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Ok kids, there’s four weekends until Christmas; we are at the start of loopy season comrades. That means four weekends to get presents for everyone, put up your trees and generally start to enjoy the prospect of drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies with a wild abandon akin to your last meal. That’s just me then? Right. I’m not even sorry.                   Addressing the first issue is on my priority list today, shopping for gifts. Of course, I want you all to come here and clear us out of stock, but...

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Kind words

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Isn't it nice when you hear good things being said about you? I could pretend to be modest here, a humble brag if you will, but I don't care, Bedford Blog and Board recently visited us and wrote a really lovely post about it.      Knowing that someone appreciates what we do here in the shop is a great feeling. Shopping locally isn't as easy an option as it used to be but it's something we should all be looking to try to do more often. Supporting independent retailers, restaurants and initiatives makes a huge difference to local economy....

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Artist Showcase: Sarah Orchard

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Here at Boutique Planet HQ we're excited to start running regular artist showcases in store. We'll be showing a few pieces on a rotational basis each month and hopefully getting to see some of our lovely local artists work in an intimate and casual environment.    We're kicking things off with a young artist, Sarah Orchard, whos already had her work shown at the current Bedpop gallery collective and also runs a very popular Blog.   Here's her blog, check it out, she will make you laugh I promise.           Come in and see us...

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Bedpop Mr X Stitch Pop Up Gallery

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Hello, first blog post from the newbie...   So I decided to blog about the recent show featured at the Pop Up Gallery on the high street, a cross stitch and embroidery extravaganza showcasing some unique pieces in a lovely bright airy space.    Now, I make no claim to know anything about embroidery or cross stitch. My only encounter with either involves some very pretty handmade christmas cards one year and a few misguided attempts of my own during an art course.  Well that was all blown straight out of the water upon entering the gallery last week, the...

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Bed Pop

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It was great to see the former Pizza Hut building brought back to life during December when it was kitted out as the Bedpop Boutique and Picturehouse.  Celebrating local designers, artists, photographers and crafters, it was lovely to see this usually empty cornerstone of the Arcade buzzing with customers keen to see its unique wares.  Upstairs was a cycle-powered cinema and there was live music and choir singing. Well done to Erica Roffe and all the volunteers for all their hard work.  We particularly liked the quirky bespoke luggage from U Old Bag by Lisa Tilley and artwork from Charlotte Tenneson....

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