Great ideas for gifts and fashion from Padstow based Aloft

We've missed you Padstow! 🌊


Aloft - clothing store in Padstow Cornwall


"Support each other. Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?” - Scarr and Los Franco
Oh Padstow, we have missed you. We love being situated in this picturesque seaside town. So many happy memories. Gazing at the harbour on your walk to work. Devouring a Pasty on our lunch break and best of all, seeing our lovely neighbours in the town. You don't realise how special a place, person or walk is until it's taken away from you!
The team here at Aloft couldn't have been happier to hear the news that we can once again, reopen. Yay! Whoop! Eek!
(I'm just here doing a little happy dance thinking about it!)
We will be back open just in time for all of the festivities and excitement of Christmas. Although for anyone working in the hospitality and retail industry this time is a little chaotic. It is equally, so much fun and is a real buzz!
Padstow based store Aloft run by Kim and Beth
“Choosing to support an independent business is an act of respect; it’s acknowledging the tremendous risk and challenges inherent to starting your own thing.” - Matt Kliegman
We are really hoping that people will shop more locally this year. Supporting small, family run businesses that are in your county or are personal to you.
We hope you can support people that are bravely fulfilling their dreams and ambitions.
We'd love for more people to use their local grocer, florist or butcher, rather than always using the big name supermarkets and/or only shopping with big brands online.
Your money talks and says a lot about who you are as a person. So please spend your hard earned money, wisely and thoughtfully.
Every customer is so precious to a small business!
We want to share the love this year too and introduce to you a few of our favourite brands and shops we have in Padstow. We hope you might like to support them too.

Padstow Gin   

Padstow Gin, brewed here in our town
Launched only this year, on 18th April 2020.
"Compelled by the beauty that surrounds us, we at Padstow Distilling Company have crafted this gin to bring those who drink it straight to this place that we all love. Come, relax, and enjoy premium cocktails, wine, and gourmet nibbles in our elegant flagship bar and shop, in what's fast becoming a real destination street in Padstow."
Padstow Bookseller
The best selection of books from Padstow Book Seller
"There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Located in the heart of the beautiful town of Padstow in Cornwall, we cater for everyone. Stocking a wide range of fiction, children’s and local interest."
Padstow Brewing Company Tasting Room
 Padstow Brewery Tasting rooms
"Padstow Brewing Company: an award-winning micro-brewery found on the rugged North Coast of Cornwall. 
Brand new for August 2020, our Tasting Room on Duke Street is a large and airy space in what was the Old Post Office. Here we have the same mix of retail and seated drinking as Broad Street, with the addition of a modest food offering.
There are a number of tables and seating areas that can take between two and six guests, so pop in with your social group/bubble and relax away from the crowds.
Padstow Gallery
Padstow Gallery
"Based in the heart of Cornwall, and only a stone’s throw from the picturesque fishing harbour, Padstow Gallery sets out to showcase a select portfolio of contemporary British artists & craftsmen.
Being based in Cornwall has certainly influenced the style of the gallery which focuses around the concept of 'edges' and 'boundaries' - where land meets sky – a celebration of the flora and fauna of our countryside, and ruggedness of our natural coastline"
“By supporting independent brands, you’re directly putting money back into your own community. You’re funding great ideas and ventures that can only exist outside of mainstream, corporate chains.” - Tamara Santibanez
We hope sharing these fantastic brands and their products will give you a little bit of inspiration for shopping locally this Christmas.
Spending your money isn't the only way you can help a little business.
Here are a few ways you can help out a small business without spending a penny!
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To finish, we would just like to say a huge thank you to those who shopped with us online over lockdown No. 2 - we wish we could thank each and everyone of you in person. We can't wait to see you all in the shops soon!
Thank you so much! 
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