Spirithoods

March 10, 2011

faux fur animal hats for kids

I’m going kind of nuts over these Spirithoods. They’re not inexpensive, but I think they look really cool. I especially like the images here, where the kids are wearing them like a scarf.

I can totally imagine a NYC hipster kid walking around with one of these and giving you a look like: What? I’ve got a leopard on my head and it’s not Halloween. So?

What do you think? Chic or strange?

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1 Mary March 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

Um…..strange.

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2 Ayme March 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

Dang it, I wish they weren’t that expensive. I could see my daughter putting that on and never taking it off. I don’t think I’d mind, either :)

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3 Jenny June 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

hii you can type in the promo code jennypenny at http://www.spirithoods.com ‘s checkout to receive 15% off. hope this helps!

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4 LeeAnn Balbirona March 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

Ridiculous. My 13yo would love one, but the combination of silliness + big price tag = ostentatious in my calculations. It’s just so…frivolous. I like cute things, but generally only if they’re cheap.

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5 Jennelle March 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

These are definitely chic!

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6 MJ March 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

Strange. But love the photography!

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7 ginny March 10, 2011 at 7:53 am

I think they are pretty cool. And I could totally see some NYC kid wearing one as a fashion statement and not for halloween.

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8 Carolee Beckham March 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

love love love

i would have a hayday with one (or several) of these. soooooooo cute!

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9 Kristen E March 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

Extremely interesting – I agree, hipster kids could totally rock these. :)

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10 Rachel March 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

Too strange for my brood to pull off, but they are fun to look at!

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11 Julie March 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

cute until I saw the price. not so cute in retrospect

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12 Sherri March 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

I’m guessing these are kind of Native American inspired….

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13 Maria March 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

Very very strange!

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14 Claudia March 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

My older daughter would total rock these!!! Too bad they are so expensive.

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15 Betsy March 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

strange but that is what makes them COOL! Love! My kids would have a blast with these! thecoolkidsblog.com

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16 Cathi March 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

Very chic and…they remind me of a Halloween costume I made for our grandson. ;D He was a little fuzzy bear. He’s ten now and I know he’d love a Spirithood and…I could see grown ups walking around NYC wearing these! ;D

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17 Natalie March 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

There’s Spirithoods for adults as well :L

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18 Claire March 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

my cousin has one of these and she looks so cute in it! super fun for a cold weather area. hers was from pacsun, i think, and much cheaper.

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19 nancy March 10, 2011 at 8:24 am

love it!

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20 Heather C. March 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

At first I wasn’t a fan, especially when I saw middle aged women on the slopes wearing them and trying to get in touch with their aging inner ski bunnies. But I’m coing around. They’re cute in an off sort of way.

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21 Craftyashley March 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

Strange. Reminds me of where the wild things are… But not in a good way.

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22 Anita March 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

haha! Love this comment.

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23 Pamela March 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

It depends on where the kids are wearing them. NYC…sure, probably chic. My little town in Indiana…strange. Ha!

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24 raleigh-elizabeth March 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

i may not be a new york hipster KID (rather a ny hipster 20-something) and iiiiiiiii want them…. and i would have wanted them just as much when i was a kiddo in alabama and cleveland, oh.
so, a plus.

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25 Pink Frenchie March 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

Strange. Kind of “Where the Wild Things Are.” I agree these kooky hoodies might be best in NYC hipster households or among the Willow Smith set.

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26 Bree Harris March 10, 2011 at 9:02 am

My daughters would love these

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27 Jill scripps March 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

oh my kids would go NUTS over these!

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28 Christina March 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

I doesn’t seem like this would be difficult or expensive to make at all.

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29 Jenny October 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

They are made my hand, and some of the money goes to help endangered animals.

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30 Kelly March 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

Love, love!

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31 Megan March 10, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’m guessing burning man parents started this…I love the lion, my 21 month old is always pretending to be one raaarrr!

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32 Kathy Singer March 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

They are neat and I’m sure would fuel a child’s imagination, kind of remind me of the characters in Where the Wild Things Are…

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33 Erica March 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

I like the idea but I feel like their messaging and the actual styling/price are conflicting – is it for kids to get in touch with their spirit animals and become one with nature or is it just a super hip ultra expensive hat capitalizing on new age ideals? Marketing aside, it’s cute, hehe. I think a skilled sewer could make one. I’m not one of those people though, unfortunately.

