Welcome to Shop Small Saturday, a weekly feature where we celebrate our community of independent boutiques, from Bath to Berlin.
Tucked away on an industrial estate near the beach in the Portobello area of Edinburgh is unexpectedly, where you’ll find independent kids boutique Bon Tot. An explosion of joyful colour, Bon Tot has been voted as 'Edinburgh's Best Kids Shop' and describes itself as a modern kids' store for modern families. We spoke to owners Kris and Cara about what makes their small slice of Scotland so unique.
Inspired by their own kids and the experience they had becoming first-time mothers, the pair pride themselves on always thinking one step ahead of their customers. “We try to think about what we, as parents, want and can’t find, what our kids are asking for or what we wished we had growing up. We know if we can’t find what we’re looking for as first-time mums, then other people must be in the same boat.”
Originally setting up shop 7 years ago, Bon Tot recently moved from a traditional boutique space, into the warehouse which is much more representative of their brand and ethos. There’s spray paint on the walls, there’s hip hop playing and it’s the perfect place for kids to have fun and explore.
Read on to find out what a typical Saturday on their shop floor looks like…