the very best in quality.
(PRWEB) May 6, 2005
Baby Supermall performed a detailed head-to-head comparison of Wendy Bellissimo’s Starlight crib bedding to Brandee Danielle’s Star Bright. The review was initiated by customer comments on Babies R Us’ own website concerning the quality of its $299 Starlight bedding. Brandee Danielle’s Star Bright bedding is similar in design to Starlight and sells for $130 less. Baby Supermall concludes that the $170 Brandee Danielle crib bedding set is superior to the $299 Wendy Bellissimo / Babies R Us product in terms of materials and workmanship. The differences cause Baby Supermall to question the relative value of the entire Wendy Bellissimo line of crib bedding being sold by Babies R Us.
Focused primarily on the quality of the fabrics and workmanship of the two bedding sets, Baby Supermall’s detailed review says that Brandee Danielle’s Star Bright bedding, selling for $170, uses higher quality fabrics and more refined sewing and finishing than the Babies R Us bedding that sells for $299 and is advertised on their website as “the very best in quality.” Said Robert Meier, President of Baby Supermall: “Brandee Danielle’s Star Bright, for $100 less, is a far superior product in terms of materials and workmanship – and I believe it has a more appealing design. Attaching the Wendy Bellissimo name, previously associated with high-end crib bedding, to the Starlight crib bedding does not change its nature. I would not sell the Starlight bedding as a premium product; consumers may like the overall look and design of Starlight, but they should realize that this is not a $400-$500 value being sold for substantially less.”
Michael Wolfe, President of Brandee Danielle, is thrilled to have his Star Bright crib bedding featured in the head-to-head comparison: “I have been frustrated for years with the shortcuts that my competitors have been taking to lower the cost to manufacture their baby bedding products. I take great pride in presenting a quality product to my customers. If I find a lower cost fabric that will not compromise the beauty and durability of my designs, I use the savings to lower the price of my nursery bedding so that consumers of lesser means can have access to my designs. I will encourage Baby Supermall to provide consumers with more such head-to-head comparisons. It’s long past time that crib bedding manufacturers were held accountable for the quality of their products.”
Following shortly on the heals of the acquisition of Toys R Us and Babies R Us by a financial group, these quality and value questions may suggest that the new owners have a challenge on their hands. Indications are that the most successful part of their business has been the baby products group. If consumers begin to question the quality and value of their baby products, this past success could be more difficult to repeat.
Brandee Danielle is a trademark of Brandee Danielle, Inc., a private company that has manufactured premium crib bedding for over twenty years. Baby Supermall is a trademark of Baby Supermall, LLC; its website has been selling baby products on the internet since 1998.
Wendy Bellissimo and Starlight are trademarks of Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc.; Babies R Us and Toys R Us are registered trademarks of Geoffrey, Inc. None of these trademarks are in any way associated with the products or services of Baby Supermall or Brandee Danielle.
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