The Purple Baboon is based in Accrington, a little town in the heart of Pennine Lancashire. We are a small, family run, independent online retailer of gifts for all the family. We specialise insupplying high quality gifts that are perhaps a little more unusual than your average high street or online offerings. We personally select each and every item that we stock and take a great deal of time to make sure every product lives up to our ideals.
We are based on the delightful Warner Street in Accrington, Lancashire, a small Georgian street, home to many unique and independent businesses. Warner Street is Accringtons premier shopping street,often described as the jewel in Accringtons crown. We offer contemporary costume jewellery, as well as silver and semi-precious stone designs. We also offer painted furniture, mirrors and lamps with catalogues on show for you to browse our extended range available to order.
Marsdens was established in 1948 when Robert Marsden moved from Chorley to take over an existing cobbler and shoe repair business. The business was renamed R. Marsden to mark the change of ownership.Over the years other leather items and gifts were introduced into the shop. Changes in footwear production resulted in the shoe repair business becoming less important and the leathergoods and gifts becoming the main items stocked.
Even as a young child I was making friendship bracelets, sewing, knitting and generally creating. I followed my dream to college and university, gaining an honours degree in Contemporary Textiles. Mylove for jewellery and beadwork became an obsession: I had created many jewellery sets and gathered quite a collection of beads. I then started to sell my products at local craft and charity fairs and the response was fantastic.
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