Shop in store

Independent lifestyle shop, two floors of inspiration for your home and family

Open the door on two floors of British andlocal design talent, all hand-selected and carefully curated by us. 

What’s in Store

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Delivering the magic of our family lifestyle shop virtually

A hidden treasure in the English Lakes with a delightful selection of gifts, homewares, children’s clothes, toys, and more!

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Take tea (& treats)

Take a peek at our menu of homemade and local scrumptiousness

Our small but mightily tasty menu sees you through the day. All of our breads, cakes,jams, and chutneys are made by one of our fabulous local artisan bakers or homemade by us.

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To detail

We carefully curate much-loved British brands with emerging designers and makers for a shopping experience that is unique to Armstrong Ward. Each item in the shop has been hand-picked for quality, purpose and general loveliness.

Our favourite brands include John Sankey, Emma Bridgewater, Maileg and Neom. They are complemented by new and innovative ranges for our customers to chance upon.

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Our story

Andrew and I have over 40 years of retail experience between us and still love the buzz we get from sourcing new finds and unpacking them when they are in store. We started small with just 35 supplier products and have grown into a mini department store with a café and almost 200 makers on our shelves and online.

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Our lifestyle store spreads over two floors

and you’ll find our café downstairs.

It’s lovely spot to take a break and catch up over great coffee and a slice of homemade cake or a light meal.

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Hand selected
and curated

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Proudly independent

As a family-run mini department store we hand-select everything that you’ll find when you shop with us. From small toys to bespoke upholstery, we source unique products that aren’t widely available elsewhere. That’s the beauty of our independence.

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Should you have enquiries, or if you’re looking for something in particular, please contact the store on 01539 720400

ONLINE SHOP Highlights

Lake District location

Kendal is a thriving market town on the southern edge of the latest World Heritage Site to be designated, the Lake District.

We love the local enthusiasm for independent shopping, and our position just off the high street is where Kendal’s history meets a vibrant selection of contemporary shops and eateries.

Wainwright’s Yard is a fantastic place to shop and explore, and you’re only ever a few minutes away from our iconic landscape with its dramatic fells and lakes.

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