All of the shops on my shopping directory Love Our Shops UK, are online stores. 9 of them are on the high street too.
I have for you here, 9 of the best independent shops on the UK’s high street, independent shops near me. All kinds of shops from all over the UK. I have grouped them by region to help.
What they offer: Earlybird Designs is a much loved card shop on the high street of Stoke Newington. They also have a range of small gifts and party items.
Their award winning retail shop in Stoke Newington is open 7 days a week. It is full of their own greetings cards and a carefully selected range of other cards, all from independent designers across the UK. Plus, they have beautiful wrapping paper and a quirky range of small gifts.
Address: 3 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London. N16 0NX
See them on the shopping directory: Earlybird Designs shop page
What they offer: Destination Maya Maya is an independent womenswear fashion boutique based in beautiful Kendal. Visiting them is by appointment, which gives a wonderful personal, enjoyable and productive shopping experience. You may want to simply browse, create a capsule wardrobe or find the perfect event outfit. This can all be done in your visit and receive one to one service with some amazing assistance helping you to find exactly what you need.
Maya Maya offer stunning womenswear for all your needs from casual to event wear. A vast range of beautiful brands, offering pieces to flatter.
The boutique offers accessories too including beautiful jewellery and hats & fascinators.
Address: Unit 9, Dockery Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 4RU
See them on the shopping directory: Maya Maya shop page
What they offer: Seasons Green is gift shop and a gallery featuring British independent makers ans artists. The range is inspired by plants and the stunning local countryside and coast. It is a picture-postcard shop in the heart of Corfe Castle village.
Their range includes unusual and lovely art, handmade crafts and gifts. All largely reflecting the English countryside and coast. Gardening gifts and garden decor, homeware and accessories, craft supplies and craft kits, jewellery and accessories, greetings cards and gift wrap, plus lots more in their lovely range..
Address: 14 West Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset. BH20 5HD
See them on the shopping directory: Seasons Green Shop Page
What they offer: Colmers Hill Fashion is an award-winning independent women’s fashion boutique with an eye for the unusual in designer clothing. They find clothes that will flatter and feel good to wear because of their beautiful cut and fabric. Always helping with advice and want their customers to feel like the individual that they are.
Colmers Hill Fashion stock a wide range of labels and have clothes, footwear, accessories and a range of home scents too. Their gorgeous boutique is in the beautiful surroundings of the Symondsbury Estate Manor Yard.
Penny, the owner of Colmers Hill Fashion, also has her own range of clothes and accessories, From My Mother’s Garden. So many stunning and unique pieces in her collection, they truly are beautiful.
Address: Manor Barn, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 6HG
See them on the shopping directory: Colmers Hill Fashion Shop Page
What they offer: Red Hen Trading is a gift shop with a fun range of gifts, home and lifestyle products. They enjoy finding unusual, quirky, funny gifts, ones that delight the recipient. They want their customers to enjoy shopping with them and their aim is to make you smile and do their absolute best to help you.
Red Hen Trading stock a wide range including greetings cards, gift wrap & gift bags, stationery, gifts, accessories, homewares, kids stuff and garden gifts.
Address: 7 The Old George, Fountain Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. GL6 0BL
See them on the shopping directory: Red Hen Trading Shop Page
What they offer: Belle Modelle is a wonderful haven for something a little more unique for their wardrobe or home. They offer a carefully curated range of women’s clothing, including their own brand Constellation. Their eclectic collection inspires you to explore colour, pattern and beautiful design.
The Bellle Modelle range includes women’s clothing, a wide selection of jewellery, footwear, bags, accessories and home decor. Their passion for colour and beautiful designs shines through in everything they do.
Address: 11 Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1HX
See them on the shopping directory: Belle Modelle Shop Page
What they offer: Siop Cwlwm is the only Welsh Shop in England. They sell a wide variety of Welsh books, music, greetings cards, gifts and homewares. Welsh books for all ages and some to help you learn Welsh too. All of the items have been carefully selected and many are made in Wales, others made local to Oswestry.
You will always get a lovely warm Welsh welcome at Siop Cwlwm and they are always happy to help with translating the Welsh words on their products into English.
Address: 33 Bailey Street, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY11 1PX
See them on the shopping directory: Siop Cwlwm Shop Page
What they offer: Beyond Measure is full of beautiful things for folk who make. Their range is chosen with care to enhance the users experience in sewing, embroidery, kniting, crochet and beyond. Their products are built to last and many are made especially for them. Their collection is sourced from talented craftspeople and the best small companies from the UK and further afield.
Beyond Measure also offer workshops and events at their lovely shop and can often be found at large fairs across the UK.
Address: 5 Winterbutlee Road, Walsden, Todmorden, North Yorshire. OL14 7QT
See them on the shopping directory: Beyond Measure Shop Page
What they offer: The Easy Learning Shop is a wonderful toy shop with a focus on toys and games that have an educational value. They have some of the best known brands, all carefully selected. Traditional family games, beautiful wooden toys, science and learning sets, plus lots for practicing making skills.
The Easy Learning Shop stocks leading brands such as Airfix, Warhammer, Magformers, Great Gizmos, Smart Games, Big Jigs, Le Toy, The Source and lots more.
Address: 31 Westgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire. HG4 2BQ
See them on the shopping directory: The Easy Learning Shop Page
All of the shops on my shopping directory Love Our Shops UK, are online stores. Some of them are on the high street (so independent shops near me) too and some sell their brilliant products at markets and fairs. All kinds of independent small businesses whether online independent retailers, market stall holders and high street independent stores, are so important for our lives, they add so much abundance to the UK.
I am not just talking money, though they do contribute a huge amount economically, but also the non financial benefits. You can see more about the benefits they bring to our lives in my blog post 9 Reasons Why Shopping Independent is a Good Thing.
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All of these shops are both online and on the high street. There are lots of shops on my shopping directory. I hope this Indie Edit inspires you to browse these amazing independent shops and to shop with them. After all shopping independent is the best way to shop.
All opinions in this blog post are mine. At the time of writing all shops mentioned are members of my shopping directory. Though I mention lots of shops here, you must form your own opinion as to whether the shop and their products are for you.Tags: Independent Shops Online, Indie Edit, Shop Independent, Shopping Inspiration