Back in 2011, Beatriz Marlier da Costa was happy to trade the intense bustle and politics of her European Union job for the serenity of a Waikato dairy farm.
However, the French-Portuguese saw no reason to leave style back on the continent.
Her Maisey Road designer children’s clothing range places sought-after Spanish and Portugese brands in the hands of New Zealand parents. And it brings her two worlds together.
“I love seeing my kids on the farm, tearing around in gumboots or bare feet,” Beatriz says. “That’s why we live here, so they can play in the mud, climb trees, help to feed the calves. But I also adore the transformation when they are dressed for an occasion, wearing beautiful quality fabrics with that southern European panache.”
Our range, for boys and girls aged 5-12, includes four carefully-selected, leading southern European brands. Maisey Road covers your children from smart-casual to formal wear.
KNOT – Reimagined classic style conceived, designed and produced in Portugal. Knot focuses on quality fabrics, sophisticated details and a harmonious combination of colours. It is the luxurious choice for children under 10 years.
MAYORAL – Creating stunning Spanish childrens’ clothing for more than 75 years, Mayoral is the go-to for smart casual or special occasion wear, with something for every child aged 5 to 12 years.
LANIDOR – A major Portuguese brand, specialising in romantic, traditional designs for girls and sport-chic or classic looks for boys.
BOBOLI – This Spanish label, created in 1984, delivers innovative, contemporary collections packed with colour, vitality and joy. If you’re looking for unique style with bags of personality, you’ll love Boboli.
Maisey Road is a real place!
This narrow rural road is surrounded by lush pasture where cows and horses graze and it faces the stunning Wairere Falls, which cascade down the Kaimai Ranges.
It is also where Maisey Road clothing was born and is home to the Kauri tree depicted in our logo.
'Here in New Zealand, the Kauri stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is strong, handsome and durable, just like our clothing.” Beatriz Marlier da Costa