A Newcastle Guide To Lockdown Shopping
Check out some of the independent and big name businesses we are supporting on our high street. Here's how you can give a little love to ensure they remain a fixture in the city...
SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENTS >>
Important news for those needing essential items in the city! Our beloved Grainger Market is open, and as well as stocking all of your essential household items, the Grainger Delivery service is back up and running too. The lovely lot behind our marvellous covered market have been non-stop throughout the lockdown period, and once again, they’re open for everything you might need to keep things ticking at home. Whether it's a fruit box from Hutton & Oliver, 'Everyday Specials' from Oliver & Eden Butcher, a 'Mixed Bakery Selection' from our friends at The French Oven, or exquisite nibbles from Northern Delicious, there really is something for everyone. Did you know Grainger Delivery also has you covered when it comes to cards and gifts, eco-friendly wellness products and a whole host of amazing 'heat and eat' options from some of your favourite foodie spots including Pizza Slice and Dumpling and Bun. Whether you're popping to the many essential retailers on your lunch break, or you're ordering for your Grainger Delivery, you know the drill; mask on, 2m apart and warm Geordie smiles please!
THE HOI POLLOI
The Hoi Polloi has certainly been a welcome addition to the city! And while we've been unable to visit them as much as we'd like, they sure have taken NE1’s barbering experience to the next level! The team just keep on delivering the goods, and their next development is some seriously cool merch. Inspired by the love our city has for football, be sure to feast your eyes on The Hoi Polloi’s very own football shirt! The guys have a few shirts left in stock, and we think this will go down as an iconic bit of Toon kit in years to come!
Nestled away on Westgate Road, Beyond Vinyl is an independent that should be on any music-lovers’ agenda - particularly when hunting for your Friday night in-house soundtrack. From Bowie bits to Led Zeppelin licks and compilation hits, David McGovern and his team have you covered thanks to their delivery or click and collect service. Head online and treat yourself or someone special today!
There's no shame in looking slick and styled for your Friday night outing to the living room! As always, our friends at Union Clothing are keeping our wardrobes fresh thanks to their easy-to-use click and collect service. So, whether you’re treating yourself to Japanese denim, kitting your feet out in fancy Red Wing boots, or just fancy a new hat to hide the growing catastrophe up top, all you need to do is order your items online and head over to High Bridge and collect. Open for collection 11am - 3pm most days, check out the link below and get kitted out in cool clobber this year!
Check in online at the JG Windows store for all of your essential music kit. The super friendly team are still in the city, manning the phones, replying to your queries, sending out website orders, delivering and giving you online demonstrations. Be warned - we expect to hear your very own lockdown hits once this has all blown over!
There's always room for chocolate, especially from La Chocolatrice. The fabulous team have been busy populating their online shop with opulent chocolate treats and we can't wait to get our hands on some of the tasty goodness. For all of your sweet-tooth needs, La Chocolatrice has got you covered!
We're certainly missing our view of Newcastle Castle from our office window! Nevertheless, you can bring a dose of this historic gem to your home thanks to their new online shop. It's full of quirky historical gifts and niche kit - and the best thing is that every penny spent goes towards supporting the Castle directly. Perfect for any history buffs out there, you can check out their online shop by following this link:
While we long for a mooch in this iconic city record store, we’ll take the next best thing - and that's their handy click and collect service. One of Newcastle’s longest running record stores, Alan and his happy RR team have been supplying the city’s music aficionados, DJs and soul-groovers with countless releases, second-hand beauties and record rarities for 22 years now. There’s a lot of great music out there, and chances are Reflex has it!
MATTHEW’S CHEESE SPECIALISTS
We all deserve a pick-me-up, and what better way to drown out the noise than indulging in the delicious fromages over at Matthew’s Cheese? The gang have fired up the van and they’re delivering all of your cheesy goudaness across the North East! It’s £10 minimum spend plus a £2.50 delivery fee, but as soon as you start shopping through the cheesy delights, you'll be hitting that £10 spend in no time!
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MARKS & SPENCER
From colourful dresses and perfect printed pieces, to smart shirts and super comfy bottoms for those all-important Zoom meetings, you'll find everything you need to get Spring off to a flyer!
A store filled with everything you need and more, John Lewis is helping us tick off your shopping lists ahead of Spring. Head online for more info on deals and live events!
Our party diaries may not be as busy as we had planned, but there’s absolutely no harm in looking dapper for your Saturday night kitchen soirèe. Whether you’re looking for that perfect party dress, workwear or casual staples, River Island has got you covered. Head
online, shop, and get it delivered to your door!
Our role as house chef is still going strong! Lakeland is renowned for stocking cool kit when it comes to cooking, baking, cleaning and laundry. So, whether you’ve burnt the motor out on your bread machine, or the house could do with a clean as you work from home, this all-rounder has you covered when it comes to home essentials. Shop online!