Is there anything more loveable than a squishy baby bum? When selecting a shop name, Fatima Lopez of Baby Bums Clothing honed in on this cuteness. “My husband and I thought about names for awhile and came up with ‘Baby Bums,’ which we felt was the perfect fit,” Lopez recalled.
Based in Houston, Texas, Baby Bums has had a whirlwind year. Lopez, mother of two boys, opened up shop in February 2018 and quickly caught the attention of the small shop community. “I actually always wanted to be in the design world. Never did I think it would be with baby clothing, but I have always had a passion for fashion,” she shared. “I could not find cute baby boy clothes for my youngest son, so I decided to make my own for him!” The shop offers kiddos a large variety of stylish joggers, peplums, hoodies, cardigans, rompers, swimwear, shorties and bummies (of course!), and even coordinating minky blankets. “I would describe Baby Bums style as an everything style. We literally have every type of style. I am very versatile myself, depending on my mood, so when designing clothing, I do the same,” Lopez explained. Lopez’s pop culture fabric selections are expansive. From Disney and other popular cartoon character designs, holiday themes and recognizable celebrity faces (like Drake and Kim K), Baby Bums has something for even the pickiest toddler. I asked Lopez to pick a favorite: “Our Baby Bums one year anniversary print holds a soft spot in my heart. It includes a little bit of everything that represents what Baby Bums is. Plus it has my favorite colors,” she exclaimed. “But Lisa Frank is pretty awesome too. We have an amazing group of people that support Baby Bums and we offer tons of custom prints.”
Turnaround time for custom Baby Bums apparel is typically 21-28 days, but the shop recently released “Baby Bums Express,” a line of ready-to-ship manufactured and wholesale items. The new line includes handbags, loungewear and leggings for mamas and their tots. “I am very proud of every piece that Baby Bums offers,” said Lopez. “I put my heart into everything I design, from the print to sewing to even packaging. I am extremely proud of our custom prints exclusive to Baby Bums.” Like the proud mama she is, Lopez’s favorite part is “seeing the sweet babes wear them.”