About Us

James Lear of Arundel would like to welcome you to our first shop located in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Est 2012.
Inspired by an extended traditional land-working Sussex family over many generations…. The name James Lear of Arundel comes from Harriette’s Grandfather, (Polly’s great grandfather ). James Lear left the family’s ironworks in Toringtong Arundel along with their Ironmongers shop in Arundel high street to open a farm contracting business in nearby Barnham. He took with him a traction engine & threshing machine….. alongside his business he was a skilled cabinet maker & upholsterer, this originally influenced our wish to stock goods made by local artisans with the sense of rural & British tradition. In the past few years we’ve altered our ways in order to stock menswear & accessories due to there being such a demand in the town & generally on the high street. 
After spending years living abroad as a family, we have been inspired by many items we have seen or accumulated along the way & made us proud of our British- heritage. Therefore a large part of our range is Made in England, many by local artisans some from the Continent & other places we have visited.
We believe in originality & that you will find many items with a story behind them, whether they are unique functional pieces, or upcycled.... recyled or just different from what you generally find on the high street.  
Product range-
Menswear- traditional & quirky clothing from waistcoats, shirts, tweed jackets, locally designed & screen printed t-shirts to bamboo socks, oddball boxers
Accessories- hankies, tweed/wool flat caps & 8 piece ‘peaky blinders’ caps, cravats, ties, bow ties, braces, wallets, leather luggage. 
Hand thrown terracotta pottery from Bristol. Jugs, best selling nibbles bowl set, salad/fruit bowl 

Aromatherapy for him & her, handmade in the north Cotswolds by a clinical aromatherapist. Hand soap, facial cream, bubble bath, body lotions….

Afghan rugs, runners, cushions
Scented candles in a variety of pots & sizes from the South West.
Hand woven baskets from Africa.
Selected variety of occasion cards.
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Shop opening times-
Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm
(NOT including Bank Holiday Mondays)
01453 835941