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27th May 2019

Late shopping evening in Felixstowe’s Bohemian area


Felixstowe may not be top of most people’s list for Christmas shopping, however a new ‘Bohemian/Artistic Quarter’ is flourishing in Orwell Road and fast becoming a popular shopping destination for visitors.

Several small independents have opened up between Hamilton Road and the convenient Ranelagh Road car park, breathing new life into the area and creating a buzz for the discerning shopper looking for something different in the town centre.

With Christmas around the corner, these new independents have got together to organise a festive late shopping evening on Thursday 10th December. By working together, these independent retailers are proving that small shops really can offer an attractive alternative shopping experience.

Why not join them for a glass of fizz, or mulled wine, and see what they have to offer? Some street entertainment is also planned, so if you are looking for welcoming, stress-free shopping this Christmas, where you will find unique products, this small corner of Felixstowe is the place to go!

Come and join the festive fun and find something lovely for your loved ones, and, you never know, you may even wish to treat yourself too! – The date for your diary is Thursday 10th December.

Some of the businesses taking part:

Suffolk Living
After starting off as ‘Hideaway Hut’, Karen Law has moved across Orwell Road next to the Gas Shop to create “Suffolk Living”, where she stocks Christmas stocking fillers, cards, plants, some ladies fashion items, home accessories, craftwork and a vintage section.  Suffolk Living also houses an Art Gallery with a different artist each month.

Tea and Kate
Kate Bradbury has complemented her existing online business by opening up “Tea and Kate” the other side of the Gas Shop, where she continually strives to bring new and exciting products some totally new to the market for her customers to enjoy!
They have a carefully curated collection of beautiful things for your home. They stock many leading brands Hay DK, Normann Copenhagen, Muuto, Marimekko, String together with other Scandinavian and European brands. All their brands have a design aesthetic in common.

Ashton Jayne Bridal
Corrina has re-vamped and re-launched what was formerly known as “The Jewellery Box” as “Ashton Jayne Bridal”.
She offers a bespoke bridal service for that most special of occasions, in addition to a range of promwear and a range of Italian Rhodium Coated Silver Jewellery and gifts ideal for Christmas.

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