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A slice of heaven in South Liverpool.

Located on the iconic Penny Lane, A Slower Space is the creation of husband and wife duo, Mike and Michelle. Having worked in the fashion industry as designers and design managers for over 16 years, they bring a different perspective to the local shopping experience. Many will know the space as it was previously Rough Hand Made. Locals and people from far were devastated when they moved to The Albert Dock but A Slower Space have filled the big boots of the building.

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The influence from their travels to Sri Lanka, Bali, Vietnam and Thailand is evident. The concept of A Slower Space is centred on a relaxed shopping environment, one where you can grab a fresh coffee or mint tea as you browse the wide range of homeware, gifts and plants. The idea behind the name is to inspire people to take a relaxed moment for themselves. Something, we can all admit, we don’t do enough.

The products include beautiful collections of carefully curated pieces that portray a relaxed lifestyle, and items that are not available anywhere else in Liverpool. They stock brands from Amsterdam, France, Copenhagen, Stockholm (often found in larger department stores including Selfridges and Liberty), as well as UK based independents – many of which are made and designed in Liverpool. 

Expect to find a variety of house plant and pots, homeware, gifts, cards, fresh flowers, takeaway coffee, fresh bread and pastries and more. They also do a range of refillable eco laundry and household cleaning products that look cool, work great and reduce packaging waste. People can bring their own empty bottles to be filled. There’s something for literally everyone and it’s so refreshing to see an independent of this kind flourish. Penny Lane – two words known in every corner of the world but thanks to A Slower Space, the lane isn’t just relying on its history. There are a few people taking it further and making the area much more than a place tourists go to get pictures. And in the process, these independent bastions of Penny Lane are creating their own bit of history.

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