Here at Saxon Square we absolutely love July. The month promises sun, strawberries, ice cream and of course, the much anticipated summer holidays. July is also the home to Independent Retailer Month. Amongst all of the chocolate frappes, BBQs and stocking up on sun cream, we decided it was the perfect time to show some appreciation for the fantastic range of independent stores that we have here at Saxon Square. We are very lucky to have so many independent stores and each one brings its own unique charm to the shopping centre.
Posted on July 19, 2016
Atelier, an art gallery and concept store, is the newest independent retailer here at Saxon Square and a beautiful new addition indeed! It is also the creative space for a collection of artists, designers and artisan makers who work hard in their studios here so that they can showcase their work to the public.The shop sells a wonderful variety of things and the selection changes week on week, depending what projects the artists are working on. From candles and jewelry to jams and paintings you will find a whole treasure trove of handmade creations.
You can also visit the Brew Bar and sample some of their delicious tea and coffee. The shop also hosts a variety of workshops for the public so Atelier really does offer a lot to Saxon Square.
Christchurch jewellers is a cavern of beautiful jewellery and certainly adds a little sparkle to the centre. With a collection of stunning bracelets, rings, necklaces and much more it is a perfect place to visit if you are looking to treat a loved one. You can pick something highly modern, with a range of different gem stones and styles to choose from, alternatively you can go for something a little more traditional. For something with a little more heritage, you can also browse the incredible antique and vintage pieces.
Not only can you buy gorgeous things here at Christchurch Jewellers, you can also make use of their fantastic services including repairs, restoration, engraving, remodeling and valuation.
Cobblers and Locksmith
Having a locksmith facility at Saxon Square is so useful! There are so many moments when you could do with this kind of service so we are very pleased to have our very own Cobblers & Locksmith store here at Saxon Square. With a team that has a lot of experience under their belt, it means you can use their expert knowledge to your advantage and get the most out of your trip here. From key cutting and zip replacements to engraving and shoe care, Cobblers and Locksmith are here to help you out.
A child's heaven is what you will find when you visit Flaming Noras. There is a huge amount of toys on sale here and it will be very difficult for the little ones to choose just one! Whether it is summer and you are after some fun new outdoors toys or whether you need to stock up on indoor toys to keep the children occupied during the colder months you are sure to find hours of fun here at Flaming Noras. The friendly team are sure to help you out if you're looking to choose that perfect present for your child and you may even leave with some fun new games for yourselves too! Everyone's inner child is bound to make an appearance when you step inside Flaming Noras.
Harbour beauty is a gorgeous, luxury beauty parlour in the heart of Saxon Square. It is the go to place for all of your beauty needs, from facials and massages to hair removal and spray tans. You can even get your make up done here. Of course, Harbour Beauty also has a brilliant manicure and pedicure service so you need never be without the most beautifully trimmed and coloured nails!
The team here at Harbour Beauty are extremely talented and will always make sure you leave feeling and looking your best. They will make your experience one of luxury and relaxation and you will want to come in every week!
Priory Sports is a fantastic shop for all those sports fanatics out there as you can stock up on all your gear, clothing and equipment. Whether you are in need of something for your running, tennis, badminton, swimming or just some new sportswear in general you will find the perfect thing here at Priory Sports. The fantastic team are clued up on what you need for each game to you can make the most of their expert advise and find out what you really need and what products would be best for you.
The Bay Tree
The Bay Tree health store is all about natural health and nutrition and they are dedicated to providing you with the very best health products that can help you to lead happy life. They are very keen to provide their customers with a personal service and are very keen to help with your health and well being. They have products that can help you with a variety of problems from ageing and digestive health, to stress, menopause and immune support. The store also has a counselling service and there are therapies and treatments available at the therapy centre. Furthermore, there are some fantastic exercise classes including Pilates and Yoga.
Topsies is a lovely women's clothing store with some absolutely gorgeous fashions and accessories in a range of seasonal colours and styles. Come and browse their gorgeous dresses, blouses and sandals during the summer months and during winter you will find plenty of extra layers and hats and scarfs to keep you snug and warm. There are lots of gorgeous products to discover here with stocks changing throughout the year so there are always new products to browse.
The Chilly Wizard
There aren't many people you come across who don't like ice cream and that also means that there aren't many people you will come across who won't like The Chilly Wizard! The Chilly Wizard is an amazing ice cream store offering a range of delicious flavours for you to enjoy. From all your favourite traditional flavours such as chocolate and vanilla right through to the slightly wackier flavours there is always a scoop (or 2) for you.