As founder Maria Krystman puts it, Słońce has two parts—handcrafts and handiwork. The first one refers to a range of objects by Polish artisans, including prints, ceramics, and jewelry. You’ll things to please the body, such as natural cosmetics and herbs.
What does she mean by “handiwork”? Kobido! Japanese face massages by Maria’s own hands. This procedure, which is called a non-invasive face-lift, is performed in the back, in a separate room. Thus, handcrafts and handiwork meet under one roof in Jeżyce.
This is the perfect place for anyone who lives for fashion. Located in downtown Poznań, this concept store stocks a selection of the hottest clothing and accessories by Polish designers. You’ll find The Mar purses, classics from Elementy, and colorful She is Sunday T-Shirts. The one-of-a-kind locally produced jewelry is a feast for the eyes.
And after shopping at ROMA, pop in for some ice-cream a few doors down, at Kolorowa, or do some lunch at Sanszajn.
Mood Scent Bar
Heading back to Jeżyce, we find the tiny Mood Scent Bar, a niche perfume shop that hails from Warsaw. This is a little piece of paradise for those who like surrounding themselves with special scents and matching them to their mood.
It is also easy on the eyes. Both sides of the shop are lined with rows of flasks and candles. The central point is a red tabletop, also laden with fragrant treasures.
This is a shop for the senses [zmysły] and your well-being [dobrostan]. Literally. Just step in the door and you’ll feel an atmosphere of harmony and relaxation. The concept was born from the experiences of the owner, Daria, who noticed the beneficial effects when she introduced holistic self-care rituals into her lifestyle. Over time, she began searching for objects connected to aromatherapy and relaxation. All this bore fruit in her desire to create a special place on the Poznań map.
At Zmysłostan you’ll find Polish products like candles, teas, and handmade ceramics. All of them are made by small artisan companies that pay special attention to their impact on the environment. This one is very much for fans of slow shopping.
From Wilda we move on to Garbary, where RUNO has its headquarters. When you hear “herbal shop,” you no doubt imagine a modern, minimalist space. Yet it is not only Runo’s interiors that come as a surprise. They also boast a hand-picked selection of Polish products, attention to detail, and helpful service staff, who are more than happy to advise you on what herbs or cosmetics are right for you. You’re sure to leave stocked up on some incredible products for your everyday rituals.
Intu is an extraordinary furniture showroom born of a love of design, and also a place for gatherings and workshops. They combine a tradition of excellent design with interior novelties. At Intu you’ll find both furniture and accessories by Polish producers, as well as some pearls from abroad, some of which grace our hotels.
Intu was founded by Magdalena Kałach, who has been running the Noti Gallery for over a decade. It was one of the first places in Poznań to start promoting good design. As she says: “We chose labels known for an innovative approach to design, precise execution, and high-quality materials. The pieces include furniture, lamps, carpets, and ceramics, which create personalized interiors and will serve their owners for many years to come.”
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