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Shop local and rediscover your city This summer, support your local retailers and you’ll be surprised at what you might find


ath’s compact nature, pedestrianfriendly streets and profusion of independent and individual businesses make this city a top spot for shopping. And yet in this age of convenience it can be all too easy to update your wardrobe, order a gift or even furnish your home without leaving the house. With July’s Independent Retailer Month just around the corner we want you to get out there and rediscover those wonderful, individual and unique businesses that make this city so special. Running down the central spine of Bath is Milsom Street, Bath’s most fashionable street. As well as Jollys, the UK’s oldest department store, you’ll find all manner of independent names. Browse beautiful homewares in Vinegar Hill, shop for scarves, jewellery and gifts in French Grey, discover contemporary and vintage furnishings in Brissi and pop into Milsom Place to peruse the fabulous designer shoes in Chanii B. Venture around the corner to find Quiet Street Antiques, Kitchens and Paxton & Whitfield – the award-winning purveyors of artisan cheese. The city’s central area is a charming warren of alleyways including Union Passage,

“The city’s central area is a charming warren of alleyways” Northumberland Place and the Corridor – one of the first examples of an indoor shopping arcade. Follow the cobbled walkways to discover bespoke jewellery at Nicholas Wylde, unique gifts at The Silver Shop, stylish fashions in Flock Bath and all manner of crafts, haberdashery and more at The Makery. Running parallel to Milsom Street, Broad Street is where you’ll find the award-winning independent department store Rossiters, as well as quirky fashions at Grace & Mabel, elegant British cutlery by Robert Welch and eclectic furniture at The Salcombe Trading Company. Continue north along the Paragon to spend an indulgent hour at the book-lover’s haven, Topping & Co Booksellers. The city’s Artisan Quarter can be found along Walcot Street. Blow your own bauble at Bath Aqua Glass, admire the plush furnishings and accessories at Graham

& Green and stroll further north to London Road to find all you need to style your home at Verve Living and TR Hayes. Bath’s individuality lies in its charming mix of old and new, balancing artisan chic with antique elegance and complementing contemporary style with quirky design. By supporting your local independent retailers this July you’ll not only discover an exciting new way to shop but also help keep this city unique and iconic. Visit Bath, in partnership with Bath Business Improvement District, supports Independent Retailer Month.

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