One of the reasons My Beloved Brit’s cousins wanted to join me in Bath earlier this month was to attempt some early Christmas shopping. I must say, the shops in Bath are varied and wonderful. There are the larger brand names from America like Gap and Banana Republic.
And an array of the better known English chains like Marks & Spencer, Jigsaw and L.K. Bennett.
But my favorites were the smaller shops…
…tucked along the main street and side alleys.
It was nice to see the unique and the imaginative…
…along the cobblestone side streets. There were many, many fine art galleries, some very good.
I must admit, I didn’t buy a thing, although it was tempting.
The pound to the dollar made it prohibitive, but it was still a joy to look.
And at the end of my stay they were rapidly putting up the little wooden huts for the upcoming Christmas Market from November 22nd to December 9th.
‘Tis the season…to shop.