When shopping in Hawley, check out Alice & Hamish Children’s Boutique. The store located inside the Hawley Silk Mill makes it easy for kids to express themselves with clothing, accessories and toys that are fun, unique and on trend. Age is no barrier to style. Parents like to dress their precious bundles in clothing that makes a statement right from the start, while children are choosing their own look younger and younger.
The shop has been a fixture in the Hawley Silk Mill since 2016. Owner Steve Tunis recognized the lack of a cool, quirky boutique for kids and wanted to deliver that option to customers in Hawley, Scranton and surrounding areas. What started as a mobile store grew into a brick and mortar location after a successful winter pop up shop at the Hawley Silk Mill. “I just fell in love with the building. It fit our distinct style and I decided to stay,” explains Steve.
The shop stocks adorable clothing, unique toys and cute essential for boys and girls newborn to 12. From t-shirts with slightly irreverent sayings to the mustachifier for the hipster baby in your life, Steve says he looks to carry merchandise that’s far from cookie-cutter. “I’m always looking for new, up-and -coming, small companies and well-made brands,” says Steve. Popular items include Pals Socks, themed mismatched colorful socks such as taco and hot sauce, sushi and soy sauce or monkey and giraffe available in children’s and adult sizes. Rowdy Sprout specializes in limited edition kids rock ‘n roll and hip hop clothing. Think Tom Petty, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica. For gift giving Steve recommends Janod puzzles that depict interesting vivid topics and come in its own mini suitcase. There are also whimsical whale piggy banks from Maia Ming Designs. A portion of the proceeds from each sale benefits World Wildlife Fund. Luke’s Toy Factory trucks are also a popular gift item. The eco-friendly, educational toys are made in America. Shoppers can also browse a wide assortment of children’s books, warm weather accessories, masks, hair bands and swaddling blankets.
While shopping for the little ones, adults can also pick up something for themselves. Alice & Hamish carries a selection of locally sourced organic honey as well as a variety of loose-leaf herbal teas. Mugs, tote bags and pouches featuring icons of pop culture, movies and literature make great teacher or hostess gifts.
Alice & Hamish is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shipping is available for purchases made online at aliceandhamish.com