Shopping in Cheshire

Polly Checkland Harding

From the independent shops along the unique Chester Rows, reached by steps above street level, to Macclesfield’s Treacle Market, the range of shopping options in Cheshire is impressive. Covering antiques, cheese, records and more, the county’s retail offer is not to be sniffed at. Read on for our guide to the best of what’s on offer in Chester, Macclesfield and Crewe.

Our top picks

Chester Indoor Market

Chester Indoor Market, Forum Shopping Centre, 6 Princess St, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HH - Visit now

Chester Indoor Market is the destination to visit. The indoor market offers foods from around the world, a seating hub and niche stalls.

Chester Indoor Market
Courtesy of Chester Market

Grey n Pink Records

Grey n Pink Records, 57 Brook Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DZ - Visit now

Grey n Pink Records has operated for over 30 years – selling the largest selection of new, old and collectable vinyl records in Cheshire.

Grey n Pink Records Chester
Courtesy of Grey n Pink Records

Chester Rows

Chester Rows, Bridge St, Watergate St, Eastgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NG - Visit now

Renowned for some of the most elegant shopping streets in the world, Chester Rows has historic appeal and is one of the best of its kind.

Courtesy of Visit Cheshire

The Cheese Shop

The Cheese Shop, 116 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HT - Visit now

The Cheese Shop is a Chester stalwart, operating for 25 years and offering over 200 different cheese varieties to locals and visitors alike.

The Cheese Shop, Chester
Courtesy of The Cheese Shop

Macclesfield Treacle Market

Macclesfield Treacle Market, Market Place,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA - Visit now

Macclesfield’s Treacle Market takes over the streets and cobbles of the town’s Marketplace, Old Butter Market and St Michael’s churchyard, with over 160 stalls selling local crafts, artisan foodstuffs and vintage treasures.

Things to do in Macclesfield: Macclesfield Treacle Market
Treacle Market

The Antiques Shop

The Antiques Shop, 40 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LA - Visit now

The Antiques Shop, housed within the Rows of Chester, sells British antiques and has been owned by the same dealer for nearly 30 years.

The Antiques Shop, Chester
Courtesy of The Antiques Shop

Whitmore & White

Whitmore & White, 4 Godstall Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LH - Visit now

Whitmore & White is an independent wine merchant in the romantic heart of Chester serving a range of specialty meats and cheeses.

Whitmore & White
Courtesy of Whitmore & White

Weasel and the Bug

Weasel and the Bug, 19 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LB - Visit now

‘Powered by children, not by batteries’, Weasel and The Bug stock sustainably sourced toys and is a big hit with planet conscious parents.

Weasel and the Bug, Chester
Courtesy of Weasel and The Bug

Deja vu

Deja vu, 77 Chestergate,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DG - Visit now

Established in 2010, Deja vu is Macclesfield’s largest independent antique, vintage and retro furniture shop.

Deja vu Macclesfield.

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Walk the Line Vintage

Walk the Line Vintage, Nantwich, is an independent, quirky gathering of stylish, unusual pieces, selected for their prints with a difference and classics with a twist.

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Dagfields Craft and Antiques Centre

Dagfields Craft and Antiques Centre, Nantwich truly lives up to its name. There’s crafts, and antiques, and it’s all housed in a centre which is open seven days a week, making it so easy to pop in and explore.

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Deja vu

Established in 2010, Deja vu is Macclesfield’s largest independent antique, vintage and retro furniture shop.

Weasel and the Bug, Chester
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Weasel and the Bug

Weasel and The Bug believe that you should buy well and pass on, and that toys should be powered by children, not batteries. Taking care of the planet is a priority for many parents and pleasingly, Weasel and The Bug only stock products which are sustainably sourced.

Whitmore & White
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Whitmore & White

Whitmore & White is an award-winning deli and independent wine merchant in the heart of romantic Chester serving a plethora of charcuterie, cheeses and confectionery.

The Antiques Shop, Chester
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The Antiques Shop

The Antiques Shop is housed within the Rows of Chester and has been owned and run by the same antiques dealer for nearly 30 years, selling British antiques and vintage items.

The Cheese Shop, Chester
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The Cheese Shop

The Cheese Shop has been a source of speciality cheeses in Chester for 25 years and has over 200 different cow, goat and ewe cheeses available -including pasteurised, unpasteurised and vegetarian varieties.

Grey n Pink Records Chester
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Grey n Pink Records

Grey n Pink Records has the largest selection of new, second hand and collectible vinyl records in Cheshire. Established for over 30 years in the Chester record shop, they specialise in collectible vinyl LPs, 7″ and 12″ singles.

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