Wow blogging sure has not been for me this last year. Sorry I have neglected you!! Shops are full of great designs, we have had a wonderful year introducing new brands and our Lilla shop is very very slowly turning into a Moomin shop (well not a full on Moomin shop, but more and more designs). The shops are absolutely bursting at the moment and I am struggling to see where to put more in…I am sure it can be done!
Now if you are tired of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hype then think about supporting Small Business Saturday. It is a campaign to raise the profile of small business at the crucial time of the year when an advertising blitz from corporate retailers can dominate.
There a lots of great small businesses right on your doorstep – find them here
This Saturday avoid the retail park or shopping mall , and leave your mouse unclicked. Use the finder to discover retailers who can offer fantastic distinctive gifts this Christmas. Know that the money you spend stays in the community you live in, paying salaries to your neighbours instead of fees to accountancy firms to work out a new tax dodge. Bruntsfield and Morningside are a superb cluster of vibrant independent businesses working hard to offer something special.
If you’d like another good reason to come to Bruntsfield/Morningside this Saturday, we are running a competition. Enter by buying something – your receipt will have an entry form attached. You can enter once in Spektakulär and once in Lilla. There are two prizes of £50 of gift vouchers to be won, one prize in each store.
Also starting on Saturday is American Express’ “Shop Small” promotion. If you have an Amex card you can register and get a £5 credit when you spend £10 in a host of independent businesses. T&C’s here. Find participating businesses
This offer runs until the 17th December. There is no cost to the small business involved, it is a real win/win for you and us.
You can find more on social media with the hashtags #shopsmall #smallbizsatuk
We are looking forward to see you this Saturday :)