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34 Erin March 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Agree with the the first sentence. Super-hip, ultra-expensive hat capitalizing. $99? Can’t a kid go to Disneyworld like three times for that price?

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35 Erica March 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

Ugh just found the site for adults, I have to say, there’s something kind of creepy about the adults wearing them http://spirithoods.com/ I can’t quite put my finger on it. Not to judge but “nasty rabbit”? ok I’m judging.

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36 barkingkel March 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Yeah, I was judging too! I think the men look especially creepy in them. The kids ones are fantastic though.

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37 Erin March 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Weird, almost perverse. The photo of the chest-exposed man wearing one while thoughtfully gazing, husky on a leash, child behind him in another SpiritHood, bizzarre, not playful like the children’s versions. Did you see the “Leopard” one for women? All about kink. Please, please, do not become trendy among adults!

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38 desirae March 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

opinions are opinions but with all due respect i’d like to add mine from a 25 year old who owns not one, not two, but three spirithoods… the way you perceive the hoods are based upon what your mind translates from the perspective of the unknown. if you dug a little deeper into the people that wear spirithoods your mind would be transformed. we’re a family. a group of people from all over the world that share the same love for creativity as well as love for animals. we identify with the core of each animal. all contain such an intense amount of beauty grace and raw resilience it’s hard not to gravitate and let your creativity flow…

if that’s not intriguing enough, spirithoods(along with each and every tribe member) are more than passionate about animals… besides fulfulling our wildest fashion dreams, the proceeds go to helping endangered animals when you purchase a spirithood from the product blue line…

last but not least, for more info on spirithoods from their point of view here’s a link to what they’re all about

http://spirithoods.com/about-2/

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39 Laura March 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

love them…hilarious and hip! thanks for sharing!

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40 Louise March 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

It just goes to show that people will wear anything when someone tells them it is chic.

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41 Jenny October 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Despite the fact that MANY people don’t like them and yet many people don’t care and buy them even tho they are stared at cuz THEY enjoy it. I have one, do you think I care what the world thinks?

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42 Rebekah March 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

Okay, I do think it would be something fun for dress up pretend play, and I could even be fine with a kid wearing it as a hat/scarf. And although I love the antiqued photos, the creep factor comes in when *everyone* is wearing one. One kid wearing a Spirithood = quirky and unique. Five kids wearing them = Lord of the Flies.

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43 Cecilia March 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thank you for hitting the nail on the head! :)

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44 summar March 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

i love the styling and photography-which makes me love the spirithood itself. i think my kid could get away with it!

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45 Sandra Gonzales March 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

Reminds me of “Where the wild things are”. I think a smaller version on a baby would be crazy adorable.

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46 V8grrl March 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

My 14 yearold boy has been wearing the bear version of this for a year or so . I can barely peel it off his head. I think I’ll make another “summer” version just so I can get a change of scenery.
Xo
V8

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47 Katia Long March 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I love it! Totally reminds me of the Lost Boys in Peter Pan!

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48 amelia March 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

Although, they seem a little odd, my boys would love them for dress up.

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49 amyks March 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

Sorry, but I think they are weird, kinda like “Where the Wild Things Are”

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50 angie March 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

i disagree with all the haters! these are FANTASTIC!! if you let your kid have any imagination, these are a terrific inspiration. nyc has nothing to do with “chicness” or “hipness” of these, i’m from kansas and any kid wearing one of these around the midwest would just be seen as cute and having fun. there is nothing “creepy” about these! kids are intended to play and imagine and they actually serve a purpose with the little mitts and wrap. awesome find :D (i do agree on the expense of these, but you could definitely craft something very similar for a much lower cost!)

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51 Jenny October 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Yes but These are HAND made and not to mention the fake fur is very soft and so realistic that some people are fooled by it. If you feel one is your hands in real life you’d understand why its so expensive, the quality is amazing! I saw a cheap nok-off at a store…didn’t compare!

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52 Ashlea Walter March 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

Look super easy to make! But strange…

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53 grace March 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

I’ve seen these on my kids before and let me tell you, it is wonderful. Sheer magic.

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54 Camellia March 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

They’re kids so I think it’s totally chic! I would have loved to run around with one of these on my head and draped over my shoulders. It embodies the magic of imagination.

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55 Serina March 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

These are so cute! Definitely Japanese fashion inspired. Hot Topic has a variation of these for around $40

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56 stacey March 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

love, love, love! my little man would just go crazy over one of these!

