Salma Hayek Wears Pajamas In Public

One may be a fluke, two a coincidence. But three makes a trend.

Yesterday Salma Hayek joined the ranks of style icons turning pajamas into daywear fashion. And we couldn’t be more thrilled!

On Tuesday, Hayek was spotted walking through LAX airport wearing beautiful grey and red polka dot silk pajamas. To upgrade her pajamas from sleepwear to daywear, she paired them with a black cardigan, red and white heels and a black bag.

Now that we’ve seen fashion designer Rachel Roy on the red carpet in pajamas, Swedish fashion blogger Elin Klingshopping in her pj pants and even Lucky magazine weighing in on pajama style, we can proclaim pajamas in public is officially a fashion trend.

So give it a try, and send us a picture!

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Save On Pajamas At Pajama A Day

We have good news for anyone who likes a good old fashion sale:

The Pajama Company has launched a new daily deal website, PajamaADay.com. Each day on Pajama A Day we feature one pajama that is deeply discounted, often 40 or 50 percent off. But the catch is, it’s only discounted for 24 hours and then it goes back to its regular price.

If you prefer not to buy your pajamas full price, check out Pajama A Day each day or sign up for our Pajama A Day daily sale email.

Shop with Pajama A Day and save.

The daily deal for March 12th at PajamaADay.com: 50% Off "Chilly Owls" Thermal Pajamas from PJ Salvage

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Pajamas Made In America

“Where are your pajamas made?”

That’s the question we hear most consistently from our customers, and one we are excited to discuss. Like many Americans, we look for opportunities to support the American worker and American entrepreneur and we consider the environmental impact of foreign imports. We also strive to be transparent in everything we do at The Pajama Company.

That’s why we’re proud to tell our customers about the three brands we carry that produce 100 percent of their merchandise in the United States:

Bedhead

Be As You Are

The Cat’s Pajamas

In addition to these American made pajamas, we carry gift pillows that were also produced in America. You can find all our Made in America items at The Pajama Company.

Is the “Made in America” label something you consider when making a purchase?

This Bedhead pajama is made in America

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Five Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Pajamas

Whether you are spending this Valentine’s Day with a loved one or on your own, there are plenty of ways for you to celebrate while wearing your favorite item of clothing (that would be pajamas, of course!).

1. Make some popcorn and curl up on the couch with your favorite classic romance movie.

2. Crawl into bed early with your favorite book.

3. Nothing beats cooking in pajamas. Make your favorite Valentine’s Day treat (our favorite is banana bread!)

4. Pajama dance party! This song will get you started: The Pajama Song.

5. Celebrating with a group? Have a pajama game night. Play your favorite board game or make up a game of Celebrities or Charades.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Inspiration (FOR HER)

In need of some Valentine’s Day gift inspiration? Here are five unique gift ideas for the woman in your life.

1. Hearts Women’s Plush Robe – Wrap your loved one in plush softness in this allover hearts print robe. The short length pink robe with black contrast stitching is made of 100% polyester microfiber.


2.”Addicted to Love” Women’s boxer – Put a spell on someone this Valentine’s Day with this “Addicted to Love” women’s boxer, decorated with “love potion” potion bottles. This pretty pink boxer is 100% cotton and has an elastic waist with drawstring.


3. “Beauty Queen” Eye Mask – Treat your beauty queen to some beauty sleep this Valentine’s Day with this glittery pink eye mask.

4. “Eiffel” Classic Flannel Pajama – Ok. So you’re not going to be able to take her to Paris this Valentine’s Day. But this pajama is the next best thing. This pretty pink flannel pajama is decorated with Eiffel towers and flowers and has a classic blue piping.


5. Perfect Pink Throw – Wrap her in incredible warmth and comfort with this luxuriously soft pink blanket.

Place your UPS Ground Shipping order by 10 a.m. (EST) Thursday to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Special #MaternalHealthMonday

Sadly, in 2011, for many women around the world, the basic right of bringing a child safely into the world remains a luxury. In fact, today a woman will die every 90 seconds from complications of pregnancy.

That startling fact is why The Pajama Company has chosen to partner with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on increasing education and support for maternal and child health around the world. Today we are donating 10 percent of our sales to Every Mother Counts.

Read more about how you can help make child birth safe for all women at EveryMotherCounts.org and learn 10 facts about Maternal Mortality.

Shop for your Valentine’s Day gifts today and support women around the world at the same time.

