Kayce's Story

When Kayce Reagan Hughes finished college, she employed her artistic talents working for Ralph Lauren  in the Women’s Design department. She gave that up six years later after the birth of her first child, son Reagan. Four years and four more children later, Hughes began turning vintage fabrics into nightshirts for her daughters. “They were so cute that I had a seamstress make some dresses and shorts for me as well”, she says. Marketing them under the labels Pears and Bears, Hughes took her tot-size garments around to a handful of stores who snatched them up.

What began with a simple nightshirt has now expanded to an over 200 piece collection that includes children’s apparel, gift and layette collections, a flower girl collection and an ever expanding women’s line of clothing and accessories.


The Fall of 2007 met Kayce with new challenges and new inspiration. Mom to now seven children ( five girls and two boys ranging in ages from three to fifteen) Kayce had outgrown her home office and garage storage space. With more and more children’s, women’s and wedding boutiques vying for her collections, it was time to make the leap into corporate office and warehouse space.

In October of 2007 the decision was made to formally change the name of the company to Kayce Hughes. With the expansion of the women’s collection and long range plans for a home and possible men’s collection, the time was right for a fresh name. The children’s collection will continue to be labeled Pears and Bears as it is where Kayce got her start and will forever hold a special place in her heart.

Kayce’s talents have been recognized by magazines such as Vogue, Domino, Martha Stewart Weddings, Child and Fit Pregnancy. 

Holiday 2012 Lookbook

Fall 2012 Lookbook

Spring 2012 Lookbook



The Vintage Designer


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