Gosia, the owner of PasParTou, began her retail journey with the opening of her store Shelterego, located in Shelter Island, in May 2011. Shelterego was run by Gosia along with two partners for two years as a seasonal store selling an assortment of pieces that spanned many themes. After two successful seasons, Shelterego closed its doors, however Gosia wanted to continue her retail journey. She explored locations in her hometown of Brooklyn and came across a space on Court Street in Cobble Hill. After spending numerous months negotiating a lease, PasParTou was born. Gosia runs PasParTou with her daughter Paulina. The store carries a similar assortment of items to Shelterego with less of a nautical theme.