Howkapow shop pops up

Dozens of designers who make their own products - from home and kitchenware to jewellery prints and gifts - have been able to reach a worldwide audience thanks to the online boutique Howkapow. Now, after two years of successful trading, the Bristol-based outfit is opening a temporary shop in the city. Perfect timing for the Christmas market.

The shop is located in Quakers Friars, a historic building in the city's Broadmead shopping district, and is holding a grand opening tomorrow - Thursday 25 October. "Everything is white with pops of colour, as we want to make our products sing," explains co-founder Cat How. "We've also enlisted the help of Bristol illustrator Lucie Sheridan, who is doing a series of hand-painted murals and script around the shop. Very colourful but hopefully also very clean and refined."

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