Hi there, I‘m Alice, the face behind Leo and the duck, and this is Leonora (Leo) who is the reason I started this journey. After 10 years as a Primary school teacher in London and 3 as Mummy to Leonora I decided to start something for myself! Leonora is a duck obsessive so it felt only right that they come along for our adventure.
Ever since Leonora was little I've been on the hunt for gorgeous, unique clothes to fill her wardrobe. I find dressing a girl easy but discovering unusual and classic designs in one place is much harder. The high street has some great offerings but as a lover of soft fabrics and stylish embroidery it’s not always easy to find something special.
My mum owns her own womenswear boutique in St Mawes, Cornwall where our range pops up each summer. We have frequented Bali together, where she has her designs made, picking up other treasures along the way and discovering some of the many wonderful brands you can find if you go off the beaten track - I’ve learnt from the best! One of our suppliers, Kidsagogo is based in Bali and I have been in love with their designs since our first visit there 10 years ago.
I've recently expanded the team with the addition of my second daughter, Cressida, in July 21. So look out for a baby range coming in the new year.
My dream is for Leo and the duck to bring you beautiful, affordable and unique girls clothes from around the world.
We hope you love what you find here!
Alice, Leo and her ducks