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An independent Christmas…

November 19, 2014

I came across the image above on Instagram last week, via Boutique Unicorn, a unique boutique in Montreal.  I was about to retweet when I stopped to wonder who created it.  After a quick Pinterest search I found Brighton-based designer and typographer Lola Hoad, who made and posted this and a bunch of downloadable images like it as part of an initiative to do all her Christmas shopping this year at indie shops.  … Read More

Semmalina / Starbags via unique boutiques blog

Semmalina. “Full of things you don’t need, but suddenly want.”

October 31, 2013

Semmalina-Starbags, 225 Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UT

Every city has a toy shop.  London has several.  There’s years old and wonderful Benjamin Pollock’s; Notting Hill’s lovely Dotty Dot and HoneyjamTraditional Toys, the wooden toy specialist in Chelsea Green; and of course, grand old Hamley’s, “the biggest in the world.”  What sets Semmalina apart — a shop full of toys, children’s clothes, arty prints, vintage bits of kids furniture, a party/gift bag service and even a self-contained sweet shop — to make it a truly Unique Boutique, is the highly personalised customer service its owners provide.… Read More