Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Top 5 Alternative Xmas Shopping events

If you are in London, and don't feel like braving Oxford Street this Christmas, here are a few other options to pick up some more unique gifts...

1. Cheshire Street, E2 - Check out the quirky shops in Cheshire Street in Shoreditch on the late night shopping evenings....  shops include Ella DoranHandmade Interiors and Shelf
2.Also in East London, is the East London Design Show which is on from the 2nd - 5th Dec in Shoreditch Town Hall.  Exhibtiors include Heart Zeena, and Cinderela B.

3. For Central/South Londoners, there will be a pop up shop called The Temporium (love the name!) 
It is happening on Brompton Road, from the 9th-19th December, and will feature work from some great designers such as Charlene Mullen, Lee Broom and Shan Valla.
 4. For you North Londoners the Underground Christmas Market is in Kilburn on the 5th December, it has a foodie theme, and there will also be some great gift stalls too - beautiful stationary & gift wrap items from Papermash, vintage wares from Bristol Vintage & Me Old China and jewellery from Marcia Vidal
 5. And if like me, you a little bit more out in the sticks, TONIGHT - 1st Dec, I will be having a Patchwork Harmony stall at the Mytchett Ladies Shopping Night in Camberley! So if you're nearby come down and say hello! All details are here

I'd love to hear if you know of any other events happening this month!
Happy Shopping!


  1. Hi! Thanks very much for the mention! Goodluck with the christmas fairs. I look forward to hearing all about them! And nows its the first I can officially say Happy Christmas Sweetie! xxx

  2. Looooovvvveee those Charlene Mullen kitty cushions! Wish I could get some without looking like a crazy cat lady (I have two actual cats so I'm getting close to that territory!) ;)

  3. hi - i've only just discovered your blog - thanks so much for the christmas shopping tips. its so nice to see a great photo of the vintage enamel christmas jug that i have just bought from your lovely shop, along with the vintage yellow enamel miniature tea set - see a post on mine about it here:
    thanks again!


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