We talk to Shannon, one of the two sisters who created Kirrawee NSW's favourite destination for everything kids - Love By Five! We learn about here favourite picks this summer and life as a Mum
Tell us a little about your background – what path led you to opening your own store and to where you are today?
We had always worked in retail, and both had dreams of opening our own shop one day. We finally bit the bullet and did it! Our love for children's fashion and products seemed like an obvious choice for us to open a children's store.
What do you love about your business?
Definitely the social aspect. We love seeing our regulars and catching up with our customers for a chat! That's why we were positive we wanted a shopfront, not just an online store.
Tinitrader is loving new summer fashion and all the new season products from Love by Five. What are your top picks for this summer?
What trends have popular among your customers so far this summer?
Any up and coming brands of note?
We've added two new brands this season, Beach and Bandits swimwear, which are UPF 50+ protection, so people are loving that! They're also loving New Zealand brand Pop Factory, which is a unisex range and oh so cool!
It's always nice to freshen up a bedroom or nursery space. What's a great product that can help transform a kids space?
Prints!! Such an easy and cost effective way to change up a space. Our print range for the Zookeeper is especially popular. Frame them and make a wall or collage of prints. Looks awesome!
What is the best gift you can recommend for a baby shower?
Most definitely the Letters to My Child! Our customers love these, they're such a beautiful keepsake, and perfect for people who haven't chosen to find out the sex of the baby.
We love your range for Mum, anything you're particularly loving as a treat to yourself?
The Frankie Gusti candles are perfect (and our current obsession!) we even have our own exclusive scent!
How do you balance work and family?
By pretty much winging it! Sorry, I don't have any words of wisdom for this one, but I will say having a supportive family definitely helps. Our Mum is awesome! She helps a lot with our kids and even comes to the shop and helps us tidy up!
Who are you following on Instagram?
Ummm so many people! We love:
@littlepaperlane (for her hilarious musings)
@theinstashopper (our bestie and the cutest kids!)
@hannypotter (amazing style Inspo!)
@popandscott (we die for their lounges!)
@kikkik (stationary addicts)
And of course @tinitrader!!