Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cotton Kids

Here in Spain people say that a baby comes with a loaf of bread under its arm. According to her parents, Rita came with a shop under her arm. More or less. Mommy and Daddy worked in fashion, photography, fun stuff, but when Rita came along they started thinking about a project that would be a reflection of who they are and could grow with their family – and that’s when Cotton Kids was born.

An afternoon, after school stroll led them to the beautiful, light filled store on Jaume Piquet that was for rent and they put up the wallpaper and got started. The store is full of both basic and kooky t-shirts, lots of stripes on t-shirts and leggings, great jeans from Imps&Elfs (sorry H&M, but you’ve got to copy from someone), sophisticated sweatshirts that Mommy and baby can agree on (we know from personal experience) and Snook’s new version of plimsoles. The whole place couldn’t be more fun for everyone.

Cristina and Ramón search the globe (mostly by going to the trade shows in Copenhagen and Amsterdam) for special brands to stock – new for spring are Munsterkids and Babycase and you’ll see more Tuss and Popupshop than before. Make sure to stop by the shop on a seemingly sleepy Sarrià street – inside is all sunshine and light.

Cotton Kids

Jaume Piquet 12

Tel. 93 205 9854