Mon Pote is an independent lifestyle store located in the heart of Bedminster, Bristol, selling affordable gifts and homewares for both adults and children alike. Our focus is to bring joy and inspiration to our customers in the form of beautiful products in a range of European styles.
So what does it mean?… The colloquial term, Mon Pote, is French, and means ‘my buddy’, or ‘my friend.’ We feel the name of our store encapsulates one of the most important parts of our business: to provide positive support to our customers, for the most enjoyable and comfortable shopping experience. Our staff are always on hand to offer tailored helpful advice, so that every customer leaves our store happy!
Our European name is also symbolic of what we sell. Our products are carefully chosen and selected from both European and local makers and suppliers, especially brands originating from Scandinavia. We hope that we can offer something for everyone at Mon Pote, and we feature a range of styles, from Mid-Century Bohemian, to Minimalist and Nordic.
And when did it all begin?… Our business began in 2014, when Anna Clements founded Mon Pote as an online store. Anna had previously been working as a lawyer, but when she stopped working to have kids, she had the time to explore her love for interiors and design. Her passion continued to flourish and she began selling her products at local markets. She realised through market selling that the most enjoyable part of the business was interacting with her customers, and an online store was not enough. After having her eye on an empty shop in the perfect location for quite some time, it became available, and Anna snapped it up. The Mon Pote bricks and mortar shop finally opened its doors in November 2015.
Since then we have come a long way, Mon Pote has grown and evolved, all thanks to our loving customers who make such an impact on our business. The support we receive from our local customers and equally our online and social media followers is so important to us, and we are extremely grateful.