A few weeks back I had the pleasure to be part of Summer Style Saturday event in Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch. Redditch is actually not too far from Birmingham - it's about 20 minutes on train from the centre, and even closer if you're staying at the campus of University of Birmingham. The day was full of fashion happenings - from style wars to style recommendations. It was so much fun! Apart from having a blast and learning so much more about fashion and this season's trends, I've also had time to explore the shopping centre and to find a handful of my new favourite shops! If you ever find yourself in Redditch, these are the stores you seriously need to visit!
⇒ Sally Hair & Beauty Supplies
A tiny beauty shop with loads of brands you can't usually find in your regular high street drugstore. They have got so many OPI/China Glaze nail polishes that you can't pick just one shade!
⇒ Magical Story
My most favourite home decor store in the whole universe (even better than IKEA!). My general perception of gift shops is usually a bit meh - they tend to have weird tacky stuff that usually just ends up collecting dust on your shelves. Magical Story is different - just about everything these is a useful thing - from a basket, to a set of vintage looking playing cards or a furry blanket. They also stock Santoro which I didn't even know was being stock in any high street stores (click here to find out more about Santoro).
You must be thinking why, for God's sake, would I even suggest you travel all the way to Redditch to go to H&M. Different H&M's stock slightly different items - it's as simple as that. The one in Redditch has got a logical layout, is clean and tidy and stocks a little bit of everything - even some underwear which a lot of H&M's don't seem to do.
⇒ Death & Glory Records
A little bit outside of the fashion box is the Death & Glory Records shop. Guess I've inherited the LP love from my dad who has got a collection of thousands and thousands of vinyls (no joke). It's really hard to find a nice vinyl shop nowadays (unless you go rummaging through car boot sales) so if you're a fan of LP's, this is a place for you!
⇒ B&M Bargains
Errrm, what?! Well B&M Bargains is not everywhere - especially not in Walsall or Birmingham city centre, yet it's definitely one of the must-places for us bargain-hunters. You always find some amazing bargain there - the last time I went I found these amazing Moroccan style lamps for some £4!
Have you been to Redditch before?
Are you from Redditch? What are your favourite shops to go to?
Disclaimer: All images were taken by Craig from the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. Thank you, and thank you Penny & the rest of the team for inviting me!