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About Us

Welcome to Polyester Saltburn - a contemporary independent purveyor of gifts located at Creation Saltburn, a retail emporium in the popular Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. We stock a fabulous hand-picked selection of gifts, cards, small-batch socks and homewares. 

Our range of carefully curated curiosities, gifts and goodies (sourced from other small independents and designers) is suitable for all genders, ages and occasions: birthday presents, mother's day and father's day, graduations, leaving presents, anniversaries, Christmas gifts and secret santas, among others. All our gifts are in stock in the UK and ready to dispatch (or collect) immediately.

We are an LGBTQ+ business run by Stel and Thelma (who creates our awesome displays). Elvis the dog is on guard duty (he takes his role very seriously!).

Our name, Polyester, is part love letter to Divine and John Walters and part homage to the indestructible fabric born of crimplene in the 1950s now inextricably woven into the north east's heritage via the nearby former ICI works. 
When we opened Polyester as a vintage shop in 2016 we were 100% eco-friendly and part of the circular economy. Then, just before lockdown, we morphed into a contemporary gift shop with an austere-fun retro vibe. Easter 2024 we moved into the creative hub that is Creation Saltburn. We sell a range of carefully curated curiosities, gifts and goodies at prices that everyone can afford. We believe that even in uncertain times everyone should have access to quality gifts at affordable prices. We choose and curate our stock carefully, avoiding single-use plastics and excessive packaging wherever possible. Our ethics and ethos are baked-in to the fabric of what we do - we don't shout about it and most people don't notice. That's good - we've done our job.
In summer 2021 we created our own sock brand - forsocksake - small batch socks with a Teesside-seaside twist. You can find the range which includes parmos, lemon tops and fish & chips here. You can also find us at Saltburn Farmers' Market on the second Saturday of every month (except January and August). 
If you are coming to Saltburn ( and you really should - it's awesome) and thinking of visiting us, Creation is open six days per week (closed on Tuesdays): Mon-Fri 11am-3pm and Sat/Sun 10am-5pm. Further info and updates are available on our Facebook page. You can call us or Whatsapp us on 07446 348 929. Our website is open 24/7 with click and collect available from Creation six days per week (and UK delivery via Royal Mail Tracked).