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We’re moving house!

We’ve been a little bit quiet recently as we’ve been very busy behind the scenes – and we’re very excited to tell you that we are moving into our own brand new shiny shop! We’re leaving Handpicked Hall, but we’re not moving far – our new shop is located in the Grand Arcade directly underneath […]

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Christmas Gifts for One and All!

The Christmas Countdown is on….and we have Christmas Gifts for One and All at Our Handmade Collective! It’s the year of Independent Retail, and we have some fabulous unique, handmade gifts for every person on your Christmas Gift List… Whether it’s gifts for Mum, Dad, Grandma, Auntie Sue, best friend, sister, brother, Uncle Paul – and everyone in […]

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Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Mud Packs….

On Saturday 17th October we had our Christmas launch evening at Our Handmade Collective. We planned to treat shoppers with mulled wine and mince pies, and the mulled wine was amazing thanks to fabulous spice packs from Syndi of Asharun Spices. Right from the beginning the shop was full with people coming to check out […]

Our Handmade Collective on Internet TV!

There has been a lot of filming going on in store recently! A group of trainee journalists from have been filming to produce news items as part of their postgraduate course in Broadcast Journalism at Leeds Trinity University. You can see co-founder Claire Riley talking about Handpicked Hall on Internet TV channel ‘Leeds Today’. Click […]

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Save the Grand Clock Campaign

Several retailers at Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade, Leeds, have got together to organise the ‘Save the Grand Clock’ campaign. We are trying to bring the building’s famous animated clock back to life by raising the £25,000 needed to restore the mechanism of the clock. The clock was designed and made by Leeds Clockmakers […]

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Yesterday if you went down to Our Handmade Collective you would have been sure of a big surprise! We had an indoor teddy bear’s picnic under the stunning new glass roof of Handpicked Hall, Grand Arcade, Leeds. We organised the event with our friends and fellow Handpicked Hall stall-holders Thistlemist Farm. Jo and Brett of Thistlemist […]

What is Handpicked Hall?

Our Handmade Collective is a collection of 21 local designer makers that have been brought together into one shop by co-founders Claire Riley and Natalie Entwistle. Our Handmade Collective is a Handmade Handpicked Total Gift Shopping Experience. The shop takes up a portion of the upstairs Art & Craft area, but there is so much […]