The unique shops you need to discoverJan 25, 2019
We're driven by a lust for unique accessories - oh, and quirky homeware, as well as any sort of spectacular trinket! We have a long history of this dedication to tracking down those coveted items and as such, we've become rather good at it (if we don't say so ourselves). In this blog, we'll share some of the brilliant stores where we're lucky enough to have been stocked – and let you know why their shopping experiences definitely deserve your attention...
Starting off slap bang in the centre of the UK's capital, Bonds, Kings Cross is a brilliant concept store that houses the coolest of slick & simple lifestyle gems, alongside being a working Lab where Earl of East scents are produced and you can even book a session to create your own fragrance. Housed within London's Coal Drops Yard, the location is well worth a visit for the epic Heatherwick Studio led architecture alone, which revives two heritage rail buildings in spectacular fashion.
When you're in south London, make sure you check out Circus in Brixton Market - for all your mid-century lusts, mixed with eclectic jewellery and vintage keep sakes. And allow some time to grab a cocktail and some jerk chicken from their plentiful neighbours whilst you're there too. Or if north London is more your thing, The Wearer in Angel is a teeny but fascinating Aladdin's Cave of the best jewellery designers. Clearly after our own heart, they claim to stock jewellery with personality - and we most definitely agree.
Jumping up to Scotland, have you heard about Oh Hello Vintage in Dundee by the maverick stylist that is Honey Pop Kisses? The store decor is Wes Anderson inspired and the stock is a great mix of vintage and independent fashion and lifestyle designers.
Heading south, we're delighted to feature amongst the greats at The Hepworth gallery (in their shop rather than on the walls, sadly ;) in Wakefield. Another epic building, the gallery is a gem of the UK and features the best exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art. Definitely worth a trip!
Jumping down to the south coast, Mutrend Lab in Southampton is a forward-thinking collaborative space. Run as a social enterprise start-up, it features a lovely array of independent designers or ethical brands, and handcrafted or upcycled vintage items. Further east, Peculiar Vintage in Brighton is a must visit destination for jewellery enthusiasts. Dedicated to jewellery with soul, it houses owner Stef Warde’s own pieces, alongside curated guest designers, including ourselves. We challenge you to try to not get excited by the visual delights as you step through their doorway…
Not to forget, we also love to discover distinctive gems online of course. For all your gifting needs check out the treasure trove that is My Shining Armour, or if brightly coloured dress are more your thang, find us alongside a serious quota of patterns and textures at Studio B.
And of course all these delightful shopping adventures will be far more fabulous whilst feeling immense rocking a great pair of earrings (official fact), so make sure you browse our designs, right here.