Boutique of the week: EuropeanMarket

By Kate | Living
Posted Apr 27, 2013

For people with European tastes, live is getting easier; EuropeanMarket, the brainchild of Chris and Sue Ellibee, is an online boutique offering European homewares, accessories, crafts, antiques, foods, and toys from artisans and small manufacturers in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

“We want to bring our clients the coolest and distinctive items from Europe. Things that aren’t that readily available in the States. We also try to meet as many of our partners as possible, so we can get to know them and see how they produce their products. This allows us to share that with our clients.” shares Chris.

We sat down with the Ellibee’s and here are some of their picks:

1. All-natural Pure Light candles from the UK. These are fantastic and were named one of the UK’s top candles by British Homes & Gardens. They are also sold at the garden shop/nursery owned by Prince Charles.

2. Accent pillows crafted from either re-purposed Dutch Post bags or vintage Swiss Army blankets. Made in Switzerland, each one is unique and features the red, white, and blue stripes of the Dutch flag and Dutch Post lettering. Perfect for a sofa, bench, or bed.

3. Totes, bags, purses, and weekenders crafted from either re-purposed Swiss Army blankets or Swiss Post bags— several styles of both are available.

4. Finnish bags from Globe Hope—these include bags and satchels made from old advertising banners and old Finnair promotional flags. We love the Globe Hope satchels made from old advertising banners that covered the Helsinki Olympic Stadium during renovation.

EuropeanMarket ships anywhere: all of US, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, UK, etc. If a customer is in a country they haven’t shipped too, they can email the team and in about 30 minutes they have the shipping for that country in the ordering system. Shop European quality and tastes, no passport required.

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