Merseyway celebrates as independent brand, Harmonize Your Soul, opens its first store in Stockport after participating in pop-up shop scheme
A new independent ethical store and wellness hub has opened its doors this week at Merseyway Shopping Centre in Stockport, after participating in the centre’s popular pop-up shop scheme.
Located in the undercover mall, Harmonize Your Soul will provide a space for the community to create, learn, share, connect and heal. Filled with a variety of products from crystals and jewellery to skincare and ethical organic clothing, the new store will bring a unique offering to the town centre.
Harmonize Your Soul also features a workshop area, where people of all ages can learn new skills on manifesting, crystals, DIY crafts and wellbeing, whilst visitors can also experience a Healing Hub on the second floor, where herbalist appointments are available along with a sound bath, reiki and tarot reading sessions and many other treatments.
Harmonize Your Soul was created in 2015 by owner, Monet Samuels. Progressing from a hobby and passion for crystals and jewellery making, Monet developed her brand and featured in a variety of makers markets, festivals, and spiritual events, before hosting her very first pop-up shop at Merseyway’s store, The Pop-Up Stockport.
Monet Samuels, Harmonize Your Soul owner said: “When I took part in the pop-up shop scheme, I wasn’t sure how Stockport would react to our offering, however once we set up, the love and interest we received was so overwhelming! We had so many messages from clients on social media sharing how much they had gained from the little time we spent in the store, so from this we knew we had to take a permanent space in the centre. I started manifesting and here we are! MAGIC. I am super grateful and cannot wait for the shoppers in Stockport to see our new store!”
Victoria Nichol, Centre Manager said: “The aim of The Pop-Up Stockport is to provide small businesses with a space to test the high street whilst building awareness of their brand to local customers. We’re thrilled that featuring Harmonize Your Soul has been so successful that it has encouraged Monet to take an independent letting at Merseyway. We can’t wait for our shoppers to see what they have on offer- they really are a unique addition to the town.
Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “The pop- up shop proved to be a resounding success and I’m really pleased that Harmonize Your Soul took a leap of faith and have clearly reaped the benefits. It’s really encouraging that small businesses such as this are seeing Stockport as a great place to open their business. Our investment in the town centre will encourage more people to visit all that’s on offer and help small businesses to thrive.”
The Pop-Up Stockport allows small businesses to host their own shop from 1-6 weeks and provides the ideal opportunity to build their customer base, create awareness for their brand and promote the excitement of shopping locally. Open from November 2021, the store continues to be a success with independent brands and has hosted 37 pop-ups since its initial opening.