A Chat with Bellies to Babies
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Bellies to Babies is the largest previously loved maternity clothing store in the Twin Cities, offering a huge variety of clothing options, as well as a dress rental service, so you can look great in an expensive maternity dress for any special occasion.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
Seasonal clothing (warm jackets, jeans, khakis, long-sleeve tops). Name brands such as A Pea in the Pod, Loft, Motherhood Maternity, Liz Lange, and Gap just to name a few. We also offer children’s clothing up to 2T.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Women buy maternity clothes knowing they will not need them after their pregnancy, making for a very expensive wardrobe change that will expire. We want to make that experience less expensive while still providing cute and stylish clothes that can be sold back to us!
What do you love most about your job?
I love when a guest is checking out and they hear the total and say, “Wow, what a deal!” It truly is shocking how much our guests save and how happy they are to tell their friends and family.
Bellies to Babies
When Crystal Pollard was looking for maternity and baby clothes, she found plenty of onesies but a dearth of stylish skirts or flowing evening dresses. With the help of her husband Brad, a carpenter, the couple outfitted their garage with a changing room and chandelier and created Bellies to Babies. Stocked with the best of Crystal’s garage sale finds, the shop specialized in not only gently used baby clothes but stylish maternity duds for Mom.
Today, in a storefront rather than a garage, customers weave through racks of colorful, stylish, and pint-sized clothes for toddlers as well as soft, frilly sweaters and workout gear. The shop also specializes in dress rental for special occasions, offering over 100 pieces including floor-length, summer, and cocktail dresses.