The last few months have certainly been the summer of (small business) love! After a turbulent year of endless lockdowns, we’ve been determined to make 2021 the bounceback year for our amazing creative community.
We’ve opened six Pop-Up Shops and Marketplaces across the UK, including our debut pop-up in the North, supported over 300 indie businesses, made over 13,000 transactions and generated over £200,000 profit for small biz so far (in our Chelmsford, Manchester & Brighton Pop-Ups).
With a blink of the eye, September is already here and we’re in the thick of prepping for Christmas (keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements coming soon!). We’re so grateful to our amazing crew who help make our events possible, to all of our customers who have visited our pop-ups and markets, and of course, to all of the talented designers, artists and makers who have worked hard to create amazing products that continue to inspire us and our customers alike.
But before we launch deep into Christmas chat, we’d like to share some inspiring testimonials from our traders and lovely feedback from our happy customers to help you gear up for a new season ahead.
Seeing my products displayed on a shop window for the first time was such a joy, and reading customer's messages about driving to Brighton to pick-up one of my pieces was so lovely!
I'm grateful for having the opportunity to join such a great lineup of brands that share similar values to my own. If I ever get the chance I would love to do this again!
You and your team made me feel equal to the other small businesses, that meant a lot. My position was perfect and I know that helped drive sales...I could carry on with more things to say!
I hope I get in to a future pop up as it is a dream come true to work with you guys.
I would have bought something from every stall if I could have! Such a brilliant selection of businesses, can’t wait to return and buy some Christmas gifts!
LOVE!! It’s so pretty and the vibe is amazing. I go there every time I go to town and have told half of my friends about it already!
Loved having lots of independent businesses under one roof. Could have spent a fortune – still might! I’ll be back! Christmas shopping here I come!
The shop is beautiful and so are all the products, too much to chose from. I had a lovely time looking round and followed some new small businesses on Instagram.
We’re raring to go for an even better Christmas and we hope you are too! In the meantime, you can still shop small at our Chelmsford Pop-Up Shop and Seven Dials Market.
If you’re considering trading with us, you can find more info here.