It’s Monday and you know what that means! Today in our Little Black Book spotlight we introduce you to DARLING & BANDIT! Can you just comment on how GOREGOUS this family is! Like the gorgeous inside – out kind! Have you met Trisha yet? She is one of the sweetest gals we have ever met, and we are so proud to know this Mama behind the brand. Follow along on our Q&A today and say hello to Trisha and Darling & Bandit!
- How did you come up with the name Darling and Bandit?
Darling is a word I use all the time to describe an outfit I like or a sweet girl. So that part was easy. I have 3 boys so Bandit definitely felt appropriate. After trying a few names Darling + Bandit was my easy favorite.
- What made you want to open an online children’s boutique?
I worked in women’s fashion for 10 years before I became a Mom. I was the Sales Manager for an amazing local company kensie/kensie girl. I absolutely loved my job and loved working in the fashion industry. After I had my second son I began exploring the idea of starting a children’s brand. I missed working and wanted to start creating again. Mom’s nowadays live very full lives and shopping online is just a way to make their lives a little easier.
- Why is it important for your clothing to be ethically sourced?
I want darling + bandit to be know for providing the highest quality in every aspect of the business. We choose ethically sourced products because we want your kids to know the highest standards went into producing that t-shirt they’re wearing.
- Would you say your shop portrays a certain style?
Our t-shirts are monochromatic and can definitely be translated in a variety of different ways. Whether you’re adding a pop of color to our “All dressed up” t-shirt or rocking your “boyish charm” tee with your bathing suit these t-shirts wear beautifully and are meant to be lived in.
- What do you want your customers to know?
How much I appreciate their support. It’s incredible to see how supportive this world of Makers & Mom Bosses is. I am daily so grateful for the kind comments or inspiring words that I receive from my customers.
- What piece is your best seller?
Our Lost Boys Generation youth + adult sweatshirts hands down. I cant keep them in stock. A very close second would be our Boyish Charm t-shirt.
- Do you have any advice for new mothers?
To find other Mom’s to walk along side of you. Motherhood is not an easy journey sometimes. I love that I can call or message my friends and they are always there for me. You need to know that you’re not alone and that others have been through the same things you’re going through.
- What makes your brand unique?
I definitely focus on styling the older kids in your life. I found as my boys got older I was having a harder time finding stylish + comfortable clothing for them. There are a ton of great options for infants and toddlers but I wanted to make sure the older kids had something too.
- Where does the inspiration for your clothing come from?
My kids. I love designing things that they will love. I usually throw all my ideas past my oldest 2 sons to get their feedback. They love being apart of the process.
- What can we expect from you in Summer 2017?
This Summer I’m adding a Talking is my cardio top for women. We are also working on dresses and additional styles for Fall 2017. I can’t wait!
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