We want to shine a light on the Retail BID businesses trying new things during lockdown. From new click and collect services to takeaway or online sales, shoppers and diners can still visit their favourite café, gift shop or fashion brand during store closures.
If you’re visiting for a click and collect during lockdown, please check opening times and other distancing guidelines as services may differ to normal.
We’ll be running another top ten list next week!
The Pineapple Club / Lush Birmingham
The recently-opened Pineapple Club cocktail bar in Great Western Arcade has teamed up with Lush Cosmetics and its New Street store to offer the ultimate Christmas at-home party and relaxation packages for delivery.
The pamper day gift boxes come with Lush’s popular cosmetics and a specially selected Pineapple Club cocktail, with prices starting at £15.
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant on Temple Row is offering its range of classic Italian dishes for home delivery while the restaurant is closed.
You can order seven days a week and orders placed Monday-Wednesday receive a £10 discount.
Visit https://ginodacampo2go.com/ for more details.
One of Birmingham’s most popular gift stores, Smithsonia in Piccadilly Arcade is offering its collection of unique antiques, contemporary ceramics and stylish jewellery to buy online.
Some of the vintage items are Birmingham-hallmarked for a unique gift to give to the special Brummie in your life.
Rex Johnson & Sons
Continuing the rare antiques theme and Corporation Street-based Rex Johnson & Sons is offering a lockdown click and collect service.
Every piece sold by the family jewellers is unique and they specialise in pre-loved, individual antique and high-end modern jewellery, nationally recognised as experts in pre-owned watches such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega and Tag Heuer and silverware.
ONU Designer Clothing
ONU, on Stephenson Street, is an independent clothing retailer. With over 25 years’ trading the team prides itself on sourcing the best selection of designer clothing and accessories for men including Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Moncler, Stone Island and Hugo Boss.
In line with government guidelines the city centre store is closed for browsing but is offering a click and collect service, with some stock available within one hour.
Waterstones High Street is responding to lockdown by helping to keep us in our favourite reads. Using social media to share new releases and best-seller news, the store offers a click and collect service for all its titles.
Visit https://www.waterstones.com/ or call the Birmingham store on 0121 633 4353.
John Bright Street café bar Cherry Reds is closed until December 2, but has a fantastic weekly ‘shopping list’ for home delivery released midday every Wednesday showing what is available for delivery that week.
The list changes each week with guest beers and locally-sourced sweet treats for delivery to any Birmingham postcode.
Visit https://cherryreds.com/ to see the latest list.
Award-winning salon Cora Hair, on the corner of Great Western Arcade and Temple Row, has adapted its salon services to offer a click and collect service for leading brand colours, dryers and other items to keep you looking stylish through lockdown.
The Indian Streatery
Why not buy a gift card to treat your loved one to a meal at The Indian Streatery on Bennetts Hill as soon as it re-opens?
The popular restaurant has an online store selling gift cards, merchandise and ale packs with beers from the awesome Birmingham Brewing Co.
Morridge Oats & Coffee, in Great Western Arcade, only opened recently but has quickly built a lot of love and a following for their delicious breakfasts, brunches and treats.
The café is closed during lockdown but opens for a weekly click and collect to buy bags of cookie dough, granola and other treats to take home.