I'm going to steal a line here from a company called Cladwell that taught me to trade impulse buys for items I love.
"True happiness comes from meaningful experiences, relationships, and contributions to society."
I shop local because it feels good to hand my money to a local artist or shop owner, maybe even get to know them a little and make a purchase that is not only meaningful to me, but also to them.
It's with that in mind that I put together this list of some cool local shops/brands/artists in London & area. Just click the pic for details:
(names marked with an * are social enterprises: businesses with a social or environmental purpose at their core)
Art & Collectibles
Bath, Body & Beards
Books & Music
Clothing & Accessories
Home & Living
Kids & Baby
Local Artisan Markets
Shops That Stock Local Artisans
This is a list of businesses in London and area that are:
- locally founded
- locally owned
If you'd like to be added to the list, send me a note. I might not be fast about it, but if it's a good fit I'll get you up there.