Wunderhaus is officially home!
It’s been four years since Wunderkin owner Hillary Denham handmade her first hair bow and sold on Etsy from her kitchen table. While the walls of this tiny startup have changed over time, the mission has stayed the same: handcrafted, heirloom bows made with love to embolden your little one’s WUNDERment and join them on the great adventure of becoming exactly who they are meant to be.
This past November, Wunderkin’s team of ten full time employees and five in-house seamstresses moved from a 1,500 square foot space in Lakewood, Colorado to a custom 5,000 square foot space in Denver. To say we were bursting at the seams was a understatement! Prior to the move, our tiny office would receive 3,000+ bows each week from our virtual seamstress team located around the country before being quality checked, sold, packaged and shipped out to their final owners. In the exact same shared space, our designer, department managers, and marketing team worked side by side (literally), among thousands of bows and dozens of bolts of fabric to create a product we care so much about.
Over the past year it became more and more clear to our entire team that a bigger space was a necessity to keep growing Wunderkin, and seeing this need Hillary began the process of finding a space that would represent the next phase of Wunderkin. It took several months of searching, building, and furnishing before we made it into our new space, but we’re here!
Our new space was built out specifically for the business needs of Wunderkin. Split into several smaller spaces, Wunderhaus features a large conference room, seamstress/production room, a shipping room, two small offices and a large open working area! Within the large working area there are twelves desks and chairs, a kitchen and seating/play area!
In creating the “Wunderhuas” we wanted create a family feel where our employees would love to come to work and our customers would love to come and just be. We still have a long way to go, but check out some of our favorite pieces in our new space!
And to celebrate, we held a Grand Opening event and invited our local Denver customers.We have a wonderful community of mamas and creative entrepreneurs here and Denver. And even though our event was joined by heavy snowfall and 29 degree weather, it was amazing to see how many familiar faces came out to see us. Sponsored by some our favorite Denver based brands like Artifact Uprising , Little Man Ice Cream , and Evolution Salon , we had so much fun celebrating our new home.
Of course we had a frenzy of bow shopping too! Every time Wunderkin holds event, we love to have MASSIVE sales. We’re talking huge! Our “perfectly imperfect” bows (bows that didn’t reach 100% for retail) were sold at just $2.00!
Our Wunderhaus grand opening truly was a family affair. Hillary’s parents came in all the way from the midwest, employees families came to support, and of course there was an abundance of little free spirits running around and taking advantage of ice cream, a braid bar, a popcorn machine and face painting!
Now that we are officially in our new space It is our hope and our plan to open a small retail space in our new headquarters so locals and visitors alike are able to shop our newest collections in person! Be sure to follow us along on our social media platform for updates on when our in-house shopping experience will be open to the public!
In addition to creating our first retail space at Wunderhuas we are also building out a local in-house team to join the Wunderkin family! This will allow Wunderkin to produce more Wunderkin bows both at a faster pace and with our customer’s real-time desires in mind! If you are interested in joining the local team, find out how you can apply here!
We are truly so excited about the next phase of Wunderkin, and we finally have a new place to call home as we take the next steps to bring you more bows for all of your little free spirits everyday adventures.