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. 

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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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FIND US ON Instagram

  • A beautiful wintry Sunday morning on Kendal high street. With the sun glistening on the snowy fells and Christmas shoppers already out and about.
Untreated roads and pavements are a bit icy so do take care ❄️
#snowday #snow #wouldratherbesledging #lakedistrict 
#supportlocal #welcometokendal #armstrongward #kendalhighstreet #shopsmall #whereyoushopmatters 
#indiekendal #shoplocal #shopkeeper #winter #beautifulday
  • Just a thought....😉
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  • Trees 🌲🎄🌲are up at home! 
An early finish at the shop today for a school parents afternoon, so we’ve had a lovely festive evening. Mulled cider, carpet picnic, Christmas Chronicles and decking the trees.
Thank you @cosytrees for the “perfect” 🥴 took a while to choose! 
#shopkeeperslife #smallbusiness #fussyaboutourtree #treesup #cosytrees #lovechristmas #localbusiness #cosytrees #decoratingthetree #christmasfilm #baubles #armstrongward #familytime #notlongnow #christmas #indieretail #kendalretail
  • Dear Father Christmas, these are a few  of my very favourite things from Armstrong Ward ....hint, hint .
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1) Make Skincare Rich Rose Body Cream - £25
2) Tea light holders - £3.99 each
3) Gorgeous Gown -£75
4) Liberty Eye mask £19.99
5) Neom Christmas Wish 3 Wick Candle £46 - scent which epitome of Christmas to me!
6) Cork yoga 🧘‍♀️ block £ 12.00
7) Hultquist Acorn Pendant - £45
8) Neom Bath Foam - £22 I love this !
9) Recycled leather handbag £44.99
10. Tin heart decoration £4.99
11) Pom Pom Hat - £26.50
12) Lambs wool wrist warmers - £25 .
#thoughtfulgifts #hinthint #favouritethings #indieretail #shopsmall #supportlocal #giftideas #armstrongward


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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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