Guest written by Sarah Payne, Tourism Officer at Newark and Sherwood District Council and Co-Ordinator of Shop Southwell.

The joy of retail therapy – right on your doorstep!

Southwell High Street - Visit Newark & Sherwood2019 has seen a shaky start for the world of retail with continuing challenges and the disappearance of further famous, long established names that we all took for granted as part of the high street. But here in Southwell the ‘Shop Southwell’ retailers group is determined to buck this difficult trend.

All our shops are small independents and in spite of such challenges proud of being so. Unlike chain stores we make the most of being able to choose our own stock rather than having to wait for it to be sent from a vast national warehouse that every other branch in the country will also receive. Businesses get to know their customers, understand what appeals to them and then buy accordingly. For regular customers it becomes one of the pleasures of shopping locally in an independent environment – knowing that each business will have something a little bit different, always worth having and frequently irresistible!

With spring now here – whatever the weather throws at us – all Shop Southwell’s shops have a wonderful array of goods to help you enjoy the new season, come rain or shine…Shop Southwell Map

If a new look, either for yourself or your home is what you are after, then search no further than our clothes and interiors retailers who have fashions and styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Brighten up your wardrobe with this season’s vibrant colours and accessorise these with a contrasting scarf, bag or piece of jewellery.

Perhaps you’ve been spring-cleaning and decided on a fresh coat of paint or change of décor? We have all your favourite brands as well as others you may not yet have come across whether the look you want is soft and subtle or bold and striking. Partner new colours with fabrics, upholstery, wallpaper or a simple change of ornaments, throws and cushions and complete your new atmosphere with a scented candle or aromatic oil.

Shop Southwell AdvertisementSouthwell is also the perfect place to come to when shopping for presents. We specialise in unique and unusual items that won’t be found elsewhere so you can be sure to delight any lucky friend or family member. Edible gifts can sometimes be just the thing on such occasions, from delicatessen goodies and fine wines to delicious sweets and chocolates, all are here to choose from.

So buck the gloomy high street trend yourself and rediscover the pleasures of retail therapy – shopping in Southwell’s wonderful mix of shops and beautiful surroundings make it the perfect place to do so. Whether it’s a greetings card, a wedding outfit, a pair of socks or piece of art we have something for everyone – stop by soon!

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