I just love seeing the faces behind all these great Aussie family businesses, I hope you do too. Sadly I don’t get to meet them all in person but at least we all get to know these talented people a little better through our Sunday Coffee meetings. This week it is Hootkid‘s turn run by beautiful mum Caroline, how gorgeous are her little ladies?
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What does your ideal Sunday look like?
My ideal sunday is spent with my family, my gorgeous husband Dominic & two beautiful little girls Etianne & Pascale – the plan is to have no plan but to spend it together. So, it could be pancakes for breakfast, feeding the ducks at Albert Park Lake or building a beautiful fairy castle!!
Why did you start Hootkid?
I started Hootkid, because after having my two girls, Etianne & Pascale, I knew I wanted to go back to work but knew the travel schedule of a buyer was hard for a Mum with a young family. My eye was constantly heading in the direction of children’s clothing & accessories, this was all so new exciting, I had never really shopped the children’s stores before! So I guess I really just combined my two loves, fashion & my family to create Hootkid.
What do you like most about running your own store?
Its hard to say what I like most about running my own store, my day is definitely filled up with a mix of things, I manage every aspect of the business so there is never a dull moment! To be honest, I love speaking with happy customers, alot of Mum’s let me know they have received their orders & let me know how much they love their Hootkid gear & even send me in photos. Last week I had an email from Mum who had bought her child some red cowboy boots, she had emailed me to let me know that her daughter was wearing them to bed she loved them so much & sent me in a gorgeous photo, it made my day!
What is your favourite product at Hootkid (at the moment)?
I have SO many faves at Hootkid at the moment, the standout dress for me, would have to be the There & Back Dress ($34.95, size 1-6), its a yummy rainbow of stripey goodness, just gorgeous.
Not to leave the little fellas out, I adore The Flash Tee, red being my fave colour because of course red goes faster!!
What can we expect of Hootkid in the near future?
Hootkid is just growing bigger & bigger at the moment, one year down and plenty more to come, christmas is just around the corner & we have some great offers & stocking fillers available PLUS the winter collection POPS and screams colour and fun which is what Hootkid is all about, lets just say we’re super excited & to watch this space!
To find out more about Hootkid, to browse the range and to order online enjoying free shipping Australia wide visit www.hootkid.com.