“There was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.” – Charles Dickens
Remember sitting down at your desk in your first lesson, opening up a brand new ‘jotter’ and writing down your notes. All of a sudden you became the queen of calligraphy… until you turned over to the next page and you could barely read your own writing. Stationery has always been one of my favourite things to purchase. A stationery hoarder. A guilty pleasure if you will. Granted, I probably don’t use it as much as I did in my school days but as I work from home, jotting down orders and keeping track of things is a must. Having cute stationery makes this process a lot more enjoyable. If you’re like me and you’re always thinking about your next stationery splurge, here’s a few tips on where you should be shopping and some of my favourite picks.
I’m slightly disappointed in myself that it’s taken me 3 years of living in Leeds to realise that we have a store here but nonetheless, when I did, I was like a child in a sweet shop. I wanted everything. Paper Chase are now one of my favourite places to shop for new pieces. They sell such a variety of different styles- you’re sure to find something that you like in there!
Kate Spade isn’t exactly best known for her stationary but she always creates the most beautiful products, whether she’s designing a notebook or a pair of killer heels. My first purchase was actually a magazine holder that is currently sitting on my desk lookin’ all pretty!
Another holy grail for stationary is Paper Source. I started shopping here for Thank you cards originally and then, one day, decided to look further into their product range and they sell the dreamiest range of address labels and other must-haves if you work from home!
I want to start off by suggesting that if you don’t already follow @johnlewis on Twitter, you need too. Or at least check his page out. He’s often mistaken for the retail store when really he’s just a dad with an unfortunate name and Twitter handle. It’ll provide you hours of chuckles, I promise. Now, onto the stationery that @johnlewis doesn’t sell but @johnlewisretail have on point. Their notebooks are possibly my favourite of all and they are 100% stationery goals and a must have in your work space.
Let me know: Where is your favourite place to purchase stationery?