Gently Elephant - Opens Today

169 Brockley Road, SE4 2RS
Tel: 020 8692 2881

Gently Elephant is the new children's shoes and gifts shop on the corner of Cranfield Road and Brockley Road.


In a whirlwind of activity the shop has been cleared, gutted and prettified and a wooden teepee has been installed. There is still a little work to do to the exterior but they are now open for business.

49 comments:

Brockley Ben said...

Excellent work. Good luck to all concerned.

Osh said...

Wow, that was quick GE :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck - it looks really well finished!

Wendy said...

Looks nice. It's what the area needs.

MikeSE13 said...

Shoetastic! Good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, if I had children - or really small feet myself - I would be shopping there!

Christopher Graham said...

Nice to see a new shop opening - good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

Looks great..Good luck to them!

M said...

Looks great. My boys will love that teepee!

Brockley Ian said...

Great news, I'll be shopping in there tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Cute! What a great addition to the high street. I don't have kids but I welcome this store and wish them well.

Fattyfattybumbum said...

Wicked - best of luck, reckon it will be a massive success.

Jerry L said...

I don't have children but this shop looks great, and definitely raises the tone of that stretch of shops! I wish them success of elephantine proportions.

Ed (CPZ) said...

I have recommended my HOP friends with little rascals check you out.

Anonymous said...

website link doesn't work, you need: http://www.gentlyelephant.co.uk/ instead ...

BrockleyKate said...

Very nicely done up. I hope other local shop-keepers take the hint!
Good luck, guys.

Anonymous said...

What other local shops aren't nicely done up?!

Anonymous said...

errrr La Lanterna to name just one...

Ed (CPZ) said...

The pattern integral to the original frontage design for the parade has been abandoned; the paint on the beautiful corbels is peeling off and they are lost between gaudy plastic signage that is not in keeping with the vernacular proportions and style and is in some cases in breach of planning rules and/or covenants not that LBL care. Next.

Anonymous said...

"not that LBL care."

Or indeed anyone with a life.

Teahound said...

It looks lovely, good luck! The stock on the website looks great too.

sunshine said...

'Or indeed anyone with a life.'

Says the anon defending shabby shop fronts on the interweb.

Get a 'real' cause!

sunshine said...

Shop looks lovely BTW

Cuppicake said...

This place is going to make a fortune.

Ed (CPZ) said...

G*d forbid one should enjoy and value architecture; philistine!

C'mon, we know it's coming. What 'creative' way will you find to use the M word?

Anonymous said...

G*d?

Anonymous said...

Ugh and so an end to the Brockley we know and love.

Anonymous said...

If this is an "end to the Brockley we know and love" bring it on! I'll take a deli or shoe store over fried chicken or junk store that you can't actually walk in any day!

Anonymous said...

There was a bit of a mini riot outside the new Morleys in Downham this afternoon. They're offering half price as an opening special. Shop surrounded by hundreds of schoolkids and a couple of policemen.

Anonymous said...

Great items, lovely interior design and good service! Brockley need more shops like this. Wel done ladies,I bet you found yourselves a real gold mine here!

Aricana said...

I looked in the shop window early this morning and thought it looked great. What a great addition to the high street.

Emmajem said...

Congratulations to the shop owners. Lovely looking shop which I hope becomes a blossoming business. Here's to more shops like this opening in brockley in the future!

E&S said...

elf & safety is worried about the amount of glass at low level with little children

Gently Elephant said...

This is a great point to highlight. It was a concern for us too so we've coated the haberdashers unit in a shatter proof security film so if there are any knocks, the little ones will be safe. Hopefully this sets your mind at rest.

Anonymous said...

Have you got jester's shoes?

Gently Elephant said...

Oh dear, I just googled that to check whether it was a brand we'd missed ;) Sadly no jester's shoes just yet but we'll mention it to start rite to see if they can make curling toes and bells work as a fitted shoe. Thanks for the tip..

Anonymous said...

Love everything except the Fluoro green sign on the front ...

E&S said...

Glad to hear about the safety film on the glass - but would prefer some other measures as well.

Unfortunately my children have inherited large feet and unless you sell some of the Sasquatch variety even though they have many years of schooling left we are unlikely to be able to purchase any footwear.

Also not sure if the sign is going to be larger i.e like Brockley's Rock, but the little green one is quite hard to see if you are driving past.

Best of luck with your business, hope it thrives.

Ghost of Speedicars said...

OK - I have to say this - are people SERIOUSLY munging over the design of the sign and the fact that the windows are made out of GLASS?!

Some things really never do change.

Tamsin said...

Not seriously munging (whatever that means, I read those comments as expressing a legitimate concern and receiving public reassurance and offering a little bit of constructive criticism along with enthusiastic approval.

Anonymous said...

But... glass windows?! They're everywhere. The sooner kids get used to those, the better, surely?

Anonymous said...

A visitor to my house watched indulgently while her 8 year old ran the length of the room and threw himself repeatedly at the top of a sofa next to a large 1st floor window, hitting the glass every time. My own kids were horrified.

Anonymous said...

Go back and read the comment, it's nothing to do with the window glass. It's for a unit within the shop that may not have toughend or laminated glass. Minimising the risk for some shop furniture using a cheap and easy method is all good, if you are running a comercial premisis that will have kids in you have a duty of care. Suspect they will also not have child level sharp corners etc, good design that's all.

Stop hyperventilating.

Brockley Ian said...

Went in on Saturday bought some lovely shoes and a t-shirt, the owners were very friendly and helpful.

The Tee-pee is fun & they've also got some nice gift type things too.

A great addition to high street.

Ally Mccoist said...

any jobs ?

Anonymous said...

Have not been yet. Excited though from the comments and wish the owners well.
Are they getting music classes arranged at some point and if so when are they please?

Anonymous said...

Great shop and my small stroppy son delighted with a pair of shoes so fine that if I could squish my size 7s into them I would. Lovely shop design and really laid back, friendly owners. Thank-you!

Ben said...

I bought a t-shirt there last week for my friend's baby boy! they all love it, and it was a lovely new shop!

Nunhead dry cleaners said...

Great work with the shop guys! We wish you the very best of luck and hope that your business will be a major success!
Best wishes, and hoping to pop down soon, from the staff at Nunhead Dry Cleaners xxx

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