JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 PLATINUM WINNER: Best Children’s Interiors/Lifestyle Retailer
WHAT: A curated kids and lifestyle concept store founded by two mums, childrenswear Buyer Carly and designer Sophie who met on maternity leave. The store showcases toys, gifts and books from an array of exciting independent brands and small businesses with an emphasis on sustainability.
WHY: We loved the fresh, creative design of the Pop website and the fantastic selection of gifts, toys and clothes – the book selection in particular was a huge draw. We also loved the fact that the team at Pop organize community events and activities. The Ultimate Teddy Bears’ Picnic, POP Art & Play, and the POP Christmas Markets sound like great fun!
WHERE: We Are Pop
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER: Best Children’s Interiors/Lifestyle Retailer
WHO: Monkey McCoy
WHAT: An international online concept store founded by Kerry McCoy who has created a one-stop-shop for trend-led design, that entices kids and adults alike. Selling stylishly curated fashion for children (up to 10 years), toys, gifts and contemporary decor. Stock is selected for quality, longevity and ethical production.
WHY: The sheer breadth of beautiful stock at Monkey McCoy blew our judges away. Gorgeous pieces from Maileg, Liewood, Sleepy Doe and Bobo Choses had everyone cooing and we loved the attention to detail. That every order is gift wrapped in tissue with branded stickers, including seasonal sweetie treats is testament to the love that goes into every step of running this online store.
WHERE: Monkey McCoy
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 SILVER WINNER: Best Children’s Interiors/Lifestyle Retailer
WHO: Acorn & Pip
WHAT: A lifestyle brand that aims to create a welcoming, playful retail experience both in-store and online. Stocking stylish products for the whole family from clothes to décor with a particular eye for beautiful design teamed with longevity and ethical production.
WHY: Our judges loved the charming design of the Acorn & Pip website, which manages to tread a perfect balance between contemporary and nostalgic. Their stock is beautiful without exception and their warm and friendly ethos is evident from the locally sourced bites they provide (Buttered crumpet soldiers? Yes please!) to their interesting and informative blog posts.
WHERE: Acorn and Pip
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 BRONZE WINNER: Best Children’s Interiors/Lifestyle Retailer
WHO: Soren’s House
WHAT: A contemporary, natural design store for children, babies and home with a focus on beautifully designed products made from natural materials. Catering for environmentally aware parents who want non-plastic alternatives, BPA free tableware and organic clothing and bedding where possible that can be passed down.
WHY: First of all, our judges loved everything stocked by this ethically aware store. The beautifully curated and sensitively sourced products were a huge hit with everyone. Secondly, the judges really did feel that this was a true family business run with love and upholding strong values that we should all be aligning ourselves with.
WHERE: Sorens House