Kerry Erick is a busy career woman and mother. Once working as a pharmaceutical representative in Southwest Florida, she found it challenging to find clothes that fit properly when she became pregnant with her first child.
“I remember I drove to Tampa and Miami to find clothes for the professional world,” she said. “I had to dress to fit my lifestyle.”
So instead of schlepping to another city for her styles, Erick developed her own business for fashion conscious mothers-to-be and their families. Just shy of two years of opening Bump Maternity and More, Erick still eyes her seasonal fashion selections carefully to add to her colorfully designed couture clothing collection, located in Suite 178 in the Collection at Vanderbilt.
Lucky mothers-to-be can be pampered by receptive Bump Maternity and More team members who personalize every shopper’s fashion request.
“Our designers cut the clothes to fit the month of your pregnancy so it doesn’t look like a tent,” explained Erick.
“I was expecting about 80 percent of the customers to be pregnant women, but there are many mother-in-laws and mothers who come in to shop for their daughters,” said Erick of how she has adjusted her fashions to meet the needs of one-of-a kind fashion gift giving.
Browsers to Erick’s location are emotional sometimes, because they could not find a proper fit elsewhere. “Women have come in crying. And we’ll work with you for as long as it takes to find something special to wear. You shouldn’t have to wear your husband’s sweat pants and T-shirt. You should look beautiful,” Erick said.
Another fashion forward idea brought forth by Erick is the couture hospital gown for expectant mothers.
“We have couture hospital gowns with cute prints, and they are more sanitary as you’re the first to wear it,” said Erick.
Those customers recovering from C-sections, seeking more tummy support following their delivery can also find postpartum belly bandits, and belly wraps to get back into their exercise routine and everyday activities. “The postpartum wrap and belly bandit is endorsed by a lot of celebrities, and we also have belly oils for the belly during pregnancy.”
When the bouncing baby arrives, Bump Maternity and More offers nursing products for new mothers, baby diapers, as well as expert fashion advice to support mothers-to-be and new mothers every step of the way. After hours fitting appointments are also available by appointment.
Some of the top designer fashions and products offered at Bump Maternity and More include Michael Stars, Paige Denim and Maternal America, just to name a few.
“We want to help our customers celebrate the journey from pregnancy to motherhood in style,” Erick said.
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If You Go:
Bump Maternity and More
The Collection at Vanderbilt
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite #178
Naples, FL 34105