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Estilo a new homeware brand to move in to Kendal's pop-up shop

Finkle Street pop up shop
Leader of SLDC, Councillor Giles Archibald, outside Kendal's pop-up shop
22 July


Estilo, a new Homeware brand are taking over the pop-up shop in Kendal's busy town centre, as part of the SLDC's drive to help support small business and make use of empty properties in the town.

The new tenants will be in residence at the pop up shop in Finkle Street, opposite Beales, from Monday 25 July until Saturday 30 July.

Hannah Northey and Lee Jackson who run Estilo, said: “Our Homeware company is all about bringing individuality, flair and inspiration to people’s homes and lives. Our company is inspired by Spain’s simplicity - and in Spanish, Estilo means ‘style. ’ We select all of our products carefully, scouring suppliers at trade fairs or finding vintage treasures which are re-loved.

“We think the pop-up shop is a great idea, as we were wary of committing to a long-term shop lease, and this gives us the perfect opportunity to try out trading on the High street to see how it works for us.”

Councillor Graham Vincent, SLDC’s Economy Portfolio holder, said: “We have a key Council Plan commitment to work to reduce the number of empty shops on our high streets, and I am delighted the ‘pop-up shop’ initiative has been so successful for our new fledgling businesses.

“Research shows that 80% of shopping is still done in physical shops and ‘pop-ups’ provide a perfect opportunity to bring something new onto the high street, test new retail formats, and drive footfall by offering experiences and products at limited availability, adding colour and difference to evolving high streets.’’

Visit www.estiloliving.com for further information. Estiloliving.com has been designed by local Kendal web designer, Steve Carne from Carne & Co.

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Contact information:  Economic Development team on 01539 793280 or email econ.dev@southlakeland.gov.uk

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