We're so excited that we can shortly resume our Made Local Pop-Ups, with the first of this year launching at John Lewis & Partners Trafford Centre on Monday 12th April. We have missed our Pop-Ups and people so much and are absolutely raring to go, we can't wait to start showing off and selling our amazing selection of products from local artists and makers again.
From Monday you will find us on the 1st floor of John Lewis Trafford, at the top of the escalators in the centre of the store, to the left-hand side of the tills (amongst the homewares). If you visited our Christmas event here, this location is new but you should be able to spot us as we haven't moved far, when you're facing the central tills just look left instead of right.
For at least 6 weeks, from 12th April - 23rd May, we will be helping the lovely people of Manchester and the North West to discover and shop small from 35+ local artists and makers. We will be selling a carefully curated range of art, jewellery, homeware, gifts, pet products and more.
In the past year we have been forced us to adapt, postpone and cancel our Pop-Ups, so we are incredibly excited to be able to hold this event, our first of 2021, and get back to doing what we do best; championing local makers and offering you a unique in-person shopping experience.
Launching our Made Local Pop-Up next week in John Lewis Trafford means we can help you to conveniently support local creatives, many of whom have really struggled these past 12 months due to the loss of offline revenue streams. Our Pop-Up's don't just support local makers through the sales of their products, we also offer paid opportunities to self-employed individuals who make up our shop floor team, and many of these are makers themselves, which just adds to the unique retail experience we offer.
Along with finishing preparations for our 12th April launch, we are also currently working on other events in other locations for the rest of 2021 (and beyond). We will share these when the dates are confirmed but for now, we will be in John Lewis & Partners at the Trafford Centre for at least 6 weeks, so we hope you can find a date in your diary to come and shop safely with us there.
Our opening hours will align with John Lewis' which currently are:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 12noon - 6pm
The store address is: The Trafford Centre, Peel Avenue, Manchester, M17 8JL
See you soon!
The Curated Makers Team