Well, this Saturday we'll be hosting the fourth of our introductory market events at The Barras Centre. Over the last month we've been joined by 20-odd fabulous indie businesses in our new courtyard home. We've enjoyed the company of secondhand booksellers, wonderful bakers, designer makers, illustrators and photographers, fashion designers and vintage collectors. We've munched handcrafted sushi bites and we've giggled at pictures of naked Japanese men in the bottom of saki glasses. The courtyard may be chilly during these autumnal afternoons, but the atmosphere is warm and the support we've had from y'all so far has cosied up our wee hearts and overworked brains! Our Supermercado venture is in its infancy and as such needs some serious nurturing, love and care. We want our weekly indie market to grow into a real worthy shopping destination on the already mighty Glasgow style map. With continued help from you and additional help from others like you, over time, we'll get The Barras buzzing again :)
Over the next few weeks we have a TONNE of treats in store. Some of the upcoming Supermercado vendor highlights include...
Rebecca (formerly Cotton Candy Corsage) returns to the market scene following a break last year. She'll be showcasing a new collection of handmade corsages, necklaces, belts and other textile accessories. Rebecca is also offering a range of wonderful craft supplies to Supermercado customers - get in quick to snaffle 'em up.
If you're on the look out for the perfect vintage frock (and let's face it, we are always on the look out for the perfect vintage frock), then make sure you stop by and pay the Hot Tam-Ali ladies a visit. Hot Tam-Ali offer a fine range of high quality, genuine vintage items - and they also have a keen eye for a hot retro buy here and there too! Don't miss it.
Designer maker Sara Greig joins us in the courtyard for the first time :) You may recognise Sara's beautiful fascinators? We stocked them in The Maisonette last year and many a gal came over all a-flutter at their feathery prettiness. Stop by and see Sara for gorgeous handmade headpieces and other textile accessories.
A long-time Made in the Shader, we welcome textile designer, Morag Macpherson (formerly Global Guru) to Supermercado! She'll be showcasing her latest collection of luxurious pure wool scarves, silk accessories and glorious interior pieces.
one of the first vendors to jump aboard the Supermercado train, smiley-faced Sally Reid offers y'all a peep inside her jewellery box! You will find kitsch brooches, retro necklaces and upcycled charms galore. Our current favourite? Her twin swallow pin :)
Leah Halliday is BACK. With a range of vintage homewares and crafty collectables fit for a retro queen, Leah will be wooing you with beautiful ceramics, kitchenware and textiles - plus a smattering of handcrafted gifts to boot!
Zoe Makes Cakes
'Tis true. Zoe does make cakes. However, at Supermercado she'll be coming over all savoury and providing customers with tasty pies and scumptious jams! Cannot WAIT for this. If there's one thing a gal needs in Autumn - it's a pie.
Lynsey Robertson Textiles
Recent textile graduate, Lynsey Robertson, makes her first foray into Supermercado-land and showcases her latest collection of beautiful silk scarves and accessories.
Love Me Again
Last time Laura (the gal behind the treasure trove that is Love Me Again) set up shop with at Supermercado, we had our beady eyes firmly set on a beautiful, pearly French teaset. Amongst other things. Visit her in the courtyard and peruse her vintage craft supplies, patterns, books, textiles, glassware and ephemera.
t-boo & Stella My Star
Jewellery making crafty chums Tracey and Jo show off their respective collections. With an ever-growing and truly lovely selection of brooches, rings and necklaces on offer you will be sure to find the perfect vintage-style accessory. By using found objects, vintage charms and upcycled materials, each piece is uuuuuuuuunique :)