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About Us

Founded by Emma Bustamante in 2017, Cositas is an independent, family owned haven of Home Interiors and Gifts carefully curated to make your eyes pop and your soul sing!

The eclectic collection will add a touch of magical quirk as they charm their way into your home.

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After the shop I worked in part time closed down I was weighing my options and made the decision to be brave and open a shop all of my own making curious and quirky interior finds accessible on the high street along the more convential offerings that were out there.

I managed to secure my dream shop right next door to St Albans Cathedral [link] on Holywell Hill, right in the heart of St Albans City. It’s a grade 2 listed building which dates back to the 1800’s so is full of character, wonky floorboards and wooden beams. The trouble with old buildings is that they need to be maintained and the shop has been closed for a number of months while renovations take place. We’re planning to re-open the physica shop in February 2023 when we’ll be bursting back onto the high street with a sparkly, touched up bang!

Cositas Creative runs alongside Cositas Home, offering an extensive selection of Creative Workshops from Arm Knitting and Calligraphy to Wreath Making and Acrylic Pour.

The newest arm to the Cositas brand is Cositas GFTS (Gifts For The Soul) which we introduced to nourish YOU as well as your home. From here we have also run a collection of spiritual workshops including Full Moon Ceremonies and Mindfulness.

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Achievments

We love running workshops and experiences alongside our shop and have been selected by BIRA (British Retail Asscosiation) as one of the top 5 most innovative retailers and since then have won numerous awards including Best Interiors Shop in Herts & Beds in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and were a runner up in the best start up business nationwide.

TV DARLING

I’ve made my TV debut thanks to the shop, appearing in the BBC’s The Best House In Town as a judge [link]for the 5 episodes that were filmed in St Albans and multiple appearances on Money For Nothing as well as talking about the challenges faces on Three Counties Radio and BBC News at 1.

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