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Meet Jason and Rob, the men behind Curated by Dapper & Suave!

Curated by Dapper & Suave hosts year-round markets in Surrey, featuring diverse themes and showcasing numerous makers and small businesses. The brains behind these events are Jason and Rob, entrepreneurs who are both Market Hosts and makers, running their own business, Dapper & Suave (see below right picture for a snapshot of the accessories they make).

We caught up with them to delve into their passion for supporting fellow small business owners, their transition from market retail to hosting, and what sets their Surrey markets apart.

Click here to see all of their upcoming markets, or scroll on down to find out more!

How long have Curated by Dapper & Suave markets been running?

We kicked off our market journey as Dapper & Suave but couldn’t find the right fit in existing platforms. Crafting a unique experience was essential for us, drawing from our retail backgrounds. So, we launched ‘Handpicked for Dorking’, a curated event held in a church hall, featuring like-minded makers. The response was overwhelming, pushing us to expand.

In 2019, we found a new home in Dorking Halls, hosting 16 events with a footfall of 1700 in our last event before 2020 brought unexpected changes as both of us lost our jobs, making Dapper & Suave and our markets our main source of income.

To streamline our brand and offerings, we rebranded as Curated by Dapper & Suave, aligning both ventures with a new website and logos, ready to continue our journey, bridging craftsmanship and community.

As Dapper & Suave, we specialize in crafting handmade, quirky, and stylish accessories like bow ties, pocket squares, Ascot cravats, lapels, and hair accessories. Our goal is to make every customer feel their absolute best and spread smiles through vibrant colours, patterns, and positivity.

Expanding on this mission, we’ve launched more markets than ever before, offering a variety of themed events throughout the year. Our aim is to provide a platform for small businesses that share our values and ethos.

We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our markets soon! 

What makes your markets unique?

At our core, we’re all about creating a ‘unique, friendly, creative’ atmosphere where businesses can shine focusing on fashion, lifestyle and homewares, our curated events feature brands who offer great products and customer service.

Customer care is paramount to us—something we believe is often overlooked in today’s retail landscape. We want our customers to connect with the passionate individuals behind these small businesses, to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of their goods.

Our values have fuelled organic growth, fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Our events are described as tribes, families, and real communities—a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

We go beyond just hosting events; we build relationships as we’re invested in the success of the businesses we work with. 

 It’s about mutual understanding and support. Many of our makers offer bespoke items, adding an extra layer of uniqueness for our customers.

What’s next for Curated by Dapper & Suave?

2024 Events

Following on the success of our events at Denbies Wine Estate we have 9 themed events :-

21/04 – Shopping Market

19/05 – Home & Gift Market

02/06 – Sustainability Market

07/07 – Summer Market

18/08 – Family Fun Day & Market

15/09 – Lifestyle & Well Being Market

20/10 – Autumn Market

10/11 – Winter Market

03/12 – Christmas Market

We have been getting to know by meetings and zooms lots of new businesses who will be joining us this year.

Click here to see all of their upcoming markets, or scroll on down to find out more!

Denbies Estate Pop Up Market

Pedddle Ambassadors

Jason is an ambassador for Pedddle and is always happy to promote, share and cheer on fellow independent creatives, makers and stallholders who are part of Pedddle. #communitynotcompetion, as we always say!

Fancy getting involved with Curated by Dapper & Suave’s markets? Click here to apply!

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Blog last updated March 2024. Please see Curated by Dapper & Suave’s Pedddle page for up-to-date information on their events.