What’s Hot?

An arresting window display is part of the appeal of RBUK.
An arresting window display is part of the appeal of RBUK.

Rachel Buckley, co-director of RBUK in Rochdale, reveals what is selling well in her busy, medium-sized shop in a Greater Manchester suburb town with a varied customer base.

 

Varied stock selection scores well with RBUK’s varied customer base.
Varied stock selection scores well with RBUK’s varied customer base.

Cute: Fancy Pants from Hammond Gower

“Cards featuring animals having a party! There’s a pig wearing a tutu, feathers everywhere and animals wearing party hats and fun glasses.”

Dandelion’s quirky humour and sentiment scores highly with RBUK customers.
Dandelion’s quirky humour and sentiment scores highly with RBUK customers.

Humour: Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

“The images are brilliant but it’s the words joking at everyday things that are just perfect.”

Humour: Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

“A personal favourite and selling well in the shop. The sentiments are just the kind of thing you wish you could think of and write.”

Photographic: Betty loves from Pulp

“Quirky black and white images with a hint of colour and lovely friendship sentiments.”

A Matthew Williamson butterfly design from Museums & Galleries.
A Matthew Williamson butterfly design from Museums & Galleries.

Art: Matthew Williamson from Museums & Galleries

“Bright colours and brilliant foiling… and the butterfly designs are very popular.”

Art: Potted from Sally Scaffardi

“Simple and modern potted plant illustrations on white board with a pop of colour.”

Contemporary graphics from Sally Scaffardi.
Contemporary graphics from Sally Scaffardi.

Contemporary: Silver Leaf and Gold Leaf from Janie Wilson

“A crisp white background with touches of silver or gold add to the simple designs.”

Traditional: Ladies Who Love Life and Men Who Love Life from Berni Parker Designs

Berni Parker’s distinctive styling does well for RBUK.
Berni Parker’s distinctive styling does well for RBUK.

“We have a spinner of Berni’s cards which we occasionally move around the store, and the cards are searched out specifically. She is talented artist who we’ve found has a loyal following. “

Handmade/Hand-Finished: Across the board from Five Dollar Shake

“The large size designs sell particularly well, usually for milestone ages, anniversaries, daughter and son.”

Handmade/Hand-Finished: Mad Dots from Hearts Designs

“Modern and luxurious with their gold foiled lettering, hearts and all round sparkle.”

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