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Where would we be without our superb local retailers, whether you’re supporting them online or in store you can find everything you need in Bradford.

With the current national lockdown in place until 2nd December you will find only essential shops trading across the district. However, remember many of your favourites will also be online.

Whether it’s the perfect Christmas present or a winter treat to cosy up your home, we’re sure our local retailers will have something that’s right up your street.

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Shop Local This Week
Shop local think of all the incredible local artists, designers, and creatives in Bradford & district. Have you explored their products online? Brighten someone's day with a bunch of flowers or unique and wonderful lockdown gifts.  Share the joy of shopping local using #SparklingBradford on Twitter and Instagram.

Support your favourite Bradford & district cultural attractions online.  It’s a great time to pay a visit to your local museum & galleries online.  For the very best in bespoke gift ranges and art and design-inspired products from a variety of makers.

Celebrate the wonderful Bradford & district museum shops which play a vital role in helping arts, cultural and heritage attractions to thrive.

Saltaire Virtual Makers Fair
The Saltaire Virtual Makers Fair promotes the best independent artists, makers and designers from across the UK in partnership with ShopAppy.  Discover contemporary and original creations. Showcasing new designs in ceramics, jewellery, glass, silver, metal, books, paper, leather, wood, plastics, furniture, textiles, accessories, printmaking and photography, there is sure to be something to delight and appeal to every taste.
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Bradford Street Market Online

Visit a virtual Christmas market; shop local and support small businesses this winter.  With the festive season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start gathering gift ideas. Start your Christmas shopping at the Bradford Street Market Online.

Whether you’re on the search for unique personalised Christmas gifts, decorations, cards and cakes, there are so many handmade businesses out there just waiting to be discovered.

Bradford Christmas Street Market Online - Thursdays 19/26 Nov and/or 3/10 Dec - 9am till Dusk.

>> Become a member of the Facebook group & shop.

The Broadway Bradford
The Broadway offer a full day experience in a friendly, buzzing and vibrant Shopping Centre in the heart of Bradford City Centre. Whether you need your next fashion fix or the perfect gift for someone special, you will find everything you need all under one roof. With over 90 retailers, from leading brands to fashion favourites, department stores and all the top high street names. Enjoy the latest blockbuster movie at the Light Cinema or dine in one of our many food and drink outlets. With plenty of shops to browse, and things to do, The Broadway is Bradford’s way to shop, watch and eat.
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Haworth Shopping

Haworth is a haven for specialist shopping, the Cobbled Main Street is thriving showcasing gorgeous gifts, art and crafts, with old fashioned windows framing tempting displays of second hand books, Fairtrade gifts and gorgeous lingerie. 

Haworth traders are turning to online shopping and click and collect, so even during lockdown there's no excuse not to start your Christmas shopping. 

The Brontë Parsonage Museum Shop online is a haven for fans of the Brontës and lovers of literature everywhere. It stocks a wide range of quality and often exclusive bespoke gifts.  

Keighley's Christmas Window Advent Calendar

A small group of Keighley independent shops have banded together to organise Keighley’s Christmas window advent calendar.

The idea is that each shop features its window one day from December 1 to 22.  A children’s colouring competition and a treasure hunt are also taking place during the event. 

Shipley Town Sq - - (c) Clock Tower Studios
Shipley Market Square (c) Clock Tower Studios
Shop Local for Christmas in Shipley

Saturday 5 December - 9.00am to 5.00pm 

Shipley Market Square

Support your local, independent shops and businesses at Shipley open air market.  Discover a treasure trove of unique and handmade giftware, perfect for stocking fillers and unusual gifts. 

There's going to be lots of great entertainment with carol singing and traditional Christmas songs from the Salvation Army Band.

It's the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere and get into the Christmas spirit.

Real Food Ilkley

Support your local farmer or deli - When it comes to sourcing your roast dinner.  Take a look at to visit the virtual market and order all your stallholder produce and goods, and support small business. 

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Solar Art Gallery and Manor House

A new online shop is now live and includes Manor House merchandising as well as the Solar Gallery artists' work. The Christmas shop has some great ideas for those special gifts for friends and family.

