Brighton’s shopping scene has welcomed back small and independent traders as The Pop-Up Club returns to Dukes Lane for the Christmas season.
Visitors to the pop-up shop, nestled in Brighton’s shopping district, can discover over 30 curated small brands and designers from the local area, including handcrafted and eco-friendly gifts, cards, ceramics, homeware, jewellery, artwork, kids prints and more.
Brighton traders available include artwork from AP Designs; sustainable footwear created from recycled materials by NUOCEAN; jewellery pieces by independent retailer Metal Lust Jewellery; and stunning hand-blown glass by Jess Davids Glass.
The Brighton shop is open throughout December (until Christmas Eve) and will have a Christmas party for shoppers on Thursday 7 December, with a Christmas choir, live music, drinks and entertainment to bring out festive cheer and get everyone ready for the Christmas season.
In previous years, The Pop-Up Club has helped small retailers and traders earn more than £500k by offering them a platform to sell and meet customers on the high street. This year, it is supporting small businesses and retailers in locations including London Victoria’s Cardinal Place and Kent’s Bluewater Shopping Centre.
Founder Tillie Peel said: “We have always loved the way that Brighton shoppers embraced us, and our independent traders and we just couldn’t stay away this Christmas.
“We’ve come back to our pop-up location on Dukes Lane, and we’re so pleased to already see shoppers getting in the festive spirit and embracing the idea of ‘shop small and independent’ this Christmas.
“With Christmas shopping now firmly on people’s minds as we reach the countdown to December 25, we want to help and encourage shoppers to remember that supporting local businesses can have a huge impact at this time of year.
“There are over five and half million small businesses registered in the UK and if every person supported a small business with just £10, then £3.85 goes back into your local community.”