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Hang tight! We are here to serve you remotely.

Hello, Ithaca Families! This is Store Owner, Kelly Moreland. I am working from home and one team member is working on site at Mama Goose and Mimi’sAttic. As you probably know, the “NY State on Pause” has been extended to May 15th, so we anticipate operating this way for quite some time. We have been hearing from a lot of you that you are looking for items for your kids, and we want to let you know that we are happy to serve you remotely and will strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines and executive orders while doing so.

How would shopping remotely work?

Call us at (607) 269-0600 or contact us on Facebook and Instagram and let us know what you are looking for. One staff person is on-site every day 10am-4pm ready to fulfill orders. Let us know what you are looking for and we will send you photos of merchandise to help you make your decisions. With only one person physically onsite to fulfill orders, we might take a little longer getting back to you, but we will get in touch as soon as we can. Purchases are made over the phone by Store Credit, Gift Certificates or Credit Card. We would then make an appointment with you for a contact-free pick up outside the store. If you buy something that might require assistance getting it into your vehicle, please bring along someone who you are already in close contact with such as a family member, roommate or partner as our team member will not be able to come outside to assist you.

Note: We are not buying or consigning any merchandise right now and all sales are final at this time.

From all of us at Mama Goose, we wish you well and look forward to serving you (and your lil’ goslings!) in person when we are able.

Look of the Month: July

Summer camps are in full swing, and kids across town are spending their summers doing everything from firestarting to unicycling! This month’s models, sibling set Vera Mae, JP, and Vivienne, bring their camp cuteness daily to CUMEP at Southside Community Center.

Vera Mae’s Children’s Place tank (size 14, $3.95) and Abercrombie jean shorts (size 14, $6.95) go great with that Ithaca summer footwear staple: Keens (blue and green, size 5, $25.95.) Vivienne’s romper is by Cat and Jack (size 6, $5.95) and her water sneakers are by Plae (size 13, $14.95.) Her adorable toddler sunglasess complete the look for only $1.99! JP’s sea-themed ensemble features a tee by Crewcuts (size 7, $4.95) and Gap shorts (size 7, $5.95.) His incredible shark shoes are by Emu Australia (size 1, $15.95.

Not only do these dress to impress for camp, they come prepared! Check them out showing off our Mama Goose collection of sunscreen and bugspray.

We carry summer protection products by SWAT (bugspray, $5.00) and Badger (sunscreen, bugspray, after bite products all available, priced between $10-$12.)

Whether you’re low on sunscreen or shorts, we’ve got you covered at the Goose! Stop in today.

Look of the Month: January

Got the New Year’s Resolution Blues? It’s hard to have a “New Year, New You!” with the same old closet of clothes. Luckily, Mama Goose is in a makeover mood, and this month’s model Linnea was happy to play along!

Linnea warmed up to the idea of a makeover in a super cute sporty look featuring a KidPik tee (size 12, new w/tags, $7.95) and Hind leggings (size 10/12, $5.50) with Nike sneaker boots (size $4.95.)

After a good stretch, and the addition of a Nike sweatshirt (size 10, $14.95) she was ready to hit the ground running!

Of course, some occasions call for a little bit more than an athleisure look. Linnea effortlessly explores casual chic in a J.Crew tee (size 12, $5.95) and Gap denim high-waisted trousers (size 10, $9.95) plus a Zara puffer vest (size 12, $17.95) and adorable wedge booties by Toms (size 5, $13.95.)

Totally upping the makeover stakes, Linnea shows off some extra ladylike looks, beginning with the ultimate piece in versatility: a reversible dress! (Emily West, size 10, $8.95) Check out these two-for-one outfits, completed by Arizona leggings (size 10, $1.50) and accompanied by patent leather Doc Martens (size 4.5, $22.95) and hot pink leopard Vans (size 4, $16.95.) It’s double the cuteness!

Why stop at ladylike? Linnea rocked this 77 kids skirt (size 10, $5.95) and Arizona tee (size 10, new w/ tags, $6.95) plus a super cute cat patterned hoodie (Gap, size 12, $8.95.) The trusty black leggings and super rad Doc Martens pull the whole thing together.

Starting the New Year with a fresh new look can change your outlook on… well, everything! Stop by the Goose to get your style on, and be on the lookout for our fresh new Mama as she debuts her new look and a new member of the gosling tribe!

Look of the Month: August, Bag Sale Edition!

Welcome to Look of the Month: Bag Sale Edition! Our clearance racks are chock full of adorable pieces, with new items being added every day. To celebrate the kick-off of back to school season and make room for incoming cold weather fashions, Mama Goose is having our annual Bag Sale! From Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th, fill a bag with clearance clothing, shoes, and books for one flat price: $16 per bag Friday, $14 Saturday, and just $10 on Sunday. Check out some of the great looks created from these very racks – all available during this weekend’s sale!

Sweet sisters Talia and Tori were kind enough to show off some cute clearance combos and their cuddling skills!


Talia’s clearance outfit features Gap denim capris (size 7/8) with a striped cold shoulder knit top (size 8) over a teal camisole (size small) and Steve Madden ankle boots (size 5).  Little Miss Tori is wearing a Hanna Andersson skirt (size 12 months) and Samgami lace collared shirt (size 12 months) with Ruffle Butt tights and Michael Kors boots (size 6).


The clearance racks have something great for little guys too! Just ask Thomas, who is showing off a new w/ tags Joe Fresh polo priced at only $3.00 (size 5) and paired with organic cotton Little Green Radicals joggers (size 6- non-clearance.)

