Welcome to our Mom Around Town Blog series! I will try to post them every other Friday this year if I can. Last time I posted The Little Gym in Glenview, which was a great place for gymnastics, karate, mom and baby classes and summer camp classes to name a few things! This week I’m excited to present a beautiful children’s boutique in Park Ridge, called BELLE + BEAU. Since many of the businesses I visit work directly with children and expecting parents, I think it is important to get to know them well. Our Mom Around Town feature will help you do that! Make sure you check out our other Mom Around Town posts!
Business Name: BELLE + BEAU
Business Address: Shops of Uptown, 40 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL
Established: November 2013
BELLE + BEAU is beautifully decorated and has some of the most unique items I’ve seen for babies. If you are looking for a unique gift for expecting parents or parents of a young child, it is the place to go. Usually it is hard to find a unique gift but BELLE + BEAU has many to offer. The store is very organized and generally has clothing and accessories for boys on one side, BEAU, and clothing and accessories for girls on the opposite side, BELLE. I just love the name and it has such a southern feel to it. When you walk in, there are so many beautiful items that catch your eye from the beautiful pastel items and Christening outfits in front to the toy area and larger strollers further in the back. When I was there, I was taken on a short tour and I have to say that even though the store is filled from top to bottom with items for babies and young children, it is very organized. I had a great time looking around and loved how I was able to find almost anything including bedding, lighting, feeding materials, toys and books, clothing, maternity items and other larger items like strollers.
According to their website, “BELLE + BEAU is a an expecting parent’s dream specialty retail destination offering elegant nursery décor, infant clothing and essentials, gear, unique playroom décor, and gifts. Our goal is to create a magical baby and child shopping experience with a unique selection of stylish, environmentally friendly treasures, services and guest experiences that evoke warm thoughts of childhood, play, comfort and love.” They have many events planned at their store including story time with The Storybook Mom and Ladies Afternoon. You can view the events calendar on their website. “BELLE + BEAU also offers services to enhance the guest experience, including gift registry, complimentary gift wrapping, and a staff that is fully trained in both the products and lifestyle needs of new and expecting parents. We strive to be a trusted consultant to a new generation of parents who appreciate attention to detail, unique products and quality guest service,” shares Mina Biggs, the owner.
BELLE + BEAU is truly a store to see! I love the attention to detail and the personalized experience you receive. BELLE + BEAU takes a lot of custom orders for larger items such as cribs as well as many personalized products and gifts. While I was there, the store was all prepared for the upcoming Easter holiday with homemade painted eggs from a local woman, a decorated chalkboard wall in the back, personalized Easter baskets and other gifts, and other special touches related to the upcoming holiday. I highly recommend visiting BELLE + BEAU soon, even if just to view the beauty of the store. It truly is a baby wonderland and there are so many lovely items to see and purchase. The owner, Mina Biggs, and other staff I met were very friendly and helpful. I even got to see first handed how they get to know their customers which enhances the experience you get when you stop there.
Check out some of the photos I took while visiting this gorgeous boutique:
If I ever have a little girl I will have to come back for the beautiful chandelier lighting for a baby girl’s room.
Enjoy this slideshow of images from my visit to BELLE + BEAU
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