Gotta Have It
On the hunt for something a bit different for your tot? Head down to We Are Pop and get totally inspired. Eschewing the pre-packaged, plastic, dull and generic: with kit this cool you’ll be wishing you were a kid again.
We Are Pop came about when new mums Carly and Sophie found themselves continually searching for (and struggling to find) stylish and unusual things for their little ones. This beaut brand was born and the business is now all grown up into a gorgeously curated range of books, toys, clothing and homewares for kids, as well as lots of indulgent and amusing treats for mums. Think Scandi-chic wooden stacking toys and dolls houses, heirloom-quality woven rattan strollers, organic cotton clothing and bright nursery prints. PLUS there’s a sale on this Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Feb, so why not head out into the sticks and grab an uber cool bargain.
Initially just operating online, POP HQ in a quaint converted barn in the Northamptonshire village of Culworth is now transformed into a bright retail space full of irresistible goodies for kids. Don’t even try to come away empty handed because resistance is futile. Just think of it as doing your bit for the local economy.
We stumbled across We Are Pop whilst getting a caffeine fix in nearby Forge Coffee, and accidentally bought a gorgeous woven natural rattan bicycle basket for six-year-old’s bike, something she’d been asking for for ages. Of course, she would totally have chosen a pink plastic version, but this way we both got what we wanted, and one Muddy little girl was pleased as punch. Now we go to this cool and welcoming little store every time we need a birthday present for a tot, or a special treat for a loved one.
For the grown-ups, indulgent scented candles from local luxe brand Hunters Moon, skincare from Sheffield-based Lovely Skincare and funky contemporary jewellery from Jack and Freda make perfect gifts. There are also lots of fun events to go along to, including a monthly Mini Rockers music session for 0-5 year olds.
We Are Pop, High Street, Culworth, OX17 2AZ