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Pitfield London’s Store Manager, Mario Siebert (Super Mario!), may have only been with us for a couple of months but is certainly making his mark. So far, he’s very proud of joining the Pitfield team but has already had his fair share of embarrassing moments with us. The worst of all? Having to search a guy’s bag because he had stolen a vintage piece. Hats off to CCTV.
A fiery Leo (we think he’s pretty calm really), Mario’s favourite band is The Fall – but he’s open to in-store requests! He has a number of favourite designers, all are architects who have designed furniture: Alvar Aalto, George Nelson and Egon Eiermann. For Mario, the best thing about working here is that he’s surrounded by gorgeous nicknacks every day. Although, he says the temptation of this is the worst thing too…
In the future, he wants to own his own shop like Pitfield (just like Caitlin) but we’re holding onto him for a while yet, thanks.
Images by Warren Fox
A while back, Pitfield London greeted a lovely guest, jazz singer Alexia Coley. Pitfield was chosen as the quirky location for the performer’s latest shoot, with her bold and colourful look complemented by Pitfield’s statement wallpapers.
Look out for Alexia in London tomorrow at The Troubadour!
Handwoven Jute Bag, £35 (more designs available in store)
You know we LOVE unique homewares at Pitfield London but did you know we sell fashion accessories too? To complement our Jade Jagger designer jewellery pop-up shop, we have a range of gorgeous summery tote bags. On-trend, these cute handwoven jute shoppers are the perfect accesory, brightening up a grey English summer. Go funky with striking striped designs featuring horizontal panels in block colour or stay classic with elegant black or cream.
Not only do they look fab, they’re eco-friendly and fairly traded items, blending traditional artisanal skills with contemporary design. Taking up to 5 days to complete, the finished bags are stylish and functional! Grab yours now.
Second to be grilled for the Pitfield London blog is our weekend Sales Assistant, Robyn Eleanor Josie (granny) Davis, otherwise known as Ratty. Her role is to explain what all our fabulous different brushes are for (amongst other things we hope).
Robyn was born in Ealing, is a Taurus, says 23 is her lucky number and lists black as her favourite colour (at the moment)! Throughout the week, Robyn studies Public Relations at London College of Communication. Her dream is to work in advertising… Just as long as she doesn’t leave Pitfield altogether! Music wise, she’ll listen to anything, and food wise, it’s all about calamari!
Robs has been lucky enough to escape an embarrassing moment at Pitfield London so far (though we’re sure we can think of a couple…). She divulges that the tempting, yummy food in our cafe is the best and the worst thing about working here.
Next time you’re on Pitfield St, pop in and say hello.