Combining fresh style and essential comfort, Lousje & Bean is the realization of the shared dream of mother-daughter duo Lous and Tessa Oort.
The two work out of their Lousje & Bean Studio/Boutique located on James Street in downtown St.Catharines. This space features their own unique collection as well as other distinctive Canadian made accessories. Lousje & Tessa are proud to contribute to and support Canadian Made products.
Striving to create distinctive styles for the confident woman who values quality and exclusivity. All of their limited seasonal collections are exclusively sketched, cut and stitched proudly in Canada, with fabrics that are meticulously chosen to provide a high-quality look and feel.
Lous, also known as Lousje, brings a wealth of design and retail experience to Lousje & Bean. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Lous moved to Canada in 1969. Once settled in Ontario Lous created her own label, Pierrot, and opened a women’s boutique in Port Dalhousie. In time and with a growing family, Lous chose to be at home with her four children and closed up the store. In her spare time she worked as a freelance designer for local theater companies.
Tessa Sabina Oort (Bean)
Tessa started designing and wearing her own clothes as a teenager. While people would often ask her to re-create her pieces, it was not until she moved to Holland that she realized that fashion design would be her future. Inspired by the confidence embodied in European clothing trends, she returned to Canada and enrolled in the renowned Fashion Design program at George Brown College in Toronto. Following her graduation Tessa continued to pursue her dream.