2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Janie and Jack Partners With Designer and Entrepreneur Rachel Zoe to Launch Holiday Party Collection That Gives Back

100% of Holiday Party Collection Will be Donated to Nonprofit Baby2Baby; Exclusive Resort Collection to Follow

Today, children’s fashion brand, Janie and Jack, debuts their newest collection with celebrated fashion designer and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe. A two-collection partnership, which launches with the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and follows with chic Resort Collection, features clothing and accessories inspired by Zoe’s iconic signature style, including gold and sparkle embellishments, texture and statement silhouettes. The Party Collection offers glamorous styles for girls and boys to ensure they are dressed for those special holiday occasions. In addition, 100% of net proceeds from the Party Collection will be donated to Baby2Baby*, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, and of which Zoe is a proud board member.

Photo Credit: Janie and Jack partners with designer and entrepreneur Rachel Zoe (seen here with her two sons) to launch holiday party collection that gives back (Photo: Business Wire)

Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items, including 40 million diapers to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Every year, Baby2Baby serves hundreds of thousands of children across the country.

Janie and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because individual style starts early. Each season collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.

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Rachel Zoe is such a renowned force in the fashion industry – and as a mom of two boys, she definitely knows how to blend comfort with style,” said Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “The Party and Resort Collections combine Rachel’s exceptional taste and glamour with Janie and Jack’s modern twist on classic fashion. We’re proud to be continued supporters of Baby2Baby and offer our customers the opportunity to give back to this inspiring organization and help children in need this holiday season.

The Holiday Party Collection offers 38 pieces of clothing and accessories, available in sizes 12-18 months to 12 years, with prices ranging from $18-$169. From a gold lurex maxi dress, metallic cheetah pant suit and rose gold lurex jumpsuit to accessories like a metallic turban, glitter cheetah print booties and faux fur wristlet, each design will make girls feel chic and ready to celebrate. The boys’ pieces are standouts too, from velveteen and wool tuxedos to satin neckties and a dapper fedora, all still allowing them to be comfortable.

Creating these collections with Janie and Jack has truly been such a dream. I have always wished to bring my design and glamour to children’s wear. This collection includes all my favorite design elements with metallics, sparkle and luxurious fabrics that are easily wearable for the most active little ones. To make this design collaboration even more special, Janie and Jack is donating 100% of net proceeds from our Party Collection to Baby2Baby which is an organization I am so proud to be a part of. It is infinitely rewarding to know this collection is giving back, especially during this time of year.” – Rachel Zoe

On December 3, Rachel Zoe and Janie and Jack will introduce a second collection, featuring resort wear for girls and boys to prepare for winter family getaways. The Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Resort Collection will feature 45 pieces, from printed swimwear for boys and girls, lurex caftan and sun dresses, and classic linen separates to must-have accessories like sandals, sunglasses, straw bag and fedora. The Resort Collection will be available in sizes 3-6 months to 12 years with prices ranging from $15-$109. Both the Party and Resort Collections will be sold at select Janie and Jack stores (NYC, LA and Miami) and online at www.janieandjack.com.

In Janie and Jack’s continued support of Baby2Baby, customers will also have the opportunity to donate while checking out at Janie and Jack stores nationwide and online at janieandjack.com beginning today, November 18 through December 31. Baby2Baby ambassador, Jessica Alba, lends her support to the campaign to encourage donation participation and spread awareness for providing for children living in poverty.

To donate to Baby2Baby, please visit a Janie and Jack store or www.janieandjack.com/baby2baby and join the conversation on social media by tagging #rachelzoexjanieandjack, @janieandjack and @baby2baby. For more information on the collection with Rachel Zoe, please visit janieandjack.com/rachel-zoe-party.

* Baby2Baby will receive (i) 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and (ii) 100% of donations collected at checkout at janieandjack.com and at Janie and Jack stores in the U.S. from Nov. 18, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019. In the event that the combination of (i) and (ii) is less than US$250,000, Janie and Jack will donate the difference.

Janie and Jack and Fashion Influencer Eva Chen Debut Second Limited Edition Juno Valentine Collection

Inspired by Chen’s New Picture Book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, Capsule Collection Now Available at JanieandJack.com and Stores Nationwide

Children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack and fashion influencer Eva Chen has debuted the second installment of the Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection. The collection consists of clothing, swimsuits, shoes, and accessories inspired by the fashion icons from Chen’s newest children’s book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, published by Feiwel and Friends and released on October 29th. Featuring over 50 fashion and accessory pieces, the collection is inspired by iconic women from Eva Chen’s new fashion fairytale—who Juno and Finn meet on their quest to find the perfect outfit for school picture day.

