Discover the world of Buggy, a globally inspired and ethically produced womenswear collection, designed with the getaway in mind. Intricate embroidery and hand-blocked prints, are key elements of Buggy’s debut collections -- Cyclades, Après Sea & City, and Sleepwear Collections.
Based in NYC, Buggy Valhouli launched her namesake brand in the fall of 2018 as an offspring of her previous clothing and accessories business which she began at the age of 13.
Incorporating influences of her Greek heritage, Buggy is inspired by the archives of the Benaki Museum in Athens, as well as by the palette of the Greek islands for inspiration -- clear blues, rich earth tones reminiscent of volcanic seaside calderas, whitewashed windmills perched on cliffs’ edge and brightly colored bougainvillea flowers dotting the landscape. In her debut collection, Buggy reinterprets this ethereal vacation palette for the cosmopolitan and adventurous woman.
By combining Grecian visual elements in a collection produced by artisans in India, the collection celebrates the dignity, beautiful aesthetics and heritage of two ancient cultures. The intricate embroidered designs of the Cyclades Collection are finished with hand stitched hems and evil eyes that keep watch on our kaftan’s back. The full potential of our gorgeous Après Sea & City and Sleepwear Collections designs are realized in a land that is producing some of the most exquisite block print, tie dye fabrics and embroideries anywhere in the world.
Our Mission as a company is to produce our Collection ethically by providing a better than minimum wage for the skilled craftsmen and women who create our garments and to minimize the ecological footprint we are using. In line with our Mission, we use only natural fabrics, prefer handwork to machine work where possible, and repurpose fabric pieces for our accessories. In an effort to reduce packaging, each Buggy order arrives packaged in our signature Nettie hand block printed bag that we hope you will re-use and bring on your adventures both near and far.