MY EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED
Since having my own dosh in my purse, I've always stuck to mainly ‘cruising’ the mainstream high street for my fashion wish-list, but just last week I was invited by Yelp Community Manager Rickie Josen to a Vintage & Modern Fashion Shopping Evening event at Birmingham’s Custard Factory - the event was a Yelp Shops Local campaign, which encourages Birmingham to shop with local businesses.
|Yelp Shops Local in Birmingham - encouraging Birmingham to shop with local businesses|
Two of the businesses I met were Burbo K’ture - Paul, the owner designs unique pieces mainly from existing garments - and Gingermegs - Virginia, the owner sells an amazing collection of vintage pieces. Here are some of the snaps I took during the evening.
It was a really enjoyable evening and I left somewhat awe-stricken. It was so interesting and inspiring to hear the stories behind the development of their very own independent boutique. I would encourage anyone who visits Birmingham to venture to the Custard Factory in Digbeth where the two boutiques I visited are based (just a short walk from the city centre - home of Birmingham’s famous Bullring shopping centre!) and check out the special home-grown fashion talent that Birmingham has to offer.