Independent businesses in Brighton’s Seven Dials region are organizing a Christmas late night shopping event to be held this Saturday 7th December.
Local shops including Seven Cellars, Salvage & Sawdust, Ayten Gasson, Hi Cacti, Teddy Edwards, L’Atelier Du Vin, Mr. Face and Sixty Seven will have their doors open until 9pm. The shops will also be offering special discounts on locally sourced, handmade goods. There will also be an exhibition by Close-Knit Promotions at Reach Physiotherapy.
The festive event promises to be a very social get-together with music, drinks, food and coffee on offer. Hi Cacti, who co-organized the event, will have special “mulled margaritas” from Mama’s Cocktails and plant-based burritos from A Tribe Called Veg. They will also be offering 10% off all of their house plants, pots and handmade gifts, many of which are handmade by local, female makers.
Discounted goodies on offer at © Hi Cacti
Sabina, founder of Hi Cacti, said:
“It is so important to shop with small, independent businesses, especially at Christmas. Supporting independent shops and makers is a great way to connect yourself to the local community.
As a maker myself, I know how it feels from the other side. At this time of year, I am dedicated to putting my hard-earned Christmas gift money into the hands directly of someone who is building their craft or business around something they love rather than the big, faceless chains.
It also adds another really thoughtful layer to the gift so the receiver gets to see something that was thoughtfully made and or designed from the city that you call home.”
Sabina also highlights that shopping with independent businesses is also a way to reduce your environmental impact too. She explains that purchasing locally made goods from independent businesses reduces the need for transportation and multiple suppliers, which is far more sustainable for our planet.
To join in the festivities, head up to Seven Dials on Saturday 7th November from 6pm-9pm. To find out more, please visit the event page.