Babesta was born as a website in 2004. As the market was very pink, blue and traditional at the time, Babesta was founded to rebel against genderized styles that seemed far astray from the founders’ aestheic and sought to give babies (and their families) some cooler options, where they could show some attitude and have some fun. Babesta introduced black onesies, band tees, slogan tees, and a range of fashion, with nods to art, design and culture. In 2007, Babesta opened its first brick and mortar shop in Tribeca dedicated to fashion for kids 0-12 years, and then soon opened a second shop, extending the brand into furniture, gear and toys.
The mission was simple: Don’t let parents lose their cool shopping for babies and kids. Whereas super stores and websites offered tons of goods, they lacked style and perspective. Babesta worked to narrow the market, make shopping simpler and focused on city parents and their unique needs. That meant pulling together an awesome selection of indie designers culled from all over the world, amazing gifts and toys with spunk and spirit, a limited and hand chosen selection of the best gear, strollers and furniture and lots of service options to make it convenient to shop.
In 2015 Babesta opened its boutique in Brookfield Place, sitting alongside of fashion brands like Hermes, Ferragamo, Lululemon, DVF and Micahel Kors. Babesta at Brookfield Place brings together the entire array of goods from gifts and fashion to furniture and gear. Babesta also produces and distributes an award winning shoppable magazine, Babesta Beat, as well as in-store events connecting interesting artists and expereinces with kids and their families.