Bellissimo bills herself as a lifestyle expert and her first foray into nursery was as a crib bedding designer in the early 2000’s. After selling bedding to specialty stores, Bellissimo signed an exclusive deal with Babies R Us that slapped her name on a variety of products, including Wendy Bellissimo cribs made by Bassett. Those cribs were later recalled for defective bolts that created an entrapment hazard. Babies R Us subsequently (and quietly) dropped Belissimo’s exclusive deal.
So consider this Bellissimo 3.0. Her latest collection continues the Bellissimo signature look, which is a cross between country and vintage. The furniture includes convertible cribs and a slew of matching accessories (dressers, mirrors, chest, night stands, etc). The colors are muted white or pale green. Prices for cribs were $600 to $800; dressers are similar in price.
Even though this furniture has been out for a while, we’ve heard no feedback from readers on the quality. And there hasn’t been any online reviews either. Quality was ok on the samples we viewed—Legacy Classic Kids is better known for their youth furniture than nursery and some of the lack of attention to details on the cribs was telling. Example: the cribs we viewed had exposed bolts—something you’d see on a $200 Stork Craft crib sold in Walmart, not a $800 crib. So we’ll take a wait and see on this line. Rating: Not Yet.