The onset of the pandemic has left a significant impact across the globe as it influenced the economy of several businesses in many major countries. Fear has caused many companies and businesses to close shop, with thousands forced to stay indoors for their safety. However, it also inspired people to delve into their passions. Maria Bowen is among those who took the opportunity to create her own brand Design By Maria Bella.
Maria Bowen, like many others, always dreamt of owning her own fashion line. When the pandemic struck, and people were forced to stay in quarantine, the dream grew more substantial. Bowen was constantly pushed towards her dream by her family. Her husband knew it was something she had always wanted to do. After months of staying home, Bowen decided to take action. She created an online boutique shop called Design by Maria Bella.
Design by Maria Bella takes its name from Bowen’s first and middle name, Isabel. The name Bella means beautiful, which is exactly what she strives to provide all her customers with. Bowen’s goal for her customers to put on a piece from Design by Maria Bella and make them feel beautiful in their own skin.
The online boutique’s products are mostly made in the United States, but Bowen also carries products from different countries, including Italy. With an eye for fashion, she handpicks pieces from an array of major brands to emerging designers. Bowen makes sure that everyone can find something to their liking. She prioritizes quality, style, and curated choices as she strives to make all her Bella girls feel, look, and dress like the beautiful bosses they are.
Design by Maria Bella’s inventory includes numerous categories that cater to the taste of Bowens’ customers. Whether it’s tops, bottoms, bodysuits, dresses, or rompers, Design by Bella offers everything to appease her customers. They also sell seasonal collections that are perfect for working moms, entrepreneurs, businesswomen, and stay-at-home moms, among many.
Although she was initially afraid to take the risk, Maria Bowen’s venture proved fruitful and fulfilling. Her online presence has garnered the attention of women across the country. Design by Maria Bella gained traction for their incredible pieces sold at an affordable rate. While the income has been a highlight, Maria Bowen finds more satisfaction in the feedback she receives from her customers.
Maria Bowen’s long-term goal is to give Design by Maria Bella a storefront to allow her customers to walk in and browse through their clothes. With the pandemic still looming over our heads, it may take a while to realize that dream. In the meantime, Bowen has also entertained the thought of owning a clothing brand. While the prospect is tempting, she is content to realize her dream of running an online boutique and is set on growing her brand, empowering other women, and inspiring them to go after their dreams.