Thursday, May 31, 2012

Caught My Eye

Last night I attended a private affair to celebrate the opening of Redfish Kids Clothing's first flagship store in Vancouver. Previously Redfish was only available online and in select boutiques around the world. The popularity of the brand has exploded since it's inception in 2005 and opening a flagship store became a natural next step for Co-Founder's Lorraine Kitsos and Kristy Brinkley. A second flagship will be opening in West Vancouver in the coming months.

The flagship at 851 Hornby Street is exquisite in it's curation of the vibrant, beautifully designed Red Fish label. The boutique also boasts a careful selection of handpicked items from quirky children's art books, to giant stuffed flamingos and jewelry for mother and daughter. The time honoured brands behind these additional store items are names such as Petit Bateau, Steiff Germany, Raplapla from Montreal and Playsam Toys from the UK.

The flagship has been designed to maximize the impact of the colourful prints Redfish is famous for. The clean, white aesthetic, and glass-topped display tables give the store a cheerful, open feel and the children's seating area makes it a welcoming environment for families to shop in. Lorraine told me that everything from the "tree" displayed in the front window to the wonderfully detailed wall paper were in house designed, making the store a true labour of love. 

I could have spent hours discovering all the little details that makes the Redfish Kid's Clothing Flagship a must visit destination. Not only for local Vancouverites, but also for visitors from around the world sourcing locally created, sweat shop free children's clothing. 

The Grand Opening for the store is on Saturday, June 2nd during regular store hours, 10-6 PM, and continues on Sunday from 12-5 PM. There will be crafts and face painting for the kiddies, and plenty of eye candy for parents. Come and celebrate with Redfish!
Beatrice: faithful Redfish Model and daughter of cofounder Lorraine Kitsos wearing one of next year's looks

1 comment:

  1. Loved having you at our grand opening and love your beautiful Blog:)
    XO Kristy & Lorraine and the Redfish Kids team!