One space worth exploring if you’re after one of a kind items and looking to support small independent businesses is Red Brick Market.Located on Floodgate Street in Digbeth, and neighbour to The Big Birmingham Bake, this market offers a unique shopping experience.
Red Brick Market acts as a department store alternative retail site where stallholders needn’t have to be present at their stall. With a central payment desk and staff employed by Red Brick Market on the floor, stallholders are able to come and go as they please and shoppers just pay on their way out whether they are there or not. Plus, small business owners are able to put their own stamp on their stall by decorating them however they see fit and giving them the edge in contrast to regular, council-led markets.
Red Brick Market says: “The market provides a shopping experience like no other and prides itself on being a treasure trove of unique small local independent creatives from sustainable fashion and homewares to antiquities, rare finds and original pieces; you’ll be sure to find an item you didn’t even know you needed!”
The independent indoor market is seeing more and more small businesses taking residence at the site, including clothes companies such as Cow, Dark Bull Vintage and Rift Retro. For all your accessory needs there’s Selected Steeze offering hand-picked vintage pieces and On The Sunshine selling snazzy handmade jewellery.
Looking to spruce up your home? Look no further than this Birmingham market as you’ll find a number of homeware stalls to turn that house or flat of yours into a home. Sargent Vintage Interiors sells upcycled vintage furniture and Sarah Jones Antiques has everything in the world of antiques whether it be a rug or a bit of taxidermy… Plus, there’s Inland House offering vases, trinket trays and wicker furniture.
For artwork there’s My Vintage Prints and for the more obscure, there is a tongue-in-cheek selection of unique finds by The Vend. Birmingham Stationary Co, Prickly Subject, Nest In Peace and Lovely Pretty Gifts are perfect if you’re looking to treat someone (or yourself) whether it’s desirable desk items, sweet succulents, cute candles or quirky decorations.
And that’s not all! As you wonder from stall to stall you’ll also discover Brummie-made sauces by the likes of Epicuriousity Eats, Loopys Pickled and Pip’s Hot Sauce. Red Brick Market began its journey by opening a site in Liverpool and has now brought their concept to Birmingham.
Red Brick Market in Digbeth is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Red Brick Market Birmingham, 119 Floodgate Street, Deritend, B5 5SU