Janie and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because individual style starts early. Each season collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.

I’m so excited to be partnering with Janie and Jack again for our second Juno Valentine collection,” says Chen. “Writing the second book was an adventure, and seeing the clothes come to life at the hands of Janie and Jack’s talented design team has been a thrill! My personal favorite are the deliciously fluffy tulle dresses—they’ll be on every girl’s wish list—and the bandana print puffer.

Janie and Jack and Fashion Influencer Eva Chen Debut Second Limited Edition Juno Valentine Collection (Photo: Business Wire)

The Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection features effortless fashion for young fans of Hollywood glamour with classic silhouettes, including a tunic adorned with pearl button necklace, black ponte pants and leather ballet flats. Dresses, perfect for any celebration, include a black and white embroidered organza dress with black velvet bodice and a red tulle dress with a satin bow bodice. Inspired by Marie Antoinette and her reported love of sweets, styles are portrayed through whimsical dresses, skirts and tops with layers of pastel tulle, ruffles and oversized rosettes. Standout dresses include a French blue embroidered organza style and a blush pink tulle dress, designed with just the right amount of twirl-factor. Taking inspiration from the bold and glamorous style of The Jazz Age, all-over snakeskin and banana prints add a twist to leggings, sweatshirts, and swimwear.

Janie and Jack and Fashion Influencer Eva Chen Debut Second Limited Edition Juno Valentine Collection (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition, Juno’s everyday look gets an update, while still incorporating her playful signature stripes and red bandana print. And her brother Finn now has a look of his own, which includes denim overalls with embroidered lightning bolts and a classic Juno red-striped tee, made for any and all fashion adventures!

Partnering with Eva on a second Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection has been a phenomenal collaborative experience,” said Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “Eva brings a fun, fashion-forward point of view, and as a mother of two young children, she understands what kids like to wear. The new collection is a thoughtful balance of iconic fashion design and kid-friendly sensibility.”

Now available at www.janieandjack.com and Janie and Jack stores nationwide, the collection is offered in sizes 3-6 months through 12 years, with prices ranging from $16 to $159. For more information on the Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection, please visit www.janieandjack.com/juno-valentine.

Janie And Jack Announces Exclusive Children’s Fashion Collaboration With Aerin Lauder

Limited Edition Looks Now Available at JanieandJack.com and Stores Nationwide

Children fashion brand, Janie and Jack, has partnered with Aerin Lauder, founder of luxury lifestyle brand, AERIN, Style & Image Director at Estee Lauder and mother of two, on a limited edition collection of clothing, accessories, and shoes. As Aerin’s first foray into children apparel, the AERIN x Janie and Jack Resort Collection was inspired by Lauder’s refined, modern-day style and Janie and Jack’sclassic silhouettes, featuring a variety of pieces that combine light and bright prints and patterns with a sophisticated sensibility.

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“I’ve always admired Janie and Jack’s point of view on children’s fashion. Fun, modern and playful,” said Aerin Lauder. “Being a mother of two, I’ve always been drawn to the children’s industry and I am very excited to be launching this playful collaboration.

The AERIN x Janie and Jack Resort Collection feature signature watercolor and palm prints in pastel shades, with coordinating looks for girl and boy. Incorporating of-the-moment details for girls, the selection of rompers, dresses, and swimwear includes eyelet, embroidery, and ruffles. Favorite pieces for boys include classic linen separates, cotton shirts and shorts in an allover palm tree embroidered pattern, as well as swim trunks instriped and palm prints, perfect for warm weather getaways. Standout accessories complete the resort collection, featuring hats and straw bags, accented with colorful florals, along with sandals, sunglasses, and hair bows.

 JANIE AND JACK ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER

Rounding out the collection with newborn styles, the Heirloom assortment features limited edition keepsake gifts. Treasured items such as silver cups, rattles and frames, and the softest take-me-home styles in light blue and pink hues are all packaged in a keepsake watercolor-printed box.

JANIE AND JACK announce EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER: Incorporating of-the-moment details for girls, the selection of rompers, dresses, and swimwear include eyelet, embroidery, and ruffles.

