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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. 

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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.

Visit our Café

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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  • *Reopening 15th June *
Andrew has  almost finished now we can start the fun bit, re-merchandising the whole shop 🌱🌱🌱 Here’s one little corner that’s finished. .
#reopening #shopindependent #shopsmall #shoplocal #smesos #interiordesign #homestyle #inspiration #bricksandmortar #homedecor #bedlinen #floral #chalkpaint #familybusiness .
  • REOPENING 15th JUNE... We had hoped that we would be allowed to reopen at the beginning of June... but Boris clarified this evening that non-essential (that depends on your point of view) shops like ours can only reopen from Monday 15th June.
So ... that gives us a little bit more time to redecorate , merchandise and get the shop looking even more fabulous for when we return.
In the meantime if you need anything do get in touch.
I will continue as planned to do mail orders/personal shopping every Monday.
I can also help with interiors projects remotely and also feel confident that we can safely organise showroom visits to try out upholstery - by appointment.
@charliemackesy repost .
#patience #chinup #kendal #independentretailer #shopkeeper #change #smallbusiness #shopsmall #businessplanning #thankyou
  • Thank you for all you lovely orders today...they are all wrapped and ready for delivery 🚚 
Now I’m off to enjoy some bank holiday sunshine ☀️hope you get to enjoy it too.
#thankyou #thankful #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal #indieshop #kendal #bankholiday #personalshopper #armstrongward
  • EDIT - now reopening  Monday 15th June 
Andrew’s been busy painting this weekend... we aim all being well to reopen on Tuesday 2nd June 🤞
I’ll share more about how we plan to do this safely next week.
I’m in shop tomorrow 9-12pm, if you would like to order anything.
#refresh #reopening #shopindependent #overalls #shopkeeper #shopsmall #familybusiness #staysafe #chalkpaint #bankholiday #kendal


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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

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