Hema, Kingston upon Thames
On a work trip to Antwerp a sweet colleague told me I must visit Hema, so I did! I loved it and bought loads of gorgeous craft supplies, kitchen supplies and party ware. So when the lovely Nadine from Flax PR sent me a email letting me know that discount retailer, Hema opened a store in Victoria Station London and Kingston upon Thames, I was delighted!
I also knew I had to visit one of their stores, ASAP! So this pass weekend I went back to my parents for a visit as I had a meeting in Brighton on the Friday. On Saturday my Mum and I went for a quick shop to Kingston upon Thames so I could see the store for myself and of course buy some treasures... which I will show you soon.
The new Hema store is a lovely bright store with a glass front and is set over two floors. The store is split into sections, starting on the left with fashion accessories like earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair bands and beauty products such as fashion coloured nail polishes. On the right is an abundance of candy, cookies and specialist ingredients all beautifully packaged. Through the centre of the store is a lovely range of kitchen goods from bang on trend geo printed napkins, to pretty pastel spot bowls and a whole host of cake decoration tools, sprinkles and fondant icing. Their are shelves and racks of cute printed paper plates, bunting and matching paper flags and cocktail umbrellas. Next to the stairs is an array of pretty coloured candles in a variety of sizes with coordinating candle holders.
Upstairs on the back wall is a kids section with clothes, toys and party ware. A craft and stationery section filled with rolls of washi tape, pretty printed pencils, pastel coloured pens, splashes of neon filing accessories, rolls of cute printed paper, sweet stamps and paper punches, ditsy floral book covers and stylish printed storage boxes to name a few! A bathroom section filled with colour themed towels, storage racks, candles and my favourite, a lovely neon cross first aid tin.
I love this new store and can't wait to go back and visit again! They are also planning on opening an online store, visit www.hemashop.com for more details.