Caring for your little ones since 1996. Ela has been in the childrens clothing industry for more than 2 decades. She has dressed many children from their birth to their junior 16 years old
Ela carrie a carefully selected collection of independent designers
Mini-Me, is a little New York children clothing store for little ones, that is to say for children. However, there is nothing little about the heart or personality of its owner. Ela Gruszka is the owner, and her heart is as big as the world! From her premises, decorated with the childhood stuffed animals which belonged to her now grown daughter, she draws in mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, god-parents, aunts, uncles, and friends of the family.
It is a very active store, filled with the fineness quality designer clothes for children, like, Jeanbourget, Angel Dear, Condor, Maximo, Petit Canard, Ike Behar, Bartek, Catimini, Ikks, Jean Bourget, Deux Par Deux, Us Angels, David Charles Kids, Elephantito Shoes and jamari international. But also filled with love and attention. We all know that children (of all ages), thrive on love and attention. Ela is like a fairy God-mother to all who pass through her door. For the adults there is always a smile, a nice conversation, an ear to listen to their tales of excitement or concern for their children, maybe even a little advise. For the children, there are beautiful clothes, toys to play with while their mothers are chatting, special attention from "Mrs. Gruszka", and a treat when they leave. More often than not, each person is greeted by name, and asked how they are, how their last special occasion was, and what is coming up next.
Each child is given special attention, so that the right outfit is picked for their age, body type, personality, and taste. The children love to come in and visit their friend, Ela Gruszka.
Each child feels special in her presence, probably because they really are special to Ela. The little boys love to flirt with her, the little girls love to see what pretty clothes she picks out for them. Usually, they come in and show her how nice they look in the outfit or hat or shoes, or coat, that they bought the last time! Sometimes they bring her photo-graphs from christenings, communions, flower girl and ring bearer outfits, Christmas, Easter, pool parties, anything you can imagine.
Mini-Me is a delightful place to be, whether you are an adult or a child, whether you are just looking, or purchasing just the right thing, all because of the individual attention, and expertise of Ela Gruszka, sprinkled generously with TLC!