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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: Homeward Studio

With a background as a specialist painter and sourcing vintage pieces, Nicky Hancock's love for interiors and beautifully made items combine in Homeward Studio - an independent shop in the heart of Leek, in Staffordshire.
Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: LAMP LDN

with Shelley Welti
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

with Shelley Welti
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.

with Sine Fleet
As a trained illustrator with a passion for design, Emma Johnston set up Hunter Paper Co. to create her unique...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: LÒN

with Shelley Welti
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: Holly Grows

with Shelley Welti
From selling houseplants online while at university, Holly Johannessen turned her passion for plants, interiors and community, soon after graduating,...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: A Broader Picture

with Shelley Welti
Hannah Mackay, co-owner of A Broader Picture on Portstewart's coast, shares how she and her partner, Steven, took over her...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Hedge

Rachel Perry, co-owner of independent Birmingham lifestyle and flower store, hedge, tells us about balancing running a multifaceted business, and why thinking about lunch from her neighbours is high on her priority list...
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Shopkeeper Spotlight: Rebecca Furze Jewellery

with Shelley Welti
We meet independent jewellery maker Rebecca Furze inside her neutral-toned studio and shop in Totnes, Devon....
Independent Shops

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Woodland Mod

with Sine Fleet
A lifelong dream of creating her own design-focused retail space, combined with entrepreneurial inspiration from her parents, led Jaimie Mccausland...
Independent Shops

Small Business Stories: Nathalie Bond

with Caroline Rowland
A simple and pure approach to skincare and home fragrance is at the heart of family-run brand, Nathalie Bond. This...
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