Planet Cute started as whirlwind idea in June 2015. We had to opportunity to use a great retail space, so we did a pop-up shop and the ball hasn't stopped rolling. After two pop-ups in 2015 (the first on 5th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the 2nd on 7th Ave), we're settling into our long-term home at last!
We met at various retail jobs, where at one point or another, we all expressed a wish to own our own store. From that drive and a shared love of all things cute, Planet Cute was born!
As artists ourselves, we strive to support other artists and small businesses, so many of our products are sourced locally and from other makers that we admire!
Who Are We?
Ariel! Founder of Kawaii as Ari and ZootyDoo Kids. Full-time artist and dedicated Planet Cutie, Ariel gave up her retail management job to put her heart into Planet Cute. She loves all things glitter, kawaii and Hello Kitty. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Mei-Ling! After wanting to open a shop of her own for years, Mei is partnering with Ariel to bring an amazing craft/art section to Planet Cute. She loves to knit, color and open blind boxes. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.