Shop Independent This Season!

Christmas is nearly here, and it can be tricky to find the perfect present in this busy season for that special someone on your #NiceList. But don’t worry. The little elves at the marc b studio are here to help! We’ve put together a little guide on the best independent brands and stores to help you shop this festive season. From shops right on our doorstep in Notting Hill to brands we can’t get enough of just that little bit further afield.


Foodie in the family? We’ve got the perfect one stop shop: Biscuiteers of Notting Hill! This independent biscuit emporium is perfect for treating someone sweet. Their hand-iced biscuits are miniature pieces of art and come in various festive collections, such as Nutcracker inspired scenes & Rocket Santas. Why not pop by and ice your own at their Notting Hill icing cafe, or shop online?


Need the perfect present for the bookworm in your life? Look no further than Lutyens & Rubinstein. This quaint bookshop is a book lovers’ paradise. With every book stocked on recommendation you’re sure to find the perfect present hidden amongst the shelves. From beautiful art books to fictional favourites, there’s something for everyone’s stocking.


Capture the true spirit of Christmas at Portobello’s renowned toy shop, Honeyjam. Filled to bursting point with traditional hand-crafted toys for every age,  take a peek in store and transport yourself back to childhood!


Here’s one for the label lover. Couverture & The Garbstore is stocked with London’s best contemporary designers. Their 3-floor store is filled with this season’s hottest design talent, featuring a unique blend of womenswear, menswear and lifestyle brands. Support emerging talent and treat that special someone to something truly unique.


Struggling to find something for someone who has everything? Why not treat them to a truly unique experience? Sketch of London supplies character and tasty treats by the bucketload. Treat them to tea and cake in the pink salon whilst sipping plenty of Champagne to get yourselves in the true festive spirit! Plus where else will you get to pee in a giant pod!?!


Stockings hung up on the wall at the ready? Why not swap the chocolate orange for some beauty treats? So you can glam up after that Christmas lunch! Paul and Joe are releasing a special Christmas kitten range. With beautiful packaging and ethically sourced materials these lipsticks are ideal for the glamourpuss of the family.

The Rough Trade shop on Talbot Road, London.rte-albums-crop

One for the musically minded, Rough Trade is independent music retailer of the year. Pop online and find out the best new up-and-coming talent from indie artists to major players. This label also offers you the chance to see some of your favourite musicians up close and personal at both their Notting Hill and east London stores. Not London-based? Don’t worry! You can buy limited edition and exclusive items online here.


Here’s a little something for the green-fingered one of the family! The girls behind Geo Fleur have launched a brand new plant post club, with exclusive surprises every month! Why not give a gift which keeps on giving, and keep your home feeling fresh.


And don’t forget your furry friends! Why not treat your fur bae to a cute little collar tag by Hello Harriet? Perfect for summing up your critters character! So you can Instagram away to your heart’s content – you might need to buy in some catnip for this fella though!


And of course  you can always treat that special someone to a beautiful new bag from our new collection! We’ve got a little something for everyone in the family from the vintage lover’s Emerald, to the rock chick’s Fairlight clutch and the party princess’s Viva!

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