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Kudos Inspiration

71-73 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HW, England
+44 1736 798586
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Spent a few minutes outside choosing a few items but when we went in to the shop the guy stopped us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary H
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Fab!!

Loved this shop - cant spend enough time in this magical shop Hubby bought me beautiful green amber... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
phyllisflemming
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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If you haven't yet discovered 'Kudos' in St. Ives you might be in for a surprise. Acclaimed by some as 'the best shop they have been in', it is not for the feint hearten, claustrophobic or impatient. Total sensory overload is the score and a single visit will not reveal all its hidden treasures. There is something for everyone,in a fascinating kaleidoscope of world cultures and there are prices to suit most budgets from 20p to £35,000.00. With one of the best and most extensive ranges of Jewellery you will find anywhere, that is only part of the story. If jewellery is not your thing, a collection of vintage guitars dating back 200 years might float your boat. New and antique items from Cornwall are blended with extraordinary artefacts from at least 45 different countries, and if this planet doesn't hold your attention there are a scattering of meteorites for good measure. Fossils and crystals up to 800 million years old and did you spot the fossilized Keichosaur, an aquatic reptile 260 million years old, or the Mammoth tusk or fossilized Cave Bear Foot from Romania. No 'Kiss me Quick' hats although there are other collectable hats or a selection of hand bags, works of art, adorned by celebrities in California. It is not a preconceived lifestyle package handed to you on a plate, more a source of inspiration and wealth of artifacts for interior designers, artists, musicians and inspired appreciators of this world. Owner Martin Phillips, has 10 years formal training in art and design including Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Glass, Industrial Design and Photography specialising in Jewellery and Furniture, culminating in a Masters Degree from 'The Royal College of Art' London. He manufactured Jewellery for 12 years winning awards for design, business, photography and export and developed exports to 35 different countries. Now on the other side of the coin he has conceived 'Kudos' and travels extensively to enrich this retail outlet in what he describes as a 'living Museum'.
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71-73 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few minutes outside choosing a few items but when we went in to the shop the guy stopped us abruptly and said we are closing. I was quite surprised business must be good. I certainly will not go back.More

Thank Gary H
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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Whilst I appreciate your review I have never knowingly turned away anyone with specific purchases and had that been made known to me I would have served that customer. Yes there are times when I have to close the shop to browsers who could happily...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Loved this shop - cant spend enough time in this magical shop Hubby bought me beautiful green amber ring n i treated myself to gorg pendant Shop is absolutely amazing - need to go there at 9 n stay til it closes Thanks Martin from...More

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

I'm very happy that you enjoyed the shop so much and I hope we can continue to surprise you in future with plenty more gems.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Birthday treat for me! An Aladdin's cave of jewellery and so much more. My second visit and lucky to find something beautiful. Returned the next day for more!

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My mom treated me to a tree of life leather bracelet last year and I was so pleased with it she treated me to another one in a different colour this year. Lots of lovely things.

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing 'Kudos' on Trip Advisor and I'm happy that you are still enjoying visiting our emporium.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A two storey treasure trove in a narrow St Ives street. Antiques, curiosities, second hand musical instruments, jewellery- go into this shop and you will probably find whatever you are looking for. The owner is engaging and amusing. Worth the visit.

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

I'm very happy you enjoyed your visit and hope that we can make any future visits every bit as good. Thank you so much for your review.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I've never been anywhere as wonderful as this before. I could have spent my entire life savings in here. I just wanted to stay there for ever and never come out. I bought a ring and several lovely stones. I wanted to buy a lot...More

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and I'm very happy to hear that it was such a positive experience. I hope your next visit will be just as good and that you are able to find plenty more treasures...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place,it sells the most amazing unusual things,beautiful items that you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it in there! From jewellery to saxophones to funky doormats you never know what you might find,a must if you go to St Ives

2  Thank Tracy Y
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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review and I hope that you will be able to find some more extraordinary things when you visit us again.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If someone asked me to describe Kudos Inspiration in St Ives, I would say it is like an Aladdin’s cave. The shop is absolutely crammed full with the most wonderful and fascinating collection of treasures imaginable. There are antiques, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments and all...More

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

I am very happy that you found it a fulfilling experience and that the physical restraints of the shop didn't spoil your enjoyment. Thank you so much for taking your time to review 'Kudos' and I hope that many others will continue to get pleasure...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I loved looking around this shop. It's rammed with treasures. It was such a busy day that we had to follow a trail if other holiday makers around the shop like a conga and I didn't get time to really look at anything for long...More

Thank Lisa R
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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

I'm happy you enjoyed your brief experience in 'Kudos'. The more you look the more you'll find. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us on 'Trip Advisor' and we look forward to welcoming you next time.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of St Ives this shop is a mix of touristy items like signs for Hogwarts to hidden gems. It is a shop that you may have to go through a few times to see everything as it is a one way...More

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MAP7173, Owner at Kudos Inspiration, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review 'Kudos'. I don't think it's 'a little cosy', I think it's extremely cosy, but at least we don't charge for the dancing lesson.

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