Enjoy the beauty of yesteryear with some inspirational vintage shopping in Yorkshire.
Whether you fancy a stroll around the fabulous shops or a visit to one of the quarterly vintage markets or monthly community fleas, the Sheffield Antiques Quarter is a buzzing, vibrant hub of friendly faces and creative retail. Here you can find authentic period antiques, affordable traditional furniture, retro collectables, vinyl, vintage clothing, upcycled shabby chic as well as local artwork, handmade crafts, tons of local artisan produce and ‘Made In Yorkshire’ foods and beers. There are architectural and reclamation yards if you are looking for that particular piece to finish off your space as well as interior design services and advice. In addition, most repair, reclamation, clearance or valuation services can be sourced in the quarter using local specialists.
Enjoy browsing and buying from the North’s finest antique emporium and discover a wide range of interesting antiques, vintage, collectables and home furnishings. Crimple Hall based on the outskirts of Harrogate is a unique shopping experience nestled in a tranquil oasis offering a seedbed of inspiration for your home and garden. Stop for a coffee or dine at the restaurant, browse plants in their garden centre and source hidden gems in their gift shop or art gallery.
Yorkshire’s Farmhouse Furniture is a small family business who take great pride in producing high quality pieces. Their furniture is handcrafted and constructed using traditional techniques, made from recycled timber, new materials, or a mixture of both, often taking inspiration from items found in a traditional Yorkshire farmhouse. Visit their workshop in Wetherby and be truly inspired.
Bluebell Home and Gifts is located in the picturesque Wharfedale Village of Grassington, in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. Their atmospheric shop has a unique, handpicked selection of stylish home accessories, high quality gifts and gorgeous handmade jewellery. So whether you are looking for that perfect gift for someone special, a new candle to fill your home with a delicious scent or just to treat yourself, you’ll find it here.
No visit to the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to the Oldest Sweet Shop in England at Pateley Bridge. For a truly magical and memorable experience, discover row upon row of glass jars filled with handmade traditional sweets, weighed out by the quarter of a pound into old fashioned scales.
Bar Farm Antiques near Pocklington has grown from a modest one room shop to a mega-complex of four converted chicken sheds and a giant warehouse stocked with an unimaginable variety of collectables and antiques. You will find a whole building dedicated to vintage/retro clothing. This boutique is devoted to fashion for both men and women. Enjoy stepping back in time while wondering the grounds making discoveries and explore well-presented items of yesteryear.
Cocoa is a chocolate sweet shop and cafe nestled in the hills of Sheffield, dreamt up by two best friends who refuse to grow up. It is an emporium of wonders and delights, with rows and rows of every kind of sweet imaginable in sparkling glass jars overflowing with the tastiest chocolate. People visit from far and wide, just for a little taste of Cocoa’s magic. Adults are transported back to their childhoods, into a nostalgic place. Children will be amazed by the dazzling rainbows of treats and find themselves lost in a realm of deliciousness.
The Market Vaults Arcade in Scarborough, under the town’s historic Market Hall, are home to all sorts of fascinating shops and cafes. Since 1853 there have been many treats and treasures to discover inside this historic building.
In its current guise since 1993, it now offers cafes, exhibitions and events for all. Established in 1999, Pickering Antiques Centre now boasts over 40 dealers, selling an extensive range of antiques and collectables. A traditional antiques centre with knowledgeable staff; this is the place to be if you want to find a real treasure.
This article was taken from our Autumn 2016 Guide.