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Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Gift Ideas

Valentines Day is only five days away… if you’re lost for ideas this year,¬†pop into Our Handmade Collective where we are more than happy to offer our expertise to help you pick out the perfect one of a kind present for your favourite person.

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Beautiful cards, homemade fudge, geeky framed art, scented candles, unusual jewellery, handmade smellies and endless cute and fun heart themed gifts from over 50 sellers all housed under one roof. We love these paper folded tulips that will last as long as your relationship and this vinyl record card for those who share a passion for music.

We offer a gift wrapping service too, so you could drop by on your lunch break and leave fully prepared for the most romantic day of the year. Don’t forget we’re now open Mondays too!

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If you’re stuck for something to do on Valentines Day why not come along to the Grand Arcade: we have a gorgeous vintage tea shop, authentic Colombian coffee, a wide range of dishes on offer in our vegetarian restaurant and you could even¬†pick out your own gifts from our emporium of handmade goodies ūüôā

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See you at the shop x

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Leeds

The first shopping Saturday in December has come to be known as SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, supporting and promoting all those lovely independent businesses that make up the corners of your city and online.

Come on down to Our Handmade Collective today and not only will you be celebrating¬†our little shop with us, but you will also be supporting all our independent designers too – there’s 58¬†designers all under one roof!
If you shop with us today you’ll get an awesome goody bag and two stamps for the price of one on your loyalty cards!!

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There are incredible benefits to shopping small: Each product is handcrafted with incredible attention to detail and you’d be hard pressed to find the same product elsewhere on the high street.

Get something a little bit different for your loved ones this year and if you’re completely stuck for ideas there are no better experts than the staff at Our Handmade Collective to help pick out the perfect gift. We’re friendly and easy to approach and we genuinely love each and every product in store, handpicked by our owners Claire & Natalie.

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We have home decor ideas from gorgeous lamps to fun signs to brighten up your bathroom and kitchen, hand sewn gifts, scarves and mittens for your Grandma who is always hard to buy for, a fun and kooky moustache for your daughter, gifts made from a vinyl record for your musician boyfriend, a cute dog brooch for the dog walker and gorgeous handmade jewellery for your mum, sister and girlfriend. We also provide a gift wrapping service too, so you can leave with all your presents bought and wrapped with weeks to go!

While you’re here you can grab a coffee at Casa Colombiana or groom that post Movember facial hair at The Traditional¬†Shaving Company and support all the amazing small businesses that we live alongside in the Grand Arcade!

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Don’t worry if you can’t make it today, you can support us everyday as we’re now open until Christmas Eve.

See you at the shop x

We need more Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine…

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We’re recovering a little after our Christmas Launch event – all your Our Handmade Collective Christmas elves are worn out, but our little happy hearts are filled with love for everyone that came out to join us, brought friends & family and shared the event far and wide. It was fantastic to see so many of our lovely customers drinking mulled wine and eating our award winning fudge! THANK YOU.

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Let¬†us know if you’d like to come back again and we’d love you to share your purchases with us on social media… unless they’re gifts of course! Those need to stay super secret.

Don’t forget that we are also now open every day until Christmas so you can shop with us at your convenience….including late night Thursdays until 8.00pm.

If you enjoyed your shopping experience, please feel free to pop us a review on Trip Advisor – we’re number one for Shopping in Leeds you know! Cheers!

See you at the shop x

 

Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine!

There are only 62 days until Christmas!! Don’t panic, if you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, we’re waiting for you at Our Handmade Collective.

Even better, we’re going to make the task FUN. Bucket loads of our sellers will be in attendance on 30th October wearing daft Christmas jumpers and handing out Mince Pies & Mulled Wine. You can even kiss your sweetie under the Mistletoe.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, how about 10% off hundreds of products in store for one night only? Handmade, unique and a bargain. Why, you might just get all your presents in one go!

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On the night we’ll be announcing the winners of the Box of Delights raffle! Get your ticket in store now for just ¬£1. Proceeds go towards saving¬†the beautiful clock in our Grand Arcade and restore it to it’s former glory.

As well as being an unmissable night, our festive party marks the start of our Christmas opening hours. We’ll be open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK and for those who can’t stomach weekend shopping, you can pop in after work on a Thursday until 8pm!

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If you’re at a complete loss for what to buy your loved ones this Christmas, you’re in luck! Our staff are experts at gift giving and will be more than happy to help you pick out the greatest gift you’ve given yet. We even offer gift wrap from ¬£1.50. If you really can’t decide, give the gift of choice with our gift vouchers available in store! You could only get a better service from Santa himself! ūüėČ

Don’t forget your Christmas jumper at the event, there’s a prize for the best one! See you at the shop x

New sellers and other exciting news…

We are really pleased to announce a few more local sellers have joined Our Handmade Collective, taking us to nearly 60 sellers.

We have admired these sellers’ items for a while and we’re really chuffed that they have chosen to stock with us in the Grand Arcade, Leeds.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post for our other exciting news…

The most recent additions to Our Handmade Collective are:

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In other Exciting News…

Do you remember a while back we asked you to nominate us in Leeds Love Affair¬†Indie Awards 2014. Well thank you very much for doing so as we’ve been shortisted for 2 of the 5 awards!

leedsloveaffairvoteNow PLEASE can we ask for one more minute of your time?

Please click on this link http://leedsloveaffair.co.uk/news/vote-for-the-leeds-indie-award-winners-2014.

Our shop is listed in the 3rd and 5th categories, which are ‘Best Indie Place to Shop in Leeds’, and ‘Best New Leeds Indie Business’. All you need to do is click, no need to give out your details or fill out any forms! You can even do it from your phone or tablet.

“Please note: you can vote once per day, and be sure to share this page with family and friends to maximise votes for your favourites. ”

“Voting will close on 21 August and remember,¬†there is no judging panel.¬†Winners are solely decided by the number of votes cast by you, the Leeds loving public.”

Thank you so much. We really are lucky to have such fabulous and loyal customers.

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 Рabove)  cakemontage (Our yummy birthday cake! Рabove)natandclaire(Both co-founders Claire and Natalie raising a glass to celebrate our very successful first year of trading Рabove).

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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 Рthanks again guys! http://leeds-list.com/style/independent-leeds-our-handmade-collective/

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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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.

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Love is in the Air…

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We have some amazing handmade Valentine’s Day treats in-store now for you – from traditional to contemporary, funny to sentimental and quirky to tongue-in-cheek gifts, all handmade and unique!

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There are¬†¬†gifts for the girls, gifts for the guys, traditional gifts of jewellery, sweets, chocolate, little tokens to amuse and delight¬†– and some quirky and special treats you won’t find anywhere else!
Here are just some of the goodies we have available:

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And…. as if all this isn’t enough we are also running a series of ‘Personalise your own cards while you wait’ workshops!

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On 2nd, 8th and 9th February you can call in to us and meet PetelovesOrla and Boondoggle Studio, who will have a range of cards available which you can have personalised for the fabulous price of £4.00 Рa truly unique greetings card! Some choices of card include:

cardcard2Hope to see you there! Don’t forget with the changes to Handpicked Hall you can now only get inside from Grand Arcade. The main entrance to Handpicked Hall on Vicar Lane is now closed but you can still get into Grand Arcade from Vicar Lane or New Briggate and then come upstairs where the fun is happening!

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