10 Years of Nina and the City

Something for my Swiss based readers today, especially for those who are looking for some cute Christmas gifts that you cannot find anywhere else. Let me introduce you to one of my dear friends Nina who started her business «Nina and the City» formerly known as «Kids and the City» 10 years ago as she was giving birth to her second child and the series «Sex and the City» was at its peak popularity. At the time, the focus was on personalized accessories for urban babies as the original name of the company indicated. My avid readers might still remember, for all others have a look at previous posts from 2010 and 2013.

Nina is a great business woman combining motherhood and her pop-up store in an amazing way. Her concept grew quickly and over the years the scope of the business broadened by including accessories for urban mothers being it textile or jewelry.

Today, «Nina and the City» distributes over 80 brands from all over the world. The differentiation lies in the uniqueness and the smaller scale productions of the products that range from fully affordable to more exclusive. The secret is in the discovery of unknown brands around the world in which Nina – the «truffle dog» as her friends call her – excels.

As every year, Nina and the City will soon open its doors again for a traditional
Private Christmas Sale.

Oct 31 – Nov 3 : 9 am – 7 pm
Nov 4: 9 am – 2 pm
Nov 6-7 : 9 am – 7 pm

Binderstrasse 61, 8702 Zollikon, Switzerland

For us, she gave us a sneak preview about what to expect and told us about her favorites that will be available for sale next week:

These rings look so adorable stacked! Wear the initials of your family…

Ringsdiamond rings with initials that are made out of 18 kt solid yellow, white or rose gold. The diameter of the circle is 8mm and the initial is surrounded by 0,17-0,21 kt (depends on which initial) white (F-VS), brown or black diamonds. This gives an amazing sparkle. To top it off a black rhodium can be added. The rings are stackable for those who have more loved ones to honour with initials. The rings are fully tailored for a very affordable price.

A beautiful look from Manidou

Fashioncashmere from la Capra, women fashion from Ann&Line, scarves from Manidou (all Swiss brands!) and capes from the Capemädchen.

A personalized bangle

Personalized jewelry – broad variety of personalized jewelry from bangles to bracelets or necklaces in different gold tones, plated or solid, with diamonds or without and for every budget.

With plenty of unique gift ideas and Christmas around the corner, it’s definitely an event not to be missed! See you there!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands via Nina and the City

Spring Fling – Nina’s Treasure Hunt


Many of you who have been following Sandra’s Closet since a while, might know Nina already. Her concept pop-up shop KIDS AND THE CITY is a must-visit in the area of Zurich when you are looking for the newest accessories, gift ideas and objects of desire from emerging designers from all over the world. Great news is that she will be opening her doors for 4 days next week. You are herewith cordially invited to a Spring Fling – a private sale featuring numerous exclusive brands, such as La Capra Cashmere, Happycoat, Heartwork by Envie, A Simple Hug, Loup y es-tu, Des Artistes, Treibgut, Caspita and many more new collections.

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March 19th to 22nd, 10.00am – 07.00pm Friday 10.00am – 03.00pm 
OR BY APPOINTMENT  Kids and the City by Nina Arnold-Shah +41 79 768 37 23
Breitackerstrasse 4 – 8702 Zollikon/ Switzerland  

And here is your exclusive preview of some of the gorgeous new treasures Nina has put together for us:



Rings Micro Quintessence with coloured stones, CHF 1’200 each


Earrings Micro Quintessence Chakra Sahasrara, CHF 2’700


Necklace Micro Quintessence Chakra Anahata, CHF3’300



Shako, the mastermind behind those beautifully crafted bags, was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. After her studies in Spain, she moved to France to work for Hermès. In 2009, she launched her eponymous label Atelier Shako in Geneva to fulfill her passion for outstanding design and craftsmanship.

Clutch CHF 760.-


k-07 Vogue Modal Scarf Front Zoom

Founder and designer Nina Eiber is based in Vienna and specializes in luxury, limited edition silk scarves with contrasting prints on either side.

My favourite: Vogue scarf CHF 260.-



Travel inspired accessories from across the globe. 
Necklaces CHF 45.- / Bracelets CHF 29.-


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Inspired by flotsam and jetsam, the idea was to create a mojo reminiscent of the life at the sea. All bracelets can be custom-made and can vary therefore  in prices.

Bellinzona with citrine – CHF 335.-

Brindisi CHF 225.-



Such a cute idea: Top-quality matching shirts for father and son – a unique offer.
Father & Son shirt set – starting at CHF 160.-

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The cutest school cones ever, available for CHF 109.- each.

I hope that you are a little inspired now. See you at Nina’s next week!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands and Kids and the City

Happycoat Comes to Switzerland

Happycoat Comes to Switzerland

Great news for my Swiss readers, Notting Hill-based label Happycoat will come to Switzerland for an exclusive VIP sale at Kids and the City from September 12-14, 2012.
(For details, please see invitation below).

This is your chance to meet the designer, Tilla Lindig, and to explore her collection of timeless outerwear, from sophisticated capes to chic coats and fitted jackets such as the “Kate” which is named after the Duchess of Cambridge, of course.


Tilla, who was born and raised in Germany, lives today with her husband and three kids in London. She knows exactly what women want: Looking stylish while being comfortable. Her pieces work for all occasions, bringing the kids to school or having lunch in the city. She even has started to do bespoke pieces.

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Her fan base is huge. Many celebrities have been spotted in Happycoats, among them Claudia Schiffer, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Kate Moss. Last month, Lindig was voted Best German Brand Abroad 2012 by German Bunte, Elle and Instyle magazines. Congrats, Tilla, well done!

If you would like to have more information and see some of the styles, please click here for a previous post.

LoL, Sandra

Happycoat Invite ZurichPhotos: Courtesy of Tilla Lindig, Happycoat and © Birgit Klemt