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.

Our top picks


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.

Image courtesy of Plantology.

Record Collector Sheffield

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.

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

Cocoa Wonderland

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.

Cocoa Wonderland cafe in Sheffield


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

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

Image courtesy of CollardManson.

Sheffield Makers Winter Gardens

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.

Sheffield Makers Winter Gardens
Image courtesy of Sheffield Makers.

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Thrifty Store, Sheffield.
Thrifty Store

Thrifty Store, Sheffield is an up-to-date, sleek space, popular with young crowds for its affordable price points and quirky, unusual one-off pieces.


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


CollardMansion sells clothes, accessories and homeware, some made in Sheffield and others ethically-sourced and curated from international designers.

rhyme & reason bookshop
Rhyme & Reason

Independent bookshop based in Sheffield, specialising in children’s books, but also stocking a wide range of adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Official booksellers for the Off the Shelf literature festival in October/November and host of live lit events.

La Biblioteka
La Biblioteka

A periodicals shop, studio and project space, La Biblioteka stocks magazines and books that span fashion, literature, travel, architecture, food, art, and hosts readings, discussion groups and launch events.

Pollards Sheffield
Hunter’s Bar
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