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shop ’til you drop

i know i have a few other shop local blog posts up, but thought it would be great to compile my definitive - and ever-growing - list in one central space, to serve as a directory of my favourite independent artisans, curators, makers (and shakers) in the city. this list comprises all the physical bricks-and-mortar stores that i love, with ...
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back to local

it's almost black friday, and the supposed 'biggest shopping day of the year.' except the reality is that such heavy discounting over just one day - or week ('black fivedays' is the new buzzword apparently) - can spell disaster for small independent stores, as customers hold fire on making purchases for christmas during november, expecting heavily discounted products to hit the ...
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proper mint

no sooner than i post about my five fave design lifestyle stores in manchester, than three more fabulous offerings pop up, right in the heart of the city, in the vibrant and eclectic northern quarter. frequently included in lists of europe's hippest neighbourhoods, this labyrinth of side streets and back alleys is home to a vast array of quirky bars, ...
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