Weare very excited to debut our collaboration with iconic tastemakerAerin Lauder,” said ShellyWalsh, SVP and General Manager of Janie and Jack.”Aerininspires so many with her beautiful, modern and refined style, and we are thrilled for Janie and Jack to be her partner for her first collection of clothing and accessories for children.”

JANIE AND JACK announce EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER:  Favorite pieces for boys include classic linen separates, cotton shirts and shorts in an allover palm tree embroidered pattern, as well as swim trunks in striped and palm prints, perfect for warm weather getaways.

AERIN is a global luxury lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of its founder, Aerin Lauder. Based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless, the brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion, accessories, and homedécor. With a passion for art, travel, fashion, and design, Aerin’sown lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand. Classic, but always with a modern point of view, every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement.

Janie and Jack is a leader in children’s fashion. The iconic design house offers a modern take on classic silhouettes and a sophisticated sensibility. Janie and Jack are known for outstanding style and quality, with great care given to every detail. From the perfect baby gifts to the favorite pieces in a child’s wardrobe, Janie and Jack’s clothes make every day extraordinary. (VisitJanie and Jack shops nationwide for children’s clothing sizes 0–6years and janieandjack.com for sizes through 12 years.)

The limited edition collection includes over 60 pieces and is offered in sizes 0-3 months up to size 6 in Janie and Jack stores nationwide and up to size 12 online at www.janieandjack.com.For more information on the AERIN x Janie and Jack Collection, please visit https://www.janieandjack.com/aerin, and join the conversation on social media by tagging @janieandjack@Aerinand #AerinXJanieandJack.

Gymboree Group Announces Baby2Baby Donation Campaign for Holiday 2018

Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 Support Children In Need Through Customer and Product Donations

The Gymboree Group, Inc., a specialty children’s retailer of high-quality clothing and accessories for children (including Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8) today announce its Holiday 2018 Giving Campaign and first-ever multi-brand partnership with Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children with all the basic necessities that every child deserves. One in three families across the United States struggles to provide diapers to their children. Through the efforts of Baby2Baby, over 29 million diapers in the past seven years have been distributed to low-income families.Gymboree-logo

We are proud to partner with Baby2Baby to offer our customers the opportunity to join us in providing for hundreds of thousands of children across the United States and Canada,” said Daniel Griesemer, President and CEO of Gymboree Group. “As a brand, we believe that children are our future, and they inspire the work we do every day, which is why we are passionate and dedicated to taking action this holiday season.”

Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides low-income children, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. This year alone, Baby2Baby will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles and thousands more in 28 cities across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network. To date, the organization has distributed over 50 million items including more than 29 million diapers. (To learn more about Baby2Baby please visit www.baby2baby.org)

As a way to give back during the holiday season, customers will have the opportunity to donate while checking out at over 900 Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as online through Thursday, January 31, 2019. Baby2Baby ambassadors, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad, and Julie Bowen, will also lend their support to the campaign and encourage donation participation. Beyond customer donations, Gymboree Group is committed to donating over 150,000 units of clothing to Baby2Baby.

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Jessica Alba, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Gymboree’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

As a Baby2Baby Board Member and Ambassador, I truly believe in the importance of the work they’re doing within the community,” said Alba. “I cannot imagine what it must be like for parents who aren’t able to afford basic everyday essentials for their children, and I’m so proud to be part of an organization working to alleviate some of that burden on these families. We are so grateful to partner with Gymboree on this campaign and hope everyone will join Baby2Baby in helping these children in need while shopping there this holiday season.

Lauren Conrad Baby2Baby Ambassador

Lauren Conrad, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Janie and Jack’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

As a mom and supporter of Baby2Baby, I’m proud to share Janie and Jack’s Holiday Giving Campaign and encourage everyone to join me in helping the children that Baby2Baby serves,” said Conrad. “Baby2Baby provides children in need with diapers, clothing and basic necessities that every child deserves. Let’s give back together and make this season a little bit more magical.”

Julie Bowen Baby2Baby Ambassador

Julie Bowen, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Crazy 8’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

Baby2Baby helps hundreds of thousands of children across the country living in poverty, and this holiday season we are thrilled to have Crazy8’s support through their Holiday Giving Campaign which provides funds and clothing,” said Bowen. “They make it easy for supporters to help give at their local Crazy8 store or online at Crazy8.com – let’s do something great together this holiday season.”

