Vintage & Handmade Emporium

61-63 High Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8JA

Local Makers & Designers

All under one roof

Vintage & Retro Traders

A tantalising collective hub

Craft Workshops

Join like minded people and create

Welcome to Curly Magpie & Friends

Vintage & Handmade Gift Shop in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire

We’re located at 61-63 High Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8JA

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm

Curly Magpie & Friends is a place to buy vintage delights and beautiful handmade gifts. A place where local makers, designers and vintage traders can all come together under one roof to create a magnificent, creative and tantalising collective hub.

A place to buy that special unique gift, a place to source antiques for your home. A place to gather for exciting and informative workshops or meetings… and on certain days a place to meet friends for cake and tea. Yes, a pop up tea room will be popping up from time to time.

Where are we?

You will find Curly Magpie & Friends on the High Street in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire within the heart of the beautiful National Forest.

Incorporating the towns of Burton Upon Trent in Staffordshire and Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, the National Forest embraces 200 square miles of the Midlands and with it’s beautiful rolling countryside and varied industrial history and is fast becoming a popular area for tourists.

Who are we?

Curly Magpie & Friends is made up of 3 local businesses coming together to form a co-operative. We are all local ladies and will run the shop on a daily basis, as well as sell our own makes and goods.


  1. Harvest Food & Drink Market

    22 September at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Derby Artisan Market

    28 September at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Burton Wedding Fair

    29 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Derby Artisan Market

    26 October at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Calke Abbey Vintage & Handmade Fair

    3 November at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  6. Derby Artisan Market

    23 November at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  7. Very Vintage Christmas Market

    23 November at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  8. Christmas Gift Market at Calke Abbey

    29 November at 5:00 pm - 1 December at 5:00 pm
  9. Christmas in The Barn Gift Market

    1 December at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  10. Christmas Gift Market at Calke Abbey

    7 December at 11:00 am - 8 December at 5:00 pm

Visit Curly Magpie Wonderful Events!

We organise vintage and handmade craft fairs, food and drink fairs, artisan markets and wedding fairs in The Midlands.

Curly Magpie was established in 2012 to bring regular Vintage & Handmade Fairs to the National Forest, covering Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton upon Trent and Derby.

We have a fantastic team of stall holders, if you’d like to be involved get in touch!

Visit the Curly Magpie Wonderful Events

New for 2019 – Here at Curly Magpie Wonderful Events we’ve branched out and now organise wedding fairs!

A lot of our vintage and handmade traders also supply wedding accessories, produce wedding gifts and create wedding food! It seemed like a fabulous idea to gather our best makers and traders combine them with local wedding suppliers and create a new wonderful event. So Two for Joy Wedding Fairs was born.

Our second Wedding Fair will be at Burton Market Hall, Market Place, Burton-on-Trent DE14 1HA on Sunday 29th September 2019 – 11am – 3pm. Free entry.

Find more details by visiting the Two for Joy website, or Facebook page.

With over 30 stalls showcasing their products. Unique traders and wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers, live music and local food producers.

Visit us at to find out more.