About Us and Our Shops!

Bird & Bean and Stitch + Sparrow 

Long before starting her children’s clothing company, Nohi Kids, Janel Andersen had dreams of one day opening her own brick and mortar shop. She envisioned a well-curated space for littles and their favorite grown-ups that was also a place to connect with the community.

In 2016, after more than a decade as the founder & designer of children’s apparel brand Nohi Kids and following the births of her two kids, she decided to explore the other side of retail and Bird & Bean was born. Located on the Oakland/Berkeley border in the heart of the Rockridge and Elmwood shopping districts, you will find lots of her own brand (now called Bird & Bean!) as well as many other unique collections and essentials for new parents and gift-givers!

Inspired by her own bird (daughter) and bean (son), Janel’s hope is to provide you with impeccable customer service and share her years of baby/kid product expertise to help you find exactly what you are looking for!


In the Fall of 2019, sister store, Stitch + Sparrow, opened directly next door. 

Pop in here to find apparel, accessories, jewelry and gifts and more for grown-ups!


Come visit our shops at 3212 College Ave and 3210 College Ave, Berkeley, CA.