In 2005, Bumble Boutique got its humble beginnings as an online eBay store carrying only two clothing lines. Today the store carries more than 80 brands, ranging in size from newborn to 16, both in-store and online.
“When our daughter, Emma Marie, was born in 2005, we found it difficult to buy good quality clothing that didn’t fall apart after a wash or two,” says Aaron Rowland, who co-owns the store with Melissa, his wife. Today Bumble Boutique offers a variety of quality boutique clothing and gifts that can’t be found at the big box stores. “We strive for a level of service that is unparalleled to any other,” Aaron says. “When you walk into Bumble Boutique, you will be greeted by one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates and experience no pressure shopping, the way it is meant to be. We are fortunate to have some of the best and most knowledgeable veterans of Columbia retail.”
“We could not operate without our wonderful staff,” says Melissa. People like Laura Keever, Paulette Price and Betsy Daniel – all long-term veterans of the Columbia retail scene – are valuable assets and wonderful friends. “Our entire sales team is like our extended family,” she says.
At Bumble Boutique, shop for essentials needed by all first time parents with expert guidance every step of the way. The baby registry offers many perks, such as V.I.Bee credit, an online registry and Facebook announcements. The baby and layette section is one of the largest in Columbia. The staff loves helping new moms find the perfect necessities, like diaper bags, nursing gowns, nursing bras and many other specialty items. Dress your baby from newborn all the way up to middle school, and find something for mom too!
“We offer newborn to size 16 for girls, including layette, knits, smocked, dressy, playwear, raincoats and more. For boys, we have newborn to size 12. During the summer, a variety of swimsuits are perfect for fun in the sun. During the winter, pajamas, coats and sweaters keep kids warm and cozy and are the perfect holiday gift,” Melissa says.
Bumble Boutique loves to reward its customers. V.I.Bee Rewards and BEECycle Bags give shoppers frequent shopper rewards and special discounts on every purchase they make. Like them on Facebook to know the latest, see what’s new and keep up with the best deals too. Shop online anytime at www.BumbleBoutique.com.