Shopping in Lancashire

Polly Checkland Harding

There’s a definite retro theme to some of the best shops in Lancashire: take The Regent antiques centre in Blackpool, which not only stocks three floors of vintage wares, but is also housed in an original 1920s cinema. Then there’s Charabanc, or GB Antiques in Lancaster, both of which are go-to places for antiquities in the county. Morecambe‘s long-running second hand bookshop is an absolute treasure trove (somehow the owner knows where everything is amongst the towering stacks), while Records and Relics pretty much does what it says on the tin. Also steeped in tradition are the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse and Glassmonkey Studio in Burnley, both of which showcase skills passed down for generations. If, however, you’re after something more modern, you need only head for Remix Casuals in Blackburn for streetwear and skate brands. Read on to discover more.

  • 1. Charabanc

    Charabanc blackpool
    Charabanc

    Charabanc, 1 Olympia Builiding, Coronation Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4NY - Visit now

    Charabanc is your go-to for vintage and handcrafted items including fashion, gifts and homewares in Blackpool.

  • 2. Me To A Tee

    ME TO A TEE

    Me To A Tee, Heatleys Arcade, 47 Darwen Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2BL - Visit now

    Me To A Tee sells vintage and sought after football casual brands, such as Iceberg, Moncler, Stone Island CP and Company.

  • 3. Port of Lancaster Smokehouse

    The Port of Lancaster Smokehouse eatery
    Courtesy of The Port of Lancaster Smokehouse

    Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, West Quay, Glasson Dock, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0DB - Visit now

    Port of Lancaster Smokehouse is an award-winning family owned business using traditional methods to smoke fish, meat and cheese products.

  • 4. Records & Relics

    Blackpool record shop
    Image from Records & Relics

    Records & Relics, 9B Caunce Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3DN - Visit now

    From rock to reggae, jazz, punk and soul, the vinyl revival is going strong at Records & Relics in Blackpool.

  • 5. Glassmonkey Studio

    Glassmonkey Studio
    Courtesy of Glassmonkey

    Glassmonkey Studio, Unit 1 Oakmount Mill, Wiseman Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RU - Visit now

    Glassmonkey Studio is the largest glass fusing studio in the Burnley area. The gallery here sells glassware jewellery, art and greeting cards.

  • 6. GB Antiques Centre

    GB Antiques Centre, Lancaster
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    GB Antiques Centre, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3LA - Visit now

    GB Antiques Centre is now the country’s biggest indoor antiques and furniture centre, attracting 220,000 visitors every year. Recently extended, and set all on one floor, there’s 120 individual dealers, each with their own specialties, offering an amazing choice and variety of wares.

  • 7. The Regent

    Courtesy of The Regent

    The Regent, The Regent, 181-189 Church Street,, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3NY - Visit now

    The Regent is as an antiques centre and auction house, as well as a 1920s cinema with a vintage tea room and diner.

  • 8. The Old Pier Bookshop

    The Old Pier Bookshop, Morecmabe
    Courtesy of The Old Pier Bookshop

    The Old Pier Bookshop, 287 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5BY - Visit now

    The Old Pier Bookshop on Morecambe’s seafront is family run and almost proudly disorganised and overflowing with many a printed treasure.

  • 9. Remix Casuals

    Remix Casuals
    Courtesy of Remix Casuals

    Remix Casuals, 8-12 Railway Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AX - Visit now

    With a mini skate ramp in the basement, Remix Casuals is a long term favourite for skate brands and streetwear alike.

  • 10. Filbert’s Bakery

    Filbert's Baker artisan bread in Lancaster
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    Filbert’s Bakery, 20 King Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1JY - Visit now

    Filbert’s Bakery started out on a kitchen table in Lancaster with a simple aim in mind: to create artisanal crusty loaves for Lancaster.

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