Whether you’re a small retail shop or restaurant or someone looking to do something this weekend, get involved with Small Business Saturday this Saturday, 6 December. With medium and small-size businesses making up over 99 percent of all UK businesses, shop local this Saturday and support small businesses.
What is Small Business Saturday?
Now back for its second year, Small Business Saturday is a UK-wide, non-political and non-commercial campaign looking to promote small businesses and encourage consumers to support and ‘shop local’ within their own communities.
Many businesses that consist of emerging artists, designers, and chefs are shaping the future of the high street and here at We Are Pop Up, we work with hundreds of small businesses to launch their pop up every day. Here are a handful of shops popping up this week that we definitely suggest you check out.
Brighton Fashion Week’s Christmas pop up
Brighton Fashion Week just launched its first pop up store, teaming up with upcoming talent to help shoppers find their perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift. The boutique, featuring over 35 national and international emerging designers, artists, makers, and creators will be selling clothing, accessories, homewares, and greeting cards.
Lizzy Bishop, Director of Brighton Fashion Week says: “After the success of Brighton Fashion Week 2014, the next logical step in helping to support the immense talent at the catwalk shows was to provide a space where people can try and buy the outfits”
Visit them at: 12 Meeting House Lane, South Laines, Brighton, BN1 1HB.
Opening times: 28 November 2014 to 6 January 2015
To pop up at Brighton Fashion Week Christmas Pop Up go to: https://wearepopup.com/pr/brighton-fashion-week-faq/
The Dandy Lab pop up
Step up your shopping experience and visit the world’s first talking store, the Dandy Lab, a new gentleman’s lifestyle store enhanced with new technology to make shopping more interactive and personalised. Shoppers can now get recommendations and styling tips, tailored to their individual tastes with smart mannequins and interactive digital plinths.
Visit them at: 9 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LL.
Opening Times: 1 December 2014 to 13 January 2015.
Petit Miracles Hub pop up
Petite Miracles Hub is home to small businesses with entrepreneurs and creators coming together to not only build their own entrepreneurial skills but also to showcase their one-of-a-kind pieces from recycled candles to handmade jewelry.
Experience a different way of shopping by learning first hand from the makers themselves. They offer more than just shopping too. Join the business retail hub as they hold workshops, special parties, and a retail theatre for visitors to enjoy.
Visit them at: West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8PP
Opening Times: 4th December onwards
To pop up at Petit Miracle Hub, go to: https://wearepopup.com/pr/petit-miracle-hub/
For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit their website.