We’ve been confined to online shopping for quite some time this past year. Whilst a few clicks and your payment details on auto-save may be especially convenient, it doesn’t quite compare to whiling away the hours browsing around the shops in person. What’s even better than that? For me, stumbling across an independent store that’s not like the other brands we see so often; a chance to find a new gem that maybe no one else you know will have. Hence, I came up with this list of shops in Bury St Edmunds that I truly love.
So, is you are wondering where to shop in Bury St Edmunds? Here’s a quick list of stores – from boutiques to homeware to vintage – perfect for your shopping trip to the historical market town.
Locals Shops In Bury St Edmunds
Type: Independent Boutique
Address: 37 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds
Voted in the top 50 UK Boutiques by Grazia, Javelin is my favourite place to pop into whenever I’m in town even if it is just for a browse. The clothing brands they stock are not only so beautiful and unique, you really can’t fault their quality either. Women’s, men’s, accessories, jewellery, shoes, books, homeware – they have it all and for any occasion! Plus their window displays are always fantastically fun.
Don’t often find yourself in Bury? Not to worry! They have a location in Sudbury as well.
Type: Vintage Shop
Address: 1a St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds
I don’t know about you, but I love a good vintage store. They are my favourite kind of shops in Bury St Edmunds. It’s the possibility of finding something so rare at such a great price. 3catsVintage have an eclectic range of pre-loved, fine quality products, making the shopping experience even more enjoyable. Explore their retro, up-cycled furniture, quirky fashion and artwork. Don’t let its small size deceive you, you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures whenever you stop by.
Type: Independent Gift & Homeware Store
Address: 61 Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds
We’ve all been stuck in our houses quite a bit, haven’t we? There’s only so long you can stare at a space before wanting to spruce it up a bit. Loft & Spires is a gift and homeware store that houses a multitude of unique items for the home. All their products have been carefully selected; are beautiful, of fantastic quality and with a good range of modern to traditional, you’re sure to fall in love with something. Maybe a gift for someone else or even yourself!
Type: Vintage Boutique
Address: 2 Butter Market, Bury St Edmunds
Luna House is a three-floor vintage boutique right in the town centre that feels like a never-ending treasure trove. Everywhere you look – shelves, railings, walls, even tucked away on the floor – is an array of pre-loved and quirky antiques, jewellery, accessories and original, vintage fashion. It opened just in time for the lifting of the restrictions in April and it always makes a refreshing change to step into such a one-of-a-kind shop.
We all know that the typical, big-name shops are a classic go-to for getting exactly what we need, but sometimes it’s nice to explore what a town has to offer.
So whether these are already in your list of firm favourites or it’s all new to you, I hope you get the chance to stop by these local shops next time you’re in Bury.
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