We are so blessed to be able to partner with such amazing stores all over the country. We are forever grateful and thankful for all their support. This year we will be showcasing many of the stores that sell our products all over the world.
We would like to kick off this series with the wonderful boutique store Little Gipsy in Franschhoek. Christine has a passion for bringing proudly South African products to the people of Franschhoek. Her shop is beautiful – pop in there if you are in the area and you will see why it is such a popular spot.
WHERE CAN WE FIND LITTLE GIPSY?
On the Main road in Franschhoek
TELL US HOW THE SHOP STARTED:
I spent the winter holiday 2016 in Mallorca/Spain where I realized that I although I love my new life in SA I miss the busy buzz I experienced as an attorney in Switzerland. Beautiful shops have always attracted me and since childhood I dreamt of having my own little lifestyle boutique. And exactly during that holiday I saw that there is a small space for rent in my new hometown Franschhoek –without thinking too much I signed the lease agreement. That’s when the challenge started – founding of a company, branding & logo design, interior design, sourcing of products, packaging etc. A tough time, but I loved and still love it. We opened in mid October and although we are a bit out of the center I am lucky enough to attract a very mixed clientele – what they all have in common is their interest in a “not-so-common shop” filled with beautiful products and items.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR SHOP?
The huge display of beautiful, proudly South African goods that can’t be found in any ordinary shop “around the corner”. I love the smell of new products, the fresh colors, the vibe – and most of all, seeing the sparkle in my customer’s eyes.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE A LOVE SUPREME PRODUCT AND WHY?
As a retailer I love the variety of your pouches – my customers simply can’t resist and use them for whatever purpose. As a homeowner I just love the TRUE range – its placemats, the napkins and the soy candles – such beautiful and timeless products.
DESCRIBE YOUR SHOP IN 3 WORDS:
For the gipsy soul.