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About Living

One of Glasgow and Perth's leading homeware and gift stores. Opening in 2006, About Living now has three stores which are located in Glasgow and Perth. They pride themselves on selecting the best homeware, jewellery, gifts and cards on offer from around the world. They look at the latest trends, colours and designs and work with some of the most desirable brands including Alessi, LSA, Joseph Joseph, Le Creuset, Ted Baker, Caroline Gardner, Coeur de Lion, Dansk, Jellycat and Burt's Bees. All products are hand picked in order to stand out from the typical department store. They don't just want to offer you simply kitchenware or glassware or jewellery. They want to have a full collection of products for all styles and occasions. About Living is a lifestyle for the way you live your life. They pride themselves on giving customers great customer satisfaction with fast, friendly and efficient delivery service and a no-quibbles return policy. They want you to contact them for advice or to find out more information on their products. They are there to make life easier for you.

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Abraxas Cookshop

The original Abraxas Cookshop opened in July 1996 at the beautifully restored and renovated Heart of The Shires Shopping Village. Built in 1867 and in its former days a model working Victorian farm, the shopping village is now home to twenty two retail outlets. Abraxas Cookshop is situated on the top floor of a 3000 sq ft dutch barn, stocking every item imaginable from a pastry brush to state-of-the art coffee machines, cookware, bakeware, knives, electricals, gadgets, utensils and kitchen work stations. In March 2004, Abraxas opened another branch in Regent Street, Rugby situated twelve miles from the primary store at The Heart of The Shires Shopping Village. The renovation was carried out in keeping with the nineteenth century building containing beautiful high ceilings, covings and unusual features. Downstairs in the restored basement, customers can view cookware ranges and accessories together with an electrical section displaying working coffee machines. In November 2004 Abraxas China & Glass opened at 15 Regent Street, Rugby stocking a comprehensive range of cutlery, glassware, dinnerware, table-top accessories and christening presents. Suppliers include LSA, Maxwell & Williams and Emma Bridgewater. The biggest renovation challenge yet, the Banbury shop was discovered in June 2004 in a very run-down condition. Built in 1867, this unique building, listed and in a conservation area, necessitated a complete restoration. Opened in June 2005, Abraxas Banbury has enjoyed positive customer feed-back. Local people were pleased to see this once dilapidated building transformed into a thriving retail business. The usual extensive and comprehensive range of cookware including knives, bakeware, storage, gadgets, utensils, textiles and work stations are displayed on the first floor. Downstairs in the vaulted basement, they have the China & Glass section, including Emma Bridgewater pottery, dinnerware, glassware and table-top accessories together with a working coffee machine area where customers may `test-drive' the equipment and sample the result! They were thrilled when the opportunity arose to take on these lovely premises on a prime shopping street in Northampton, filled with other independent retailers, cafes and bars. Opened in November 2006, Abraxas Northampton benefits from large ground and first floor areas, capturing the rural Abraxas feel into the urban town environment.

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Bakers and Larners of Holt

An exceptional department store!

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Bodum

Their mission is pure and simple. They aim to bring high quality coffee and tea solutions and household accessories to everyone, in line with your values. They innovate to create great designs at affordable prices based on their guiding principle that form follows functionality, while keeping an eye on sustainability, environmental responsibility, and respect for the wellbeing of their staff, their communities, and our planet. 'Good design doesn’t have to be expensive', says Peter Bodum. The BODUM® story begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Peter Bodum founded the company in 1944, and is still being written today by his son, Jørgen Bodum, the current CEO, who co-owns the company with his sister Pia Bodum, ensuring that the BODUM® Group remains a 100% family-owned business. In 1992 BODUM® introduced its collection of electrical household goods, e-BODUM®. Simple yet effective, the IBIS water kettle was the first in the collection, which now includes juicers, coffee grinders, mixers, and blenders. Today, the BODUM® range has expanded further to include other kitchen and household products, including cookware and cutlery, storage items, textiles, and other home and office products. BODUM® Portuguesa has set a short-term environmental objective of reducing CO2 emissions. To achieve this goal, they’ve turned to the most innovative green technologies available – photovoltaic panels and energy storage batteries - with the aim of being entirely self-sufficient in the near future. Production sustainability, environmental responsibility, and concern for the wellbeing, safety and working conditions of their workers are all key to BODUM® Portuguesa’s objectives. In line with their motto – make taste, not waste – they’re looking at everything from production to packaging to ensure that they don’t create unnecessary waste. After all, design isn’t merely a product statement.

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Calliope

Offers interesting and attractive gifts for you and your family and friends, their homes and their gardens; each item and range selected for its quality, design, provenance or individuality. They take the utmost care to source products with thought and consideration. They're really not into mass-produced trinkets; they'd rather have a select, eclectic range of aspirational gifts. They particularly pride themselves on the range of greetings cards, which they believe is the largest selection you can find online from any UK retailer. Everything you find at Calliope has its own story. Whether you are visiting one of their shops, or ordering from their online store, their attention to detail will make your experience at Calliope a memorable one. They will always value customers' feedback, so do get in touch if there's anything you want to share with them.

