Leading up to Christmas I shall be visiting four of our beautiful Cotswold towns (Chipping Campden, Broadway, Stow on the Wold & Burford) finding out why it’s sometimes a great idea to go off the beaten track and seek out some individual shops to find unique stylish pieces that you will not find on the high street.
This week I took myself off to discover what Chipping Campden had to offer. As I made the 20 minute drive from my home town of Winchcombe I was reminded of why I love the Cotswolds in the run up to Christmas, surrounded by the autumnal tones which compliment the golden cotswold stone, it truly is a wonderful place to be.
As I approached the picturesque high street, I found shops filled with home interiors, antiques, unique gifts and designer brands. This diverse and rich collection of shops in Chipping Campden mean that shopping is a pleasure, you are sure to find some unique and interesting things to buy.
At Molemi Shoes they aim to offer you something that is much better than that found in your typical high street store – better quality, better design, better comfort and of course better value. I was delighted to find this lovely individual shop and Dale was really helpful, going out of town you get a much more personal service which is such a treat. They have a fantastic selection of Ladies Footwear which is stylish, beautifully made and very competitively priced.
Established in 2008, the Attic is a destination shop that specialises in the selling of gorgeous nearly new, contemporary, top quality clothes, retro and designer womenswear. Hidden in the heart of the Cotswolds, it provides ladies with a unique shopping experience offering top end High Street and designer garments and accessories at amazingly affordable prices.
The concept at the heart of it is to offer ladies a place where they can buy something different and unique along with the added incentive of ‘bagging a bargain’. The owners Jane and Annie also describe their shop as a meeting place and a ‘dressing up box’ for women of all ages where they can have some fun with clothes and feel good about themselves.
The shop boasts a range of clothes that will appeal to every woman, from sassy retro clothing to designer evening and casual day wear, together with fabulous accessories such as hats, designer handbags, shoes and jewellery.
‘I must admit I am not usually drawn into second hand clothing shops but The Attic has completely changed my view on this, Annie was extremely welcoming and I could not believe how many pieces of never or hardly worn clothing were available to buy. I even bagged myself a Joseph Jumper for £50!! I was absolutely delighted with my purchase and would most certainly recommend the shop. With brands such as Jigsaw, Keith Scarrot, Hobbs, Louis Vuitton on offer to name a few its a wonderful place to visit.
A pretty boutique in a beautiful rural setting, it’s a great place to snap up gems by British Designers.
Lapstone is an exquisite lifestyle shop, a contemporary conversion of an 18th-century Cotswold stone barn embraces the stunning central courtyard. Be inspired by wandering through our room settings, taking your time enjoying our seasonal collections, they have a wonderful selection of homeware, gifting, clothing and accessories making it the ultimate shopping destination. Lapstone offer a refreshingly personal service and there customer service is second to none. You can enjoy brunch, lunch or wonderful afternoon cream tea at the Meg Rivers Artisan Bakery Café, I would certainly recommend the Coffee Cake!
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