PLACES to shop – independent lifestyle stores across the UK
The first in our series of 91 PLACES books, PLACES to shop is a guide to independent lifestyle stores across the UK.
Categorised by regions, from South West England to Scotland to across the water in Northern Ireland, 91 Magazine editor Caroline Rowland, selects the best places to shop that are not only independently owned, but beautiful spaces to spend time in, browsing the goods, from homeware and stationery to clothing and kids items.
Independent retail is all about the personal touch, so Caroline shares a snippet of the story behind each shop as well as beautiful images of the shop interiors.
Refer to the book each time you take a trip within the UK to track down the best shops to explore, or it can also be used as a directory for small business owners looking to find some of the best retailers to stock their products.
The book is A5, 208 pages, printed in the UK on uncoated FSC paper with vegetable inks.
91 Magazine is a huge supporter of creative small businesses, featuring hundreds if not thousands both in the magazine and online. Editor Caroline loves to seek out beautiful places to shop in when travelling in the UK, so she decided to compile this guide of independent boutiques and emporiums across the country, perfect for consulting every time you take a day trip, a weekend away, or longer break.
The UK has a rich community of passionate independent shopkeepers running the most beautiful and inspiring stores, but the cost of living crisis has seen many lovely businesses have to shut up shop. We hope this book will help you discover the best of UK indie retail to keep supporting them and ensure no more beautiful stores have to close their doors.