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Independent Shops

91 Magazine loves shopping small and supporting independent shops both across the UK and globally. Every month we talk to an independent shopkeeper to find out more about their retail business.

Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Lifestory

Bringing a dose of Scandinavian and Japanese design to Edinburgh and online, alongside complementary UK design, Lifestory's considered offering has a beautifully fresh and contemporary aesthetic
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: & halt

Based on a shared love of modernist yet timeless design, the life-changing re-focus of the global pandemic inspired Nick and...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Druid

Based in Edinburgh, Druid, founded by Harriet Aitken, is a small-batch candle studio and wellness brand, harnessing natural healing remedies...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: ROSE the store

Embodying a laid-back and effortless style, ROSE the store is the heartfelt creation of Natalie Ashton, who always brings a...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Studio Bloom

With a background in floristry and graphic design, Luzi Olpp’s creativity continues to blossom with Studio Bloom; a small concept...

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Shopkeeper Spotlight: LAMP LDN

When the pandemic halted projects in their event production company, Anna McGregor & Lotte Martin turned their creativity to opening...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Norfolk Natural Living

Inspired by a quest to make slow-living more luxurious, we chat with Bella Middleton of Norfolk Natural Living to hear...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Hunter Paper Co.

As a trained illustrator with a passion for design, Emma Johnston set up Hunter Paper Co. to create her unique Heidelberg letterpress designs and curate a beautiful collection of the world’s best stationery
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: LÒN

After opening bakery ARAN in Dunkeld, Scotland, Flora Shedden found she soon wanted to stock high quality local produce and...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: HOOS

After three decades working in the third sector, Karen Harvey forged a second career which enables her creative side to...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Holly Grows

From selling houseplants online while at university, Holly Johannessen turned her passion for plants, interiors and community, soon after graduating,...
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