"Hearts" Women's Plush Robe; Available in S, M, L, XL

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Share Valentine’s Day With Everyone You Love With The Grab Bag

At The Pajama Company we believe Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate everyone you love, whether that’s a spouse, partner, friend or relative. That’s why we are sharing our favorite family tradition, the Valentine’s Day Grab Bag. It’s a Valentine’s Day gift and a game.

Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Choose one of our three options of Be My Valentine Grab Bag: $50, $75 or $100.

Step 2: Gather a group of family or friends on February 14.

Step 3: The youngest person in the group reaches into the grab bag and pulls out a gift. Eyes closed!

Step 4: That person who pulled out the gift has to then decide who in the group is most suited for that gift and then give it to that person. (For example, Susie pulls out a chocolate bar and decides that since Aunt Betty is a total chocoholic that she will give the bar to Betty.)

Step 5: The next youngest person in the group takes the next turn and repeats step 3 and 4. Continue until all people have a turn or until all the gifts are handed out.

All Valentine's Day Grab Bags come with this 100% cotton specialty pillowcase packed with goodies to share.

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A Message From Ellie In Response To Bans On Pajamas In Public

By Ellie Badanes, Founder and President of ThePajamaCompany.com.

When the headline first appeared in my Google Alerts that a parish in Louisiana was attempting to enforce a ban on wearing pajamas in public, I barely gave it a second glance. Unfortunately, that is a sign of the times when I hear about another school banning its students, or even parents, from wearing pajamas on its premisses nearly every week.

But as I read more about Louisiana’s Caddo Parish District 3 Commissioner Michael Williams’ attempt to push through an ordinance that would prohibit anyone from appearing in public wearing “a garment sold in the sleepwear section of department stores,” I realized this was emblematic of a more concerning trend in our country.

Now, I’m not just saying this because I happen to own an online store which sells only sleepwear apparel. I am saying this because I believe clothing is one of the greatest forms of personal expression in our modern world. And personal expression is something that must not be limited in a successful democracy.

I founded The Pajama Company eight years ago because after a career in the fashion industry in New York and traveling the world working for an international women’s NGO, I realized pajamas were my favorite type of clothing. After two decades of wearing power suits and ball gowns, I found pajamas were what I wore to feel my most creative, to feel my most comfortable and to express myself most fully.

That kind of power should never be taken away from the people.

Now perhaps you are reading this news and agree that kids wearing plaid pants in public is distasteful. Chances are you would also frown upon boys wearing baggy pants or girls in short skirts with heels. Fortunately, in America we all have the right to make our own judgments, to share our thoughts with our friends or our social networks. We can celebrate the ridiculousness of the fashion choices of people we see on the street on sites like “People of Walmart” or on shows like “What Not To Wear.” But we would never walk up to those people and tell them to change their clothes. In fact, we would be dismayed to see them charged with a crime based on their choice of apparel.

As we learn from TLC’s Stacy and Clinton any item of clothing can be manipulated to look either tacky or stylish. For me, there is nothing better than putting on a crisp pair of pajamas with mascara and a great pair of shoes.

And I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. Pajamas and items sold in the “sleepwear section” of stores have recently been worn on the red carpet by the likes of style icons Rachel Roy and Ryan Gosling and highlighted by fashion columnists and bloggers. In November, Marie Claire ran a slideshow touting the latest trend of pajamas in fashion with a subhead reading “there’s nothing sleepy about this timeliness trend: Loungewear wakes up to luxe.” Glamour instructed its readers to look fashionable by staying in pajamas over the weekend. Even Prada designed a line of high end pajamas, which are definitely not meant to be concealed in the bedroom.

And how dangerous can pajamas be when a pastor of a church in Toledo actually encourages his congregations to come in their sleepwear to Sunday services?

Williams cited citizens’ uncomfortableness with the trend of public pajama wearing as his reasoning for the ban.

For a child of the 1960’s like myself, there is something especially uncomfortably familiar with an authority figure attempting to ban youth from exhibiting a fashion trend for fear of what it represents.

How is this different than schools and businesses banning young men from wearing their hair long in the 1960’s or schools preventing kids from wearing denim in the 1950’s? For that matter, it is even reminiscent of a time when women wearing pants was frowned upon in public.

It’s nice to see that Commissioner Williams doesn’t feel the “crime” of wearing pajamas warrants jail time, merely community service. Who joins me in cheering pajama clad citizens who already affect good in our society, who already volunteer in their local communities?

Last year a high school in Vermont banned pajamas in school claiming pajamas inhibited students’ work ethic.

I imagine the legions of bloggers and those who work from home would take issue with that statement.

Whether you think pajamas are appropriate daily attire is for you to decide. As for me, please excuse me while I put on my pretty striped cotton pajama pants and get back to work.

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