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Bags of Love

Shops across Sheffield are coming together to share free Bags of Love this spring.

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Owen Richards

It’s been an exceptionally challenging winter for high street businesses. As the arrival of spring and the removal of Covid-19 restrictions hopefully begin to bring more people back to the high street, it’s a great time to get people thinking about shopping locally.

The team at Business Sheffield want to pay tribute to local businesses and encourage people to show their love for the city’s high streets, at a time when they need our support more than ever. They’ve commissioned four local artists to create a special tote bag. Each bag features an eye-catching design, inspired by Sheffield and celebrating the joys of shopping locally and supporting your community.

Lydia Lapinski
Lydia Lapinski

The talented artists behind the limited-edition tote bags are: Aleema Ali, Oli Frape, Suzi Kemp and Lydia Lapinski. High-street businesses across Sheffield are coming together to share their Bags of Love. The hope is that the bags help to stimulate trade, show that the businesses are part of a wider high street community, and remind customers to take pride in shopping locally.

It’s up to each business how they give away the free bags – whether as gifts for customers who buy certain products or spend certain amounts, as loyalty rewards, or otherwise. Each participating shop will display a poster in their window to let people know they are stocking the bags.

Look out for the Bags of Love posters in shops and ask inside for details. Share on social media to let people know where you get your free bag – use the hashtag #ShopLocalSheffield.

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