If you’re not on the JYSK hype yet, then what are you doing with your life?
The Danish homeware brand sells loads of beautiful bits for your home, with prices that would even have IKEA in a cold sweat – and now, it’s just opened its biggest UK store yet right here in Greater Manchester, with massive discounts during its opening week.
JYSK, pronounced ‘yoosk’ – which is fun – has just opened the doors to its first XL store in Bolton, after fully-refurbishing the existing shop.
Tucked away on Bolton Gate Retail Park (where there’s also a really good Dunelm and a Hobbycraft), the new-look massive JYSK is made up of two floors of affordable Scandi furniture – some of which is normally only available online.
It’s also got even more room for home inspiration and displays, more stock, and a same-day click-and-collect service too.
The new Bolton XL JYSK spans a massive 1,201 sq metres, and offers up to 70% off hundreds of products throughout its opening week.
The brand has Scandinavian roots (we honestly associate Scandinavia with nothing but nice furniture, meatballs, and Greta Thunberg at this point), and sells everything from bedroom furniture to garden bits to decorative items.
JYSK says its new Bolton store is its “most exciting UK store launch to date”.
“It is our first XL store, and it has been designed to improve customer shopping experiences,” explained Ciaron Hearns, who is the Sales and Marketing Manager at JYSK UK & Ireland.
“Our Bolton customers will have seen the transformation of the Bolton store over the last three months, and we’re delighted to unveil all the hard work from the JYSK teams.
“Dedicated customers will see that the XL concept differs from our usual store format, now featuring more space and inspiration, as well as a wider product assortment, increased stock, and more creative and stylish displays.
“Not only this, but we’re pleased to include furniture and accessories from our assortment that are normally only exclusively available online.”
JYSK says it’s committed to bringing our customers “the best shopping experience possible”.
“As with all JYSK UK stores, customers in Bolton will be able to enjoy our brilliant same-day click and collect service, AnyVan local next day delivery service, and exclusive in-store lines,” Ciaron continued.
JYSK XL on Bolton Gate Retail Park is now open seven days a week.
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Eyewear brand IOLLA are offering one-to-one glasses styling sessions at Hatch
Our favourite eyewear brand IOLLA has just celebrated it’s first anniversary since opening up right here in Manchester and as part of the birthday celebrations, they’ve opened up an exclusive glasses styling pop-up event over at Hatch.
While glasses manufacturers started out in Scotland, Mancs have had the pleasure of their innovative eyewear offerings and expertise from their showroom on St Anns Square for over 12 months now and although you always get a very bespoke and personalised experience from their flagship English store, they’re always looking to branch out further.
So that’s why they’ve decided to set up a one-of-a-kind ‘Style Session’ over Hatch with the hope of spreading the word at the beloved independent trading village before it closes at the end of the month.
Known not only for its food and drinks vendors, student nights and live music but countless indie businesses selling clothes, vintage goods, beauty services and more. Now, for the rest of this week only, you can even sort yourself some glasses or shades to suit your style perfectly.
The temporary ‘Style Station’ in Hatch is giving customers an insight into the brand’s ethos by displaying glasses on hangers, grouped together by style and shape to show how you can build your eyewear wardrobe and have different glasses for all looks and occasions.
Whether it’s a regular pair for the office or something more flashy for a night out, customers will get the chance to experience a one-to-one consultation session to find the right frames for the occasion with one of the brand’s experienced stylists.
Just like no two faces are the same, every combination of handmade IOLLA frames and lenses is unique, and choosing the perfect pair relies on the perfect balance of fit and style to suit your face shape.
With a range spanning prescription and non-prescription, as well as glasses and sleek shades in all the same style, IOLLA offers an option for everyone.
The limited-time-only pop-up is running from 12-7pm until Sunday, 24 September exclusively over at Hatch, but don’t worry if you don’t manage to find the time to make it over before the end of the week as you can always head to their St Anns Square showroom to try-on the collection of IOLLA glasses.
The best part is, it doesn’t matter what pair you pick: they all cost just £85 with no added fees and no unnecessary hassle. Did we mention that all their designs are completely unique, made with high-quality materials and handmade? Well, they are and that’s why we love them.
While we have your attention, we’re absolutely gutted to see Hatch as we know it shutting down but when we were last there, we thought we’d put together a fun little guide on how to spend the perfect day there.
Show this place and all of its amazing traders some love whilst you still can.
Featured Image — IOLLA/The Manc Group/Hatch (via Instagram)
30% of Brits have apparently already started doing their Christmas shopping
A new survey has revealed that 30% of Brits have apparently already started doing their Christmas shopping this year.
As much as many of us find ourselves running around the shops like headless chickens on Christmas Eve in a bid to buy all those last-minute gifts we forgot, on the flip side of that, we all know a few organised people who like to get their presents bought and wrapped well in advance so they can enjoy a relatively stress-free festive season.
But is September just a bit too early to start? Apparently not for three in 10 Brits.
According to a new survey by American Express – of which some 2,000 people nationwide took part – a surprising 30% of adults who celebrate or shop for Christmas in the UK have already started buying things for the festive period.
Presents for others were the most-common items already in the basket, but while gifts may be the obvious one, that’s not all.
As well as this, some have also admitted to grabbing things like wrapping paper and gift bags, Christmas cards, and decorations too.
Not only that, but as festive food and drink becomes a more common occurrence on shop shelves nationwide, and with many of the UK’s leading supermarket chains having already released their Christmas menu offerings this year, a good chunk of the survey respondents have also owned-up to buying themed snacks with long sell-by dates.
Nearly four-fifths (79%) also say they feel it’s important to support local businesses when doing their shopping for the festive season.
And when it comes to money, among those survey respondents who have started their seasonal spending, it was revealed that they have already spent an average of £94 on gifts, but closer to £110 when taking into account everything else they’ve bought.
Speaking on the survey results, Andrei Ciripitca – who is the Vice President at American Express – called the festive period “an important time for businesses and shoppers alike”.