When we heard about a slice of kids’ cool opening up on the Gloucester Road in Bishopston, Bristol I knew we would be making a beeline for it on our next trip. The Pippa and Ike Show is a new boutique already creating a buzz amongst the cool Bristol parents. Located a minute away from the popular Playfull toyshop, The Pippa and Ike Show is a must shop destination.
Named after her children, The Pippa and Ike Show was created by Lianne, a Dutch ex-pat with more than her fair share of design flair. Lianne who has been a HEMA designer for the last 18 years gave up her job to open the store in Bristol. Her taste is impeccable and the well curated selection of decor and clothing is more temptation than any Bambino reader could resist. We were treated to an after hours tour of the shop by shop keepers Pippa and Ike themselves.
Before even taking in the products on offer I was blown away by the shop fit. The logo and branding design seen on the counter are by James Chappell. The furniture is a fabulous mix of simple white shelving and vintage furniture including PE changing room benches transformed into a clothes rail. If you ever need some inspiration for mixing modern and vintage this is a great place to start. There are fun elements for children to enjoy while you browse such as a rug where they can play with samples or the dress up wall stickers on the end of the counter.
The brands stocked all compliment each other and there is a strong representation from Dutch companies. In clothing you find perennial favourites such as Molo, Smafolk, Freoli, Kik Kid and Ola & Olek as well as Brit brand Fluke and cool tees from Tapete. Interiors heroes Ferm Living, Farg Form and Bakker Made With Love will have you swooning in the aisles. You can browse bedding from the likes of Lulu and Nat and wall stickers from Mimi’Lou.
There are accessories from Ingela P Arrhenius, Robin & Mould and Kitsch Kitchen as well as possibly the widest collection of Pakhuis Oost I have ever seen. There is a selection of dressing up clothes,Â fabulous bags and accessories. Our children loved playing with the Miller Goodman playshapes (stored neatly in Pakhuis Oost baskets) and were eying up the pocket money items all over the shop.
The Pippa and Ike Show have just launched a preloved collection which will have the very best clothing, toys and decor, preloved but in excellent condition. The best thing is you can take your secondhand goods along to be sold and get 40% of the ticket price.
They do not have a website as yet but you can keep up to date with news on their blog (where I spy a Summer sale!). Online or not, The Pippa and Ike Show is an absolute delight and is well worth the trip if you’re not in Bristol.