Capricho (ka 'pri t∫o) Portuguese and Spanish for caprice: an impulse or notion, a fancy, a whimsy, to treat yourself.
After meeting in Europe and living for a number of years together in Madrid, in 2012 we felt we needed a change. After much soul searching and contemplation we left our jobs, our country, family and friends, and relocated (Javier) and returned (Fiona) to New Zealand.
Capricho was formed out of that same desire for change, to do something different, something creative. Something for ourselves and for the customers we hoped to inspire.
We have combined our years of experience in sales and customer care at large multinationals with our love of beautiful Portuguese home textiles to bring you something a little different.
Our appreciation of Portuguese home textiles has a long history. For Javier it started in Galicia, Spain, shopping with his Mother and Sister at the Fortaleza of Valença do Minho in northern Portugal and once he obtained his drivers license, driving his Mother and her friends to Portugal to buy linen. Later, living together in Madrid we visited those same shops each summer, to decorate our own home.
We now visit northern Portugal each year to work with our carefully selected suppliers, sourcing these textiles for you.
We are very excited to have opened our first permanent store in the beautiful suburb of Takapuna Beach. You can find us at 106 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Tuesday to Sunday.
The store is a simple but beautifully styled space with lots of natural light, blonde wood and a cool grey & white colour scheme, the perfect backdrop to showcase our expanded product range.
In addition to our luxury linens you will find a complementary edit of high-quality Homewares, Furniture, Lighting and Lifestyle products from around the world.
We believe that good design should be beautiful, functional and have longevity. So, as we have done with our linens, with our new ranges we've chosen brands who also take this approach.
We are excited to bring you these quality products and we hope they bring a little capriciousness to your everyday living!
Fiona & Javier