Category Archives: New Shop

Thank You for a Fabulous Weekend!

Thanks to everybody who came and joined in our first birthday celebrations last weekend. We had so much fun and it was so lovely to see the Grand Arcade buzzing with excitement.

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We really enjoyed seeing some of our favourite customers and meeting so many new faces. We hope you found the perfect gift in our shop and that you will spread the word about us to your friends. NatShop(Co-founder Natalie outside the shop – above)  cakemontage (Our yummy birthday cake! – above)natandclaire(Both co-founders Claire and Natalie raising a glass to celebrate our very successful first year of trading – above).

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We also really appreciate the support that we have received from Leeds-List, as Independent retailers we need a big voice! Their latest feature on us is here, and as ever is a great read – thanks again guys! http://leeds-list.com/style/independent-leeds-our-handmade-collective/

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Spring is in the air!

What a beautiful warm Spring evening!

Here are a few photos of some beautiful spring coloured gifts for sale in our shop.

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Ted and Co Handmade (above)

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Kitsch-ina (above)

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Handmade by Natalie (above)

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Mothersaid (above)

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Littel Gems  (above)

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Punto Belle (above)

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Jil Made This (above)

We have a lovely wonderland of gifts waiting for you to buy for your loved ones. Including these cute bits of fun from our latest seller Lisa’s Little Fairy Doors (below).

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Could you do us a favour?

Hi there. Just a quick blog post to ask if you could do us a quick favour, whilst you sit down with a brew??

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We’ve recently added ourselves to Trip Advisor so we can get more feedback from the people that have been to visit us. If you have been to Our Handmade Collective and can spare a few minutes to rate us or leave a short comment, then please click on this link http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186411-d6537779-Reviews-Our_Handmade_Collective-Leeds_West_Yorkshire_England.html and then choose ‘write review’ from the menu bar at the top centre of the page (see red circle in picture).

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And finally…. if you’ve still got tea in your cup and you really like our little shop then please nominate us for ‘best place to shop’ and ‘best new business’ in the Leed Love Affair Indie Awards. Please click on this link http://leedsloveaffair.co.uk/news/leeds-love-affair-indie-awards-2014 and then click on the ‘Let’s Go’ button to answer 5 quick questions about Leeds!

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Many, many thanks. We hope to see you again soon!

A Lot of Love at Our Re-Launch

Thank you to everybody who came down to our re-launch party on Saturday 27th March. We cut the ribbon on our new premises and welcomed you all in with a glass of fizz and music from fabulous local band Weave.

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It was great to see everybody and to get so many lovely comments about the new space. We also have added some great new designers taking us to over 55 talented sellers all stocking our shelves with their fantastic creations.

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We felt a lot of love at our relaunch and to celebrate we’ve photographed some of the LOVEly LOVEhearts we have for you to buy for your LOVEd ones!!

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Detty Marie Ceramics

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George and Lilly

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Hello Sweet Thing

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Jil Made This

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Kitsch-ina

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Made By Marianne

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Milson May

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Bottoms-Up Nappy Cakes

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Natalie Breeze Designs

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I-Candy Designs

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Rose Cottage Crafts

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Red Rat Designs

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SeaBreeze Designs

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Tina Green Glass

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The Monster Project

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The Wilsons.

We would LOVE to see you soon. You can see more photographs of the new shop on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.620785867990463.1073741912.468550746547310&type=3

Our new opening hours are Tues-Sun 10:30am-6:00pm.

We’re moving house!

We’ve been a little bit quiet recently as we’ve been very busy behind the scenes – and we’re very excited to tell you that we are moving into our own brand new shiny shop!

We’re leaving Handpicked Hall, but we’re not moving far – our new shop is located in the Grand Arcade directly underneath our old shop (which makes the transporting of stock and fixtures easy in principle)!

Our new shop window!

Our new shop window!

The more observant among you may notice that the window looks familiar – that’s because it was originally part of the downstairs section of Handpicked Hall.  When retailers relocated upstairs to the first floor of Handpicked Hall the downstairs area was sectioned off into new units – our neighbours The Traditional Shaving Company have already moved into the unit next to our new shop (so we will become neighbours once again!) and we are very excited that some of the other Handpicked Hall retailers have also leased other units within the Grand Arcade.  This means that the whole Arcade will be full of Independent Retailers of all shapes and sizes – and we can’t wait!

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So we’re been very busy decorating our lovely new shop in preparation for our move – we close our existing shop on Sunday 23rd March at 4.00pm and  we open our new doors on Thursday 27th March at 10.30am.  We will have new opening hours and will be open Tuesdays through Sundays….

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A little bit of colour going on the walls!

And as we love an excuse to party we decided to throw a Grand Re-Opening bash! The big event takes place on Saturday 29th March – join us between 10.30am and 6.00pm for a look around our new home, handmade chocolate tastings with The Chocolate Chest, homemade preserves tastings with The Harrogate Preserves Company, a glass of fizz, free goody bags with any purchases over £10, discounts and special offers by selected Collective members – plus live music in the Arcade from local band Weave  – it’s an event not to be missed!

Full details can be found on our Facebook Events page http://www.facebook.com/events/268198116686723/

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We are also welcoming some new sellers to join our shiny new shop –  Original Bob, Jil Made This and Life’s Big Canvas….

We will be sad to leave our little Handpicked Hall family but it’s time for us to strike out on our own to enable Our Handmade Collective to be THE Go-To destination for a handmade, handpicked gift shopping experience!

So please keep an eye on our blog posts, facebook page and twitter feed for all of our latest news!