It’s sale season once again and of course, that means it’s the perfect time to support small businesses. Whether you’re paying full price or grabbing a bargain, every penny counts for an independent venture. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites, whose January sales are packed with beautiful, handmade things, from stationery to art supplies, conscious fashion and homewares. Happy shopping…
Thornback and Peel
A quintessentially British brand and one that we love, Thornback & Peel specialise in luxury screen-printed goods for your home. Choose from cushions, handkerchiefs, deckchairs and lampshades to brighten up your home, office and studio or give as thoughtful handmade gifts that will stand the test of time. Shop the sale here.
Ink & Thread
We’re sad to say that one of the finest indie shops we know of, Ink & Thread, is soon to be closing its doors. As such, the Derby-based emporium is having a clearance sale where you’re sure to bag a bargain and support the last days of a great venture by buying something beautiful. Shop the sale here.
Our favourite UK shop Shedquarters is back with its winter sale and there are some truly lovely bits and pieces on offer. Whether you’re after a birthday gift, a treat for yourself or just a card, you’ll find a wonderfully-curated selection in this online store. Shop the sale here.
London Graphic Centre
The go-to purveyor of art supplies for London’s creatives, LGC is our kind of shop. Holding a fantastic January sale with plenty of deals to be found on all your designer/maker and artist essentials, visit the London Graphic Centre online or head to its inspiring bricks and mortar stores in town for a nose around. Shop the sale here.
Gather & See
Our favourite destination for ethical women’s style, Gather & See have reduced the price of many of their ethical designer goods, meaning there’s no excuse not to shop consciously this month. With a range of brands to choose from, we have our eye on a few cool, contemporary pieces for ourselves. Shop the sale here.
Wood / Grey
Sleek, cosy, modern and minimalist, Wood / Grey is a homemaker’s dream. The perfect shop for gifts, self-care items and pieces for your home, the January sale offers rustic handmade soft furnishings, jazzy enamel pins and traditional gift wrap, which might be worth stocking up on so that you don’t end up wrapping those January birthday gifts in Santa paper… Shop the sale here.
One of our all-time favourite makers, concrete dreamer Emma McDowall is holding a sale on her marbled, pastel-toned creations on Etsy. These pieces really are special and are all handmade and one-of-a-kind. Use them as planters, pots or just decorative and jazzy ornaments for your desk and shelves. We just love them. Shop the sale here.
If you’re on the look-out for things made to last and plenty of Scandi flair, look no further than Att Pynta. This indie store is a great option if you plan to update your interiors this year. Find deals on minimalist homewares, including bigger purchases like furniture and lighting while the sale lasts. Shop the sale here.
Quite possibly the best stationery shop in London, Quill is worth a visit in person for its charming window and sweet, tactile paper goods. Specialists in calligraphy, from workshops to personalised invitations, the Quill sale is heaven for a stationery enthusiast. Get 2017 in order with a few treats from big name and lesser-known designers and give your desk the overhaul it deserves. Shop the sale here.
Collett + Holder
Our dear friends at Collett + Holder are holding a January sale that’s just perfect if you’re searching for small gifts, beautifully-designed cards and a few bits for your personal stash of stationery and home spa treats. Browse a selection of hand-picked items, from organic soaps to quality pencils and glorious scented candles. Shop the sale here.
Searching for the perfect graphic print for your room this year? You’re likely to find it in the Tom Pigeon sample sale. A contemporary shop run by two great designers, you’ll find fantastic one-off pieces of art and jewellery in excellent and unapologetic colour combinations to make your outfit and every room your home stand out from the crowd. Shop the sale here.
Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth