One of the great things about going back home for Xmas was that I was finally able to visit and see the shop of my good friend Marta Garcia, in the heart of Madrid, Stow & Son brand well known for their handmade shoes and now they have added bags, clothes and some other accessories to the collection.
I was so lucky to be part of this exciting project. The space looks amazing, I was so excited to see everything in person! If you are in Madrid, you MUST go!!!
After getting ride of the plasterboard covering all the walls, from the previous owner, the original brick walls were exposed, giving the space that industrial look, as if it was a lively workshop, with some old sewing machines, shoe lasts, an old security box...
The store is full of hand picked treasures, the lights above the counter are from a boat in Alicante, some streetlights from Salamanca, a trunk used as a coffee table, a shoe rack used to display plants creating a 'green wall'... Everything has a story behind... All the furniture has a past, giving the space character.
The perfect place to do your shopping, meet your friends, have a coffee while your boy/girlfriend is trying some shoes...
There is even a motorcycle made by Marta's boyfriend Daniel, they also made them by order.
I want to wish Marta the best luck in the new adventure she is starting!!! And thank her for letting me be part of it!!
For a visit : Stow&Son - Augusto Figueroa, 11 Madrid (Spain)
Photos by Sara Ibanez