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InExeter invites shoppers to celebrate an Indie ExeMas this Christmas

Published: 1 December 2023

InExeter invites shoppers to celebrate an Indie ExeMas this Christmas Indie ExeMas this Christmas

InExeter is inviting people to experience an Indie ExeMas this year and visit the city’s thriving independent retailers who make Exeter unique.

Indie ExeMas is not just a shopping spree, it’s an opportunity to support local entrepreneurs, discover unique, handcrafted, and locally sourced gifts and be immersed in the spirit of the season.

Nicola Wheeler, CEO of InExeter, the city’s Business Improvement District, said: “This Christmas season, we invite you to have an Indie ExeMas and explore all that Indie Exeter has to offer. In doing so, you'll not only enjoy a memorable Christmas but also contribute to our beautiful city. Exeter has something special in store for everyone.”

To help navigate the city and find all the independent retail shops this Christmas, InExeter has created a comprehensive map.

This digital map is available online, as well as a Google Map for easy access on your phone while exploring Exeter:

Discover the unique character of each quarter:

East Gate - This multicultural hub of the city invites you to explore charity shops for preloved treasures, discover specialist stores for hobbies and tech, and savour global flavours in this vibrant quarter.

Magdalen Road - Affectionately known as the village street in the heart of the city, this independent shopping street is perfect for local food and unique gifts from specialist retailers.

The Castle Quarter - Named after the 11th-century Exeter Castle, this area houses the quaint cobbled Gandy Street and bustling Queen Street. Delightful nooks and crannies await visitors, offering unique, specialist, and artisan products.

The Cathedral Quarter - Situated in the heart of the city, this quarter incorporates the beautiful surrounds of Exeter Cathedral. Discover timeless, high-quality, eco-conscious fashion retailers, jewellers, and more.

The West Quarter - A visit to Fore Street is a must! As the largest indie quarter, it's the go-to place for arts and crafts, retro and vintage finds, books and records, and much more. There truly is something for everyone in this part of town.

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