You can access the shop via this link -

Museum Selection

A collection of gifts, games and books inspired by the National Science and Media Museum’s collection and exhibitions

Shop here #ShopMuseums

Plants & Flowers
In the market for a few houseplants to brighten up your home? Plant One On Me of Bradford offers quality plants and expert advice. In Ilkley The Plant Point specialises in awesome and unique potted indoor plants, succulents and cacti. For a wider selection including flowers and outdoor plants visit Woodbank Nurseries & Garden Centre in Bingley.  Blooms on Market Street is a brand new florist located in Bradford, delivering flowers to suit any occasion. Create a refreshing experience for your home or office with elegant arrangements.
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Bradford is a melting pot of cultures, making it a great place to pick up authentic international ingredients. The city is home to dozens of Asian supermarkets selling spices, exotic vegetables and meats. Head to Pakeezah Superstore on Leeds Road or Shans in Keighley.  At Tropical Foods in the Oastler Market you will find all types of West Indian Foods.  Try new cafe 'African Kitchen' in the Market, Andile cooks traditional dishes including plantain, jollof rice and egusi which is a traditional Nigerian soup.  Sing Kee Superstore on North Parade sells a huge range of Oriental ingredients while Roswitha Delicatessen is a longstanding deli selling eastern European meats, cheeses and breads. For more traditional Yorkshire fayre, Robertshaws Farm Shop champion over 400 local food suppliers. Lishman’s of Ilkley is one of the best known butchers in Yorkshire.
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If you’re looking for quality fashion there’s a fantastic range of retailers in the Bradford district. We’d recommend a visit to Walk in Style in Saltaire. Raymond Town, and Eric Spencer for menswear and country attire in Ilkley.  Check out Wave of Nostalgia in Haworth, for a collection of unique “Hand Made in Haworth” items which include adorable Pinafore Dresses and funky Hawaiian style shirts.  For children’s clothes check out JoJo Maman Bébé in Ilkley and Kids Continental shoes and clothing in Saltaire.  For something special, let the expert team of personal stylists at Jigsaw build your ideal look, book an Appointment.
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There’s nothing better than whiling away an afternoon in a relaxing bookshop. In Bradford we’re lucky to have some incredible places to do just that. Salts Mill Bookshop stocks a large selection of fiction, children’s books, art books and rare magazines in a large restored mill. The Grove in Ilkley offers a wide range of new books while T Venables in Haworth sells a varied collection of used titles. For comics and graphic novels visit Narrow Escape in Shipley. While not strictly an independent, Waterstones Bradford also deserves a mention as it’s quite possibly the most beautiful bookshop in the UK.
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Home Furnishings
Bradford is home to a massive selection of specialist home furnishings retailers ranging from small boutique shops to larger stores.  Home at Salts Mill specialises in high-end designer furniture, Cottingley Furnishers sells affordable oak and pine furniture.  Rooms in Keighley is one of the largest, independent family run furniture retailers in the Yorkshire area.  Also check out The Secret Drawer in Ilkley, designers and makers of bespoke furniture & interiors.  Official paint stockist for Farrow & Ball and Paint & Paper Library.  Ilkley showroom open by appointment: Mon–Thurs, 9AM–5PM.  All furniture and interiors are bespoke and lovingly handmade in Yorkshire.
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Asian Couture

Dazzling, bejewelled and embroidered styles, shoes sparkling on the shelves. You will find a rich selection of Asian couture in boutiques and clothing stores in Bradford. Bradford has some of the best Asian fashion stores in the UK with Bombay Stores and Janan among the most popular.

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Haworth became the world’s first Fairtrade village in 2002. Visitors to the area can enjoy Fairtrade products in surrounding shops, cafés and restaurants, knowing that they are helping to secure a more sustainable future for farmers and workers in the developing world. Many other towns and villages in Bradford District also play an active part in supporting Fairtrade. Why not experience a selection of Bradford’s Fairtrade towns by walking the scenic ‘Bradford District Fair Trade Way’.
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Become a Friend of Bradford Theatres
Join the Friends and support the iconic Alhambra Theatre, Grade ll listed St George's Hall, and The Studio in Bradford as well as King's Hall & Winter Gardens in Ilkley.  Bradford Theatres Friends save money, enjoy priority booking ahead of the general public, and receive a jam-packed Friends newsletter every month.

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