Founded in 2015 by Paula Flynn as an antidote to the dominance of the major High Street stores and e-tailers, The Shopkeepers features all sorts of inspirational independent retailers from around the world and across all sorts of different product categories, telling the stories of these shops through interview, commentary and lots and lots of photography. Contributing editors include stylist Stephanie Bateman Sweet who has been a long standing Hambledon champion and to whom we are ever grateful.
This year The Shopkeepers have put together a list of their Top 10 Stores across many different sectors, including Food and Provisions, Markets, Stationery and Vintage and Antiques. We are delighted and thrilled to have made it on to The Top 10 Lifestyle Stores list. And in extremely esteemed company. Congratulations to our fellow shopkeeping friends Merci (in Paris), The Paris Market (in, ironically, Savannah GA), A Vida Portuguesa (in Lisbon and I am going to pay homage in May), Bon, I Gigi, Mina Milanda, Woven, Clic and The Perish Trust. We feel very honoured.