ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS | April 27, 2008

Follow-up story | My search for retailers of Koziol

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To answer a reader request, I searched for more sources of Koziol. This time I searched in Canada.

I told you this week that was harder to find retailers in North America for Koziol.  A sad thing!

A Confirmed Retailer in Montreal

I am happy to report that a small retailer in Montreal carries many Koziol products. Chez Farfelu Maison just received a new shipment of cool kitchen and bathroom accessories.

Missing Opportunities

As many small retailers in Quebec, Chez Farfelu Maison does not have a Web site. Specialized independent retailers often carry unique stuff but the lack of a well documented Web site makes the task of finding them a lot harder. I made 7 phone calls to dig one retailer that carries Koziol.

I think that retailers are missing on a great opportunity. With the current trend towards fun and colorful housewares and interior design, this should create a demand for Koziol products. A design that might not have exists in the past. Moreover, Koziol products are affordable for the masses.

I just sent an email to the Canadian distributor. I hope to get news soon It was quick (15 minutes in a Sunday afternoon, I should have checked back my email before posting). Diana Arn suggested Chez Farfelu Maison and Crash.

Update: Paulla Maxey of Crash contacted me. She told that they carry a fairly extensive inventory in Koziol and review the line continually for updates.

I dug so far three Canadian retailers:

Farfelu Maison (Chez)
p 514.528.8842 – 838 Avenue Du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2J 1X1

CRASH
p 604.684.9922 – Unit 7 at 1551 Johnston Street, Vancouver, Canada, V6H 3R9
open daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • I found a store on eBay Canada Your New Gift with a few items. Unfortunately the coolest products I presented to you are not in the inventory except for the Pic Up.

I keep you posted on as I discover new sources.

April 29th, 2008 Update: Diana Arn also sent me retailers for Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

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+ Bring Happiness in Your Kitchen with Koziol

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7 Responses to “Follow-up story | My search for retailers of Koziol”

  1. Kim,

    You can find Koziol products at my favorite gadget store in Montreal: Mortimer Snodgrass in Old Montreal.

    They are an online store:

    http://www.mortimersnodgrass.com/

    The shop is the best place to go for original gifts for the whole family.

  2. 2 At Home with Kim Vallee said:

    Nathalie: Mortimer Snodgrass was the first store I phone. They do NOT sell Koziol. They do sell fun products but not Koziol. I double-checked at their Saint-Lambert store.

  3. 3 gene wallace said:

    Ref Koziol products, US

    http://www.jff-mw.com

  4. 4 Frederic said:

    We were reading your blog on Koziol retailers in Canada. We have a retail store online showing the SUMMER COLLECTION 2008 for KOZIOL. Visit us online at http://www.iletaitunefois.com

    They also have shop at :

    IL ETAIT UNE FOIS…
    615 VICTORIA
    ST-LAMBERT,QUEBEC
    J4P 3R4
    TEL(450) 466-3818

  5. 5 Gary Jendresen said:

    Reids & Kilian Internation al design store in Calgary no longer carries Koziol products as attested to by the recepient of a phone call I just now made to inquire about koziol products on 10/22/2008.

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  7. If you are still interested in knowing where to find Koziol, I sell Koziol in my store in Kingston, Ontario and images of the collection available in the store will be on the website in the next few weeks.