Saturday, 29 September 2012

Exhibition: 'You deserve a break' by Olivia Tripp and Siana Caine

This week has seen the arts space turn into Olivia and Siana's diary of their summer as their exhibition attempts to document what they've both been up to throughout the past few months.

p.s There were lots of sweets. Rumours we scoffed them all are as yet unfounded.

If you didn't get to pop down in person, here's some pictures...

Siana Caine

Siana Caine

Olivia Tripp

Olivia Tripp

The sweets in question.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Christmas Artisan Market 2012 is GO!


On Saturday 1st December, from 11am – 4pm, the beautiful and intriguing Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in keeping with its reputation for independent artisan traders, is hosting it's annual alternative to high-street Christmas shopping, the  Christmas Artisan Market on the unique and festively name Christmas Steps themselves.
Come along for a lovely afternoon and experience the wonderful teetering charm of the artisans’ stalls cascading down the Steps, showcasing the high standard of beautiful crafts and wares – everything from sweets to frilly knickers, original art works and handmade instruments, providing you with the perfect opportunity to pick up local, handmade and fully unique Christmas presents.
There will be stacks of festive cheer with the famous Steps Christmas lights, as well as carols and mulled cider a-plenty and if that weren’t enough, there are many other artisan traders and businesses in this unique and beautiful site in Bristol’s city centre, as well as great places to eat and drink.
A view from the top of the Steps from the 2011 Christmas Artisan Market

The 2011 Christmas Artisan Market was packed out!

Stalls were all over and around the Christmas Steps

When was the last time you took a walk down a different street?  The Christmas Steps Arts Quarter consists of eight unique streets in Bristol's old city, lined with independent shops, art galleries, bars, cafes and more than a few surprises, where artisans and creative traders work side by side to keep this diverse corner of Bristol as unusual as it's been throughout its long and intriguing history.

Octoberthday Newsletter!

Okay before you all clamber to send us lorry loads of prezzies, we've got a few things to share...

First, the picture above was from Come Dine WIth Me who used SHOP for some filming a couple of weeks ago - the Bristol episodes will be out in approximately four weeks.
In other news, we're signed up to that there Bristol Pound ting, if you've not heard then where have you been?!  Bristol now has it's own currecy: The Bristol Pound.  It is designed to encourage and assist people in keeping their money local, rather than squandering it on those multi-nationals who don't give a $%! about the little people, or about the Bristol community.  SHOP and many other indies across Bristol are accepting cash and text payments in £BP, find out more here

Another Bristol-based happening is the Bristol52 (@Bristol52), a Twitter account consisting of 52 Bristolians in control for a week each over over one year - all representing their take on the wonderful city that is Bristol.  You'll never guess whose scheduled for the week of 1st October to the 7th?  No, not Charlie Whitehead - us! SHOP!  Follow @Bristol52 to see *our* Bristol.

There's also lots happening in the Arts Space this month, with continuing exhibitions and events all the way til 2013!  More on them below...


16th October

11am - 6pm

We’re 6!!! 

Can you believe it?!  Help us celebrate in usual juvenile style all through the day on the 16th of October, when we'll be plying you with cake and pop!

And, remember, when people say 'it's the thought that counts' they are totally delusional - we want presents and lots of them, OKAY?!


You Deserve a Break

September 24th – September 29th

Documenting her summer, Olivia presents a show of photographs and collage alongside Siana Caine.

Show Your Workings

October 1st - October 6th

Mr Draws

Etchings and Enamels

October 8th - October 2oth

Ann Gover



Saturday 1st December

11am - 4pm
That's right, it's the most wonderful time of the year again soon and we're just starting to book in stalls for the Christmas Artisan Market on the Steps, get in touch now to bag yours for just a fiver!

Call: 0117 316 9421

Monday, 24 September 2012

Monday Stock Blog: Women's, Women's, Women's and some Men's and SHOES!

We DO have some lovely men's shirts for you this week, but next week is the true turn for the blurkes, as SHOP is taking delivery of a sh*t-ton of new men's winter clothes!

But for now, feast your eyes on the new stock for women and don't forget our amazing shoes either!

Is it green, or is it black?! It doesn't matter, our minds are already blown!

Mine now!

Bollox to winter, let's go surfing!

Original tags on this one, we don't know who 'Simon' is, but he makes ace cardies!

Cherry bomb!





If Jessie-J shopped at SHOP...

If Princess Di shopped at SHOP...

Knitted crop top? I think so!!

That's neat, that's neat, that's neat, that's neat, we really love this tiger tee!

If Morrissey shopped at SHOP...

Jolly Green Giant!


Glitter? Check. Lurex? Check. Fishtaildropwaist? Check!

Hair nets and green tights, all the essentials

(My) Lucky Pony hair bobbles!

Ace and multi-functional bag!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday Stock Blog: Original 60s Chukka Boots and Brothel Creepers, Mens and Women's Jumpers and More!

SHOP-staff have been on a wee holiday, so sorry for the brief hiatus in Monday Stock Blogs.  However!  By way of making up for it we have a veritable smorgasbord of tasty vintage-ness for you. 

This blog brings you more of those amazing original 60s shoes as well as some jumpers and homeware and MORE!

Heeeeeeeeeere's stocky!

Toasty red jumper

Flower power!

Toasty green jumper!

This piccie doesn't do this lovely batwing cardie justice!

Coral suedette shirt/jacket

80s polkadot polo-neck

Men's 70s jumper


Is it too early for a Christmas Jumper...? Nah!

Tres smart polo-shirt

Cus our kittykat is all that!

Know anyone who deserves a medal?

Snuggle down in your duvet with Paddington tonight!

Gworgeous 50s electric-clock

Cutey ickle dishes

70s heeled pumps! (by Underground)

Fake-snake steel-toed Undergrounds

60s green suede Desert Boots

60s black leather Chelsea Boots

Red and Black patent Brothel Creepers

60s Blue suede ... Desert Boots