Posts Tagged ‘stand-out shops’

Stand-out Shop! Petite & Sweet, Toronto
June 23rd, 2011

Ok, we confess: we love stores. To us, finding a perfect shop is a little like discovering a wonderful story. Which is why we’re introducing a new series to our blog called ‘Stand-out Shops’.

A stand-out shop is one that, through its mix of merch and interior design, genuinely inspires us. We see colors, shapes and textures that make us want to run back to our studio and create. Naturally all these stores carry cards (and sometimes ours!) but they are not always stationery stores.

Petite & Sweet is full of light and charm: delicious coffee, chic desserts, colorful ribbons and wrapping, and unexpected gift items – for example, who wouldn’t adore these white owls? Petite & Sweet run a very successful event company and, just 3 months ago, they created this retail space in Rosedale (a tony Toronto neighborhood).

What inspires us? The delightful use of colors, the streamlined black and white decor, the sense of whimsy in the party decorations (old fashioned candy bags and straws!), and the you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it realistic silk flowers (made on-site). And how adorable is their logo?

As well as our line, they carry the enchanting letterpress cards from Mr. Boddington’s Studio.

* Petite & Sweet, 420 Summerhill Ave, 647-348-7700.