not just a shop is UAL's pioneering new retail and enterprise learning space in High Holborn.

not just a shop sells design products and artwork by the University’s abundance of talented alumni, whilst also providing a space for students to get support with starting and developing their businesses.

New products are sourced through a biannual open call. Students and graduates who meet the criteria outlined in our buying policy can submit their work for the chance to be included in the next season’s collection. 

UAL has long supported its students with starting and developing their businesses; the University’s Careers and Employability department helps students and alumni to embark on their professional futures in the creative industries, find jobs, set up businesses and sell their work.

As the name suggests, not just a shop is much more than a commercial retail space; it also hosts a programme of talks and workshops on topics ranging from pricing work to protecting intellectual property. Proceeds from the shop are reinvested back into supporting the department’s enterprise programme, which includes free talks, workshops, funding and one-to-one business education. 

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  • Our fine artist of the week, Elysia Byrd, explores fantastical fairytales and exotic lands in her paintings. Check out our blog to hear about the stories that inspire her and seep into her consciousness or come see the paintings in person at 272 High Holborn 🎨
  • #Dailygiftguide is here! Check out our Instagram story! 
This @emmaalington's handcrafted cup would make a perfect gift for any home!⠀⠀
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Shop at our store in 272 High Holborn. Our opening times: Mon - Fri (11am - 3pm), every Thursday until Christmas we are open until 7pm. Come along to discover some unique gifts to festive home decorations. ⠀⠀
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  • How many hands does it take to get the perfect instagram shot? Head on over to @notjustashopual - open until 7 pm today - and find out!
  • Your #dailygiftguide is here! Check out our story for fun daily videos and inspiration for festive gifting!⠀
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These royal socks by @chattyfeet make a grand gift for the matriarch in your life. ⠀
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Shop at our store in 272 High Holborn London. ⠀
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We are open Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm. ⠀
Christmas Lates - every Thursday until Christmas - 11am - 7pm. ⠀
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  • Looking for Christmas card? What about this amazing card designed by @emilynashillustration? Shop at our store! ⠀
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Find us at: 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. Opening Times: Monday-Friday (11am-3pm)⠀
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  • Your #Dailygiftguide is here! Today we're featuring @kanganarora products! ⠀
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Kangan's products are typified by a celebratory use of pattern and abstraction, while rooted in an appreciation of contrasting cultures and a rich tradition of visual storytelling. The studio’s designs are informed by Kangan’s heritage; she grew up in India, where her family has produced fine textiles for over 100 years.⠀
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Shop beautiful Kangan's products at our store. ⠀
Find us at 272 High Holborn.⠀
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  • Rupert @rupertwhale spoke with us about inspiration behind his painting series
  • Rupert Whale @rupertwhale is a London-based painter. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017, with a Master’s degree in Fine Art. Working in different scales, he applies line and areas of colour using a variety of tools, especially the squeegee, to create layered abstracts. We caught up with Rupert to find out more about his art practice and inspiration: http://notjustashop.arts.ac.uk/meet-the-artist-rupert-whale/ ⠀⠀
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  • Rupert Whale @rupertwhale is a London-based painter. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017, with a Master’s degree in Fine Art. Working in different scales, he applies line and areas of colour using a variety of tools, especially the squeegee, to create layered abstracts. We caught up with Rupert to find out more about his art practice and inspiration: http://notjustashop.arts.ac.uk/meet-the-artist-rupert-whale/ ⠀
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  • #Dailygiftguide! This Tiger Tray by @jacquelinecolley is great gift for any Food Lover! (£20.00) ⠀
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This tray makes a perfect accent for your home. A great gift as it can be used as a breakfast or serving tray, to organise your workspace or bathroom accessories!⠀
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Shop at our store! Find us at 272 High Holbron, London.⠀
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  • #Dailygiftguide the perfect pressie for foodies! Hand-drawn, Japanese inspired plate by @ChelseaUAL alumna @miyukurihara! Miyu's collection perfectly fuses textiles and ceramics; her pieces are characterised by their textile-like patterns, which are hand-drawn onto ceramics. ⠀
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Shop this pretty hand-drawn plate at our store. Find us at 272 High Holborn.⠀
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  • David Sock-Knee by @chattyfeet got a special treatment from the photographer Rocio Chacon and set designer Maya Angeli @maya_angeli !⠀⠀
Shop these fun socks at our store. Find us at 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY.⠀⠀
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  • Finding the perfect Christmas gifts is never easy... that’s why we prepared a daily gift guide with unique festive gift ideas! .
Perfect gift idea for anyone - Nose to tail tape measure (£10). @nosetotail_shop designed tape measure lets you visualise the average lengths of different animals, from the tiny Gold Frog to the mighty Komodo Dragon. Comes fully marked with 50 different animal lengths as well as metric units up to 300cm.
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  • MEET THE TEAM: ABBIE⠀⠀
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We boast some of the most talented team members around, so it’s a given that we love to celebrate them whenever we have the chance. Introducing our first edition of “Meet the Team,” we’re chatting with our very own Visual Merchandising and Retail Assistant (and painting connoisseur), Abbie.⠀⠀
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  • This beautiful Christmas card by @fawn_and_thistle featuring Santa's Donkey wearing a festive knitted jumper is available at our shop. ⠀
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Find us at: 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. Opening Times: Monday-Friday (11am-3pm)⠀
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  • New in store: limited edition cards designed by 4 exceptional UAL students. Chosen from over 140 submissions in @UAL’s Christmas Card Competition, these designs represent the creativity and diversity of UAL students and the spirit of the holidays. ⠀
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Shop a set of 8 cards (a set includes 2 cards of each design) at our store. Find us at 272 High Holborn. ⠀
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Read more about designers and their creative process following this link: http://bit.ly/NJASXMas⠀
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  • You're brills by @emilynashillustration! ⠀⠀
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  • Feeling chilly these days? Wear one of @wallacesewell's scarves and keep cosy! Now you can shop these lovely scarves at our store!⠀
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  • We have a new range of products at out shop! Meet Twiggy - the snowman! ⠀
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Fine bone china snowman with real twigs for arms – all it needs is a carrot for the nose! With a flat bottom it can sit happily as a table decoration, or use the metal loop to hang it on your tree. Designed by @reikokaneko, made in Staffordshire, England. ⠀
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  • Christmas lates at not just a shop! ⠀
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With a range of beautiful new products in store - all created by @unioftheartslondon students and alumni - not just a shop is the place to find unique gifts this Christmas. ⠀
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From stocking fillers to investment pieces, you’ll find something for everyone; and the limited-edition Christmas cards (designed by current UAL students) are not to be missed! ⠀
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not just a shop will be open until 7pm every Thursday from 30 November-21 December. ⠀
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Find us at 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY⠀
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Image: Twiggy baubles by Reiko Kaneko⠀
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