Gnooss, an ephemeral delight to stock up on local gifts

The assignments follow one another and are not alike for the commercial premises of the city center … After having served as HQ for the candidate of the right and the center Jean-Philippe Vetter during the last municipal elections, 7 place Saint-Etienne welcomes up to at the end of the month the ephemeral Gnooss Christmas shop. Broken in the exercise – it has been five years since she installed in December its seasonal concept store in various places in Strasbourg, from rue de la Division-Leclerc to rue de la Mésange -, Caroline Boeglin this time unearthed her room at the very last minute, due to the uncertainties linked to the Covid. “Frankly, we couldn’t believe it! We didn’t think we could open it. So, we developed our website, a project that had been maturing for six years and that we were finally able to launch on November 20! »She explains. About fifteen designers – Alsatians, it goes without saying – are present on the site where more than 400 references, photographed from every angle, are available for home delivery or click and take to the store. “For those who are afraid of going to town, we can even arrange an appointment to make it faster! The other advantage is that the square is accessible by car, ”explains Caroline Boeglin. Not to mention that once is not customary, no checkpoint to cross to access it.

Twenty-four local designers and artisans at the rendezvous

For those who would prefer to see for themselves, 24 designers and artisans from all over Alsace are represented in the boutique, which is very pretty. Christmas decorations, fashion accessories, soaps, candles, gourmet preparations, cushions, Boit’Idéal pretzel ties for the gentleman and cosmetics from L’Esperluette for the lady, not to mention the screen-printed and / or personalized baby bras from Môme… We should be fine difficult not to find happiness there. Everything obviously puts Alsace in the spotlight, bredele boxes Bretzel Airlines with “Gotfertomi” or “Schmoutz” embroidered kelsch cushions, signed Marie Froehlicher.

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On the nugget side, again, La Fabrique à Images brings up to date images pasted on gingerbread and old lithographs, and Antiquités Rettig posters of schoolchildren and other jars of apothecaries. There are even superb designer furniture made from recycled materials from the very young and very creative Strasbourg brand Roses & Aléas. Even the “Strass Bier Pass” – a sort of Passport Gourmand in microbrewery version – is available at the cash desk. What to garnish the tree for the whole family, while buying local. “It’s crazy this year, the number of positive feedback we had! The average baskets are also more substantial. We really feel that people want to support local artisans. Moreover, if one of them is not in good spirits, I advise him to make a short visit to the store… He will necessarily come out of it fully pumped up! »Caroline Boeglin concludes.

Christmas concept store by Gnooss, open until Tuesday, December 29 (closed December 25 and 26), from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Also Click & Collect point of the online store:

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