hi! we're ban.do
we’re a lifestyle brand based in sunny los angeles that designs clothes, accessories, gifts, stationery, and more. next up: little hats for monkeys? yeah, maybe. our stuff can be found in department stores, specialty stores, and boutiques, as well as online at bando.com (where you are right now). we’re inspired by the power of friendship, the good old days, and all things FUN. we’re also really into supporting our community of customers, fellow artists, and like-minded brands. we think there’s room at the top for all of us.

see ya around!
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hi! we're ban.do.
we’re a lifestyle brand based in sunny los angeles that designs clothes, accessories, gifts, stationery, and more. next up: little hats for monkeys? yeah, maybe. our stuff can be found in department stores, specialty stores, and boutiques, as well as online at bando.com (where you are right now). we’re inspired by the power of friendship, the good old days, and all things FUN. we’re also really into supporting our community of customers, fellow artists, and like-minded brands. we think there’s room at the top for all of us.

see ya around!
smiley
 
how it started

2008

2008

August 2008

jen gotch starts ban.do, a one-of-a-kind hair accessories company, with a friend in LA.

AUGUST 2008

ban.do is featured on daily candy (rip!), a newsletter that showcased cool businesses.

OCTOBER 2008

ban.do moves into its first office—a teeeeny tiny spot on beverly boulevard.

NOVEMBER 2008

nylon magazine writes about ban.do! it’s our first-ever feature article.

2009

2009

MAY 2009

the first ban.do employee is hired. and guess what. she still works with us on special projects.

2010

2010

february 2010

ban.do designs a piece for anthropologie!!!

2011

2011

2011

yeah, yeah. ban.do collaborates on a hair accessories line with taylor swift. no big deal.

2012

2012

APRIL 2012

ban.do starts making more than just hair accessories—we’re talkin’ phone cases.

2013

2013

JANUARY 2013

atlanta gift show, here we come! ban.do has its first booth at a trade show.

2014

2014

APRIL 2014

ban.do moves into the party house (right across from chateau marmont) with six employees.

july 2014

the first ban.do planners are released and they sell out within 2 weeks!

november 2014

ban.do introduces #girlspopup, a collection of products by our favorite brands.

2015

2015

february 2015

honor roll, ban.do’s free business advice series, kicks off!

november 2015

apparel?? yep. ban.do launches a collection that includes tees and sweatshirts.

2016

2016

march 2016

now with 12 employees, ban.do moves to the penthouse in hollywood.

july 2016

forbes features a story on jen and #forbes is born. #forbes

2017

2017

january 2017

omg. ban.do starts the year with 40 (!!!) employees.

april 2017

ban.do creates its first handbag line. it’s called “bff bags.”

may 2017

ban.do works with starbucks (maybe you’ve heard of them) to create a collection for asia pacific.

july 2017

half a million followers on ban.do’s instagram, baby!

December 2017

wanna go to the mall?? ban.do opens the mall (a shopping event space) right below the penthouse.

2018

2018

March 2018

ban.do introduces its first philanthropic effort, feel better, that promotes good mental health.

August 2018

it’s ban.do’s tenth birthday! woohoo!

and we are still going!

The Ban.do Agenda Mart

omg you need these accessories!