Effie McLean is an independent store in the historic town of Sandwich, Kent.

Opened in 2018 and run by Yvette and Nick, the shop is named after Yvette's great, great Aunt Effie Mclean, from Glasgow.

“We enjoy working with people who have a story to tell and an authenticity behind the products they produce. Whether it’s throws made from recycled plastic bottles; gorgeous organic cotton kids clothes; sustainably made wooden toys or the perfect bear made by THE teddy bear experts.

We try to bring together an ever-changing mix of original products to make the shop an interesting place to visit.  We also love it when you find exactly the right gift for the right person; it’s the best feeling and we hope that’s how people feel when they leave the shop.”

Our current opening hours are slightly reduced:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday: 10 - 3.30

Wednesday: 10 - 2

Thursday: 10 - 3.30

Friday: 10 - 3.30

Saturday: 10 - 4