As with every city, Sheffield has all of the big named shops and shopping centres you’d expect to find. But step off the beaten track and you’ll find a thriving creative scene, studio spaces and craft fairs – demonstrating a love of place, and a love of making. Spirited and authentic, from the fashionable boutiques of the Devonshire Quarter to the vintage gems in the Antiques Quarter, Sheffield is blessed with an array of top-notch independent shops.
In the Steel City, you’ll find locally-made wares produced by local makers and artists alongside brilliant secondhand treasures and pre-loved bargains. Head to Sheffield Makers to find a variety of Sheffield-based makers showcasing one-off pieces, contemporary crafts and eye-catching homeware.
If vinyl is your thing, then a trip to the iconic Record Collector should be top of your list when shopping in Sheffield. Housing a huge collection of vinyl and CDs – it’s a one-stop shop for music lovers in the north. Head into the Devonshire Quarter to find a warren of independents, fantastically curated with everything from boho glam clothes and ethical homeware to show-stopping floral arrangements and cacti. Hop over to the Antiques Quarter and get lost in retro collectables, upcycled furniture and vintage threads, and don’t forget the monthly Flea Market at Abbeydale Picture House.
So whether you’re looking for vinyl records or top-class chocolate, Sheffield’s independent shops are here to serve – here are some of our favourites, from the legendary to the eclectic.
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