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.
Going to the mall is so overrated! You can outfit your little one with just a few clicks at this one-stop shop. Charming shoes, coats, skirts, and dresses are just a few of the items you can get here, and everything is available in casual and dress-up styles.
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.