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57 hyzen March 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

They’re odd, but I like them. I could see making one in toddler size for my daughter, for dress up or play. And I agree baby size would be crazy cute for a photo shoot (not so practical to wear, though, of course).

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58 Danielle March 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

I think they are cool for little kids, BUT I was on a cruise in the bahamas and this girl had a leopard one on the ENTIRE time. It was a bit weird. Don’t really think they mesh well with the beach scene??

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59 Danielle March 10, 2011 at 11:39 am

…mind you it was an adult girl.

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60 Sarah March 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm

i don’t know why those are so expensive. We have one that I got at a hospital gift shop for 15 or 20 dollars. It’s adorable, and the end of the scarf has hand pockets. My 3 year old uses it as a costume.

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61 Jenny October 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Yes but These are HAND made and not to mention the fake fur is very soft and so realistic that some people are fooled by it. If you feel one is your hands in real life you’d understand why its so expensive, the quality is amazing! Yours is just cheap nok-off…doesn’t compare.

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62 Jasmine March 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Very “Where The Wild Things Are-ish”. Bottom line, I think kids would love them.

And I think they’re cool.

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63 Suzy March 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

waaaaah love this, next saturday I have to go to a “FUR”-party this would be perfect!

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64 Angie March 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Love!

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65 Sally March 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Strange…I’m afraid down here in the South the kids would be accused of going out and killing their own animal to make those.

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66 Christina Smith March 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Too Awesome! Maybe nto chic but not super strange either. I wish I had one to wear around Paris.

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67 Rock Your Marriage March 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Not sure that I’m going nuts over them, but they do look like fun. I do like being different though. Thanks for being outside the box!

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68 plaeground March 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Something you would just have to “Own” wearing. :-) My 6 year old would go bananas over these!!!

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69 Leisha Mareth March 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

A hipster kid here in Fort Worth wore a buffalo inspired one at Wal-Mart. She did indeed give me a look like “Yeah. I’m wearing a buffalo on my head with skinny jeans. So what?”

My kids would love them. Sparking imaginative play is a good thing, no?

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70 Katie March 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

LOVE. Seriously the perfect thing for kids. So imaginative and fun. I want to figure out how to make one for my toddler. Reminds me of the lost boys and where the wild things are in a good way.

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71 Autumn March 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

REALLY fun!

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72 Martha M March 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I don’t think they are strange at all and I’m not just saying that because I’m from NYC. We have an interesting and entertaining mix of chic, classic and urban here. I know my four-year old son would love it. He is into Wild Kratts (on PBSkids) and loves to make pretend he’s a wild animal. Hilarious considering he is already a bit “wild” himself! Anyway, he loves dress-up and this would make a cute addition to his collection. I appreciate that they are FAUX fur, but would love them even more if they weren’t so darn pricey!

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73 Martha M March 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I don’t think they are strange at all and I’m not just saying that because I’m from NYC. We have an interesting and entertaining mix of chic, classic and urban here. I know my four-year old son would love it. He is into Wild Kratts (on PBSkids) and loves to make pretend he’s a wild animal. Hilarious considering he is already a bit “wild” himself! Anyway, he loves dress-up and this would make a cute addition to his collection of dress up clothes. I appreciate that they are FAUX fur, but would love them even more if they weren’t so darn pricey!

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74 Shannon March 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I asked my fashion consultants their opinions and this is what they said:
“Cute!” (Lexie, 10) “Weird!” (Lily, 6) Would you wear it to school? I asked. “No way!” said Lexie. “No,” said Lily. Would you wear it to the Mall? “No,” said Lexie. “No,” said Lily. “No, wait! Yes, because then I could scare people. Roar!” So there you go.

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75 liz stanley March 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

oh my gosh AWESOME! this is the best thing i’ve seen all day

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76 Jess (Where My Heart Is) March 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Super Cool! I like.

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77 kristi March 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

totally chic.
no question.

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78 r8chel March 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I vote for strange. Clever, I guess, but strange.

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79 Vanessa Rivera March 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I love it. My daughter would go crazy for the cheetta print one. She is obsessed with baby jaguar form Diego.

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80 Claudia March 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Cool! Reminds me of Max from the book Where the Wild Things Are.

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81 Sabrina March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm

We saw one of these on someone at the zoo the other day and my little guy loved it! we might have to splurge!

