Purple People Seaters

Whether you’re watching Kate Middleton announce her engagement, tagging along with TMZ as they hound starlets or gazing longingly at the dresses in the Glebe and Wellington West shop windows- it’s hard to avoid it. Jewel tones are IN. All the richness of this beautiful time of year, tonally rendered in a timeless shade for all seasons. And some of our fave stroller brands have definitely taken notice. Just like in the automotive industry, every January we see new models and colours introduced to the wide world of strollers. This year’s over-riding trend is a veritable celebration of the colour purple. Baby Jogger, i’Coo, and Peg Perego are all featuring beautiful shades of purple in their new lines. We have nature-inspired shades like Amethyst and Iris heading our way on the functional and popular strollers we already love! As a (poorly) closeted purple fanatic, I can’t wait to check out the new shades. But even more so the great innovations these creative companies have come up with.

Arguably the most talked about stroller this year, the Baby Jogger City Select leads the trend adding a gorgeous shade of Amethyst to their lineup. This easily upgraded stroller converts seamlessly from single to double and features sturdy rubber tires with serious gripability. (That’s a word, right?) With a super-extendable handle, single-button seat recline and easy-peasy fold, the elves have been busy year-round keeping these beauties in stock. Strolling around with the 2011 model in Amethyst will surely make you the envy of other Neighbourhood Mom’s! 

The I’Coo Pacific is so versatile. It converts from bassinet-style pram to a proper toddler seat with the ease of snaps and buttons AND includes the universal car seat adapter upon purchase. The foam wheels lock in the front, helping us Canadians on our snowy treks to the Timmy’s.

And finally, Peg Perego. This Italian design house is the provider of one of Canada’s top-rated car seats (owned and loved by many a FAB staff member) as well as a large variety of strollers. Their chosen shade of Iris, will be joining their large stable of colour choices this January.

So what IS up with the colour purple?? It’s the colour of royalty. It stands for luxury, sophistication and romance. I also think the fact that it’s so rare to find purple in nature gives it a certain mystique amongst it’s fellow greens and oranges. From a painter’s perspective purple is the bridge between warm and cold shades- a perfect mixture of reds and blues. No matter why you like it, purple is indeed the new black. And I daresay it would hide those unexpected stains just as well! 😉
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