy and me African skirts, Mother and daughter, Pregnancy announcement shirts, Cute maternity t-shirts and Baby/Toddler/Girl gifts. Handmade with love by Miatta-MiMi. With the hope of changing the lives of women and children around the world, a portion of Baby Okra Boutique's net profits go towards monthly donations to five main charities, including Kiva, Saving Moses, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Plan USA and ChildFund International, and one annual donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Learn more about the DGWYS Campaign at http://www.boutiquemix.com/charity.

Other Miatta-MiMi brand Etsy Shops:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BoutiqueMix
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandPaintedWoodGifts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfricanFabricByYard
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MinimalMix

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2018

Mommy and Me outfits, Mommy and me African skirts, Mother and daughter, Pregnancy announcement shirts, Cute maternity t-shirts and Baby/Toddler/Girl gifts. Handmade with love by Miatta-MiMi. With the hope of changing the lives of women and children around the world, a portion of Baby Okra Boutique's net profits go towards monthly donations to five main charities, including Kiva, Saving Moses, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Plan USA and ChildFund International, and one annual donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Learn more about the DGWYS Campaign at http://www.boutiquemix.com/charity.

Other Miatta-MiMi brand Etsy Shops:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BoutiqueMix
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandPaintedWoodGifts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfricanFabricByYard
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MinimalMix

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About

African fabric fashion and lifestyle for Stylish moms, Adorable kids

Baby Okra Boutique is an online fashion boutique offering chic African fabric clothing, cute baby clothes, adorable toddler clothing and other unique apparel and accessories for babies, toddlers, girls and women.

My name is MiMi, and I am the owner of Baby Okra Boutique. A litigator by day and fashionista after-hours, I grew up dreaming of working in the fashion world, but took a different route, landing instead in the accounting and legal field. In 2004, armed with the Grace of God, CPA, MBA, JD, and a passion for design and styling, I combined my two loves, fashion (designing and making), and philanthropy, and created the Miatta-MiMi brand, which includes Baby Okra Boutique.

The name Baby Okra stems from my pregnancy with my first child, who has been nicknamed Baby Okra. Due to extreme all day "morning" sickness, all I could keep down was a variety of spicy okra dishes from my native Sierra Leone. After nine months of eating okra, it was only fitting we nickname our daughter, Baby Okra.

I discovered and joined Etsy as a buyer in November 2008, and opened my first shop, Boutique Mix on Etsy in October 2015. In November 2015, my life changed significantly after the loss of my best friend. The loss gave me some much needed perspective, and motivated me to be true to myself and to live my best life. With faith that God will grant me the wisdom I need to make the right decision for my family, and sheer determination that I would rather fail and pick myself back up than never try at all, I challenged myself to pursue my true passion. I resigned from job as an attorney on May 31st, 2016, and started this wonderful, unpredictable, journey of designing, creating, and running my fashion business full-time, while working toward becoming a life coach.

Prior to my pregnancy, I loved working with African print fabric, and designed and made clothing and fashion accessories under my Miatta-MiMi label for Boutique Mix. The Miatta-MiMi collection is born out of my love for a mix of beautiful, bold African print fabric + a desire for modern, minimal style. Growing up in my beautiful home, Sierra Leone, West Africa, I fell in love with the richness and diversity of African fabric. The bold, vibrant and unique colors and patterns still put a smile on my face.

During my pregnancy and after my dear Baby Okra was born, I was drawn to designing and making children's clothes and accessories, as well as women's fashion that could be worn before, during and after pregnancy. I am a one woman shop, making and offering a diverse Mix of handmade products that cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. The vibrant colors and designs in every Miatta-MiMi product aim to inspire, uplift and add a little sunshine to everyone's day. I hope you enjoy wearing/using Miatta-MiMi pieces as much as I enjoy making them.

The Miatta-MiMi brand is built on two concepts; Fashion and Charity. Designing and making stylish fashion, and giving back to our community in a way that allows others to fuel their dreams and passions, and live their best lives possible.
Supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries, working with others to provide medical resources to those fighting cancer, and educating children and providing them access to food, shelter and clothing are a few top priorities for Baby Okra Boutique.

While I enjoy bringing Baby Okra Boutique clients a diverse collection of chic global looks, I also believe that giving back is even more rewarding. With this goal in mind, I created the Miatta-MiMi “Doing Good While You Shop Campaign” (“DGWYS Campaign”) from which a portion of Baby Okra Boutique’s net profits go towards monthly donations to each of the following five main charities: Kiva, Saving Moses, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Plan USA and ChildFund International. Further, starting in 2016, a year-end annual donation from head wrap sales will be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please Visit the Charity page at http://www.boutiquemix.com/charity to learn how your purchases contribute to, and make a difference in the lives of others around the world with the ongoing DGWYS Campaign.

Pregnancy lasts only nine months. Trends come and go, but style is timeless. Whether you are looking for traditional maternity dresses or non-maternity maternity dresses, let Baby Okra dress you, and eventually your adorable kid as you embark on one of the most challenging, yet rewarding journeys of your life.

I enjoy making each skirt, head wrap, bow, etc., and I hope each item you buy brings you as much joy and love as I feel when making it.

The best thing about Baby Okra Boutique maternity clothing and accessories is that you can wear them before, during and after pregnancy.

Congratulations to all our pregnant shoppers and new mommies, and here's to praying for good news for those hoping!

