Hidden amongst the shops of Edinburgh lies some secret hidden shopping gems, being a Personal Shopper in Edinburgh, I am able to unearth these amazing stores for you all but within my Satisfashion blog I d really like to show you what can be found within and encourage you all to shop in your local independents of Edinburgh.

This week I ve been exploring Thistle Streets Scandinavian store Kakao by K. I personally use this store with my Satisfashionable clients but also my “go to” for Statement necklaces and jewellery and quirky pieces that you cannot find on the high street.  I spoke with Karina shop owner of Kakao by K to find our more about her beautiful store


Satisfashion : Can you tell me about your shop ?

Kakao by K : Kakao by K launched in Edinburgh in August 2008 with a clear aim: to bring a distinct Scandinavian fashion flavour to Scotland via new and exciting fashion brands and designers not readily available in the UK.

Our vision from the outset was to create a luxurious but inviting and relaxed atmosphere where customers would love to browse and shop but more importantly a place they would want to return to.

Kakao by K is dynamic and customer focused boutique where customers easily can shop their capsule and seasonal wardrobe in a leisurely manner or with the help of our stylists. With new arrivals every week the shopping experience is always fresh and exciting. We focus on the boutique being welcoming and friendly where we have a “therapy coach” approach combining personal customer relations with fashion.

Ultimately, Kakao by K is focused on being a relaxed place for women to shop and browse. Kakao by K is a very welcoming boutique; so don’t be surprised if we crack open the bubbly when you pop in, as looking after guests is another exciting ingredient of the Kakao by K philosophy.

Satisfashion : What does the name mean ?

Kakao by K :The name has a Scandinavian origin like myself. Kakao translates to ‘hot chocolate’ in the Scandinavian languages and much like this yummy delight Kakao by K aims to hit the pleasure mark with its wide range of designs. Hot trends, affordable boutique prices and a friendly service.

The by K represents our own exclusive designed and handmade jewellery collection which this season is inspired by Scandinavian style lifestyle and Edinburgh architecture.

Satisfashion : What brands do you stock ?

Kakao by K : Sourcing exclusive collections for Kakao by K is something we take great pride and apply all our enthusiasm. To give Kakao by K a competitive edge we search for original pieces and a compelling assortment edited in the Kakao by K spirit. Currently we stock a large range of Scandinavian brands such as Gestuz and Y.A.S. The characteristics of the scandi brands are clean lines, neutral colour pallet and very timeless which makes is very easy to work into your existing wardrobe. The pieces can easily work from desk to dinner with a little accessories.

We complement our Scandinavian collections with accessories from across Europe. In the Autumn we will be introducing British accessory designer Helen Moore and the Parisian chic Harris Wilson.

Satisfashion : What are your customers loving right now ?

Kakao by K : Our customers have really bought into the relaxed fitted trousers this season which can be worn with heels for an evening look and the midi skirt which has been proved very versatile by yourself (Satisfashion: Check out my skirt worn 4 ways below)

We are known for our great accessory collections which we add new pieces to every week, these collections are always popular with our customers whether they are treating themselves or someone else.

Satisfashion : What is your favourite item of clothing and item of jewellery and why ?

Kakao by K : Well, I am known for liking my stripes and can’t deny that I have added a few stripes tops to my spring collection, we have a really nice monochrome stripy top in stock with a little bit of lace detail on the shoulders. When it comes to jewellery I love it delicate pieces, I am completely in love with these simple gold chain earrings by Pernille Corydon.



Satisfashion Dresses up 

My favourite part about focusing on a certain shop in a Blog is to try on the clothes myself yessssssss finally shopping for myself 🙂

Well I completely fell in love with this White Skirt by brand YAS -£65. I m going to show you a few different ways to wear it – I m all for items that are extremely versatile and can be worked into your wardrobe so lets go with 1 skirt 4 ways:)



Workwear/Smart Casual

Such an easy outfit to wear to work, I have worn this with a sandal but would look nice with a court shoe or wedge.

Jumper – Kakao by K – Gestuz – £69

Necklace – Kakao by K – £25

Skirt – Kakao by K – YAS – £65



















Casual Daywear

Again simple easy outfit and what doesn’t work with a stripe top, great holiday outfit for sight seeing. A denim jacket would look great over the top of this too.

T-Shirt – Kakao By K – Gestuz – £49

Necklace – Kakao By K – £35

Skirt – Kakao by K – YAS – £65




















Occassion Outfit

This would look great at a wedding or a smart occasion.

Top – Kakao by K – Minimum – £55

Blazer – Kakao by K – Soaked in Luxury – £69

Necklace  – Kakao by K  – £45

Skirt – Kakao by K – YAS – £65

























Going out for a meal or drinks with the girls or a Date

Jacket – Kakao by K – Soaked in Luxury – £189

Stripe Mesh Top – Kakao by K -Soaked in Luxury – £45

Skirt – Kakao by K –  YAS – £65
















I cannot suggest enough you go and check out Kakao by K if you are a local to Edinburgh or just visiting Edinburgh for the day shopping, Its a stones throw away from George Street and you will find hidden unique treasures instore. Karina and her team are lovely also so don’t be afraid to just pop in for a browse

Thank you Karina for having me instore I loved it.

Kakao by K
45 Thistle Street
Tel: 0131 226 3584
Email: girls@kakao.co.uk

Website: www.kakao.co.uk

Opening Hours :

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm

If you liked my 1 item 4 ways or would like to know more about my Satisfashion Personal Shopping in Edinburgh packages please check me out at www.satisfashion.co.uk or contact me on 07801 822234.

Satisfashionable Love

Laura xx




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