Artisan traders return to Milton Keynes city centre for series of markets

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Independent traders are being invited back to intu Milton Keynes for a series of seasonally inspired artisan markets in the centre, with the first held on Saturday, March 3.

The launch follows the success of the Artisan Market and the Etsy Made Local market last year.

intu Milton Keynes, in partnership with the Etsy Milton Keynes team, will be kicking off 2018 with its first artisan market just in time for Mother’s Day. Selling a variety of gifts and handmade products, it will be located on the boulevard near to Pret and Gap.

Sellers do not have to be an Etsy seller to take part in the three Artisan Markets, but sellers do have to be independent and sell locally designed, handmade, upcycled or vintage items, so shoppers can expect plenty of unique goods to browse.

Artisan markets will also be popping up in the centre on Saturday, June 9 and Saturday, September 29, plus there is potential for another Etsy Made Local market to come to the centre in the run up to Christmas.

Kirsty McGiff, marketing manager at intu Milton Keynes said: “Last year’s Artisan Market and Etsy Made Local Market were hugely successful, and our shoppers have said they would love to see more.

“With that in mind, we have worked closely with some of the organisers from the Etsy market in 2017 to create three Artisan Markets and hopefully another Etsy Made Local Market in the first few days of December.”