Sunday, 28 February 2016

Vincenza Dato AKA Enza our Queen of Archway.

From Knightsbridge to Archway:  Enza began her retail journey in London's luxury lifestyle store, Harvey Nichols, firstly in ladieswear and then Department Manager of the prestigious Contemporary Menswear Dept.  From there Enza headed due north to South Molton street where she headed up hoisery brand Wolford's stand alone Boutique.  Life took an unexpected turn when Enza's son Dario made an early appearance at 23 weeks into her pregnancy!  Enza decided to take a career break to focus on motherhood but she couldn't quite leave the fashion world behind completely and Dario has become well known locally as the best dressed boy in Archway Town!

A true Archway girl (she's lived here 33 years) she's a well known, well loved shining light in our community - through the Archway Town Centre Group she looks after the PR and marketing of the Archway Card Scheme,  a loyalty initiative.  She also finds time to support charities - she recently took on a project for Centre 404 and she continues to support Bliss - a charity very close to her heart!

Enza comes from a very colourful, close Italian family and clearly creativity is at the heart of family life.  Enza expresses herself visually through her love of textiles, pattern and fashion (not to mention her amazing tattoos) and her brother Miggy is also a talented singer songwriter!

"Things I love about Archway are its diversity, the area is full of such a mix of people, from all walks of live along with some very colourful characters.  I love working in Map Gift Shop as it really does have its strength in a core element of retail that has always been important to me, Customer service and going that extra mile for someone, from our gift wrapping service to that very personal touch of remembering what a customer likes to be able to show them new collections"

She certainly is the queen of customer service at map gift shop!

Printemps epitomised!

The gorgeous new ceramics from our favourite brand PiP Studio take centre stage this spring!  If you're looking for a more lasting gift for Mum then you cannot go wrong with these refreshingly contemporary floral future classics.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

New Romantics, Old Romantics and Hopeless Romantics

Which one will you be this Sunday?

For romantics of all descriptions we have the perfect gifts in store for you!
Literally something for everyone!  Candles & matches, chocolates and Prosecco browse the range here and see much more in store!
What's your favourite? Prosecco, Gin & Tonic, Merlot & Kir Royale from Vineyard Candles.
Rose Gold Heart by Dansk and Macabre Anatomical Heart from the Tooth and Claw range of silver.

..and if you're stuck there's expert advise on hand from the original New Romantic himself!

Are Diamonds really a girl's best friend?

Not Diamonds.....but diamond shaped!  A refreshingly contemporary and reassuringly affordable fantastic new range of geometric jewellery from our friends at Big Metal!   

Not Diamonds....but semi precious stones!  All hand- made and totally exclusive to map gift shop.  Lovingly made with swarovski crystals, natural stones and silver findings by Kathryn Phalp. 
Due to fast turnover  - these lines are not featured on our website. Please call the shop or contact us through our contact page to discuss availability, individual commissions also accepted.

Not Diamonds......but sparkly & sophisticated.  We have a brand new range of Dansk Smykkekunst jewellery from Copenhagen, featuring precious metal plating - silver, rhodium, gold and rose gold!