144 Northcote Road, London, United Kingdom

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A cheery debranded exterior melds seamlessly with its upscale neighbours.

A cheery debranded exterior melds seamlessly with its upscale neighbours.

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Shabby chic styling creates a one-off independent vibe.

Shabby chic styling creates a one-off independent vibe.

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Quirky signage points browsers towards whimsical displays.

Quirky signage points browsers towards whimsical displays.

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A downstairs studio space is used for yoga and community events.

A downstairs studio space is used for yoga and community events.

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A travel showcase takes parents through pram options.

A travel showcase takes parents through pram options.

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Minimalist product arrangements highlight the curated nature of the store.

Minimalist product arrangements highlight the curated nature of the store.

Photography courtesy of Dalziel & Pow

One Four Four: Mamas & Papas boutique, Clapham


Location:

144 Northcote Road, London, United Kingdom

mamasandpapas.com

Design Credit:

Dalziel & Pow
dalziel-pow.com

Fresh on the heels of its huge flagship in Westfield, Mamas & Papas has gone community-oriented and intimate with its new One Four Four premises on Northcote Road, Clapham – London’s well-to-do ‘Nappy Valley’.

Warm, cozy and with an indie feel captured in everything from a debranded name to a pastel exterior that fits with its upscale boutique surrounds, the 1,800 sq.ft. small-format store is as much a community space as it is a showroom. A carefully curated selection of products tailored towards its discerning, affluent demographic pairs with programming that includes wellness experiences, pregnancy yoga and personal shopping.

Dalziel & Pow have given a tailored, one-off sensibility to this debranded Mamas & Papas boutique.

A shabby chic setting of exposed brickwork, track lighting and reclaimed furniture pops with Etsy-esque stacked suitcases and floral arrangements, giving it a hand-crafted, one-off aesthetic. A hand-painted mural by artist Hannah Rampley incorporates motifs from nature, subtly highlighting the brand’s new gift range, and guiding customers to a downstairs yoga studio that doubles as an event space used for events, demonstrations and talks in collaboration with local businesses and organisations.

With space at a premium, the store’s products are grouped into ‘worlds’ that allow shoppers to sample the brand’s offerings. The necessarily minimal product range is accompanied by digital shopping options that allow customers to browse the full Mamas & Papas range online, while a community wall offers social- and eco-conscious tips and suggestions.

Local, targeted and pared-back, it’s a window into where high street retail is toddling.


Words by Stephanie Campisi


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