Archive: September 2012

Welcome to the Piccadilly Lane Blog: All Things Indie

Welcome to the Piccadilly Lane blog, this is where we introduce you to new shops and designers; give you a glimpse of some stunning gift products, and generally sprinkle a little shopping inspiration.

But not any old gift will do ~ step away from the novelty socks ~ OK we admit it, at Piccadilly Lane we’re a bit obsessed with finding great cards and gifts. We’ve even set ourselves a mission ~ this version has added ‘behind the scenes’ note goodness just for the blog crowd.

The Piccadilly Lane Mission

To unite gift seekers with unique shops, and unique gifts from around the world.

Note: Nifty huh! Word of the day ~ unique!

One Destination

The internet is a pretty big place Piccadilly Lane aims to unite the best card and gift shops and studios from across the world in one easy-to-find location.

Note: We should probably point out that there are only so many hours in the day; we’ve got to finish reading Anna Karenina for book club, and we haven’t even started Mad Men season 5 yet. So, for practicality purposes we’re rolling this out country by country. We’re starting with the UK, ’cause we live here & speak the language, that sort of thing.

Genuine Recommendations

We will hand-pick all the shops on Piccadilly Lane, only ever showing shops, studios and products we genuinely like and trust.

Note: Hey, it’s only fair, we wouldn’t want rubbish recommendations. Bonus note to readers: Milky Way’s new Crispy Roll things are amazing!

Unique & Original

We love new, exciting and fresh designs, we will seek out shops and gifts with their own unique, original style.

Note: Not really much to add to this, what kind of people would we be if we didn’t like the new, the different, the exciting. OK, this philosophy may be influenced by ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ ~ doesn’t mean we’re not on to something.

Great Design. Great Quality. 

We’re design fans. We look for great design and great quality in all the products, shops and websites we pick.

Note: We like spending our days pointing at things saying “ooh that’s pretty / cool / odd “, even more than that we like prodding things and saying “ ooh that’s plush” . Don’t judge, it’s better than working for a bank; so says I, Charlotte, Ex-Bank Employee (don’t ask, I had no power, influence, or access to money).

Direct Dealing. 

Let’s keep it simple. Direct access between the gift seekers and the gift makers. You can always know exactly who designed your card or gift, and exactly what they’re about.

Note: Hmm, again this seems like a win-win situation, you & your shopping power have total control.

At Piccadilly Lane we love to explore the world in search of what’s new in gifts, greeting cards, stationery and much more. We’re industry experts, and we hand-pick the best of the web so you can find the perfect gifts for yourself, your friends, and your family. On a constant mission to broaden our horizons we seek out the world’s best boutiques, design studios, and online shops. We deliver inspiration every day to the stylish, savvy, shoppers.

So, that’s us, now you know what we’re about. Let’s get started exploring the world and discovering design-led, quality, unique cards and gifts.

Posted by Charlotte 14:04 17/09/12
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