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The second-hand children’s clothing shop, L’Ile aux Trésors is offering knowitall.ch readers 10% discount on any items purchased in their shop in Eaux-Vives before 28 February 2018.

As a Dépôt / Vente center, L’Ile aux Trésors also gives customers the possibility to deposit their own items of clothing for sale. So, if your child is growing out of their own clothes and needs a new wardrobe for Christmas, what better place to look than this cosy, welcoming boutique on the Rue du Nant in Geneva!

Asked how she came to be involved with this clothing shop, owner Carla Leabu told knowitall.ch, “Originally from Romania, I came to settle in Geneva in 2016. As a former Sales Director in a family-run business, I accepted the challenge of taking over the management of L’Ile aux Trésors, an existing shop, which was already quite popular with those “in-the-know” but which could also appeal to a much wider client base, if only they knew about it! I believe this business has huge potential to grow in a multicultural city like Geneva.”

Top-quality, branded clothing for children

L’Ile aux Trésors is quite unique in only accepting and selling top-quality, branded clothes for children aged 1 to 16.  The focus is on seasonal items so you can be sure to find a good choice of ski clothing including gloves and ski helmets in the shop this winter. There is also a small area dedicated to children’s accessories and toys, including push chairs, books and DVDs.

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20% discount for knowitall.ch readers on all orders placed before the end of the year!

Seedballs are all the rage in England and now they have arrived in Switzerland too!

Packaged in colourful little tins, each offering the potential to grow a wide variety of different wildflowers, seedballs provide a simple, fun, and low-cost solution for brightening up your garden or balcony…whilst helping to reverse the massive decline in bee colonies and other pollinators like butterflies.

Having recently won the 2017 Gift of the Year Award in the UK, it comes as no surprise to hear that seedballs are gaining popularity in Europe. And it’s all thanks to local entrepreneur, Harriet Kibbe, a gardening enthusiast interested in promoting sustainable growth and development, that you can now buy them in Switzerland too!

Harriet told knowitall.ch, “When I first met Dr. Ana Attlee, one of the environmental scientists who created Seedball in the UK, I immediately fell in love with her product!  They offer a practical way to raise awareness about the decimation of pollinators, as well as the impact of pesticides and weedkillers on our environment. At the same time, they provide a simple mechanism for people to take control of the situation and actually DO something about it. I think many people would love to do something about the plight of bees but not everyone wants to become a part time beekeeper!”

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Lots of amazing prizes to be won in the daily draw from 1 to 24 December!

The 56 shops and businesses located in Cornavin Station in Geneva are celebrating the magic of Christmas with a huge Advent calendar installed right in the middle of the main hall.

From 1 to 24 December, around 160,000 daily commuters through the station will have the opportunity to take part in 24 daily draws, giving themselves the chance to win one of the many fantastic presents offered by the shops and displayed in each of the 24 Advent windows.

Some of the exciting prizes up for grabs include a Mondaine watch, a Brompton bike, and a camera, not to mention other great Christmas classics such as chocolates, perfume and, of course, an Advent crown!

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Know-it-all Marketplace will showcase a luxurious new watch stand, called The One Night Stand, at its pop-up shop in Geneva from 27 November through to 23 December.

The One Night Stand

Designed and produced by Sufixe, the sleek-looking stand will make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who prizes their precious timepiece, and is the first in what is expected to be a series of new products to be created by the recently launched R&D branch of c:lynk, a long-established design agency that works for multinational clients in and around Geneva.

According to c:lynk founder,  Basil Thuillard, The One Night Stand can serve either as a premium stand to keep at home for precious timepiece owners, or as a window display item not just for watches, but other items too such as jewelry.   The design can be fully customizable through choice of materials, finishings (paint, coatings, raw effect, etc), engravings, colors and more.

Katt Cullen and Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman

Despite all the last minute preparation going on for Know-it-all Marketplace, the new month-long pop-up shop opening in Geneva next Monday, Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman still managed to find time to head over to WRS this morning to talk to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix.

Click here and listen to what she had to say about her new temporary shop in the Planète Charmilles shopping center and the rigorous selection process that all the creative vendors had to go through to get their products included!

Whether you're looking for inexpensive but unique, handmade craft items to give to your female friends for Christmas, or more luxurious designer gifts to give to your husband, there is something for everybody in the shop, with prices ranging from just Fr. 2.- through to Fr. 300.-.

With every purchase made, you can be sure you will be supporting a local business...Lisa explained on the show that all 54 creators selected to display their wares in the shop come from the Lake Geneva region or nearby.

Katt Cullen and Lisa Cirieco Ohlman

Know-it-all Marketplace will open for business on Monday, 27 November at 9h and will remain open every day except Sundays until the last Saturday before Christmas, 23 December 2017.

Know-it-all Marketplace 2017
Planète Charmilles
Bottom floor between Migros and Jysk
11, promenade de l’Europe (near place des Charmilles)
1203 Genève
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Cash only in our shop. There are many cash machines in the center.
90-minutes free parking
TPG buses 6, 7, 10, 11, 19
There are 50 other shops, restaurants, and service centers in the mall.

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