The Shop Directory is a curated guide to online shopping, and features my favourite online retailers. I make it a personal mission to find the best boutiques of the web and to share to share them with you, while helping out entrepreneurs by giving them some of the visibility they deserve (read more about my motivation to launch the Shop Directory here). The shops featured in the directory all have been selected for their uniqueness, quality, style and product assortment. You’ll discover fantastic designs for your home that can be shipped right to your door. It’s design shopping made easy!
Here are five totally awesome shops I recommend you visit today.
Why I like it: Petit home is a great place to find whimsical, dreamy and handpicked home accessories from the loveliest brands. You’ll find playful designs to brighten up and personalize your children’s bedroom.
About the shop: “Petit Home aims to make the child’s space a unique and beautiful place to dream, grow, work & play. Nursery and children’s bedroom can be decorated to express personality just as grown up spaces! Accessories make a difference and create the unique atmosphere of room. Find contemporary kids bedroom decor & baby bedroom decorations at Petit Home. There’s a wide choice of kids bedroom decor on the market. I spend lots of time searching for timeless accessories and gorgeous products that make me smile and will brighten up the child’s space.”
Why I like it: A great destination for high-quality Scandinavian design, furniture and accessories to personalize your home and give it that Nordic touch we all love. You’ll find selected goods from top brands such as Iittala, Marimekko, Ferm Living, &Traditions, Pappelina, and Stelton, among others.
About the shop: “With our passion and background in homes, interiors and design it was a natural progression for us into Cloudberry Living. Named after the rare handpicked jewel like fruit of the north, we have carefully chosen iconic designer brands as well as emerging new designers. Inspired by Scandinavia’s design heritage, combining function, form, quality and sustainability in timeless simplistic designs.
We endeavour to bring you a great buying experience, personal customer service and all based and warehoused here in the UK on the outskirts of London. With quality products, not just from Scandinavia but sourced from around the world, each has the ethos and design which encapsulate that Scandinavian feel. Our tag line states “Designs for Life” this encapsulates beauty, design and functionality. Embracing sustainablility, these products are made with a conscience, pieces to last, to make for easy living for our modern lives today.”
Why I like it: The name says it all! Groovy Magnets makes stylish and fun magnetic wallpaper, stickers, chalkboards and puzzles. I am a huge fan of their #Animal collection – I want them all! Such a nice way to personalize any room.
About the shop: “Lies Verheyen and Pieter Claessen, are the founders of the graphic design agency Mazout. Together they design interactive walls that tell, captivate and enchant. They have developed a new wallpaper, better known as magnetic wallpaper, a nice alternative to the classic magnetic board. It turns any wall into a real eye catcher. Ideal in combination with various “Groovy Magnets” which can be used to hang personal drawings or notes. Let the fun start now – get your Groovy Magnets today!”
Why I like it: Whether you are looking for a statement pendant necklace, a pretty bracelet or gorgeous earrings, Accessory Concierge has something for everyone.
About the shop: “We are Dallas girls Amy Claro and Amy Coffey. We met early in our careers working together in the corporate world. After years of keeping in touch here and there, we met for lunch to catch up, and left lunch with the idea to start a Facebook flash sale for jewelry. Three weeks later we put up a handful of items with limited quantity, and within an hour had sold out of everything. That is where Accessory Concierge was born. Over the first year we gained over 20,000 fans and recognized the need to be able to sell around the clock. While we still conduct our Facebook sales every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8p, CST, we now have this site as a quick way for fans to shop all the time!”
Design Within Reach
Why I like it: A top notch assortment with some of the best in modern design.
About the shop: “At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. “Within reach” means things not found elsewhere. It means in stock.
Our business started when founder Rob Forbes tried to furnish his apartment with the clean, simple classics he’d come to appreciate while living in London. He discovered that the work of designers like Saarinen, Eames and Bertoia were “out of reach” of anyone who did not know the secret handshake or have the patience to wait months for delivery.
There had to be a better way, so in 1999 we bought 20 containers of product, mailed out a catalog and waited for the phone to ring. (It didn’t for 24 hours, until we realized the nighttime answering machine had been accidentally left on.) The rest, as they say, is history. By giving customers access to the best in modern design – including iconic works that have been in production since the mid-20th century as well as innovative items designed today – we made design within reach.”
Photo in top banner: Design Within Reach