Raising three young girls, Laura Haiges noticed that finding high-quality toys and apparel was not always easy. Laura looked back to the traditional wooden toys of the past handmade by craftsmen, wishing to find them for her daughters. She found mass-produced clothing’s quality to be less than desired. She had to search online to find clothing sewn from good material—but still, she couldn’t feel or touch them before they arrived at her door. So in 2002, Laura started attending the prestigious road shows at Junior League events. She set up a stand and curated a collection of goods where parents could find stylish and high-quality clothing, as well as carefully crafted toys.
In May of 2006, just five weeks after the birth of her third daughter, Laura opened BellaBoo. Born and raised in Lancaster, she saw a revitalized city that was growing into a thriving urban environment. She decided there was no better place for BellaBoo’s home. The name BellaBoo reflects her childhood nickname, Bell, after a little blue bird bell she would ring. This bird is represented in the BellaBoo logo.
From the the shop's beginning, BellaBoo has been a family endeavor. From clothing, shoes and toys to carseats, strollers and carriers, we have created a collection of our favorite items in each category. Customers shopping at BellaBoo will experience individualized attention and find reassurance that we stand behind all of our products as do the companies that we deal with.
If you’re looking for a family-centered shopping experience with the utmost care for quality, stop in and get to know BellaBoo on Queen Street.
At Bellaboo, owner and founder Laura Haiges provides the highest quality specialty toys, clothing, and accoutrements for parents while offering personalized customer service. BellaBoo stands to this day as a Queen Street anchor—a place where children can find magic in every corner, and where parents find reassurance in a knowledgeable team and quality product.
From its inception, BellaBoo has evolved. From opening a second location at Women & Babies Hospital to launching a website, as well as broadening its selection of clothing and shoes for not only babies and toddlers but up to tween. Bellaboo has grown with their customers and their children throughout the years.