Shopping in York

Shopping with a view

Shopping in York is an experience in itself, with a web of winding streets flaunting a wide variety of wares. You’ll find gorgeous little independent shops selling everything from clothes to crystals, fabulous vintage stores, and High Street names to boot. Found down the famous Stonegate is Kathe Wohlfahrt, famed for its love for a traditional Christmas, together with an enthusiasm for preserving customs and the associated craftsmanship.

The medieval Shambles

Winner of the most picturesque street in Britain, the cobbled Shambles is an ideal place to start the day. It was originally a street of butchers shops and houses, but now York’s bustling centrepiece is thriving with art, books, knitwear and pastries. For fans of witches and wizards it’s worth noting that the street is also famous for being the inspiration for the film adaptation of Diagon Alley and is home to three shops for brooms and potions! And it’s perfectly placed to lead you on to the many fancy boutiques, gift shops and antique havens that lie in the streets beyond.

Meet the locals at the Shambles Market

The Shambles Market is a historic and vibrant place – home to York’s largest group of independent traders. With over 70 stalls it’s the one-stop shop for all your daily requirements and special purchases, including quality gifts, fresh flowers, retro vinyl, crafts, handbags, vintage clothing and much more. The Shambles Market has its very own food court – a central hub filled with tasty street food delights and live music. Do stop by and chat with the knowledgeable local traders who will share with you the best places to go on you travels.

Get to the heart of York – shop indie

The city is home to a strong independent scene where you can really get to the heart of the city, with over 200 shops full of local produce and craft from local makers. Explore the Indie York strongholds including Fossgate and Bishopthorpe Road, to name a few.  With shops dedicated to teddy bears, retro computer games, local ale & gin and cheese, there’s no way you can struggle for retail inspiration. Just shop till you drop and pick up the perfect gift to remind you of your #OnlyinYork experience.

High Street to High End

The cobbled streets of York are packed full of your favourite high street favourites and high end fashion. Parliament Street, Davygate and Coney Street are packed with popular high street brands such as M&S, Space NK and Leia. Coppergate, the city’s shopping centre within the city walls, which is situated on the site of a Viking village also hosts recognisable names. The centre is home to firm favourite, Fenwick and the bargain hunter’s mecca, Primark. Quirky boutiques and specialist stores are nestled away in some of the city’s cobbled streets, from galleries such as According to McGee to homeware boutiques like Rise and Shine Living.

Designer savings

If you’re hungry for a bargain, York Designer Outlet is just a 10 minute drive by car from the city. Here you’ll be dazzled by over 120 famous name stores, with up to 60% off designer fashions and accessories. Armani, Lacoste and Timberland are just a few of the labels that will make your eyes light up.

Browse Retail Listings in York

The Red House Antique Centre

Duncombe Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7ED

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods at the York Designer Outlet

St Nicholas Ave, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 4TA

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York

St Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 4TA

Fancy Dance Shop

35 Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6JH

Beetle Bank Open Farm

Moor Lane, Murton, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5XD

Castle Howard

Castle Howard Estate Limited, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Castle Howard

Castle Howard Estate Limited, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Langlands Garden Centre

York Road (a1079), Shiptonthorpe, York, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO43 3PN

The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Café

Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley , York, North Yorkshire, YO41 1NB

The Farmer’s Cart

Towthorpe Grange, Moor Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9ST

Castle Howard Courtyard Café

Castle Howard Estate Limited, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

The Bay Horse

York Road, Green Hammerton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 8BN

The Farm Shop & Cafe

Willow House Caravan Park, Willow House, Wigginton Road, Wigginton, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 2RH

York Gin Company

York Gin Shop, Sir Thomas Herbert’s House, 12 Pavement, York, YO1 9UP

Uniquely Local

Office 22, Unit 15, Kettlestring Lane, York, YO30 4XF

York Cycle Works

14-18 Lawrence Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3WP

Wild & Westbrooke

3 Lendal, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AQ

Weird Fish – York

36 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AS

W Hamond – York

9 Shambles , York , YO1 7LZ

Vangarde Shopping Park

Management Suite, Vangarde Way, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9AE

The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store

25 Chapel Street, Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 3AE

The Yorkshire Soap Company – York

10 Blake Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8QG

The Imaginarium

6 Blake Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8QG

The Antiques Centre York

Allenby House, 41 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AW


6 Lindley Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1

Rafi’s Spicebox Ltd

17 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LW

Orchards of Husthwaite

Mulberry Cottage, The Nookin, Husthwaite, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4PY

Molly Browns – Low Petergate

62-68 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HZ

Molly Browns – Stonegate

21a & 27 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AW

Love Cheese

16 Gillygate, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7EQ

Kathe Wohlfahrt

Käthe Wohlfahrt Great Britain Limited, 17-19 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8ZW

Haxby Bakehouse

The Village, Haxby, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 3SA

Fairfax House

Castlegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9RN

Cosy Cottage Soap Limited

Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DG


6 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LQ

Bar Farm Antiques

A1079 (York Road), Barmby Moor, York, North Yorkshire, YO42 4HS

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