We have all seen in the news that our high streets are struggling and lots of units are left empty. The BBC news reported earlier this year that the struggling high streets could be saved by allowing more Pop Up shops and markets.
Having been involved with a local pop up shop, Creative Collective for over 4 years, Jo Esson has seen first hand how much the town has loved shopping small and local. We all love seeing different products and supporting local businesses so Pop Up shops and markets have been gaining popularity and enriching our high streets.
Whilst shopping online has become more popular it is not the same as trying something on, seeing artwork close up or holding a handmade bowl in your hands.
Meeting the people who make the products and supporting local is an amazing shopping experience. Finding out how things are made, talking to an artist or maker is a great way to connect with local businesses.
‘My favourite part of running my business is meeting my customers Face to Face,’ says Jo. ‘We don’t just want to shop from the same big giants that dominate many a high street, we need variety, handmade gifts, locally sourced products and a friendly face.’
So come and visit the Lucky Duck Makers Market on Friday 15 March in Berkhamsted Civic Centre from 10am-3pm.
To find out more visit @LuckyDuckMakersMarket
You can meet the makers, enjoy a great shopping experience and support small businesses. So grab a coffee from one of Berkhamsted’s amazing coffee shops and Pop in to the POP UP Makers Market and lets Love Local!