Hi, I'm Shannon the owner of Southern Belles Like Big Bows. I have enjoyed creating since I was a child, but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned to sew. After the birth of my children I wanted to stay at home with them, but I also knew we needed additional income. People had been asking where my daughter's bows were coming from and I realized I might have a way to contribute financially to our family. So, with the encouragement of my sister-in-law and a friend, I paid for a space in a local craft fair and began making bows.
REALLY LIKE BIG BOWS
Around that time Southern Belles Like Big Bows was born! It got its name from that same friend that encouraged me to begin selling bows. When I would ask her if a bow I was working on was big enough for her daughter she would always tell me to make it bigger. When they were finally big enough I knew that southern belles really did like big bows! Shortly after my husband encouraged me to open up a storefront in our 1897 historic home. A few months after the opening I also began selling online and on Etsy which contributed to the growth of the business immensely. Since that time we have relocated to bustling downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
We make three main hair accessories. Locally we are most know for our big southern boutique bows. They boast both a big size and a beatiful shape. Many feature our exclusive embroidered designs as well as personalization options such as monogramming. We also specialize in graduation cap topper bows which are personalized graduation bows to decoration high school or college graduation caps. We have also expanded into making our very popular school uniform hair accessories. We currently carry over 30 school uniform plaids.
Made in the USA
Everything is made by hand in our shop production studio on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We pride ourselves on making quality products with loving attention to detail. All of our hair bows are made from quality Made in America grosgrain ribbon as much as possible. Our embroidery is densely stitched and large. We only use premium French barrettes and alligator clips for better durability and longer wear. All of our products are stress tested by my growing children and pets. I get to see first hand how our items look when worn and hold up over time.
Locally & Online
I love the interaction with our local customers that our storefront provides. It is crucial to staying in touch with what people want. Plus, customers have great ideas! I love turning their ideas into something that can be worn every day! At the same time the support of the online community has also been invaluable in supporting the growth of the business. Thanks to our loyal customers we have a team of mom's and women that our making all of our hair accessories right here in the USA. When you buy from Southern Belles Like Big Bows you are hellping to support families just like yours.