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From You to Me

Muddy says: We love these gorgeous, personalised books, journals and stationery – perfect for gifts, and just in time for Christmas!



Muddy says: You may already know their famous organic cheddar cheese but check out their awesome cheese celebration and wedding cakes, flavoured vodkas and other food and wine gift boxes.


Eleanor Christine Jewellery

Muddy says: Bold, edgy gold and silver jewellery using precious stones, all handmade by the super talented Ellie in her Frome workshop


My Small World

Muddy says: Looking for a toy that's beautiful, sturdy, innovative or traditional with a cool design edge? Step right on in ...

Children's toys

wedding dress

Sassi Holford

Muddy says: Bespoke wedding gowns, evening dresses and occasion wear, designed and handmade in Somerset by one of the UK's leading bridal wear designers

Evening dresses and occasion wear


Muddy says: stunning activewear that helps you feel good about your body, inspires you to get active – and raises money for women's sport


Alexandra May Jewellery

Muddy says: Big, bold and beautiful designer costume jewellery in Bath – eat your heart out Frida Kahlo


woman landrover grass waistcoat suitcase

Settlers Stores

Muddy says: It's tweed, readers, but not as we know it: this is bespoke, luxury Scottish tweed teamed with rich velvets, denim and vibrant African prints


Winser London in Bath

Muddy says – luxurious, timeless separates and dresses – cut to flatter, whatever your age or shape – that won't break the bank


Spotty Herberts

Muddy says – a glorious cornucopia of original toys, colourful unisex clothes for babies and children and all sorts of curious knick-knacks for kids that you won't find anywhere else

Children's clothes

young man with flat cap and scarf

Fruitbat Textiles

Muddy says – gorgeous hand-dyed, handwoven and handmade flat caps, scarves, snoods and all sorts of other accessories, combining traditional techniques with 21st century colours and designs


georgian building bath

Suit the City

Muddy says – Need a beautifully made bespoke suit, shirt or jacket that fits perfectly but without the Saville Row price tag? You've come to the right place

Bespoke suits

The Emporium Somerset

Muddy says – one store, over 50 independent businesses, selling home wares and gifts – some vintage, some handcrafted and all gorgeous – in a converted Victorian chapel in Wellington


Kilver Court Designer Village

Muddy says – If you're into designer fashion, interiors and other lifestyle stuff, a visit to Kilver Court Designer Village is like being a kid in a candy store.


Bailey Hill Bookshop

Muddy says: one of the best bookshops in Somerset, with a brilliant range of books for all ages and interests, friendly knowledgeable booksellers – and you can even bring your dog


Hannah Marchant Illustrates

Muddy says: beautiful greetings cards and wedding stationery, all hand painted, designed and printed here in Somerset - choose from Hannah's existing designs or commission bespoke

Bespoke stationery

Emporio La Strada

Muddy says – Emporio La Strada in Frome stocks design-led kitchenware, food and gifts from around the world.


Postscript Frome

Postscript is one of the most exciting new indies in one of the best indie towns in Somerset, offering an exciting and developing blend of traditional and high end stationery and print services together with an invigorating craft section.


Elli Fashion

At Elli Fashion, we are passionate about what we do. Our mission is to make you look and feel good…



Muddy says – Resident, on Catherine Hill in Frome, brings together a carefully considered blend of wares for you and your home.



Lifestyle store, coffeehouse, B&B and interiors company Caro, takes residence in a lovingly restored 18th century stone-fronted cottage, remembered by locals as a former bakery. Sourcing contemporary objects and enticing home wares from the handmade mug that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, to the woven throw that keeps you warm on a […]



Allotment, owned and run by Kirsten Thompson, sells luxury knitwear, tops, footwear, jewellery, handbags, belts, gifts and accessories. The shop is all about ‘less is more’ and cleverly accessorising a capsule wardrobe.  A lot of my customers live in their jeans but still want to look pulled-together and stylish, bearing in mind the Somerset weather and environment (not […]


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