Handmade with love,
MiMi

Shop members

  • Miatta-MiMi

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Thank you very much for your support, which allows me to take care of my family doing what I love. I enjoy working with African fabric, Unfinished wood, Paint, Pretty paper and colorful Thread. Current obsession - screen printing.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2017
Welcome and thank you for shopping with Baby Okra Boutique. Baby Okra Boutique provides mainly African inspired fashion for mothers and children, All products are designed and made by Miatta-MiMi.

All orders are individually gift wrapped with each purchase. Please leave a note for Baby Okra Boutique if you want a card sent with the gift. This gift wrapping and card options are free.

Please review the product details/descriptions or email/convo me with questions if you have any concerns prior to purchase. Please note that due to camera angles, some images may appear larger or smaller than the actual products.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Baby Okra Boutique wants you to love your fabulous items, but if for any reason you need to return (for a refund) or exchange any of the items you purchase, please read these policies carefully.

Return policy for full refund
To qualify for a full refund, all merchandise must be returned to Baby Okra Boutique within 7 days (from the date of purchase) and must be in its original shipping condition (i.e., must not be altered, worn, washed) with all original tags attached. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

For hygiene reasons (except in limited circumstances), earrings are non-refundable. Custom clothing purchases are non-refundable.

Upon receipt of your return package within the applicable 7 day period, Baby Okra Boutique will process your refund in the original form of payment within 7 business days. Baby Okra Boutique will notify you via your chosen form of communication (email/phone) when the refund is complete.

Return policy for store credit
All returns after the applicable 7 day period, but within 10 days will be issued store credit only. Store credit remains valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.

Please note the size of jewelry/clothing when shopping for these items, as returns for size will not be accepted where the size is listed in the product descriptions.

Exchange Policy
To qualify for a an exchange, all merchandise must be returned to Baby Okra Boutique within 10 days (from the date of purchase) and must be in its original shipping condition (i.e., must not be altered, worn, washed) with all original tags attached.

Upon receipt of your return package within the applicable 10 day period, Baby Okra Boutique will process your exchange and notify you upon shipment. If an item is out of stock or backordered, Baby Okra Boutique will notify you.

Baby Okra Boutique reserves the right to deny exchanges on returned items that do not meet our return policy requirements.

Sale items/Shipping and handling fees/Restocking fees
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Baby Okra Boutique does NOT accept returns on any sale items.

Shipping/Handling charges are not refundable and will be subtracted from refund payments and store credit issued.

Please check your merchandise immediately upon receipt for any damages or incorrect shipments. If you receive a damaged or mis-shipped item, you must notify Baby Okra Boutique within 3 days of your receipt to be eligible for refunds/exchanges/store credit.

For all returns/exchanges/store credit, please contact Baby Okra Boutique at info [!at] babyokra.com to obtain the shipping return address. Package and ship the item (in its original condition) and original invoice to the Baby Okra Boutique shipping return address.

Baby Okra Boutique does not accept responsibility for packages shipped by others. We advise that you insure and track your shipment in the event it is damaged or misplaced.

There is a $1 restocking fee for all returned items. This amount will be subtracted from any refunds or store credit issued.

Order Cancellation: If you need to cancel your order, please do so within 24 hours of purchase to avoid the $4 cancellation fee.
Payment
Baby Okra Boutique accepts Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Shipping within the United States is via US Priority Mail. Priority Mail (as of Jan 2017) costs $6.70 (flat envelope) or $7.20 (padded envelope) --- (Priority Mail) on ALL DOMESTIC orders - You will be charged only one flat rate regardless of how many items you order. Domestic orders that fit in the flat fee priority package will be shipped via United States Post Office (USPS) 2-3 day Priority Mail. All other domestic orders will be shipped by USPS ground shipping.

INTERNATIONAL Shipping is one flat fee of either $18 or 23 depending on postal rates for the item and destination. You will be charged only one flat rate regardless of how many items you order. If your actual shipping costs are less than what you paid, Baby Okra Boutique will issue a refund on the excess shipping. All International shipping is via United States Post Office First Class Mail service. The United States Post Office First Class Mail Service does not have tracking information for international shipments.

All Baby Okra Boutique orders are processed based on availability and payment. All in-stock items will be processed and shipped within the indicated time periods.

Custom orders will be processed and shipped after the indicated time period. Baby Okra Boutique will provide notification if an item is not in stock.

In addition to the order confirmation, a shipping confirmation email (containing tracking information - domestic orders) will be sent once your order has been processed and shipped.

Orders placed on Friday after 12 PM ET will be processed on the following Monday. Baby Okra Boutique will contact customers if the item selected is unavailable.

All orders are shipped via USPS (priority mail for domestic shipping) Mondays through Friday only.

Please note that shipping and delivery times do not include holidays and weekends. Baby Okra Boutique ships to the Continental US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada and international destinations. Baby Okra Boutique does not pay customs/tariffs. All custom and other international duties are the responsibility of the international customer. Please check your international shipment policies for more information.

Please note that though Baby Okra Boutique offers no weekend or holiday delivery, we will issue refunds for missed guaranteed shipments that are not beyond our control. These refunds will be processed within 10 business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact Baby Okra Boutique if you have any concerns about your products, and please give the Boutique a chance to address any issues before leaving any negative feedback. You are the backbone of this business and your satisfaction is a top priority.

Please email info [!at] babyokra.com with any custom order or wholesale requests.