Has anyone else found shopping can be a  slightly stressful experience these days?   Paying homage to the fabulous Murray Lachlan Young and Paul Hartnoll’s ‘Virus Diaries (their ‘I’m Going Shopping’ episode  seemed to capture this perfectly) our ‘Going Shopping’ sessions offer bookable, exclusive use visits to offer individual/ single household, joyful shopping experiences in a safe, queue free and chilled out environment.

How Will The Visits Work

Each session allows a 20 minute visit to the shop to allow plenty of browsing time (we are only little after all). We would encourage you to shop alone (of course if you have young children or anyone you provide care to you are always very welcome to bring them with you).  However, if you are a single household group and would like to come in together (perhaps you would like to choose your new home additions together) then these sessions are also open for you provided we can maintain safe social distancing from you.

Simply arrive at the time of your visit and we will have the door open ready for you to come in. We will have hand sanitiser at the entrance of the shop for you to use when you come in and leave, the door will remain open for lots of lovely ventilation and we will have face visitors on and observe 2 meter social distancing.

Payments will be available by contactless payments (chip and pin where this isn’t available). Where chip and pin payments are made the card reader will be wiped down with anti-viral cleaner afterwards. Any regularly touched surfaces will be cleaned with an anti-viral cleaner between each visit and we will use hand sanitiser between each visitor.  Leaving you with the full shop to wander round and nothing more than which products you like best to think about.

What Will Be On Offer?

We are looking for good homes for some of our range that will not be making the move to O+M at Snowhome with us. Colourful cotton peshtemals, baskets, candles, soap, stationery, seeds, wooden brushes and enamel kitchenware are just a few of the items on offer with some lovely big discounts.

Don’t worry, fans of some of the options will see them re-appear in Gillygate but these are colours, scents or sometimes old ranges that we are stopping for now.

How Do I Book?

To book a session you simply add the session you would like to your basket and we will be in touch to confirm your booking. Bookings are, of course, free and are simply listed as products here to allow a quick and easy booking system. Apologies that the website system still requires a postal address. We will not use this information but please do leave your email and telephone number so we can contact should anything change for your booking.

Should you need to cancel please just let us know as soon as you can so we can offer the slot to someone else.





Additional information

11.00 am, 11.30 am, 12.00 Pm, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.00 pm, 3.30 pm

Whether you’ve got a quick question, want to share a fantastic idea or need to give us some feedback, please do get in touch.

hello@owlandmonkey.co.uk – 07875552150.
Owl and Monkey. 16a Heslington Road York YO10 5AT

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