At present we are currently an online baby store that is based in Perth which hand makes a range of products as well as stocking some other well-known brands. Recently we have actively been looking to set up a bricks and mortar baby shop in Perth so we can showcase our products.
We love the idea of mums and dads being able to come and feel the quality of the hand made items as well as meet the people behind the brand.
I love supporting other Perth baby shops and as a mum, I am frequently visiting them to buy gifts for the endless parties I attend.
Below are my five favourite baby shops in Perth and am pleased that they also stock some of the My Little Love Heart range of products.
Our five favourite baby shops in Perth are;
HUSHkIDS GIFT STORE
One of our newest stockists and a cute little retail shop located in the Kalamunda Central Shopping Centre and online. Laraine, the owner has exceptional experience as she is the mother of five children. My husband is a local of Kalamunda and Gooseberry Hill so we love coming up to the hills for visits.
MAWS & CO
Situated in the Broadway Fair Shopping Centre in Crawley, this is a more of home, lifestyle and gift store rather than just a baby shop. If you are looking to update your home with some trendy and stylish products before the baby arrives this is the place to go. They are also a huge supporter of both Perth and Australian designers stocking more than 30 brands.
One of our long-standing stockists is Bebe Boutique located in Cottesloe. Jen who is the owner of this gorgeous boutique shop stocks more than 100 different brands. These include products to suit newborns through to 16 years of age for both girls and boys. This is such a beautiful shop in the perfect location so make sure you drop in on the way to the beach!
WEST END PHARMACY
West End Pharmacy is another beautiful little pharmacy located in Hay Street in West Perth that specialises in health, wellness, beauty and gifts. Margaret is the gift buyer who visits expos and shows around Australia to source the best gifts on offer and includes items like homewares, candles, baby gift ideas.
THE RAW KITCHEN
The Raw Kitchen is a restaurant located in Fremantle that caters for the non-meat eaters. We are proud to be part of the Zero Store that adjoins it so come for the food and stay for the shopping.
The Zero store is Australia’s largest plastic free and zero waste lifestyle store that stocks a wide variety of products from local producers and makers.
As well as the zero store and restaurant they also offer film nights, a yoga lab, venue hire for workshops, lectures and weddings. They even have a Kombucha microbrewery on site.
Finally, we have a special mention for Sosi shop. Unfortunately, this store has now closed however it was one of my first wholesalers and now a true friend.
SoSi A Shop For Little People
I remember the first day I met Jo from Sosi A Shop for Little People. It was when I was buying presents and it became my go-to baby shop near me to buy those endless newborn baby gifts.
While there, we had a chat and I mentioned my businesses and how I handmade everything from home. Next thing I know my handmade burping pads and bibs are stocked in one of the coolest baby shops in Perth!
As I brought a lot of my presents from Jo’s baby shop the supplier/customer relationship quickly turned into a friendship. We got to know each other’s families. Even having my husband drop off the stock and taking my daughter in for visits.
Since then she has helped me at many of the PBC Expo’s and regularly at the Perth Upmarket.
It was such a sad day when I learned that SoSi’s baby shop in Perth was closing down. Unfortunately, it seems to be a bit of a trend recently with the closure. Some of Australians largest baby shops have closed including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, baby savings, baby bounce and bubs baby store.
The shift seems to be for people to move their baby shops online similar to ours. We find that an online store for babies suits our small business, however, we can’t wait to have a brick and mortar store. This is so people can come in and see the gorgeous designs and feel the quality of the handmade items.
However, for now, we will continue to supply our lovely stockists around Australia and hope to start stocking shops overseas.
Although it was extremely sad to see SoSi’s baby shop close we still catch up for a coffee together. I might have lost a stockist but gained a true friend.
Thank you for supporting our business and we urge everyone to shop local and support their suburban stores. These businesses are the hub of our communities and without them, the world would be full of for lease signs.
Luisa Figueroa – Designer Profile
Owner, designer and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of baby products. I have been working within the fashion industry for over 15 years and specialising in baby accessories for the last 5. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world.