So join us this weekend at our Back to School Kick-off and see what combinations you can create at our annual Bag Sale!

It’s happening – seasons are changing at Mama Goose!

After 13 years of hosting our Coat Sale Extravaganza every September, we’ve decided to not have the Coat Sale this year (GASP!), but we’ve come up with a plan we think you will love! Yes, it is bittersweet saying goodbye to all the Coat Sale pomp & circumstance, but we’re super excited about our 2018 plan. Instead of a totally dramatic one-day reveal of our winter outerwear, we’re bringing it directly to our sales floor ASAP (along with our back-to-school clothes).What does this mean for you? You can stop by, stock up on what you need NOW – all in the comfort of our air conditioning, at your convenience. No long lines in the parking lot!

What should you expect?

  • Winter and back-to-school clothes hit the sales floor the first week in August!
  • Fall & Winter Buying begins August 6th!
  • Arriving soon! New products from brands like WigWam, SnowStoppers, Innobaby, and more!
  • Our All-New Back-to-School Season Kick-off Celebration Weekend, August 10-12!
    • Enjoy a bargain bag sale on clearance clothes. $16 per bag Friday, $14 per bag Saturday, and just $10 per bag on Sunday!
    • Enjoy 10% off all new and gently-used winter and fall outerwear (that’s coats, snow pants, jackets, boots, wool socks, hats, mittens – whatever winter outerwear we have in stock!)

Look of the Month: July

Trying to keep your cool in the summer heat? Stop by Mama Goose’s mid-summer sale and get your BOGO on! Not up on retail lingo? That’s buy one, get one 50% off! Let this month’s model Gemma offer a visual explanation.

This week, through July 15th, all dresses are buy one, get one 50% off. So, if Gemma bought the blue Isaac Mizrahi dress above (size 3, new w/ tags, $7.95), she could get the brown Baby Gap sundress (size 3, $3.95) at half off!  Or maybe, she could get an adorable floral Jelly the Pug dress (size 3, $6.95) and get a satin floral H&M tea dress (size 2. $3.95!) for half off.  She could even purchase a brand new Gymboree sundress (size 2, new w/ tags, $10.95) and get a red and white Le Top cap sleeved dress (size 4. $9.95) half off!

During this buy one, get one 50% off sale, the adorable combinations are practically endless! And if dresses aren’t your kiddo’s cup of tea, shorts and tanks are BOGO 50% off next week (July 16-22), followed by swimsuits marked down by 25% after that (July 23-29!)

Come in and BOGO with us!

Mama’s Summer Essentials Packing List!

Summer is finally in full swing, which means many of you are on your way to visit friends and family, go camping, visit our fabulous New York state parks and – if you’re lucky – getting some beach time! What do you need for your trip? We looked around the sales floor and gathered  a sampling of some of our favorite items for fun in the sun. What’s on your essential packing  list? Books? Toys? Sun hats? Yep – we got ’em!

  • Comfortable Sandals: Functional and fun Teva sandals will keep your gosling cool while providing all the support and stability little feet need. Plus, all Teva sandals are currently 15% off at Mama Goose!
  • Sunscreen and After-sun Care: We carry Badger products in the summer because we love the wide range of sun protection products for all levels of activity. And for the times when you miss a spot, Badger After Sun Balm will help to soothe your little one’s skin with certified natural ingredients.
  • A thin, soft hoodie: If you carry a nice, soft gently-used hoodie in your kids’ sizes, you’re golden! Perfect for cloudy days that turn into cool nights, the ability to zip up or down and the comfort of a hood make this the perfect piece for road trips.
  • Easy-on Sneakers: See Kai Run sneakers are perfect for running around your favorite amusement park or a slow stroll through a museum. The rugged rubber outsole provides traction and durability – great for developing feet.
  • Comfy, stretchy pants: Easy to toss in a bag, a pair or leggings or sweats are ideal for temperature changes and relaxed car rides. Layer them for warmth, or fashion – whatever is on your little one’s agenda.
  • Bug Spray: Let’s face it – bugs are everywhere in the warmer months. Badger’s Anti-Bug Shake & Spray uses all natural ingredients to repel pests without harsh smells or chemicals. It’s good for the skin, and bad for the bug.

Happy summer, Mamas! Let us help with your last minute vacation must-haves, so you can focus on the fun!

Looking for something fun to do a little closer to home? Check out Ithaca Family Fun for some great tips on happenings right here in our back yard!

Sizzlin’ Summer Savings!

The good news? We’re packed with amazing summer stock! The better news? We’re offering incredible savings the entire month of July. Each week we’ll have a different sale – a chance to stock up on all the things you need (and maybe even get a head start on back to school?).



Mama loves papas!

Papa Geese of the world, this one is for you!

We could never forget about the fathers of the flock. What better way to celebrate the fathers in our lives than through the joy of play? This Father’s Day weekend, all books, games, toys and puzzles are buy 2, get the 3rd free. Both new and gently-used items are B2G1 all day Saturday and Sunday!

Happy Father’s Day, from the Geese at the Goose!

Start Ithaca Festival weekend right – with Mama Goose!

Join us as we kick off Ithaca Festival weekend with a party on the porch. Friday June 1, from 2:30 to 6:00, we’ll have refreshments, fun games, and free face-painting for the goslings. We’re partying until it’s time to head to the parade. Grab your little ones and stop by – when’s school’s out, the party is on!