Dock retailer shortlisted for Liverpool’s Best Independent Shop…

12TH April, 2019

Huge congratulations to Dock retailer The Nest, which has been shortlisted for Liverpool's Best Independent Shop in the Liverpool Independent Business Awards.

Illustrator Katherine Caldwell set up The Nest last year, to showcase and sell the work of some of the city’s best creatives, and we’ve been thrilled to watch her go from strength to strength ever since.

We popped over to see her at the time, and she said: ‘I’ve always loved the idea of having a physical shop, where I could display things. I’ve worked at art and design fairs for years now so have got to know a huge range of local artists, and I really wanted somewhere that I could show their work off.’

Now, all of her hard work’s been recognised. If you’re a fan of The Nest and want to vote for Katherine, you can do that here… 

Katherine Caldwell


Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has become something of a hub for independent shops over the last 18 months or so, and there are plenty for you to come and visit. If you’re thinking something foodie, head to Rough Hand Made, Lunyalita or Peaberry on the Dock. If you’re in the mood for shopping, try Leather Satchel, Lost Souls, or our sustainable pop-up, Mi Apparel. And if you haven’t been over to Hush Luxe, we recommend a trip to this secret buyer and seller of pre-owned luxury designer wear.

And, while you’re thinking about shopping and fashion, don’t forget that this weekend (13–14 April) our pop-up event planners, Style Event, are bringing together 20 of the best local independents for the ultimate fashion pop-up. It’s free to come along, and enjoy bubbles and canapés on arrival. Make sure you’ve got plenty of time to browse an array of clothing brands, accessories, giftware, jewellery and interiors from 20 different brands, including handmade candle sellers, Lumiere Luxury Scents, luxury women’s clothing brand, Melrose the Label and design experts, Decor Events – alongside many more.

Long live the independents!