Whether you want to update your autumn wardrobe or you’re seeking a gift for faraway loved ones, these online shops are guaranteed to bring a dose of coastal cheer to the home front.
WORDS JESSICA JOHNSON
1. Shoals of glass
Multi-media artist Karen Ongley-Snook, who is based in the coastal village of Bosham in West Sussex, is very much ‘still making and open for business’. Her beautiful shoals of fish, which are made from brightly coloured fused glass, can be mounted onto rods – perfect for swimming among the garden greenery (ongley-snookdesigns.com).
2. Gifts by post
From boxed socks, beanies and baby booties to cashmere shawls and slippers, Worcestershire-based Perilla’s range of online wares made from luxurious Alpaca yarn make the perfect gift for friends and family out of reach. For overseas orders, please contact Perilla before ordering (perilla.co.uk).
3. Pretty Joules
Delivering a collection of feel-good dresses and stylish light jackets, Joules’ online shop is fit to burst with autumn essentials – for wardrobe, home, garden and beyond (joules.com).
4. Forever coast
What to get the sea-lover who has everything? Jeweller Hannah Louise Lamb creates bespoke bracelets, brooches and even lapel pins featuring your favourite stretch of coastline. All of Hannah’s pieces are cleaned at a high temperature in an ultrasonic cleaner before being boxed and packaged using the Post Office’s contact-free Drop & Go service (hannahlouiselamb.com).
5. Carry on in style
A collection of canvas toy buckets, treasure bags and smocks and linen aprons for children join Carrier Company’s dapper line of utilitarian clothing, including a new ‘Sale + Sample’ rail full of discounted one-offs and pre-loved wares (carriercompany.co.uk).
6. Silver linings
Based on the Gower Peninsula, jewellery-maker Kate Lewis uses local sea-glass and semi-precious stones to create necklaces, bangles, stacking rings and more. During lockdown Kate dedicated a day a week to making scrubs for the NHS with her two daughters, and will be donating 10% of sales from her site to The Gower Gin Company, which is supplying hand sanitiser to key workers (katelewisjewellery.co.uk).
7. A whale’s tale
After launching in late 2019, Whitby Yard was due to officially set sail this summer at the (now cancelled) Whitby Regatta. Inspired by ancient seafarers of the North Yorkshire coast, much of the collection – cotton jersey T-shirts, cosy hoodies and stylish tote bags – is crafted from organic Indian cotton using green renewable energy (whitbyyard.com).
8. Cornish wares
Whether it’s paintings, ceramics, prints, glassware, homeware or cards, Charlestown-based Atishoo Gallery’s online shop means you can bring a slice of the Cornish coast to your home while supporting a raft of artists and makers. Deliveries may take two-three weeks and a ‘Local Pickup’ collection is available for those based nearby (atishoogallery.co.uk).
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