One of my favorite online market places for kids is UK-based notonthehighstreet.com. Well, it’s not actually just for kids, you can find treasures for everyone in the family….
notonthehighstreet.com was started out back in April 2006 by Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish who came up with the brilliant idea of starting a British marketplace for creative small designers to showcase their treasures. No, this is not another eBay or ETSY. You’re not bidding on items for auction…and there is a single online shopping basket for all of the seller. Plus, you have to be accepted by the website to become a seller.
The website has the feel of an online store (not a mega online marketplace) and you can shop per category. Each designer has their own page and is responsible for their own delivery. However, the checkout process is carried out by the notonthehighstreet.com website checkout.
In my opinion, notonthehighstreet.com is a win-win for customer and designer as a truly safe, unique and original market place for British-based designers. Shoppers browse and buy a wide range of original products from the unique small business marketplace using a single online shopping basket. Almost forgot to mention that most of the designers ship worldwide at competitive rates!
Can any designer join the website? Not exactly, each small business is carefully chosen for its innovative, well-made products to inspire shoppers looking for style, originality and quality, but who never seem to find it on the high street.
So what does notonthehighstreet.com for kids fashion – you’ll find awesome small to medium UK designers for baby, boys and girls like Wild Things Funky Little Dresses, Tulip and Nettle, Poppy, London Kiddy, Sue Hill and many more!