HELLO & WELCOME TO OUR LOVELY LITTLE BLOG!
We are SO excited about the launch of our website along with this *all-new* blog! We love to chat and to read and to share with our local community, so we felt it only right to have a lovely little blog as a feature on our website.
You will find lots of lovely stuff here, such as product reviews, interviews, photos, videos, promotions and all sorts of fun!
Our lovely little blog will be about life as an independent retailer and everything that entails, so check back here to read the latest on all things Calladoodles!
We will also be sending out a newsletter so if you'd like to receive those, sign up below! We promise not to spam your inbox and we won't share any of your personal information.
So, a bit about us...
CALLADOODLES IS SEVEN YEARS-OLD AND IS RUN BY AN AMAZING ALL-GIRL TEAM!
The name Calladoodles represents family and creativity - with ‘calla’ taken from a family name combined with ‘doodles’, which symbolises creativity and design. The store’s sign features the famous ‘Duck of Carshalton Ponds’, which celebrates the shop’s community-based ethos. The name and logo combination captures the heart and vision behind Calladoodles perfectly.
Mum and daughter team, Liz and Clare, didn’t originally intend to plant roots in Carshalton but found the premises here in 2010 and, as fate would have it, they have made some incredible friendships and absolutely love the village's community. The shop has evolved over the years and is now a vibrant treasure trove of unique gifts and cards fitting for any occasion.
“WE LOVE CARSHALTON AND WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT REVIVING THE TRADITIONAL HIGH STREET SHOPPING EXPERIENCE”
Calladoodles has its roots based firmly in Carshalton and we are proud to be working hard with neighbouring shops, with whom we re-energised the Traders' Association, to keep Carshalton High Street alive and vibrant. The association, headed up by Andrew Candy from [mind] art gallery and Chris Blanks from Elwyns Windows, works tirelessly on new initiatives, such as Carshalton High Street Market.
If you haven't guessed yet, the Calladoodles team is passionate about celebrating and supporting independent retailers and is proud to share the high street with many other award-winning businesses - head on over to Our Community to find out more about them.
Independent shops play such an important, credible role in the community. They provide high-quality products, along with a fantastic one-to-one service that you often don’t find in bigger retailers
FOR NOW, A BIG 'THANK YOU!' FROM THE CALLADOODLES TEAM FOR DROPPING BY!
You will find us at number 18 on Carshalton High Street, opposite the lovely Village Perk, and we are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm! Drop in for a browse, a chat or to pick up that over due birthday card!