Popular pop-up hub returns to Milton Keynes shopping centre

This alternative shopping initiative is designed to promote independent businesses next to more established retailers.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:12 pm

The Indie Collective pop-up initiative, returns to Midsummer Place tomorrow (May 1).

This concept was first used at the newly named, Midsummer Place, at Christmas in 2020, it offers a local alternative to the more established brands at the shopping centre.

The Indie Collective is a follow-up from previous set ups such as the Etsy Artisan Markets, which also promoted local businesses. These markets are expected to resume in the future, once social distancing and safety measures are relaxed.

The Indie Collective

The pop-up is bringing together a hub of local independent brands to showcase their products and creations, customers can expect to find home and garden goods, handmade cards and prints, personalised goodies, sweet treats, gifts for all the family, and much more.

Customers will recognise selected brands from before – such as Outhouse and Nettlefold – with many exciting new arrivals, including Serene Candles, Silver by the Button, Mini Threads, Miller & Jeeves to name just a few.

This time around there will also be pop-ups within pop-ups, starting this Saturday with Shannon Grace who will be making personalised bracelets on the day, followed by candles by Wendy Lavender on Sunday 16 May.

Trading on East Walk in a unit close to Victoria’s Secret and Dr Martens, visitors of the centre can shop at The Indie Collective on the following days and times:

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am to 7pm

Friday: 9:30am to 7pm

Saturday: 9:30am to 6:30pm

Sunday: 11am to 5pm

General manager at Midsummer Place, Shelley Peppard, said: “We’re so excited to welcome the lovely ladies behind The Indie Collective and their brilliant concept back to our centre this May. The first pop-up saw huge success, and we have no doubt that their return will spark excitement across the town once again.”

The pop-up will be trading until mid-June, with the possibility of extending its stay. For more information on the Indie Collective is available online here.