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Century 21

Delivering value to live better, this NYC icon for more than 50 years, it is legendary for its exceptional offering of designer brands at amazing prices. Century 21 remains a leader in high end off-price fashion retail, offering men's, women's and children's apparel, footwear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories, along with beauty and home goods at select stores and online. The retailer is headquartered in Downtown Manhattan with 10 stores total. Locations in New York include Lincoln Square, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. There are three stores in New Jersey: Paramus, Morristown and Elizabeth. Century 21 Department Store opened its first store outside of the New York Metro area in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and continues to expand in new markets.

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Chalk and Cheese

Discover an enviable collection of exclusive personalised gifts and unique mementos that are just perfect for finding that extra-special item for your loved one’s special occasions. Husband and wife team Michelle and Chris are fully embracing their differences to successfully grow their family business, previously known as Personalised at Pippins, into a brand new and exciting direction. Where one likes tea, the other drinks coffee and, while one may need to work in a creative mess, the other is most definitely a lover of organised bliss. By celebrating these fantastic quirks, this wonderful couple know how to work harmoniously together to create exciting, timeless gifts. At Chalk & Cheese, Michelle works to create the beautiful and bespoke designs that are treasured by their happy customers, while Chris is responsible for bringing them to life through their expert engraving service in their workshop. The high-quality finish of all of their lovingly hand-picked items provides a brilliant collection of exquisite, joyful giftware that you will feel proud to wrap and present to your nearest and dearest. Chalk & Cheese is embracing Michelle and Chris’s newfound direction to specialise in slate and glassware, including being a stockist of iconic glassware brand Kilner. Together they have curated a brand new collection that really does have something for everybody. Seamlessly marrying contemporary style with timeless keepsakes, you are guaranteed to find gifts that bring joy to your loved ones at Chalk & Cheese. From glass tumblers to sweet jars, rustic slate coasters to decorative hanging hearts, Chalk & Cheese offer a thoughtful collection of handpicked chic and affordable gifts. You are certain to find that perfect something for your loved ones for absolutely any occasion. With their easy personalisation service and huge range of designs, from classic to contemporary, humorous to romantic, you can discover gifts for your nearest and dearest at Chalk & Cheese that are personalised with care and utterly full of love! From the huge life-changing moments of weddings, birthdays, and house warmings, engagements, christenings, and back-to-schools, to the small but equally important just because ones, the distinctive range from Chalk & Cheese is the perfect way to show your friends and family just how special they are to you.

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Dartington Crystal

Create contemporary crystal and glass to be used and enjoyed. Get inspired and shop online for their fabulous wine glasses, beautiful vases and bowls, classic whisky tumblers and many more lovely gifts.

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Dot Com Gift Shop

Since 2005 their in-house design team have been working hard to deliver the most original and stylish prints, gifts and decorations straight to you before anyone else. Their extensive collection means you can always rely on them to find you something that’s perfect for any occasion, without the hassle of the high street.

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Dunelm

Fast growing specialist out-of-town homewares retailer which provides a comprehensive range of products to a wide customer base, under the brand name Dunelm. Dunelm was founded in 1979 by Bill and Jean Adderley, selling curtains on a Leicester market stall. The business developed into a successful chain of high street shops in the Midlands specialising in soft furnishings and other homeware. Today the major focus is out-of-town retailing – always with the company's original principle of “something for everyone, everything for someone – there’s no place like Dunelm” firmly in mind. Key facts: UK’s largest homewares retailer; portfolio of established out-of-town superstores, average sales area approximately 30,000 square feet; great prices; deep availability; friendly knowledgeable service; online store featuring 24,000 products.

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Gift Experience (The)

It all started in October 2003 when entrepreneurs Jenny and Trevor Pervin decided people just like you should be able to look for unique and personal gifts for friends, family and colleagues at any time and any place. So The Gift Experience was created, a family-run business with the aim of bringing you the best gift ideas, personalising them and posting them direct to your door. Fast forward to the present and The Gift Experience has grown into a thriving online business with an ever-growing range of gifts that you make unique. They might have grown, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their personal touch. The Gift Experience is still a family-run business where the vast majority of gifts are engraved and printed in-house. Every member of their team is dedicated to giving you a great experience from the moment you arrive on their website to the time you hand your personalised gift over to that lucky recipient!. But they can’t go without mentioning the most important member of their team, you! Without their fantastic customers, they simply wouldn’t be able to come up with new and unique gift ideas that they design right there, just as you want them. Your feedback is always valued and they take every single opinion on board to continuously improve your gift experience. If you’ve got any ideas or suggestions for them, they’d love to hear from you. Each gift is made unique by you, so they understand that quality customer service is especially important to ensure your gift is produced just as you want it. As so many of their products are personalised in-house, they can quickly and easily solve any issues you might have with an order. They won Business of the Year and Best Online Business at the Oswestry & Border Chronicle Business Awards in 2013, and they were a finalist at the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business Awards for Small Business of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

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Greige

Stylish living naturally. Beautiful products for your home and garden, and unique gift ideas. They put huge effort into scouring Britain and beyond in search of quirky yet stylish items, all just a little bit different. Beautiful and affordable home accessories that will fit seamlessly into most lifestyles. They love to bring new and exciting brands into the homes of people in search of that special product and most importantly, they are extremely proud of their friendly and flexible approach to customer service. They will do whatever they can to help make your shopping experience with them as easy and enjoyable as possible. They continually update their collection so you can always find something new to inspire you.

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