The company currently operates 380 Gymboree stores in the United States and Canada. Gymboree Group’s family of brands includes Gymboree®, Janie and Jack® and Crazy 8®, with hundreds of retail stores across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico as well as online stores at www.gymboree.com, www.janieandjack.com, and www.crazy8.com.

To donate to Baby2Baby, please visit Gymboree.com/baby2baby, Janieandjack.com/baby2baby or Crazy8.com/baby2baby and join the conversation on social media by tagging @gymboree, @janieandjack, @crazy8, and @baby2baby.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® And More Than 70 Leading National Brands Kick Off The Season Of Giving With Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Kmart, Best Buy, ANN INC., Kay® Jewelers, Domino’s, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., HomeGoods and Others Unite To Help End Childhood Cancer

Now in its twelfth year, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The campaign unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in asking consumers to donate while they shop and support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.st-jude-childrens-hospital-logo-beauty-and-the-beat-blog

Founded by the late actor/entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-designated COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

What began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort by St. Jude has now grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $588 million. These funds support St. Jude’s mission to provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue visionary research.

Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helps kick off St. Jude Thanks and Giving, an annual campaign that has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (PRNewsFoto/St. Jude Children's Research...)

Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helps kick off St. Jude Thanks and Giving, an annual campaign that has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (PRNewsFoto/St. Jude Children’s Research…)

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we receive year after year during the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Throughout the holiday season people open their hearts to the children of St. Jude and as a result, our doctors and scientists can continue their groundbreaking research and pioneering procedures that help us achieve our landmark survival rates. And, we are able to continue to ensure that no family pays St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food – because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live.stjude-thanksandgiving

Beginning in November and running through the end of December, consumers can support St. Jude while they shop at a variety of businesses representing a cross-section of premier brands in retail, restaurant, travel, hospitality, media and beyond. Top returning campaign partners include Kmart, Best Buy, ANN INC., Kay® Jewelers, Domino’s, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; HomeGoods, New York & Company, AutoZone, Brooks Brothers, GNC, Dollar General, Claire’s, Carnival Cruise Line, Justice, HSN, Marshalls, Chili’s® Grill & Bar; and Mazda, to name a few.

Kmart’s long history of success in supporting charitable causes is due to the generosity of our Shop Your Way members, customers and associates. We’re proud of the impact our results have made for the families of St. Jude and thankful to St. Jude for its tireless work to defeat cancer and other diseases in children. St. Jude made holiday shopping at Kmart more rewarding and we’re excited to support an organization that clearly means so much to our members,” said Alasdair James, President and Chief Member Officer at Kmart.4f7a2d08-09d7-45ed-a3d3-8274f86d93d6

This year, St. Jude partners are expanding and supporting the campaign in a variety of ways – from in-store fundraising to unique cross-promotions, events and online/mobile features.

It is Best Buy’s privilege to partner in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, by making it convenient for our customers to give back while shopping in stores and online during the holidays,” said Sharon McCollam, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Best Buy. “By adding options to give through our credit card signature pads last year, we made it easier for customers to contribute during the checkout process. As a result of their generosity, we were able to contribute $9.7 million last year, and hope to do even more this year to support the children and families served by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

OTHER PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Several partners are offering merchandise products during the holidays to benefit St. Jude including

Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, HomeGoods, HSN, Kmart, New York & Company, The Limited, TUMI, Westfield, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and their portfolio of brands; to name a few.

Kay® Jewelers will once again offer its popular plush animals benefitting St. Jude, this year featuring Travis and Trey.

AutoZone, returning for its 10th year as a St. Jude Thanks and Giving partner, will continue to ask consumers to donate at checkout via the credit pad.

Customers will be able to donate through a fully integrated online shopping cart at Best Buy, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Claire’s and ICING. In addition, customers will now be able to donate via the pin pad at the register at GameStop, The Limited, Crazy8 and Janie and Jack locations nationwide.

eBay is giving its customers the opportunity to give at checkout during the week of December 7. During this time, customers can also bid on celebrity items that will benefit St. Jude.

Domino’s will ask consumers to donate to St. Jude via walk-up, telephone, online and mobile orders, as well as the opportunity to purchase a St. Jude Meal Deal during the campaign timeframe. For each Meal Deal purchased, Domino’s will donate $1 to St. Jude.

Stage Stores and St. Jude will be featured on the Balancing Act on Lifetime TV this holiday season.

Party City has joined the campaign this year and customers can make a donation at nearly 600 stores nationwide or donate online during checkout. Continue reading