Wether you’re on the hunt for the perfect present or simply spoiling yourself, shopping local is the way to go. Here’s the roundup of ten awesome indie stores near Vauxhall!
Given how many of the objects for sale in this store sparkle, it’s no surprise that the owners refer to themselves as ‘magpies’. This is one of the best places in Vauxhall to find gifts from eye-catching jewellery to unbeatable homewares, and to top it all off they pride themselves on being affordable and eco-friendly.
Fashionistas with a penchant for retro can be tricky to buy for. Treat yourself or a friend to something special by visiting Circa Vintage for fashion from times gone by. This independent clothing store offers original designer pieces and one-of-a-kind vintage accessories, with sustainability front of mind.
Based in the heart of Kennington, Vanilla Black Coffee and Books is the perfect place to take some ‘you time’. Not only does this cosy café offer a boutique selection of books, gifts and greetings cards, it also serves fabulous food and coffee. Why not treat yourself to a flat white or brunch after browsing?
For any antique collectors or budding interior designers, a trip to Lassco at Brunswick House is a must. This Georgian mansion is full of eclectic interior delights including fine furniture, antiques, and decorative ornaments. Top tip: sample chef Jackson Boxer’s delightful food in the restaurant after a morning of perusing.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but have you ever thought about pearls? Recently named the jewel of the century, this granny’s favourite is now worn by the Hollywood A list. Inspired? Book an appointment at Coleman Douglas Pearls who offer personalised pearl colour matching for a unique gift.
If a cut and blow is on the cards or you simply want to give the gift of good hair, head on down to LIVE TRUE. This cutting-edge hairdressing and beauty salon is just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall tube and bus station and offers gift cards for future pampering.
For the gastro-lovers in our fair corner of London, a gourmet hamper or gift card from Italo Deli is a year round treat. This self-proclaimed ‘best shop in Vauxhall’ offers everything from sliced meats and cheeses to panettone and prosecco.
Ok, not strictly an indie store, but this selection of wines was too good to leave off. For wine and liquor lovers, Majestic is a one stop shop for all your festive tipples. They offer wine tasting experiences, pre-picked cases and beautiful looking bottles. As an added bonus, you’ll find a tasting counter in every store!
Madeira, a family business, is renowned for their friendly customer service and exceptional products. Even after all these years, they still have a knack for bringing the best of the mediterranean to our shores. Go for the Pastel de Nata, but stay for the huge range on offer.
We all know buying for home-chefs can be a real challenge, especially when they already have every kitchen gadget you can think of. That’s where this long-standing Chinese and Asian supermarket comes into play. Grab yourself a hamper and go to town on spices, cooking pastes and savoury treats that will surprise even the most worldly of chefs.
Now more than ever, local independent stores need your support, so why not shop small and tick off your Christmas shopping list with them this year?
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