What’s Hot in Down Swan Street, West Malling

Down Swan Street is a small shop based in the historic Kent twon of West Malling. Owner Olivia Dackombe reveals what products have been selling well to her customer base of a loyal locals and tourists.

Everyday

Elle from Belly Button and all ranges from Stop The Clock Design

“For everyday cards we love the Belly Button Elle range or Stop the Clock for pretty floral age cards.”

Humour

Across the board from Paper Plane and Brainbox Candy

“Paper Plane and Brainbox Candy do really well for us. Really funny and lots of different ranges from one place makes for easy ordering.”

Above: Funny designs created by Brainbox Candy.
Above: Funny designs created by Brainbox Candy.

Art

General from Fay’s Studio

“Fay’s Studio is our favourite arty card brand. She designs such pretty cards with a little bit of shimmer.”

Above: The ‘Hare’ illustration from Fay’s Studio’s In The Wild collection.
Above: The ‘Hare’ illustration from Fay’s Studio’s In The Wild collection.

 Art

General from Dry Red Press

“We also like Dry Red Press for its high quality range of landscapes, animals and paintings of florals.”

Contemporary

Across the board from Raspberry Blossom as well as the Hanna Werning range from Lagom

“We love Raspberry Blossom and the Hanna Werning range from Lagom. Mainly because we like looking at them lined up on our shelves!”

Above: Raspberry Blossom’s designs can brighten your day.
Above: Raspberry Blossom’s designs can brighten your day.

Handmade/Hand-Finished

General from Lucy and Lolly

“One of our customers’ favourite card brands is Lucy and Lolly who we found on Etsy. The cards come with an embossed bean that the receiver can grow. The new home cards are a shop favourite – a card and a gift in one.”

Above: Lucy and Lolly’s Christmas designs come complete with plantable bean!
Above: Lucy and Lolly’s Christmas designs come complete with plantable bean!

Children’s

Across The Board from Tache and Shine from Redback

“Tache is a bestseller for us, and so, of course, is Redback’ s sequin iron on patch range, Shine. Our customers love cards with something to keep. Patches, pins and necklace cards have been doing really well for us.”

Ancillary

Beer Socks from Luckies

“These are amazing pick-ups, especially in the run-up to Christmas. They also now come in a set, which have been flying out for a practical but fun gift.”

Top: Olivia outside her store, which is full of lovely contemporary gifts and cards.

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