The gorgeous independent lifestyle shops you need to visit in the city

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If you’re on the hunt for a few bits and bobs to update your home, there are plenty of independent gems hidden in Birmingham just waiting to be discovered.

Hedgerow Stories

This super aesthetically-pleasing lifestyle store and studio on Lonsdale Road in Harborne is just a short walk from the high street, where you’ll discover a little bit of everything from handmade candle holders to beautiful fresh bouquets. Opened by brother and sister duo Luke and Rachel, Hedgerow Stories is much more than your average homewares shop, frequently opening its doors and offering creative workshops and events to the public, proving that anybody can get creative if they really want to. To find out more, click here.

The People Shop

2018 has been a big year for The People Shop, which celebrated its 18th birthday and was recently awarded What’s On Reader Award for Birmingham’s Best Independent Store for the second year in a row. Simplistically designed and intricately laid out, this friendly family-run business is packed full of gorgeous home furnishings and fashion that will leave you wanting to completely reinvent your home. To find out more, click here.

Honest Skincare

Since opening the first Honest Skincare store in Kings Heath back in 2015, the natural skincare brand has since expanded into Great Western Arcade, meaning there are now two places to browse the varied collection of beauty products, candles and home accessories. We’re obsessed with the rustic, stripped back interior of Honest Skincare which perfectly represents the fuss-free nature of the products available, all of which are encouraged to be reused after finishing and made with biodegradable packaging. To find out more, click here.

Isherwood & Co

Tucked away in Stirchley, Isherwood & Co is a neighbourhood florist with a twist, offering a variety of lush greenery for every type of home and gorgeous flowers for any occasion. If you’re a bit of a newbie and need some expert advice, the team will be on hand to suggest the right plant for you, and if you’re looking to pick up a new skill, check out the worshops available. To find out more, click here.

Kin Home

New to the Harborne scene and with a clear focus on simple, beautiful Scandinavian-inspired homewaress, the idea behind Kin Home was first born from a trip to Stockholm. Featuring international collections from the likes of Ferm Living, Iris Hantverk, Hubsch and Bloomingville, if you’re anything like us, you’ll want everything in the shop! To find out more, click here.

The Workshop Below

With something for every single room of your house, these quirky lighting solutions are the perfect addition to any living space. From brushed copper light shades to period wall lightbulbs, the products from The Workshop Below fit a variety of different interior styles. And, if you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, don’t worry because you can become your own designer and create it yourself from scratch. To find out more, click here.

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