Two style-setting moms set up a charming children’s shop tucked inside a haute home store.
“All the clothes we have in the store we’d dress our own kids in,” says Laura Graber, who with fellow Atlantan Betsy Pomerantz co-owns Mitylene. With five kids between them, the two Buckhead moms opened the chic children’s boutique inside Simply Home’s chic cottage on Roswell Road this past fall to carry lines they couldn’t find anywhere else in town. Shelves are packed with Cali-cool designers such as Johnnie-O and Pink Chicken, as well as more traditional looks from Oscar de la Renta and Rachel Riley (Prince George’s favorite!). Wondering what Mitylene means? “It’s my grandmother’s name,” says Pomerantz, who comes from a long line of fashionable women, including her mother, Juli Bauman, owner of Tassels Jewelry in Buckhead. This spring, expect retro-hip Sundek bathing suits; Pink Chicken’s new line for boys, Blue Rooster; and Nellystella frocks to take over its racks. “Everything we pick out,” admits Pomerantz, “we wish came in our size.”