What is your business?
Bundle is a New York City boutique and global e-commerce site that has been dressing the world's most stylish tots for nearly five years. We offer a range of designer children's wear and baby gifts, with a habit of spotting up-and-coming designers and trends.
How did it start?
When I was in my late-twenties, my friends started having children and I was suddenly going to all the baby showers and meeting all my new little friends. Every time I was invited to a shower or heading to meet a new baby, I needed a gift. Despite living in the shopping capital of the world, I didn't find any great resources for cute baby toys or clothing that weren't obscenely expensive. I decided to look into creating my own destination kids store and, about six months later, opened Bundle.
Tell us something unique about your business.
We are frequently visited by celebrities! Some of our favorite celebrity shoppers are Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Marion Cotillard, and Jane Krawkowski. I love working in Soho! We meet so many fabulous people.
Advice on balancing family and work.
I’ve learned to cut myself A LOT more slack. I want to be a great mom, a loving wife, a good friend, a successful entrepreneur, and an interesting person (not sure in which order). Some days I feel like I am all of them, and that is truly a great high to feel. Most days I feel like I’m failing in at least one of those roles. When I feel that way, I find support and encouragement in my friends who are also mothers. I have learned to give myself a break (still a work in progress) and to realize that the number of things crossed off my daily to-do list does not not necessarily correlate with anyone’s happiness. Sometimes the best thing to do is tear up the to do list and just enjoy the moment. Meet more mompreneurs >
Wednesday, September 11, 2013