#Love local, shop local

Why is it so important to support local

independent retailers?

It's very easy to find that you have spent the entire day shopping in Bath, with its premium shopping location in the shape of SouthGate, its boutique style shops or the treasure trove of retailers on Milsom Street.


Now, more than ever, it is vitally important to 'shop local', keeping the many reasons to buy from independent 

retailers alive. If you were ever unsure of the benefits of buying from local shops, we've identified just a few.

Grace & Ted

10 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AB

Tel: 01225 461518

Take the stress out of selling your unwanted designer items and let Grace & Ted do it for you! We are now accepting clothing, shoes and accessories for the Spring season. Click below to visit online.

Carole Waller

ONE TWO FIVE  Box Road, Bath, BA1 7LR

By appointment - 07803 033629

Call to book an appointment to view the painted clothes, scarves and paintings in glass by Carole Waller. Click the link below to find out more or to shop online.

Chanii B Shoes

9 Milsom Place, Bath 

Designed locally with love and handmade in Portugal we offer limited edition shoes and accessories. Designed and created by internationally renowned designer Chantal Pilon 

Alan Bennett Painting & Decorating

With nearly 10 years experience in painting and decorating, I pride myself on a friendly, professional service and a keen eye for detail. Click below to find out more and to contact Alan.

Waller and Wood

ONE TWO FIVE  Box Road, Bath, BA1 7LR

Unique painted clothing and scarves by Carole Waller and ceramics by Gary Wood. Their work includes functional pieces and also wall based and freestanding artworks in ceramics and glass.

Where is retail headed in 2021?

2020 has been a year full of uncertainty for the UK, with Coronavirus-induced lockdowns causing drastic fluctuations in consumer behaviour as well as the need to implement solutions that allow almost every industry to evolve to the current climate. 


The need for technology has undoubtedly become clearer throughout this time, with the increasing prevalence of online zoom calls, online deliveries and in-app payments. 

Retailer interview

We speak to Imogen Beard of Round About Ceramics 

As part of our 'Shop local, support local' focus, we speak to a local retailer/maker about their business.


This month, we chat to Founder of Round About Ceramics, Imogen Beard, as she explains her process to design, create and produce her individual ceramics. Imogen also divulges how she discovered her love of using clay, plus her plans for 2021.

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