Shop Marlow — how it all began…

First of all I want to say a big THANK YOU for reading this, and for supporting my campaign to shop locally. I also owe a huge thank you to all the lovely shops and businesses who have let me take photos of their products. I couldn’t have done it without you!

A few of you have messaged me wanting to know who is behind the Shop Marlow campaign, so here I am writing my first ever blog post to tell you a bit more.

Love where you Live!

I’m a local mum of two young boys who has lived in Marlow for five years, and I am proud to say that I LOVE living here! We are so lucky to have such a beautiful and characterful town, with everything from riverside walks in Higginson park to a lovely community of friendly Marlovians. While I am passionate about shopping locally, I’m also obsessed with fashion, food, farm shops and dining out (when I can get a babysitter), but if you have been following me you have probably guessed that!

Since I moved here I have sadly seen many of our amazing independent stores close, often to be replaced by a high street chain store or restaurant. With rents in Marlow sky high, and the continued growth in on-line shopping we need to support our local independents more than ever.

If you don’t use it, you lose it!

While I can’t do anything about rent prices, I felt I could at least use the power of social media to encourage people to shop locally and support Marlow’s indies. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it!!

This isn’t just my campaign though, it’s yours too and I want you to be involved. Whenever you buy something in a local shop or have a coffee in one of our independent café’s I want to know about it! Take a pic and send it to me at shopmarlow@yahoo.com so I can share them with our Shop Marlow community, or find me on:

Facebook: @shopmarlow

Instagram: @shopmarlow

Twitter: @Shop_Marlow

Happy shopping!