Since having my regular Sunday/Mondays off I’ve been trying to squeeze in as many visits to my favourite shops as possible… you know, to avoid having to do a big food shop or actually clean my house!
Here are my five favourites;
Domestic Science, Nailsworth or Tetbury – Domestic Science is a shop like no other, it has got such a cool vibe! it’s perfectly imperfect. Amazingly curated with lots of different stock that you wont find anywhere else, new and old, loads of colour but also rustic, industrial charm too. It’s well worth a visit even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, you can stumbled across some absolute gems here and will always leave totally inspired.
Olive, Cheltenham – Indie? I’m not actually sure but Olive is a small British clothing brand and I’m not aware of any other shops so I’m throwing it in here anyway. Basically, whatever Olive does, they do it SO well! Their daily flat lays on Instagram make me want to throw my entire wardrobe away and start again. I especially love their pieces around this time of year when I’m starting to think more about my Summer/Holiday wardrobe.
Burford Garden Co, Burford – I find it impossible to drive even close to Burford without popping into the Garden Centre. I think the merchandising team are pure genius! I adore the one or two really big displays they incorporate, last time I visited there was a vintage truck right in the centre of the shop covered in flowers. Blooming marvellous!
Sue Parkinsons, Broadway – Sue Parkinsons has been a staple woman’s lifestyle store in The Cotswolds for… well, forever! Actually, while writing this I wondered how long Sue Parkinsons has been open and apparently, a long time. They’ve been in Broadway since 1973 and are still family run. Stocking brands such as Mulberry and Bella Freud it gets serious style points to match their brilliant reputation.
Spotty Herberts, Bath – Heading to Bath now which is my all time favourite city ever and always our go-to on days off . Every time we visit we discover a new indie shop, last October was no different stumbling across Spotty Herbert who I’ve been admiring on Instagram for so long now. It was by far the coolest, cutest children’s shop I’ve ever been too. Filled to the brim with retro pocket money toys, weird and wonderful kids accessories, adorable clothing and some lovely personal touches like the owners children’s first shoes displayed not the wall. So much fun!
If you have any of your own recommendations please leave them in the comments below – I’m always on the hunt for new shops to visit!