Even though I am all about the thrill of the hunt, there is really nothing I love more than a pop up shop or a sample sale, especially when all of my independent faves come together under one roof – or many as the case may be! With Winter most definitely a’ coming, (lets not say the C word just yet) it’s time to not only prepare our wardrobes but also find the perfect presents for our nearest and dearest. That’s why I am ecstatic that there are so many opportunities to shop local this month.
What: Princes Square Pop Up | When: 30th Oct until 1st Nov
Must Buy: Bebaroque Tights | Tip: Wear good undies for trying on
Featuring some of my absolute favourites in Scottish Design,the Princes Square Pop Up is a fantastic opportunity for you to pick up some amazing bargains just after pay day. With 9 incredible local designers (full list below) setting up shop in Princes Square, it will be hard to choose what to go for. From party eyelashes from We are Faux to festive must haves from Rebecca Torres or Bebaroque, I’ve had my eye on a Georgia Wiseman ring for quite some time now- bring a friend for morale support!
What: Abandon Ship Sample Sale | When: 9th Nov from 11am – 5pm
Must Buy: One offs | Tip: Arrive early or disappointment awaits
It’s hard to walk down the streets of Glasgow and not see the Abandon Ship Apparel logo proudly placed on peoples chests. Their tees have an almost addictive ‘gotta catch them all’ sense about them, with their limited edition prints selling out internationally in less than 24 hours. Knowing where their bread is buttered, the guys at ASA have a treat especially set up for their Glasgow store and customers – a sample sale. From one off samples, never before seen designs and variants of their best sellers, your gonna have to be quick off the mark to catch these bad boys!
What: Scotland Re:Designed Pop Up Department Store |
When: 1st Nov – Jan 31st | Must Buy: Obscure Couture Guns Tee
Tip: Bring a Credit Card
Scotland Re:Designed have been working with Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal to play host to their very own, limited edition department store and it’s set to be a doosey! With brands like Obscure Couture, Kirsteen Stewart, ERIBÉ Knitwear and Katie Lees all under one roof, I’m sure it is set to leave the rest of the Edinburgh High Street shaking in their boots!
Let’s hope these wont all be handbags at dawn, see you at the cash desk?