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Bugaboo Strollers: Worth the Investment

Update 4/24/2017: How Much Does a Bugaboo Stroller Cost?

Choosing the right stroller is extra-important for city parents, who walk everywhere. Add in brutal New England winters, and you start to realize that it’s worth paying a little more for quality: you don’t want to get stuck in the snow with a crying baby and a subpar pram! This is just one of the reasons why Bugaboo strollers are amazing: they’ll withstand adverse conditions, last for three kids, and still come out in like-new condition, as glamorous and sturdy as ever.

Bugaboo BuffaloBugaboo DonkeyBugaboo Bee

The current Bugaboo range has four stroller models. There’s the Bugaboo Buffalo for the active parent, with wheels big enough for the beach, and with suspension good enough to go hiking (!!!). There’s the Bugaboo Donkey, which can transform from a single into a double, with three configurations: Mono mode (one child plus a spacious saddlebag), Duo mode (kids of different ages), and Twin mode. And there’s the Bugaboo Bee, which weighs only 18.5 lbs, perfect for the parent on the go.

Bugaboo Cameleon 3

Bugaboo Cameleon 3

And then there’s the rock star of the Bugaboo collection, the feather in their cap, the jewel in their crown: the stunning and versatile Bugaboo Cameleon 3. An evolved cousin of the earlier Bugaboo Frog stroller, the Cameleon, like its animal namesake, adapts perfectly to its environment. Boasting signature Bugaboo suspension, the Cameleon features a handlebar that switches so the big back wheels can lead the way when you’re strolling over rougher terrain. The fold is simple and compact, and while we don’t always love having to take off the seat to fold strollers, the seat is self-standing so your child can sit comfortably while you put the stroller chassis in the trunk. Easy peasy! And there’s more!

Keep in mind that you’ll be using your Bugaboo from the time your child is born, and if you have more kids, you might be using this stroller every day for the next 3-7 years. You can spend the money up front on a Bugaboo, or wind up buying several other strollers you won’t love the same way. And they last: I’ve seen countless original Bugaboo Frogs that look brand new. Bugaboo strollers have amazing resell value: they’ll last through your family, remain in great condition, and sell for a tidy sum. Look up Bugaboo strollers on secondhand sites like Ebay and Craigslist, and you’ll see what I mean!

Bugaboo Cameleon 3 with Andy Warhol Happy BugsBugaboo Cameleon 3 Tailor Fabric Set

Another great aspect of Bugaboo is their tailored fabrics. If you want to get funky, try an Andy Warhol special edition, or go gender traditional and get their Royal blue fabric for your own Prince George. This stroller is a real show stopper, it is just beautiful. There’s a reason why celebrities like Kate Hudson, and Adelle stroll with Bugaboo. The celebrity factor aside, the integrity of this brand is beyond excellent. Bugaboo has a hand in every step of the manufacturing process, and you can really see and feel the difference. You can tell when you test drive a Bugaboo – the push is so smooth you can control it one-handed. Come by a Magic Beans store and try one out!

About Meghan

Meghan is the manager of our Cambridge store, and is a self professed baby gear nerd. She lives in Medford with her girlfriend Fallon and her Black and Tan Coonhound, Rocky. She loves music, playing guitar, and potato chips. Good weather and good friends are the formula for her perfect day.


  1. Hello!! I have a quick question! Do you by any chance happen to have just the tailored fabric for the bugaboo donkey in the 2013 jewel blue that I can purchase?Angel I have been looking and looking everywhere, I thought it would be worth a try and ask here. Thanks!

  2. Hi there! So sorry but we don’t have that fabric set anymore.

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