It may sound like a cliché, but after becoming a mother of a baby girl in 2014, founder and director Maria started looking at childrenswear with different eyes, specially the beautiful handmade and high quality pieces that she could find in her home country, Portugal, and in Spain, where she lived before moving to the UK in 2013.

Around her South West London neighbourhood, known as the Nappy Valley, she would be asked by other mothers in the park and at playgroups: “Where did you buy this lovely dress?” or “Is it Made in Spain?”. Hearing these words so many times - “You should start selling your daughter's outfits!” - made her think.

In 2017, and after having one more baby girl, this wish came true and the company was born. Passionate about vintage hand smocked dresses, Peter Pan collar shirts and Mary Jane shoes, the style of Beatrice & Bee was easy to define. Traditional, timeless and comfortable clothing for stylish children that just want to play and be(e) happy!

maria and daughters leonor and ines

-Find more about what inspired Maria to create Beatrice & Bee on the blog.