Paisley and Friends is an independent shop owned and run by me, Claire Paisley, in the vibrant town of St Leonards-on-sea. I opened in October 2016 after years of dreaming of being a shopkeeper, with a clear aim to support and buy from fantastic small companies and individual designer-makers in order to bring together the very best in creative talent, both locally and from around the UK.
I sell products that are well designed and well made, unique and affordable from jewellery and homewares to prints and knitwear.
I am happy to be selling online, but I don’t think you can beat a good, real-life browse in a beautiful shop, so please come and visit soon.
A lot of the products I sell are handmade and I feel very lucky to work with such wonderful designers and makers, many of whom live close by and delivery their stock in person. I also buy from selected small manufacturers based in the UK. Some items are made in house by me and I am generally to be found drawing, sticking, folding or sewing at my desk in the shop. Here are some of the makers you will find at Paisley and Friends.