- You’re having a baby but are panicking it will spell the end of your design and style-conscious ways.
- While you’re not averse to high-street buys, you’d love to know more about independent and international designers, brands and retailers serving parents and children.
- You want to wow with your gift choice for a new parent or bundle, but don’t know where to start.
- You’re a retailer or PR trying to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s hot.
- You’re on the lookout for inspiration and tips to help you with designing a nursery, looking stylish in pregnancy or child-friendly holidays and activities.
Fear not! We can help. That’s what we do here at Bambino Goodies. We’ve been taking the legwork out of tracking down cool buys for under sevens and their families for over seven years and have tempted hundreds of thousands of people with our finds, as well as providing oodles of inspiration. We’re Nat, Lu, and Claire, and we’re passionate about family living, design, style and showing support to independent retailers, designers and brands. Through Bambino Goodies, we connect our loyal and ever-growing band of followers with well-designed, stylish, practical, playful, and often ethical, buys as well highlighting fun things to do, places to go, things to make and inspiring family living ideas.
With backgrounds in media, publishing and design, not only do we share our finds daily here on the site, but we also educate wannabe store owners and fledgling brands via BG School. Our flagship course, So, You Want to Open an Online Shop? offers creative and practical tips, tools and support to help people with big dreams turn their ideas into concept stores with heart and soul. To learn more and get your business idea off the ground, swoop on over to BG School. In December 2014, we took our own advice and branched out into online retail – check out our store Shop Bambino Goodies, packed with goodies from independent designers, alongside our BG own label creations.
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Natalie Lue is founder of Bambino Goodies and mama to Saria (9 and the original inspiration for the site) and Nia (7). Based in Caterham with her husband Em, she also writes Baggage Reclaim where she uses empowering stories, advice and tools to help people offload their emotional baggage and improve their self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. Before she became a writer, she worked in a variety of media and publishing roles, gaining plenty of experience in sales and marketing. She’s very partial to yellow, Anthropologie sale rooms, mojitos, dancing (especially if she can throw in a few MJ moves) and The Museum of Childhood, which she may love even more than her children do.
Lu Davies lives happily by the sea in Brighton with husband, Harry, son Alfie (7), daughter Kitty (4) and Peggy the dog. She has over fifteen years experience as a staffer on glossy magazines, with thirteen of those at Marie Claire. She started coolhunting and writing for Bambino Goodies as a sideline seven years ago, while pregnant, and never left. A self-confessed word nerd, she’s well versed in using language to sell and market and can spot a misplaced apostrophe from 100 paces. Evelyn Waugh novels and all things 1930s, Zoe & Morgan jewellery, cocktails by the sea, Wes Anderson films and silent disco camping parties all make her smile.
Claire Archbold is a happy mama-to-two living in Southsea on the south coast with her sailor husband Phil. When she’s not running around after Lola (6), Finn (2), Rubble the dog and her bunny King Fluffy Pants, she’s coolhunting for her ever-growing blog portfolio. Claire is a project manager and social media strategist by trade. She’s worked successfully in the public and private sectors for over 17 years managing projects and has worked with social media since 2009. Claire joined the BG team in 2011 after being an avid reader since the birth of her daughter. Her favourite things are walking along the beach, photographing people, festivals and gigs, lazy evenings reading and sampling the finest cocktails…
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