I popped into the gorgeous little Saswa shop in the Royal Arcade last week to have a chat with one of the owners, Liam, and to drool over the beautiful jewellery on display… and I suppose to take a few snaps too while I was at it.
Liam is a bit of an arcade veteran, having worked in it for over 15 years. Starting off in Cameraland just a couple of doors away, he joined Saswa a few years ago. The shop was set up in 2001 by Yashira, who gives it her name. Well sort of, it comes from her little brother being unable to say her name properly.
The shop originally sold hippy type stuff but the owners found it wasn’t really working for them and changed to the gift/jewellery/general niceness route after a little while. Today the shop stocks great worldwide and local brands while also sourcing unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.
Next time you’re looking for a little trinket or two for a present (or for yourself!) I’d advise you to pop in, there’s a great selection and I’ll certainly be heading there when I want something a little bit unusual (necklaces with real flowers in anyone?).
Before I ramble on too much, make sure you check out the Saswa website to find more information about the shop and its stock and enjoy the pictures below, and there’s a few more over at this Flickr set. As always, comments, feedback and suggestions very much welcome.