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.
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Why I like it: This new shop aims to bring hand-picked home accessories and furniture from high quality Danish brands such as By Nord, By Lassen and Ferm Living, to America. Founder Louise Fischer is skilled at curating beautiful, timeless designs.
About the shop: “Welcome to a carefully curated collection of beautiful things, anchored by a new generation of Danish designers…plus a few classics. The lines are clean, unfussy, yet our products are packed with personality and are a perfect complement to any aesthetic. We like to think our collection spreads joy and beauty within all settings – not just contemporary, but rather also adds an unexpected contrast to transitional and classic surroundings. Hence our brand name: Kontrast, the Danish spelling of contrast.
Kontrast is founded by Louise Fischer, who hails from Denmark but has spent the past 20+ years in the New York advertising industry. Working with great lifestyle brands sharpened her appreciation for creativity and beautiful design. Louise carefully selects her collection and imports most of the products herself.”
Why I like it: You’ll find a lovely mix of vintage pieces and modern designs. It is a great place to go for items that will add a fresh, fun, interesting and personal touch to your interior.
About the shop: “Holly’s House is a new retail space and online shop which sells an eclectic range of furniture and home wares. We showcase modern, designer furniture pieces alongside vintage one-offs and smaller items which are ideal for original gifts. Each item in the shop has been handpicked from different designers and artists around the globe, and we hope you will love them as much as we do! Holly’s House also offers an interior design and styling service…we basically live and breathe everything interior-related! Holly’s House was founded by the up-and-coming interior designer Holly Wick.”
Why I like it: It’s a great shop to find modern, stylish and hand-picked homewares, apothecary and jewellery.
About the shop: “bibelot & token was born out of necessity. It seemed that all my favourite things were to be found halfway around the world. So i decided to start a modern, curated shop that carried a small selection of the most amazing curio, design & decor elements, and fabulous, all-natural skincare products, so that you too, could experience them…
bibelot & token for the modern set. For the modern, minimal, whimsical, and occasionally cute homewares, curio, apothecary items and more. A harbinger of cute. Enjoy.”
Why I like it: It is a curated marketplace helping you find beautiful products by emerging and independent designers in Scandinavia. You’ll find hundreds of home accessories, jewels, prints, etc. – Handpicked items you won’t find everywhere else!
About the shop: “Nordic Design Collective is an online shop where you will find a number of well known designers – as well as some new and upcoming. Here, you can find pieces created with true feeling and passion, rather than via mass production.
Our goal is to support entrepreneurs by helping you to their design products. The product range is constantly updated, so that you can return time and time again, when looking for a gift, something for yourself – or just want to be inspired by all the beauty in the shop. Nordic design has a unique expression that cannot be found in every home. But maybe in yours? Welcome.”
Why I like it: Natural, ethical and environmentally driven cosmetics company created by skilled artisans. Made by hand, in small batches with the freshest, most effective ingredients available.
About the shop: “One Love Organics is a natural, ethical and environmentally driven cosmetics company created by skilled cosmetic artisans. Their products are handmade and hand-filled, using only the highest grade of ethically sourced raw materials to ensure the most effective, luxurious and guilt-free application.
Their philosophy is focused on a few supreme products—not up-selling a medicine cabinet full of mysterious jars. They give skin what it needs, using only ingredients that provide direct benefits.”
Photo in top banner: Tine K Home