The Boumy Story

The Boumy brand was created by Anouk Henderson in 1998 in the Netherlands. At the time, Anouk was the mother of 2 baby boys and  she couldn't find stylish and high quality leather 'easy to slip on and stay on' baby shoes.  So she decided to design her own baby shoes for her boys.  These designs turned into her first shoe collection and she named it Boumy, the nickname of her youngest son.

Boumy started out as a hobby for Anouk but it quickly turned into a growing business.  The brand started selling to retailers in Holland where the Boumy brand was quickly noticed by Mothers as the ideal baby shoe.  In addition Boumy started to exhibit at international trade shows in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.  It was at Pitti Bimbo in Florence, Italy, the most prestigious tradeshow for children’s fashion, that Boumy was really discovered by the international community and is now sold in various countries around the world.

Today, Anouk still designs the Boumy collection.  She distinguishes the brand from others by her classy, unique designs and superior quality.  Each pair is handmade by dedicated leather craftsmen from the highest quality 100% soft leather.  Boumy is committed to quality and to creating a shoe that supports healthy foot development. 

The Boumy quality and style was recognized by many across Europe which led Dutch world famous shoe designer Jan Jansen to accept Anouk’s invitation to design a 'Limited Collection' in 2008.

Following the success of the 'Boumy styled by Jan Jansen Collection', a second 'Limited Collection' designed by another famous Dutch fashion icon, Hester van Eeghen was launched in Spring 2011. Hester is a famous leather handbag- and shoe designer and is known for her superb use of color combinations. 

The Boumy brand and designs are sophisticated and will appeal to stylish, trendsetting individuals.  We hope you will enjoy our products and we thank you for your interest!