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82 Allison March 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

One of my students wore one of these to school the other day. A polar bear. We live in Bangkok and it’s about 90 degrees. Ah well. She did look cute!

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83 Hiskia March 11, 2011 at 4:34 am

chic, fun & cute, all kids wearing animal ears are fun!!

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84 Shannon March 11, 2011 at 6:39 am

I live in NYC and we see some pretty strange things. I actually saw something similar to this the other day. I think it was a polar bear though (based off of what the paws looked like). The boy looked cute wearing it and was walking around with his hands in the paws keeping them warm. Maybe i’m immune to strange things, but on kids under 10 i’d say cute…older=strange.

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85 Natalie March 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I’m 14</3

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86 this is T March 11, 2011 at 8:24 am

Clever pretty much always gets my vote. Puts a smile on my face!

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87 Erin March 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

A little bit of both. But actually, I wouldn’t see it as either hip or strange fashion, or any fashion at all; it looks like dress-up fun. And if my child had one, that’s exactly what I’d encourage her to do with it–pretend!

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88 Courtney March 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

My husband’s cousin makes something like this…only much more affordable…and sells them (primarily on Etsy.) Here’s a link to her webpage; she also does custom orders!
http://www.wompawear.com/?page_id=2

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89 Cassandra November 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm

haha courtney!!! love ya….was just trolling for my companies name and found this comment sheet. Yes i do make them!! coming out with kids sizes in 1 weeks time!

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90 Jacqueline Kearney March 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Cozy and fun. My kids would love them!

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91 Kathleen March 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

These are adorable on little kids and teen girls. The mother-daughter Spirthood sporting duo I saw the other day, not so much. Swan dive directly into the strange category.

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92 Auburn March 13, 2011 at 8:10 am

These are all the rage here in England … on adults! (Yes, including yours truly.)

Auburn

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93 Damaris @Kitchen Corners March 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

oh my goodness I can totally see my niece Ada wearing one of these. She loves animals and she’s a total little hipster.

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94 bkami March 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm

LOVE THEM! gonna blow up their website for bday presents and xmas! SUPER AWESOME! adult ones are too! Family Tribe Picture opp!!!

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95 desirae March 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

love the tribe love.
so amazing!

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96 noisNkz March 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

i have been wearing these hoods since early last year when they became available through their website. [ spirithoods.com ]

i first bought them for me and my boys for snowboarding purposes [kept us nice and cozy while we hit the slopes] but then soon found ourselves wearing them EVERYWHERE.

true, they do often times bring on that “question mark” look on a person’s face, but soon after they warm up to a BIG SMILE and are drawn to approach you and ask you what they are, and where to get them.

they are definitely a FUN, EVERYDAY accessory. get a couple and enjoy the fun, imaginative nature that springs to light when you wear them. i do. :]

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97 Frostee March 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Spirithoods are amazing..I should know, I own 7! Yes I am a grown adult woman and mom of 2. My little girl even has her own.
Everywhere I wear one I have people stop and ask me where they can get one!! I love being a part of this tribe and love what they stand for..xoxo

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98 noisNkz March 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

#tribeLove

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99 Jackie W March 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Very cool!!! And they support a good cause…the conservation and protection of both the planet and it’s animals!!! LOVE!!!

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100 Chrissy March 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I think they’re lovely – and not just for NYC – why should they have all the avant garde fun?

I expect we’ll see some cheaper, Etsy knockoffs soon.

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101 Alyce March 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

ha! you described my brooklyn neighborhood perfectly by the way!

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102 Heidi Moellmann March 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I think it’s awesome. I would totally get one for my son had I the funds. I like things that, imagination driven and free spirited. This fits the bill. Radical.

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103 Jenny June 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

HII EVERYONE. you can type in the promo code jennypenny at http://www.spirithoods.com ‘s checkout to receive 15% off. hope this helps! join the tribe and spread the love!

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106 cathy March 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm

maybe it’s just where i live – michigan – and someone may have mentioned this already, but similar animal hood/scarf/mitt things have been hugely popular here amongst the elementary school set for the last year and are available at places like kohl’s for around $10-15. they’re available in all different colors and types of fur, with some looking more realistic and others more cartoonish. here’s a link to one that’s more of a cartoonish animal look for a younger child – http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1102603/so-dalmatian-3-in-1-hood-girls.jsp. the older girls – 4th and 5th graders – wore the more realistic, heavily furred ones that were available at the mall for perhaps $15-20.

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