I’ve always lived close to Folkestone and truly feel that it’s not given enough credit. At this time of the year its so important to support small businesses as Christmas can make or break these guys. As an ex small business owner I want to try and make more of a conscious effort to shop locally. Here are my five favourite independent shops to visit in Folkestone:
Objectables are a small greetings card publishers based in the Creative Quarter. Objectables sell funny and cheeky greetings cards – they sell these online, in their shop and in many other independent shops (online and offline).
I bought an amazing Stellen necklace from here.
Moo Like a Monkey is a children’s shop in the Creative Quarter which offers an alternative to stereotypical children’s clothes and toys. The shop sells super cute clothes (I saw an avocado onesie!) toys and books for little ones.
3. Kitty McCall
Kitty McCall is a graphic print designer and her products all include vibrant colours and shapes. I was aware of Kitty even before her move to Folkestone, the minute I heard she was opening up a shop I immediately thought ‘Good for Folkestone!’. Her shop is super cute and includes all her products and complimenting products from others.
Vintage and Vinyl are celebrating their fifth year in the Vintage & Vinyl. They specialise in gorgeous second hand as well as new records, beautiful record players, vintage furniture and interesting gifts (including gin).
The Great British Shop is based in the Creative Quarter and has been there since 2013. The products are all made by makers in the UK and made by UK based materials. They even make their own gift wrap by getting a local printer to screen print.
If you’re ever in the area then make sure to visit The Creative Quarter and Old High Street. There are so many creative businesses to see in this area and Folkestone is the perfect place for a day trip.