Les Topettes

22 Dec
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Les Topettes

Do you have any last minute Christmas shopping to do? Then I know just the place, and let’s go today, because tomorrow is bound to be manic! I’m taking you to Les Topettes (Joaquim Costa 33), a lovely shop a few steps from the MACBA, that is all about pampering yourself (whether you’re a man or woman) and stocks brands from around the world…

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Etched

Launched recently and housed in an old shop, the original features that were in decent enough state were cleaned up and maintained, and everything else was given a clean, light look so that the products on display (and for sale of course) are able to take centre stage to better seduce you…

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Pampering products

And what a great range of products they have! Perfumes, soaps, creams, candles and even nail polish, both for men and women, displayed with superb taste and exquisite attention to detail on beautiful shelves and tables (made by their friends up the road Fusta’m).

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Great range

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Pretty packaging

Everything at Les Topettes comes in beautiful wrapping or packaging, which makes it ideal as presents…

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Hmmm soap

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Scented beauty

… for yourself (why not indulge?), for your friend, sister, brother, boyfriend, girlfriend, mum, dad, nephew, niece…

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Farm animals

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Keims

But not only are the products at Les Topettes beautiful to look at, they are beautiful on the inside too! Ingredients are often organic or even vegan-friendly…

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Organic goodness

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Dainty pouches

… such as the range by British brand Cowshed (below) which has soaps, gels and creams to suit your mood and are filled with all manner of organic goodness, as well as essential oils.

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Cowshed

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TokyoMilk

Take a whiff of any of these, your nose will be very grateful! And I bet your eyes are not too sore either, are they?!

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TokyoMilk

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Body and teeth

You don’t have to neglect your teeth either, with this range of delicious Marvis toothpastes. I’m going for cinnamon, what about you?  I am over the moon to have found that Les Topettes stock Diptyque, for now I don’t have to travel far to get a new perfume once my current one (the delicious, solid Philosykos) is finished.

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Diptyque

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Nail gorgeousness

Can you believe it? What I have just shown you was just one wall – there is more! Let’s take a look at the other side of the shop…

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There is more!

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Going for gold

More perfumes, and more soaps, and all displayed beautifully. No wonder! Proprietor Oriol is an interior designer (and chef) and it shows! His partner and co-proprietor of Les Topettes, Lucía, is a journalist and a woman with obvious good taste, for there are many beautiful feminine touches around the shop.

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Soap jar

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Heaven scent

Pretty glass jars, perfume bottles and cute vintage paintings are used as props, creating an intimate ambiance, well suited to the available products.

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Balm bliss

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Candle for tea

I wouldn’t mind my bathroom to look like this (above), and include all the yummie products of course!

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Soap packs

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Candle bar

Candles for your home and balms to keep you lips in pouty condition – great stocking fillers, right?

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Counter window

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Herringbone

I’ll stop gushing about the wonderful products for a bit, and focus instead on their beautiful floor. Had you noticed? A herringbone ‘parquet’ in marble – what a great idea! I wouldn’t mind having my bathroom floor done just like this…

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Mapped

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Jars with more

The gorgeous tables in the middle of the shop show off more soaps, candles, creams and pouches in pretty glass jars and vintage dishes.

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Soap dishes

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Blissful shop

I’m sure you’ll be able to find something for everyone at Les Topettes. Do check out their Facebook page here, and their website (currently in the making) here. Les Topettes is located on Carrer Joaquim Costa 33.

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