The Story of Bea Colette
Welcome to Bea Colette
Bea Colette is an online children’s boutique offering a curated shopping experience for families looking for polished and practical clothing and accessories from high-quality European brands.
Our mission is to bring you the very best selection of European-inspired childrenswear via both institutional and emerging independent brands. We developed Bea Colette with the intention of making shopping for your children a pleasant and elevated experience—and we hope you feel transported to your favorite European destinations.
Meghan Guffey spent a decade in New York City working in advertising sales and brand partnerships until she eventually settled down in Dallas, TX in 2020 to start a family with her husband Peter. Outside of work, family, fashion, and travel have always been her greatest passions, with Europe serving as her main source of inspiration.
Once Meghan became a mom, she channeled her passion for fashion into childrenswear and often found herself shopping across countless websites to find chic, European-inspired styles to match her own personal style. She and friends felt there was no single destination that offered the specific European aesthetic of polished and practical pieces that transition throughout seasons and take your child from playtime to dinner. She found herself seeking out under-the-radar European brands on her travels and via Instagram, but wanted to shop them all in one place. This led her to dream up a European-inspired, highly curated destination built for a discerning female shopper who wants complete outfits, an intuitive and modern user experience, and a seamless checkout. This woman does not want to be inundated with endless new arrivals and brands; rather, she wants a thoughtfully curated assortment, a pleasant experience, and to walk away with pieces that her children can wear on a daily basis. The Bea Colette customer wants her children's style to complement her own.
Over the past year, Meghan has worked tirelessly to source and refine the right selection of brands, price points, and styles that make Bea Colette what it is today. We are so grateful to have you on the site and welcome your feedback on the brands and styles you'd like to see! Happy Shopping.
Behind the Name
Bea Colette honors two very special daughters adored by our founder Meghan. Meghan never would've had the guts to start this business without one of her best friends, Holly Harris. They had a shared vision to develop a children's concept centered on a European-inspired wardrobe, and ultimately landed on a name for it by combining their daughters' names, Bea and Colette — both of which epitomize the sophistication, grace, and confidence of the European lifestyle they love so much. At the time, it was just an idea conceived from a void they both encountered while shopping for their kids. Fast forward one year Holly fully encouraged Meghan to run with the concept on her own and she happily continued on with the original shop name, honoring both daughters. Meghan wouldn't have taken this leap if Holly hadn't been by her side in those early days. Along with Holly, the women in Meghan's life are the reason she had the confidence and motivation to pursue this business endeavor -- there is an endless list of names to mention and thank. Meghan is forever grateful for the support she has received since day one!
“I developed Bea Colette based on a void I saw in the e-commerce market. Here, we're committed to curating the very best selection of your favorite European childrenswear brands as well as new and unexpected ones -- all together in one place for a seamless checkout."
FOUNDER / MEGHAN GUFFEY
Emerging & Exclusive Brands
Under-the-radar family-run European brands are a core focus for us at Bea Colette. We are honored to bring you exclusive and unique styles crafted by our wonderful partners.
Our transitional styles and "elevated playwear" will take your children from play time to dinner so they always look put together yet can also be children in.
We'll equip you with the bodysuit, the cardigan, the bloomer, and the often forgotten socks, shoes, and hair accessories to achieve the complete look.