Get to know us!
In 1999, Parmelee and Anna formed a fast friendship in their freshman hall dorm on the same principles that guide their business today: a sense of humor, a strong work ethic and a love of adventure. Along the post-college journey, they parted ways to explore life in exciting cities but found themselves back together when Anna married Parmelee’s brother (“finally we’re sisters!”). Parmelee and Anna each had their first child in 2013, and, like so many mothers, enjoyed dressing their little ones. Both girls grew up in the South where hand smocked clothing has long been a time-honored tradition. Both of their mothers, grandmothers and aunts handmade so many special pieces that their children have worn (we still cannot believe our mothers saved so much)! In 2014, Anna and Parmelee launched Smockingbird with one major goal at heart: affordability without sacrificing beauty and quality.
Smockingbird embodies a timeless, classic style but with a playful, free-spirited look as well. We work with ethical companies around the world to bring high quality, affordable fashion to the mini in your life. Enjoy dressing them while you can, they grow quickly.
We are chirping with delight that you have found us and hope you will find a cozy spot in our nest!
Thank you for shopping with Smockingbird & supporting small business!
Parmelee (left) and Anna (right) with their children