Welcome to Shop Small Saturdays, a weekly feature where we celebrate our community of independent boutiques, from Bath to Berlin.
Setting up shop in the pretty port town of Bideford, India Snow opened lifestyle boutique Sunshine and Snow in 2018 to “bring a new shopping experience to the local people of North Devon.”
Before the boutique, India was no stranger to the world of interiors. “I had been in the industry pretty much since I was born, helping out at international trade fairs and on buying trips to Asia for my parent’s business,” the Fair Trade interiors brand, Ian Snow. “It felt natural to open a shop and bring a taste of all the inspiring crafts and culture I had witnessed on my travels to the local community.”
Drawing inspiration from her travels to Ibiza, Cape Town and beyond, India brings together an eclectic mix of brands; think Danish fashion favourites like Gestuz and Becksondergaard sitting alongside artisan-made crafts from Afro Art Studio.
Beyond the brilliant brand curation, Sunshine and Snow is a multifunctional space housing a coffee shop and life drawing classes, making it a rainbow-hued community hub and a high street gem.
What does a typical Saturday look like on the shop floor? India invites us to the store to chat mood-boosting playlists, local lunch spots and her new favourite brands.