A big welcome to Tiziana from The Stella Agency who provides us with two lovely international brands. Doudou et Compagnie/Histoire D’Ours are stunning soft plush toys from France & Condor are a Spanish company making amazing kids tights & socks. Let’s hear some more from Tiziana.
Tell us a little about the brands at The Stella Agency:
Doudou et Compagnie/Histoire D’Ours are soft plush toys from France. A family business since 1999, beautifully gift boxed bears, rabbits, hippos, mice, elephants and lots of others. A variety of sizes and colours and beautiful soft textures.
Condor are socks and tights, made in Spain (Barcelona). The Condor product retains shape and colour after washing and no pilling. Over 40 colours available in our ribbed tights & socks.
How did you get started?
I started in Children’s wear in 1990 as a Retailer in Adelaide. Then later moved to Sydney to work for OshKosh B’Gosh in store and then in later years in Head Office as National Retail Manager, where I probably got the best education in everything retail, wholesale, distribution, customer service and much more. In 2005 I decided to set up as an Agent and that’s when The Stella Agency came to fruition.
Where did your business name come from?
Stella is the name of my niece and it also means Star in Italian, that’s how The Stella Agency came about.
Just finished WHY WOMEN KILL on SBS Demand.
Best business advice you’ve received…
"Never owe more than you own" and another favourite which I pass on to a lot of Retailers “if in doubt leave out".
The best advice I’ve been given…
Always look on the brighter side of every situation.
Favourite piece in your current collection…
In my Histoire D’Ours collection, I just love the HO2581 chocolate bear in the round box - he is the colour of a hot chocolate and so fluffy. In the Condor, what’s not to love but the rainbow of colours.
On the weekend you’ll find me….
Before COVID days normally out for lunch or dinner, fruit & veg shopping at the markets and cooking.
I’m always inspired by…
Summer or Winter?
My home is…
Comfortable and where I entertain the most.
Every morning I…
Head for my coffee machine.
Last book you read?
Struggling to get through the book which has been sitting at my bedside table for quite a while, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
Dream holiday destination….
At the moment anywhere, but as soon as COVID allows, back to the beaches in Sardegna, Italy.
Feeling very international after hearing from Tiziana! Maybe we can’t travel internationally right now, but we can still appreciate these two wonderful brands from across the globe, bringing us beautiful toys from Doudou et Compagnie/Histoire D’Ours & France, and tights & socks worthy of the international fashion scene from bustling Barcelona with Condor. I’d love to show you these wholesale children’s ranges for your business. Contact me directly for more information.
Perth's best Kids Wholesale Baby and Children's Fashion, Gift and Toy Agency. Supplying the best selling kids brands to Western Australia Boutique Retailers.