Our Story

COVET is the brainchild of Yorkshire interior designer and accessories buyer Lorraine Hurlstone, whose shops reflect the eclecticism of her career and experiences…

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Beginning with a modest but carefully sourced collection of authentic Turkish towels, Danish ceramics, fairly traded wooden homewares and Italian clothing, Lorraine opened the first COVET shop in 2011 in the picturesque spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, expanding to a second store in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 2016.

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Successfully bringing unique and hard-to-source homewares and personal accessories to market, COVET’s product range has grown to include reclaimed furniture, handmade floor coverings, local skincare ranges, middle eastern jewellery and possibly the largest range of Danish candles in Yorkshire!...and as you’ll see from the site, we’ve endeavoured to make as much of what you’ll find in store available online.

Successfully bringing unique and hard-to-source homewares and personal accessories to market, COVET’s product range has grown to include reclaimed furniture, handmade floor coverings, local skincare ranges, middle eastern jewellery and possibly the largest range of Danish candles in Yorkshire!...and as you’ll see from the site, we’ve endeavoured to make as much of what you’ll find in store available online.

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Having said that, stepping inside a COVET shop is an experience in itself and - we think - well worth the visit!: artisan pieces made with age-old techniques jostle with uber-contemporary Scandinavian minimalism, rough wood with smooth metals (and smooth wood with rough metals), natural fibres with neon colours, iron-mongered hardware with modern, easy-to-wear fashion. It is beautiful and tactile and yet Yorkshire-practical: Industrial and organic, cool and clean and raw and colourful, a blending of the the best of the old with the best of the new.

Whatever culture you crave, we’ve got them nearly all covered: from traditional Haman bathware to Danish cookware, Industrial British lighting to decorative Syrian lighting, reclaimed Indian furniture and authentic Berber rugs to Nordic storage and display solutions, African jewellery to London scents, ready-to wear Italian and indie UK designer clothes, eco leather bags to eco vegan bodycare - we make the finds you can’t find so you don’t have to.

Whatever culture you crave, we’ve got them nearly all covered: from traditional Haman bathware to Danish cookware, Industrial British lighting to decorative Syrian lighting, reclaimed Indian furniture and authentic Berber rugs to Nordic storage and display solutions, African jewellery to London scents, ready-to wear Italian and indie UK designer clothes, eco leather bags to eco vegan bodycare - we make the finds you can’t find so you don’t have to.

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...And you can buy with a clean conscience: At COVET we make every effort to trace the provenance of the products we sell, sourcing - wherever possible - fairly traded, sustainable and recycled goods, as well as supporting small, local and ethical enterprises and encouraging and preserving traditional skills and craftsmanship.

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