Frou Frou Monkey is a boutique-style gift store located in downtown Kamloops, B.C. We specialize in many one-of-a-kind items including hundreds of B.C. and Canadian made products.
We are an Eco-conscious store and strive to bring eco in whenever feasibly possible. We are proud to support humanitarian companies and suppliers who do the same.
Interview with Margo Matheson – owner
Q: When did Frou Frou Monkey open?
A: We opened on a whim in 2005 after being in office type career based jobs. After so many years in office situations I felt a need to showcase my creative side more. I also thought there was a void for certain types of product in the downtown core.
Q: What makes your shop unique?
A: I think Frou Frou Monkey is unique because of my eclectic tastes in many products from modern and funky, to vintage finds.
Q: What are your most popular items?
A: We sell a lot of jewelery, purses, wallets, scarves and hats. Our vintage and industrial finds also fly out of the store.
Q: What is your favorite find?
A: There are a few…one was an English hall bench with leaded glass cabinets on top of it… cool but unfortunately too big for my house, an art deco triangular base dining set with matching china cabinet with ingrained ebony, a Swedish wedding trunk and an early rectory chair with carved dragons on the sides… also, exciting jewelery from designers around the world like “Virgins, Saints & Angels”.
A small amount of craziness – mixed with a reasonable amount of eccentricity – is an attractive alternative to conformity – J. D. Boatwood