Pierrot et Coco

The Elegant & Curious lifestyle boutique

Friday, 31 December 2010

Boo Boo Baby

It seems every second person coming into our shop just now has a new baby to buy for...We know from experience that clothes are quite personal so aren't always an ideal newborn gift and toys are a bit futile for one so little. This is where our new "Boo Boo Baby" range is a perfect choice.

We have luxury flip-top lid box sets for mum and baby or just baby - lovely products to make mum feel special if she can manage to steal five minutes away for herself, and the most important bit for baby is that nothing contains parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals or any of the "bad stuff" we shouldn't put in their bath.

We have tried the "top to toe wash" and "soft and splashy bubbles" on our two year old. He loved how 'bubbly' it was (biggest deciding factor for a toddler) and I loved how nice he smelled. I would have been delighted if we had received a gift of Boo Boo when he was born...

For a forthcoming new arrival - the "Congratulations Mummy" kit is a throughtful gift for a mum to be. £34.99 with 3 full size products to make her feel pretty special.

"Mummy & Me" pamper kit - the perfect way to welcome the new baby and say "well done mummy" £29.99

"My Little Box of Boo Boos" - Four award winning natural skincare products in a sliding gift box. Perfect new arrival gift, £15.99

We also have a range of the Boo Boo bath products and creams for babies sold individually at £6.99. Buy two or more products and they will be presented in a stylish gift bag.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Kusmi from Paris to Glasgow.

One of our favourite brands in the shop is the rather luxurious, well designed and really very stylish Kusmi tea from Paris. We searched high and low for just the right kind of tea to sell at Pierrot et Coco. It had to have provenance and a long standing reputation for quality, yet look good enough to stand up to any contemporary company. Many of the Parisian and English tea houses are well established but the boxes and caddies look fuddy-duddy.

Enter Kusmi, founded in St-Petersburg by Pavel Kousmichoff it was certainly old enough to be of interest to us, with a captivating story which takes us from Russian in 1867 to Paris during the Revolution, so we sampled many flavours. Too many flavours for one morning! We knew the flavours were quite exquisite, gourmet blends for the loose tea connoisseur - all the classics, Darjeeling, Lapsang Souchong, Rooibos, English Breakfast, Earl Grey and new additons with their fabulous flavours of cinnamon, rose, violet, mint chocolate with intense smells to entice even the non-tea drinker.

But it was the packaging which really sold it to us. Beautiful metal tins with colourful labels and art-nouveau style floral lids re-designed for a market which understands quality and style. Perfect tins to display on kitchen shelves or re-use to store trinkets, but certainly too nice to throw away when the tea is long gone.

You may have seen Kusmi at one of their Paris stores - such as the pop-up shop on the Champs -Elyesees before Christmas or in Galeries Lafayette.

At Pierrot et Coco, Glasgow, we are the only Scottish stockist of Kusmi.

Kusmi tea at Pierrot et Coco - from £11.50 - £14 for 100g tin.
Teafilters, shortbreads, boxed muslin teabags and promotional shopping totes also available. A perfect gourmet gift or selfish treat.

Kusmi Tea displayed alongside Prestat fine chocolates

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

We have arrived!

It has taken us many months to get here, but finally, Pierrot et Coco has arrived at 3 Abbot Street, Shawlands, Glasgow.

At the beginning of 2010, we knew Glasgow had space for a design-led lifestyle boutique as many high profile designers and brands of the moment were not represented anywhere in Scotland.

When we were shown a characterful standalone building in Glasgow's southside, we knew we could work some magic with the very dishevelled former vintage shop. Choosing Shawlands was an easy decision; we join an increasing number of independent shops and cafes within strolling distance of Queens Park, with parking right outside our door (the same can't be easily said of the city centre or west end) and we've already got some of the most supportive and enthusiastic local customers we could have hoped for.

We didn't think it would take the best part of a year to turn the ramshackle former coach house into the sweet smelling, custom designed haven which opened its doors only three weeks before Christmas, but happily, when the walls were fixed, the ceiling removed and floor replaced we could move in our cabinets and bookcases, display our wares and we're satisfied with the final results.

We are thrilled to bring some of the most press-worthy designers from a selection of genres for men, women, children and the home to a discerning Glasgow audience...we plan on the shop being an evolving retail space where nothing gets too stagnant and new finds added continually.

As we found it : May 2010

Pierrot et Coco : December 2010

Tokyo Milk apothecary

Undergrowth Design Blaue Blume Tableware and St Erasmus jewellery

Pip Studio tableware, Thornback & Peel linen napkins

Fashion and Art books

Poppy childrenswear and Liberty print pieces from Milk Two Bunnies.