9 boutique shopping experiences in and around town

Thursday 18th January, 2018

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, here’s a rundown of some of the boutique shops around Renfrewshire to grab unique keepsakes.

InCube Paisley

The InCube Shop in Paisley nurtures young talent and new businesses. It hosts works by local designers, makers and artists which can range from home accessories, prints, fashion, hats, childrenswear and bridal accessories to name a few. The trading slots are switched around on a regular basis meaning there’s always something new to snap up in store.

Find out more here: https://incube.ren/shop/

No 8 Artisan Crafts and Gifts

No 8 Artisan Crafts and Gifts offers cost effective spaces for Artisan Crafters to sell their goods in a High Street environment. Makers are able to rent a space and have their wares sold for a whole month. The shop has everything from Harris Tweed clocks and Star Wars-themes art work to children’s toys, candles and jewellery. There’s also the ever popular “Pure Posh n’ fae Johnstone” range.

Find out more here: www.no8johnstone.co.uk

White Cart Co

The White Cart Co motto is “Gifting a little bit of love” and there’s plenty to fall in love with here. The shop stocks a wide range of fantastic products. They are stockists of Adornment by Gilli Reeves, Pairfum Candles, Sophie Oliver, Orange Tree Toys and many more. As well as a selection of carefully hand crafted products – the shop is always introducing new products and brands.

Visit http://whitecartcompany.co.uk/ for more information.

Ivad Gifts

Ivad Gifts has two boutiques in Paisley stocking handmade cards and wrap, jewellery from Pilgrim, Kate Hamilton Hunter, Joma and many more. You can also pick up a Radley or Fraas handbag or purse in store. It’s a great stop for a wedding or anniversary gift.

You can find them on Facebook @IVADGifts

Feel the Groove

Music lovers will enjoy spending time sifting through the extensive vintage vinyl record collection in Feel the Groove where they can pick up a mix of original LPs from decades past. The shop itself has welcomed the likes of The View for record signings and it was even the location of a very special intimate gig with home grown superstar Paolo Nutini.

Check them out on Facebook @ftgpaisley

Buon Giorno Bakery

This traditional Scottish and Italian bakery offers an extensive range of freshly-baked breads and cakes that have made this a popular haunt in Renfrew. The bakery’s pies have been recognised by the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards – so definitely worth sampling.

Find them on Facebook @Artisanbuongiornobakery

Three Sisters Bake

If you’re more of a culinary treat hunter a visit to Three Sisters Bake in the quaint setting of Quarriers Village is a must. The craft boutique and deli sells an inviting array of delicious takeaway snacks and cakes, free range eggs and sweet treats.

Find out more by visiting www.threesistersbake.co.uk

Allmark’s Sweet Shop

Take a trip down memory lane with a visit to Allmark’s Sweet Shop where you can be nostalgic and buy your sour plooms, foam shrimps, bon bons and Chelsea whoppers by the quarter. We dare you to limit yourself to picking just one of the tasty treats – it just can’t be done.

Pick your favourite sweets here: www.allmarksweets.co.uk

The Lion’s Paw Shop

This is a great find right in the heart of Bridge of Weir – you’ll find some truly unique gift ideas that you’ll struggle to get anywhere else and the ever changing stock ensures your shopping adventure will be different every time. Whether it’s bags, cards, accessories or home interiors there’s plenty to browse at The Lion’s Paw. As if you needed another reason to visit your kids can even entertain themselves in the shop playhouse while you look around.

Find out more by visiting www.thelionspaw.co.uk

More things to see and do around Renfrewshire

I love Paisley right now. There are all these new bars and restaurants popping up and there is such a buzz around the place. Every time something new opens, everyone I know is eager to go and try it out. It has really changed how people feel about the town and made people want to have a night out in Paisley – something that was unheard of a few years ago.

Vanessa Paisley
Fashion designer

#whyilovepaisley Paisley is thriving and there is a real buzz about the town. Great to see new businesses opening up.

@Robert8Allan
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