Bristol is home to an abundance of independent boutiques and shops with unique treasures to be found in all. Located throughout the city, and often off the beaten track, there is a diverse range of stores catering for all tastes – from homeware and lifestyle through to clothing and antiques. Here are Sophie’s favourite independent shops in Bristol:
A long-standing resident of Park Street, the Bristol Guild is home to an abundance of independent brands and artisans. This beautiful and inspiring shop includes a variety of departments including homeware, gifts, stationary, jewellery and furniture. With its selection of innovative and unique products, something is sure to catch your eye.
Located in Clifton Village, this independent shop houses all thing stationary. The Papersmiths’ displays are impeccably styled, showcasing an array of artistic and printed materials alongside all your stationary needs. Perfect for those wanting something practical yet creative; and not to mention all the products will make your desk look extra chic.
This pretty lifestyle shop is located on North Street in Bedminster. The store offers an assortment of beautiful products – from lighting and candles to jewellery and soft furnishings. It’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift or for a leisurely browse on the weekend.
Well worth a visit for all our beloved foodies, with three locations around Bristol. Better Food offers a wide selection of organic fruit, vegetables, and fresh produce from their delis, along with health and bodycare products. Where possible, products are sourced locally, as well as ensuring they are ethical, organic and sustainable. Better Food also offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free treats.
Bristol Cider Shop
The South West is renowned for producing some of the best cider in the world. For those that enjoy the odd tipple, the Bristol Cider Shop is tucked away in Whapping Wharf on Bristol’s historic docks. It offers the best selection of independent and traditional craft ciders and all products are sourced from within 50 miles of the shop.
This is not just one shop but rather a host of quirky and unique independents all under one roof in a beautiful Victorian shopping arcade. Situated in the heart of Clifton Village, each small shop showcases something completely different and exceptional. From vintage jewellery and antiques, through to modern art and lifestyle, there is an abundance of one-offs and special pieces waiting to be discovered.
Of course we had to include our own beautiful womenswear boutique, which is located in the hub of the city’s Christmas Steps Arts Quarter. This historic area is renowned for its independent shops and talented artisans. The boutique is both a working studio and retail store, allowing you to shop the entire SCD collection. Pop in for a personal shopping experience and allow us to introduce you to the full range of bespoke clothing options and in-store exclusives.