A Very Great.ly London Launch Party

11th July 2014

Oh hey! Could I just draw your attention to something quickly? If you look to the right of your screen you’ll see that rather stylish box beckoning you to come and shop the Curate & Display boutique. Found it? You might want to take a look at that after you’ve read this…

This week saw the exciting London launch of new online boutique shopping site, Great.ly, at the so-hip-it-hurts Story Deli in Shoreditch. An intimate gathering of bloggers (otherwise known as ‘Tastemakers’) and a small handful of designer/makers, we gathered to celebrate being part of the Great.ly venture and to finally meet the team from the U.S after months of virtual conversations.

hello greatly

The concept behind Great.ly is in short pretty darn brilliant, thought up by CEO Sarah Bryden-Brown and her brilliant team. She noticed at the time that there wasn’t an online platform connecting independent designer/makers directly to the bloggers that choose to promote their work to their readers. By joining up Makers directly to Tastemakers like me, we can support those makers by stocking their pieces in our online boutiques and bringing them straight to you, our readers.

Over some of the most incredible pizza and wine I’ve tasted outside of Italy and with great conversation, we got to see and touch first hand some of the gorgeous pieces already available on Great.ly. I’ll leave you to enjoy the photos. Can you believe that the Story building used to be a scout hut?!

Greatly Set Sail print

Story Pizza House Ceiling

Greatly Makers

Greatlt Xanthe Photo

Tastemaker Xanthe Berkley with Link Collective director Kyoko Bowskill

Greatly postcard

Greatly mini pots

Greatly Rosehip Notebooks

Rosehip Pocket Notebooks designed by Silkie Lloyd

Greatly SketchInc Dolls

Sketch. Inc Kokeshi Dolls

Story Pizza Scout Hut2

Greatly Succulents

Greatly Lover Banner

‘Lover’ Flag by Kate Taylor

Greatly Story Service

Story Pizza Scout Hut Kitchen1

Greatly Link Card

Story Scout Pizza Hut

Great.ly is a rapidly growing community of like-minded creatives and I’m honoured to be a part of it in helping expose wonderful independent makers to a global audience. Every maker has their own personal story and each piece is beautifully created by hand and sent straight to you. Right now this movement is building up real momentum and we need to keep it going. So if you’re a designer and you have something you’d like to put forward to sell on Great.ly, be it through me or anyone else, do sign up and find out more about the benefits.

Anyway, don’t just take my word for it, go take a look, shop around and treat yourself to something a little bit different…


Wonderful post Tiff! Love how you’ve captured all the images. It was such a wonderful evening. Really lovely to finally get to chat and looking forward to hopefully seeing you in October. Love the whole Great.ly concept, it will definitely grow from strength to strength! x

Thanks Geraldine, and yes-it was really lovely to finally catch up! Really excited to see how Great.ly grows over the coming months. Hopefully I’ll make it to the LBG meal too 😉 x