Malibu mom Laurie Lipson Snyder launched Flap Happy in 1987 with the Flap Happy hat, a sun hat that she’d created to protect her fair-skinned baby boy from the Santa Monica sun. Other moms quickly took note of Snyder’s design acumen, and soon Snyder was in the clothing business. It wasn't long before Snyder expanded Flap Happy to include children’s swimwear, girls’ dresses and other essentials. Today, Flap Happy offers stylish spins on the original Flap Happy as well as hats with built-in UV 50+ protection (we love the ones with removable pink flowers!), summer separates, swimsuits and swim diapers, and winter holiday T-shirts.
Whatever your family's got planned for Independence Day, keep things festive with this array of patriotic summer clothes—think loads of red, white, and blue (of course), but also all the kinds of cute, classic looks that will make you nostalgic for yesteryear. And just for fun, we've thrown in some bright, beautiful kites to help you celebrate in style.
When it comes to dressing beach-bound tots, we're all about mixing too-cute prints with the comfort kids need. Which is why the Gilt children's team loves Santa Monica brand Flap Happy. You will too when you take a look at the swimsuit styles here: Choose from adorable prints like polka dots, ladybugs, and whales, in options from ruffled basics to styles complete with snap closures and built-in diapers.
You won't have trouble keeping an eye on them in the pool when they're wearing these vivid patterns and bright colors. Choose from frilly one- and two-piece suits for girls, and bold swim trunks for boys, all rendered in playful prints and a rainbow of happy hues.