Monday, 27 January 2014

February Newsletter: Call-outs and Love-ins


How is it February already?! Time happens while we're busy making plans. And with that in mind ... we need your help with some of ours!

Alongside other local giants, we are planning The Festival of Football Ideas during the summer, you know - to coincide with that small tournament being played in some tiny South-American country.  The event will include talks, film screenings, live DJ soundtracking of matches and a short film night.  The programme of events is currently very gender-biased so we are looking for some women speakers or participants.  Please get in touch if that sounds like you!

May sees the return of The Bristol Festival of Photography (BFOP) and as in previous years we will be arranging the Christma Steps Arts Quarter Night of the Year - with a parade of projections and outdoor cinema on the Steps. If you're a photographer and are keen to get involved in some way - by projecting some work, or offering muscle on the night - then again, please do get in touch.


All you romanticals need to keep a loving eye on the Twitter, where we'll be posting a sign of our affection for you all.

Respond to the sign and access our secret tunnel of love.

We will most likely be plying you with chocolate and love songs all day in the shop on Valentine's Day itself.

Awwwww, innit.

Monday Stock Blog: Accessorriesss

As Coco Chanel said, during her brief stint on Neighbours: 'everybody needs good accessories'.

And that is what this weeks Monday Stock Blog is dedicated to!

Here's some new accessories arriving at SHOP this week:

We could take a flight, tonight...

To the USSR
And wear bows in our hair

And hoops in our ears
And secret ties
And red knitted hats
And pay for it using the contents of this
What do you mean we're in a recessions - belt up!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Monday Stock Blog: Furniture and Homeware

We are LOUSY with furniture at SHOP at the moment, we just can't stop finding amazing things for your lounges and other rooms!

We even have a few design classics - get us!

Here's some delightful pictorial representations of the actual furniture:

A Design Classic

A Design Classic
A Design Classic

A Design Classic
A Design Classic
A Design Classic
A Design Classic

A Design Classic
An Actual Design Classic - G Plan Astro Coffee Table
A Design Classic
Classic Bathroom Set

Classic Cake Serving Device
Classic Owlness

Classic baby owl within big owl carving

Classic Woman

Classic Light Bulb Cover

Monday, 13 January 2014

Monday Stock Blog: M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m--m-m-m-man up!

Men: if you're thinking... A new year, a new you. Or a new year, same old you, in new clobber. Or a new year, same new you, in old clobber. Or if you just fancy buying some new clobber. This is the stock blog for you.  

We're up all night to get shirty, tank toppy, jumpery and suity...

The Pink Panther
Creme egg
Green light
Green giant
Check mate
Polo mint
Golf pro
Tanks a lot
Fish tank
Tank museum
Waistcoat, wantcoat
*cricket joke*

Monday, 6 January 2014

January Newsletter: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

 "SHOP, bloody hell!"

It's a new year, which means change, which means we thought the January newsletter would be a good way to tell you that this is SHOP's last year.

We are lucky that this has been our decision to take, we haven't been forced out by recession or the biggest Primark in Europe, we simply believe in positive change.

After 8 glorious years, we are looking for new adventures in new lands, but a bit of SHOP will follow us, in a new guise.

Our first ever bit of press!

You're stuck with us for a bit longer, though - business as unusual for the foreseeable - but rest assured when we are off-off we will make a big song and dance about it!

For now, we'll leave you with some of our favourite philosophers, talking about change:

Alain de Botton:
“Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.”

A.C. Grayling:
"Life is change, stasis is its negation."

Harry Hill:
"If it's going badly, get off.  If it's going well, get off."

Monday Stock Blog: Women's Clothing!

We're not gonna say 'new year, new you', we're not gonna say 'cheer yourself up this January by treating yourself to something' and we're not gonna bombard you with cliches, but we are gonna say here's some pictures of some dresses and jumpers that are new at SHOP that you might like: