During my search for great online maternity boutiques, I came across Bump, Baby and Beyond – an online store for maternity wear, nursing wear, baby and kid’s clothes.
It immediately caught my eye, because of it’s impressive range of maternity clothes at surprisingly reasonable prices. There were branded maternity jeans selling for $30! Nice tops for $25! Cute skirts for $20!
I had a chat to Cath Freemantle, owner of Bump, Baby and Beyond, and she told me that her idea was to create an online “factory outlet shopping experience”.
She hunts around for end-of-season and clearance stock, haggles a considerable discount off the original wholesale price, and then passes the discount onto her customers.
Her secret is that she’s not greedy, and her customers love her because they get fabulous products at fantastic prices. She also doesn’t take samples or seconds, and try to avoid styles that will date too quickly.
The result is an online collection of really nice stuff. She gave me the opportunity to pick out a few outfits to feature – in fact, she sent me a whole BOX of stuff for me to chose from! It was so much fun, but I had to return most of it!
Left: I’m wearing a RIPE Sleeveless Beanstalk Top ($33.95) – Fun, sexy, casual. I love it with jeans (or 3/4 pants).
Right: I’m wearing a RIPE Lakota Maternity Top ($26.95) which is smart and casual, goes great with skirt or jeans. Very pretty wrap skirt, which has been sold out since taking the picture.
I was desperately looking for some nice maternity jeans that fit my petite frame and didn’t cost the earth.
There are basically two styles when it comes to maternity jeans – the “over-the-tummy waisted design” and the “elastic band and button” which you can loosen or tighten to fit your tummy.
Above: I’m wearing Ninth Moon Over Tummy Waisted Stretch Jeans ($55.95) – which fit SO well and were very comfortable.
The white cotton top was a RIPE Adore Maternity Tank for $26.95.
In both these pics I’m wearing the same pair of jeans as I previously mentioned above.
Left: I really liked this satin grey top. Very elegant and goes well dressed up (with a black pencil skirt) or dressed down (with jeans or black capris). RIPE Pleated Satin Top ($44.95).
Right: And again I’m wearing the RIPE Lakota Maternity Top ($26.95, this time with jeans.
Bump, Baby and Beyond carry maternity evening wear, corporate wear, active wear, sleepwear, swimwear, breastfeeding tops, underwear and accessories – with great brands such as Ripe, Pea In A Pod, Soon Melbourne, EGG, Frou Frou, Mango Jam, Ninth Moon, Maternity Plus, and Mother Baby Child.
They also have children’s clothing, baby clothes and gift vouchers. And great rates for shipping internationally!