LOFT is currently hosting a massive ‘relocation sale’ with up to 70% off as its Northern Quarter pop-up prepares to shut its doors.
The Manchester-based furniture and homeware brand – which was founded with humble beginnings by Benjamin Hall back in 2003, and soon became the place to go to furnish interiors as the city started to blossom with brand-new flats, apartment blocks, offices, and student accommodation in the early noughties – opened its pop-up store in the heart of the Northern Quarter at the start of 2020.
The LOFT Shop was opened to build on the company’s success after making a huge impact on the Build to Rent (BTR) and Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) markets.
With new lines arriving every week, the pop-up was designed with the community in mind and aims to provide local people with high-end furnishings at affordable prices, by filling the space with ex-display pieces, end-of-line furniture ranges, and surplus project stock.
LOFT also prided itself on reaching out to small, independent Manchester-based artisans to give them free pop-up space at weekends in store and help them have a high street presence.
And it’s safe to say that it’s been a huge success ever since opening.
Sadly though, all good things must come to an end, and in-line with LOFT’s digital strategy for the future, the company has announced that the pop-up will be leaving the high street on Friday 29 October and moving online-only instead.
But it’s not leaving without giving the community the chance to grab themselves some unmissable offers first.
How does up to 70% off on furniture and home accessories sound?
Throughout its time on the high street, The LOFT Shop has had a range of different deals available almost every day of the week, but the ‘Relocation Sale’ has by far some of the biggest offers yet, so if you’ve got a space that needs furnishing, have some grand refurbishment plans, or you’re just looking for new accessories to make your house a home, then there couldn’t be a better time to get high-end pieces on a budget.
This may be your last weekend to make the most of everything on offer before the pop-up officially bids farewell next Friday, but The LOFT Shop is open seven days a week, so there’s still plenty of time to pop down and clinch a bargain this week.
All offers will be available until Sunday 31 October, and you can find more information ahead of your visit to The LOFT Shop here.
And don’t forget, LOFT will still be online after the pop-up closes – shop.loft.co.uk
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IKEA has brought back its viral ‘flat-pack’ chocolate bunny for Easter
IKEA has brought back its ‘flat pack’ chocolate bunny this Easter after it went viral and flew off the shelves last year.
The Swedish furniture giant is well-known across the world for being the home of affordable flat-pack furniture, and this is probably why shoppers rushed to praise the retailer for being so brilliantly on-brand when it launched a chocolate treat that you have to assemble yourself last Easter.
With Easter only a couple of weeks away now, shop shelves are filled with a wide range of themed chocolate treats to satisfy those sugar cravings.
Back by popular demand, and once again available for a limited-time only, the VÅRKÄNSLA is a self-assembly three-piece milk chocolate bunny – which, unlike a lot of other IKEA creations, requires absolutely no tools to put it together.
The chocolate bunny is a fun alternative to the traditional Easter egg, and is made using only certified cacao from sustainable sources.
According to a product description on the IKEA website, the chocolate bunny contains a minimum of 30% cocoa, and once it’s been put together, can either be used as Easter decoration, or you can just eat straight away if it’s too tempting to wait.
The best bit? In typical IKEA fashion, it’ll only set you back an affordable £3.95.
The VÅRKÄNSLA is just one of many alternative treats on the market at the moment for those looking for something a little different to chocolate this Easter – with the Easter egg made entirely out of two different types of cheese being one of the most popular.
The VÅRKÄNSLA is currently available both online and at IKEA stores nationwide while stocks last, and you can find out more and grab yours here.
Featured Image – IKEA
Aldi is closing hundreds of its UK stores this Easter bank holiday to give staff a day off
Aldi has announced that it will be closing hundreds of its stores across the UK over Easter to give staff a well-earned day off.
With schools soon to be out nationwide, and a couple of bank holidays right on the horizon, Aldi has revealed its opening times for the extended Easter weekend next month, and it includes shutting up shop at hundreds of its stores across the UK for the day to give its hardworking staff the break they deserve.
The budget supermarket retailer has confirmed that over 890 Aldi stores in England and Wales will be open until 10pm on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, so that shoppers have a final chance to pick up any last-minute Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and Easter roast essentials.
However, just like in previous years, these stores will be closed on Easter Sunday so that staff can relax and spend quality time with their families.
Stores will be open until 8pm on Easter Monday, and then back to normal the following day.
As mentioned, this isn’t the first time Aldi has closed its doors to customers on bank holidays in previous years, taking a similar decision back in 2022 and 2021 – with the latter year perhaps most needed as a break from the hectic working environments and schedules brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aldi has over 990 stores across the UK, and employees more than 42,000 people.
In other Easter-related news, Aldi also put out a call for chocolate lovers to lend a hand earlier this month, as it’s currently on the look out for three lucky people to take on the “egg-stra special job” of Chief Easter Egg Taster.
Calling it “the job of a lifetime”, the retailer explains that its Chief Easter Egg Tasters will each receive an abundance of Aldi’s new Easter eggs to taste-test in exchange for providing the retailer with exclusive reviews of the range.