Shopping in Sheffield

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

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.

  • 1. Plantology

    Plantology
    Image courtesy of Plantology.

    Plantology, 70 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GF - Visit now

    With tempting doorstep displays and a fragrant and cheerful interior, Plantology is a beautiful oasis in Sheffield’s Devonshire Quarter.

  • 2. Record Collector Sheffield

    Record Collector Sheffield. Broomhill and Crookes.
    image Gemma Thorpe, courtesy of Our Favourite Places

    Record Collector Sheffield, 233-235 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3BA - Visit now

    Established in 1978, this beloved hand-painted red and yellow fronted shop is the largest independent vinyl and CD store in South Yorkshire.

  • 3. Cocoa Wonderland

    Cocoa Wonderland cafe in Sheffield

    Cocoa Wonderland, 462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8PX - Visit now

    A scrumptious chocolate shop and cafe – with its own mini chocolate factory – right in the heart of Sheffield.

  • 4. CollardManson

    CollardManson
    Image courtesy of CollardManson.

    CollardManson, 123-125 Devonshire Street, Sheffield, S3 7SB - Visit now

    Established in Sheffield in 2002, CollardMansion sells clothes, accessories and homeware, some made in Sheffield and others ethically-sourced and curated from designers across the world.

  • 5. Sheffield Makers Winter Gardens

    Sheffield Makers Winter Gardens
    Image courtesy of Sheffield Makers.

    Sheffield Makers Winter Gardens, Unit 2/3 Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH - Visit now

    With homeware, stationery, clothing and chocolate, Sheffield Makers sells items created by the talented folk currently living and working in Sheffield.

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Shopping in Sheffield

Shopping in Sheffield

Whether you’re looking for vinyl records or top class chocolate, Sheffield’s independent shops are here to serve – here’s our selection, from the legendary to the eclectic.

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