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The boutiques of Burnham Market & Beyond

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Now that your Pre-Christmas Party has been booked, all that’s left is for you to pick out your special outfit – something that sparkles and will add a dash of glamour. After all, if you can’t go for glitter and sequins at Christmastime, when can you? Here in North Norfolk, we are blessed with a plethora of fabulous local shops and independent boutiques, packed to the rafters with beautiful garments and accessories guaranteed to catch your eye. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Gun Hill Clothing Company  – 
Tel: 01328 730015. www.gunhill.co.uk
The company’s flagship Burnham Market store offers an eclectic range of brands, a vibrant riot of colour, and a fantastic array of textures from high-end fashion labels. Designed for discerning shoppers who like to keep a keen eye on the latest trends, this lovely shop houses both men and ladies’ collections, in addition to top quality bags, cufflinks, and dog collars for our four-legged friends! Gift vouchers are also available.

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Gilly’s of Burnham Market – Tel: 01328 730057. www.gillysofburnhammarket.co.uk
Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribkoff, Gerry Weber, Just White, Michèle Jeans… These are just a few of the stylish brands stocked by the ever-popular Gilly’s of Burnham Market. Offered in a wide variety of sizes, here you will find elegant and extraordinary outfits for all occasions; from smart eveningwear, to eye-catching mother of the bride dresses. Perfect if you’re on the hunt for a beautifully-fitting piece for your next special celebration.

Urban Armour – Tel: 01328 738880. www.urbanarmour.co.uk
You could spend hours browsing through the extensive range of exquisite jewellery from around the world at this Burnham Market gem. With a range of price tags available, you’re sure to find the perfect item to enhance your favourite party outfit, or the ideal gift for someone special this Christmas. What’s more, the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be only too happy to help.

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Get Smart – Tel: 01328 864949.
Source your entire wardrobe at this local shopping haven, from chic day and eveningwear, to shoes, belts and accessories, ensuring total coordination. The window always looks so bright and cheerful, so walking past is simply not an option! If you can’t decide what to buy, you’re welcome to try on as many pretty pieces as you like.





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Nelle DK – Tel: 01485 525164. www.nelle-dk.co.uk
Owner Jeanett Pugh is dedicated to bringing the best of Danish design to our doorstep, with two stunning boutiques (one in Thornham, and another in Holt), jam-packed with quality clothing, footwear and accessories from specially selected Scandinavian designers. Well-worth a visit in the run up to Christmas for presents galore and unique stocking fillers.


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Allez Chic – Tel: 01553 631915. www.allezchic.co.uk
Situated in a popular shopping hub in Castle Rising, close to King’s Lynn, this airy and bountiful boutique houses smart, unusual and classic ladies’ clothing collections from around the world and a new, stylish footwear range from Lunar. Take your time to look around and make sure you check out the fun faux furs, ponchos and pretty costume jewellery, ready for wrapping!

Goddards – 
Tel: 01553 772382. www.goddardsonline.co.uk
This well-established King’s Lynn department store offers men and ladies’ fashions from leading brands, together with outerwear, accessories, nightwear, gifts, formal hire, and much more. Browse at your own leisure then take a break at Paddy & Scott’s in-house coffee bar for a freshly ground tea or coffee and slice of something naughty-but-nice.



Norfolk’s unique galleries and antique shops

antique shopIf you’re the sort of person who likes to lose themselves in antique shops, discover local artists and pick up unique souvenirs, Norfolk is the perfect destination for your next getaway. To help you discover the very best that the county has to offer, we’ve put together our pick of the most interesting and unique galleries and shops just a stone’s throw from our doorstep.

Shirley Carnt. As many of Norfolk’s artists live and work in the local area, there are lots of opportunities to visit working studios and see where the artists produce their pieces. One such studio is that of Shirley Carnt. Located in Coastguard House in Thornham, just a few miles from the King William, this unique little gallery gives visitors the chance to meet the artist, discuss her works and even purchase original pieces.

Hector’s Barn. Specialising in quirky and original pieces, Hector’s Barn sells a mixture of antiques, retro items and specially selected contemporary works. Located in Ravens Yard, Nethergate Street in the village of Harpley on the edge of the spectacular Houghton Hall Estate, the shop makes a charming addition to a day out at the stately home. With many of the pieces in the shop customised and restored, it’s easy to find furnishings and accessories that are truly one of a kind. A second Hector’s Barn can be found at 2 Chapel Yard in Holt.

Ringstead Village Stores
On entering the shop you will discover Hidden Treasures, 9 rooms and 2 courtyards creating a Labyrinth for you to explore. Within you will find an eclectic collection of old and new items, including jewellery, books, glass, pottery, small silver items, pictures, prints, coal scuttles and companion sets, vintage tools, garden furniture including statues, obelisks, plant pots, bird tables, feeders, baths and much, much more.

Le Strange Old Barns. If you want to combine your love for art and antiques, a trip to Le Strange Old Barns in Old Hunstanton is a must. Located just 200 yards from the beach, in a rambling converted barn, this extensive art and antiques centre boasts a fantastic collection of local and historic pieces. The gallery at Le Strange Old Barns is the perfect place to pick up a unique and original piece for your walls. Alternatively, if you’re on the lookout for some original crockery, you can visit the resident potter at the site and watch as your plates, bowls and mugs magically appear out of a block of clay. As well as a fantastic selection of art and antiques, Le Strange Old Barns also run regular workshops and demonstrations.

If pottery is your passion we also recommend a visit to Dersingham Pottery on 48 Chapel Road, and Philippa Lee’s shop in Dalegate Market, Main Rd, Burnham Deepdale

antique collectionIf you like a full day antique shopping the country Town of Holt is your perfect place with numerous antique shops tucked away in every street and around every corner.

Exploring the art and antique shops around Norfolk is a fantastic way to get to know the county, its artists and its history. To find out more about attractions in the local area, or to book your stay, get in touch with the King William today http://www.thekingwilliamsedgeford.co.uk