For this week’s Local List, we’re heading to the South West to have a nosy around Bath’s best independent shops.
They’ve got a whole host of quirky homeware shops, arty jewellers and the bookshop of your dreams.
And the good news is that while you can’t get there in person (yet), they’re all available to shop online.
Beercraft of Bath
THIS bottle bar and tap room stocks more than 550 craft beers, including Tiny Rebel, Verdant Brewing and Electric Bear.
There are regular tasting events and the stock is constantly changing, picking up the latest collaborations and new brews.
Where: 3 Argyle St, BA2
Shop online at: beercraftbath.com
Justifiably regarded as one of Bath’s best shops, the owners of Found have a keen eye for timeless but exciting fashion, homeware, accessories, gifts and stationery.
Designer labels such as Comme des Garçons, Marimekko and Neom rub shoulders with smaller local brands, and it’s all displayed beautifully.
Where: 17 Argyle St, BA2
Shop online at: foundbath.co.uk
A tactile treat for the senses, Homefront Interiors stocks an upbeat and on-point range of homewares, gifts and cards.
This little independent store may be small but it has a wide range of new and vintage items — many from local artists — including ceramics, jewellery and art prints.
Where: 10 Margaret’s Buildings, BA1
Shop online at: homefrontinteriors.co.uk
This independent shop in the heart of Bath sells original high-quality silver jewellery, some of which is designed by its founder, Dilek Koroglu.
Where: 3 Pulteney Bridge, BA2
Shop online at: icarusjewellery.com
Topping and Company Booksellers
Topping & Company Booksellers is one of the finest in the UK — all the staff are passionate bookworms and only too happy to offer advice and recommendations from their collection of 60,000 books.
The shop hosts regular author events (online but still happening during Covid), reading groups and subscription clubs, as well as organising the annual Bath Literary Festival.
Where: The Paragon, BA1
Shop online at: toppingbooks.co.uk
Could this be the best independent fashion and lifestyle store in the south-west? Quite possibly — a tight edit of thoughtful, quality menswear, womenswear and lifestyle products housed in a beautiful historic building make Maze a joy to peruse.
No wonder it’s been in business for more than three decades, it’s so Instagrammable…
Where: 19 Green St, BA1
Shop online at: mazeclothing.co.uk
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