I have a confession. I am a stationary addict.
Seriously, nothing tickles me pink more than a good set of stationary, a new diary, fun stickers, or a timer shaped like a cartoon chicken. So, imagine my surprise when I wondered across a stationary store in the Leicester mall. And from the moment I walked in, I knew Paperchase was the place for me.
I honestly walked around Paperchase for a half an hour, just looking at all the stuff and creepily taking pictures when I thought no one was looking. It is such a random collection of cool things, and I know I will definitely be going back before I leave to buy some cool Christmas gifts for my friends and family.
Paperchase sells a lot of stationary but, it doesn’t end there. They sell:
1. shelves full of wrapping paper with modern patterns (mustaches, comic book characters, etc)
2. handmade cards for every occasion
3. Japanese erasers shaped like cute animals
4. diaries for: writing, lists, traveling, books read, dreams, ideas, thoughts, and feelings
5. random, cute things that you didn’t realize you needed until you see them
Even though I wanted to buy the entire store, I’ve still got a college student budget to uphold, and things are little pricier with the conversion rate. I got these cute animal stickers for £1. The postcards were only £.50 a piece, and I thought they were too cool to pass up.
I also got two pieces of wrapping paper for £1.25. They aren’t pictured, but you’ll definitely see them in the background of some of my beauty posts. I usually use scrapbook paper as a background, but wrapping paper will have to work because the 5 pound scrapbook paper book I usually use didn’t make it in my suitcase.
Have you ever been to Paperchase? Are you a stationary lover like me? Any other UK stationary stores I should know about?