Saturday, 19 February 2000

Lovely shops

55 Max Amazing archives of photography available in all sizes and finishes. 
A Little Bit of Art Tasty printed wall art at mouth-wateringly low prices.
Adeline Country Cottage Cute vintage bits, wonderfully wrapped. Melbourne-based (perfect for Aussie rellies).
Airside Great graphic-y art, like my Always Look on the Bright Side of Life lyrics Monty Python print.
Alice Melvin The illustrator's cut-out-and-make menageries, prints and cards. Beautifully drawn.
Another Country Cool, contemporary craft furniture – lots of lovely wood.
Anthropologie Well-edited collection of swish stuff. Some brilliant gift ideas.
Aram Get your design kudos here – not often knowingly underpriced (though occasionally so).
Art Republic Loads of affordable wall art, as well as limited and rare edition prints.
Attic Interiors Mid-century furniture, ceramics, lighting and more.
Beetroot Home and living accessories with a Polish twist.
Bodie and Fou Chic, modern gifts and accessories – from out-there wallpaper to tasty tumblers
Bold & Noble Very British, very cool, and yet very affordable prints.
Bouf A showcase of a shop packed with affordable pieces by small-scale designers
Candy Pop Images Cheerful and bright images which can be ordered as cards or prints of different sizes.
Cath Kidston Her pretty florals are ubiquitous but there's much more to Kidston's store.
Cocoboat Super nice new stuff at super nice prices.
Couverture & the Garbstore A small but perfectly formed range of homewares from this west London store.
Culture Label Chic boutique stuffed with fresh design talent and cool classics.
David Mellor Designs Well designed home and kitchenware "to improve your life". Great for foodies.
Days Gone By Great vintage-inspired gifts, useful home bits and great for historic photos and posters.
Designers Guild Fabulous fabric, wallpaper, furniture and accessories from Queen of Colour, Tricia Guild.
Devon Driftwood Does what it says on the label – beautifully.
Donna Wilson She's everywhere now, but I'm still a sucker for Donna Wilson’s quaint creations.
Elphick’s Owned by the artist, Sharon Elphick, who has very good taste, it's packed with affordable art.
Etsy Worth knowing that many US sellers (the majority on this craft-tastic online store) ship cheaply to the UK. There's also a growing community of Brit sellers. Etsy also sells vintage.
Exit Quirky, contemporary accessories.
Fancy Moon Fabrics Acres of fab fabric (rare/retro/new/quirky). Do use the handy "shop by theme" tool.
The French House Salvaged gallic gems. For the blow-the-budget centrepiece.
Funky Little Darlings Cool stuff for kids' walls.
General Electric
Australian industrial chic (based in Sydney, so good for rellies' gifts Down Under).
Habitat Fresh, modern and still one of the best for stylish essentials.
H&M Home Super cheap, super lovely – see some in situ at Gaelle's flat.
Helen Minns Beautifully illustrated products from this designer/maker, who celebrates the art of imperfection.
Hey Pico! Bold, bright and beautiful hand-made cushions.
House Doctor Dazzling Danish design. Browse here, buy at Bodie & Fou.
House Industries Obsessed with fonts? Try this unusual US store and design agency, who also sell other objects.
Ikea Like crack, but great for essentials and often gifts, too. In emergencies, try Ikea Hacker.
Jane Foster Heavily retro and very cute screen printed goodies.
John Lewis Never knowingly undersold festive things, cool textiles and generally much great design.
Keep Calm Gallery Clever and cool wall art at super cheap prices.
Kidsen Lovely things to spruce up your little ones' homelife.
La Petite Congolaise Stunning West African wax print fabric turned into beautiful cushions.
Labour & Wait Timeless, simple and utilitarian products.
Lisa Jones Studio Beautiful printed designs on cards, tea-towels and more
My Fabric House Fabulous fabric.
Neisha Crosland Gorgeous, classy but quirky textile designs.
Nkuku Extremely stylish artisanal objets fairly traded from Africa and India.
North Rock Gallery Thanks Victoria's Backyard (great garden blog) for highlighting these new-designer goodies.
Not On The High Street Zillions of independent designers flaunt their wares here. Particularly good for gifts.
The OK Corral LOVE these well-picked, affordable vintage finds. Got half my Christmas presents there.
Outline Editions Limited edition prints from Britain’s most talented illustrators.
Oxfam Patience to wade through tat? You'll find gems in the homewares/books sections.
The Peanut Vendor Crammed with old-school interior loveliness.
Pedlars Specialists (with spectacular taste) in solid British design. Go with a full purse.
Penguin's gift store Their cool covers in many formats
Petra Boase Super cute printed textiles, mugs and more (and Petra's home, featured in the Caravan book, is lush).
Pip’s Trip Retro a-go-go!
Present & Correct Spectacular stationery.
Printed Wonders London-based illustrator, Xtina Lamb, specialising in printed art.
Pussy Home Boutique Cute gifts and accessories.
Quietly Eccentric Pretty printed accessories for pet addicts.
Rockett St George A brilliant, brilliant shop full of unusual and stylish home stuff.
Roddy & Ginger Sweet, chirpy retro-tinged prints
Rue du Chateau Fancy French furniture and decorative objects from 1900 to 1970. Most stylish.
SCP The super cool indy design store.
Seventy Tree Illustrator and brilliant blogger Kerry Layton's pretty prints.
Seamstar Fun and affordable fabrics.
Signature Prints This Oz site is licensed to reproduce the chic textiles of Florence Broadhurst (d. 1977).
Skandium I stick mainly to the accessories in this lovely but pricey Scandinavian-led design store.
Source Antiques Cuts out tiresome Ebay bidding and exhausting flea-market trawling.
Steptoe's Dog Old-school junk shop finds.
Supernice The east London store showcases sexy products by a range of hip designers.
Thornback & Peel Recognisable jelly mould, fish and pigeon prints.
Timorous Beasties Hip Scottish textile/wallpaper designers – you may know their brilliant 'London' print, featuring hoodies and guns.
Urban Outfitters The hipsters' fashion store also does cute homewares.
Viva La Frida Frida Kahlo inspired prints and textiles.
The V & A Shop A great go-to for gifts.
Wessel & O’Connor This gallery specialises in amazing vintage and contemporary photography.
Where Did You Buy That Celia Birtwell, Normann Copenhagen, FreshWest and more – all in one place (Bodie&Fou's sister site).
Winters Moon Lovely vintage or vintage-like bits – some of it recycled into swish new stuff.

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