This week, Joelle and Kaylle are joined by Stephanie Sinnott owner of Sandbox Baby Boutique opening soon at 5349 N Clark. Stephanie is a Chicago native and has lived in the Andersonville area for six years. She hopes that Sandbox will be a hub for parents, parents-to-be and anyone with a child in their life by offering a number of different sustainable products and clothing lines. We are very excited to welcome her to the Neighborhood.
“Andersonville is such an incredible community, and I can’t wait to contribute in some capacity.”
Listen to Episode 132 with Stephanie Sinnot!
Episode 132 highlights and where to find them (by timestamp):
:38 – Tune in to hear about Stephanie’s background. She’s grown up in Chicago, left to travel for a bit, and has been back living in Andersonville for 6 years!
2:02 – Hear what it was like to live in Australia and travel the world. “It gave me so much perspective about how privileged we are in ways that we don’t really understand.”
4:52 – Tune in to hear about how Stephanie came up with the concept of her new business, Sandbox Baby Boutique.
“I think that there’s a real lack of community space for moms … It can be not only a place where there’s beautiful clothing but a real community hub for moms, moms-to-be, parents, anyone with a child in their life that just maybe needs some more resources that aren’t immediately at their fingertips.”
7:24 – Stephanie talks about what people can expect to see in her store this spring. She specifically picked lines that are sustainable and functional!
9:36 – Why does Sandbox Baby Boutique stand out among the rest? Tune in here!
“I think we really are interested in being conscious about that (spending money) … So I’m bringing to you an array of clothes that are gonna look like exactly what you would hope to find in an upscale baby boutique, but they maybe just so happen to align with ethics that you already have for how you spend your money.”
11:13 – The buildout for the store is going great, and there is a lot of thought that was put into it! Listen in on Stephanie’s updates.
12:50 – Stephanie walks us through the process of coming up with the idea to finally open up in the next couple of weeks.
14:48 – Hear one of the most valuable things Stephanie has learned while building up a business in a pandemic.
15:59 – Tune in to hear Rapid Fire Questions! Questions include: What are some of your favorite restaurants in the Chicago area? How do you choose to spend your free time? Your little one is 2.5, yes? What has been your favorite thing about being a mom? If you can give one piece of advice to new parents, from your own experience, what would it be? What are your top three favorite travel destinations? Say COVID-19 suddenly stopped existing and normal life resumed. What would be the first thing you do?
Connect with Stephanie and Sandbox Baby Boutique at the following locations: