We're very excited to have opened our new Palava shop at 98 Caledonian Road in Kings Cross. For a long time we've wanted to run events for mending or making, and finally that time has come. Watch this space for upcoming and exciting happenings at Palava.
Wednesday 6th November 2019 7pm - 9pm
£15 per person - Limited to 8 places.
Bunting and Draw-String Bag with Applique Lettering Workshop
November 13th October 2019 - 7pm - 9pm
Tickets £25 per person - Limited to 8 places.
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Thursday 28th November 2019 - 7pm - 9pm
Friday 29th November 2019 - 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 30th November 2019 - 11am - 1pm
Embrace the Festive season this Christmas and join us for an evening of fun with Lewis Rose Flowers at Palava. Create your own bespoke Christmas wreath with interior stylist and florist, Claire.
Tickets £65 per person
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Join us on a Saturday for the PALAVA clothes swap.
Bring some clothes along to swap with others, they don't have to be Palava!
Free entry. Next swap shop is Saturday 23rd November 11-4pm
Late Night Shopping!
Join us for extended opening hours in the Christmas shopping season.
Drinks and nibbles provided.
Thursday 5th December - Until 9pm
Thursday 12th December - Until 9pm
All events unless otherwise stated will be at: Palava, 98 Caledonian Road, N1 9DN
Please note there is limited access via a staircase to our event space. If you require assistance, please let us know and we may be able to adjust the event to suit your needs.
Free UK Standard Delivery on all orders over £90
EU customers: Enjoy 20% OFF orders
We know that Brexit has affected both customers and small business in the UK and EU countries, who found themselves sometimes affected by unexpected import duty taxes or customs fees.
We're pleased to announce an exclusive discount to our EU customers:
Enter code WeLoveEU upon checkout to receive 20% off on EU orders across the entire Palava range.
*Please note this discount code cannot be combined with other promo codes. Only one code can be applied at a time.
Palava products are shipped from the UK, but please keep in mind, that you or the recipient may have to pay duty and VAT upon or prior to delivery.
This differs for each country, so please check your local regulations beforehand. Each country is subject to their own laws for import of goods, taxes and duty.
You may not be charged anything, or be able to claim back any duty fees, however, we hope the 20% discount will help offset any potential Brexit related costs for our customers.
If you have problems applying the code on our website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist and reimburse you with the 20% off for EU orders.
1. Will I have to pay more now for EU shipping?
No, we haven't increased our delivery fees for EU customers, despite increased costs to ship to EU countries. Instead we have absorbed the additional postage costs and staff resources for the paperwork.
2. Will I be charged for Duty/Tax by customs on arrival of my parcel?
You may be charged tax for your order on arrival by the country of destination and this is not imposed by Palava.co, these taxes are referred to as “Import Taxes”. We thus advise looking into the national taxes imposed by your country on the import of goods from UK merchants. We have seen in the past that not all international sales are subject to import duty and taxes, but that does not mean that on arrival the individual country will not impose these charges. Charges on imports are often based on the destination country, product type, product value, county of origin, and declaration of use of goods. If goods are of a low value certain countries may not impose duty charges, but we highly recommend you look into the guidance provided by the local governing body that manages your country’s imports and tax charges.
Were It All Began...
Once upon a time... in a small town called Yarm on Tees there was a family owned shop called Strickland and Holt. To this day it is no ordinary shop and is well worth a visit if you find yourself nearby. Passed down through the generations since 1854 this small department store has taken many forms - from a wine and spirit merchants to a chemist to the gift, toy and clothing shop it is today.
In 1974 Stephanie Holt and her husband Michael left London and returned to Yarm to to see what they might do with the family business. Strickland and Holt became the birthplace of Poppy (now called Palava). Poppy initially made children's bedding from prints designed by local artists and it wasn't long before Stephanie and Michael were selling to the prestigious department stores Harrods and John Lewis. The company branched out into clothing and continued to make collections until the year 2000.
What Happened Next?
It was not until 10 years later that the youngest of Stephanie and Michael’s four children decided to bring Poppy back to life. Bryony moved back to the family shop and set to work.
Starting with children’s designs, Bryony began to draw her own illustrated prints, taking inspiration from the storybooks she had read as a child, such as Milly Molly Mandy and the storybooks of Eve Garnett.
Soon, Bryony's friends were asking about dresses for themselves and before long, the womenswear collection took shape.
Today and going forward
'Poppy' became 'Palava' a few years ago and Bryony now heads up a little studio in London rather than Yorkshire, but apart from that, the spirit of this little family business still remains. Stephanie and Michael still help out at the Yorkshire warehouse and the beautiful prints are still what Palava is known for.
We make clothes for people who like it quirky and colourful... who care about quality garments, how they are made, sustainable fabrics and ethical manufacturing... who prefer style over fashion, and look for unique prints that are playful and eye-catching. We aim to design clothes that express personality and celebrate living colourfully and creatively. We will always do our best to bring an extra bit of joy to your day through our clothing.