Not on the High Street: Where Everything Has a Story

Not on the High Street: Where Everything Has a Story

Jason Loper
Nov 13, 2012
  • Location: Online
  • Specialty: Housewares & accessories from independent sellers
  • Price range: $-$$
  • Website:

Store History

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founded by: Holly Tucker & Sophie Cornish

We're learning about UK-based Not on the High Street just in time for holiday shopping. Started by Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, this e-tailer stocks thousands of unique items from independent designers not found elsewhere.

Holly and Sophie were originally inspired to start the site because they share a love of quirky items that can be found at art fairs and small boutiques. They wanted to bring that passion to a wider audience and thus Not on the High Street was born.

Originally starting with about 100 hand-picked British businesses, Not on the High Street now works with over 3,000 sellers. With most of the items coming from small and independent designers, Not on the High Street is kind of like etsy ... but with a better curatorial eye.

'Save Water Drink Champagne' Tea Towel by Catherine Colebrook
Set Of Six Vinyl Record Coasters 45's by Vinyl Village
Mood Mugs by Thabto
Pushkar Patchwork Chair by Couch GB
Banksy Maid Wall Stickers by The Binary Box

Hand Crafted Marble Salt Piggy by made from marble
Set Of Six Gingham Bowl Covers by Hunter Gatherer
Solid Oak Desk Or Kitchen Tidy by The Oak & Rope Company
Extending Clothes Dryer by Garden Trading
Head Case Arrows Pillowcase by Twisted Twee Homewares

(Images: Not on the High Street)

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