Sunday, March 27, 2011

Undecided?

Today I ventured out by myself (without little miss!) for a spot of shopping/browsing nothing fancy, I found a store called typo, its probably been around for ages but today was the first time I saw it, my heart kind of sunk, I'm not sure if I like it? sure the stationery and nic nacs are lovely but its sort of like seeing the best of etsy or a local market day tweaked and turned into a mass produced commercial shop if that makes sense? there is plenty of typographical things, babushkas, vintage camera designs, eiffel tour stuff and keep calm merchandise... again I'm not sure who designs their products and what not, but I did feel sorry for the independents out there (like me!) who mostly hand make stuff... I know that I would definitely love it, if I knew that all the stationery came from independent labels and designers but with such cheap pricing I dont think it does? did I mention that it was packed out with shoppers...

2 comments:

cerebral e said...

They're owned by Cotton On. The first time I went into one of their stores I saw quite a few designs that were very much inspired by some popular etsy sellers.

CHAMP + ROSIE BLOG said...

yep I could definitely see the etsy "inspiration" everywhere!