You may know that I reside in South Manchester, just outside of Stockport. Today I wanted to share with you my top places for vintage shopping in Stockport- by me a local resident and recovering vintage addict 😉
Stockport’s vintage scene is actually a surprising element of Stockport but it has a fair few treasures and is worth a visit.
1, Vintage Village.
You can’t talk about vintage in Stockport without mentioning the almighty Vintage Village Fair held every second Sunday of the month in the Victorian Market Hall. Vintage Village singlehandedly kickstarted the vintage scene in Stockport and gave vintage lovers a place to focus on each month.
Now the area around the market has many businesses that can thank Vintage Village for their footfall. They are approaching their five year anniversary in September, it really is one of my favorite vintage events- my treasured yellow storage rack comes from there. I’ve wrote about many of my visits- check them out here.
2, Agapanthus Interiors
I’ve talked about the Aladdins cave that is Agapanthus before on here. Its three floors (and growing) of stunning lighting, vintage homewares, reclamation and so much more. Definitely one for the design and interiors fiends amongst you. They also are a stockist of the chalk paints by Annie Sloan and put on workshops teaching the methods of using the chalk paint too.
3, Cheshire Used Furniture
This place is a real mixture of house clearance bits and vintage pieces and is situated right opposite the Victorian Market Place. So its worth popping in often as the stock changes very quickly. The prices are really reasonable too plus they are open to negotiations and will keep an eye out for things for you if there is something specific. My treasured Lion print came from here (will blog about it soon).
22 Market Place, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1EU
4, The Curiosity Shop
More vintage shopping just on the marketplace here, and more furniture! A mixture of antique, vintage and retro. Take a tape measure because there’s bound to be something you’ll want here. Again pretty affordable and stock changes often so pop in whenever you can.
6 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EW
5, 20th Century Stores
Directly connected to Vintage Village in the fact that Alan and Sarah the organisers of the fair are the brains behind this venture. Giving vintage lovers somewhere to shop when the fair isn’t on, it hosts eight vintage traders. The vintage shopping here ranges from clothing to ceramics, luggage and lighting, prints and posters, and so much more. Find this vintage shopping mecca also on the marketplace.
26-27 Market Place, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1ES
6, Vintage Cheadle- Barnardos
A bus journey away from the centre of Stockport is Cheadle. Sitting amongst the restaurants, butchers, and regular charity shops on Cheadle High Street, is a Barnardos that is a specialist vintage shop. I’ve wrote about it a couple of times here and here. It’s a real destination shop and the prices are very reasonable. Stocking clothing, records, books, toys, and loads of china and crockery. Because of its size it doesnt have a lot of furniture but occasionally gets side tables and chairs.
7, The Vintage Emporium
This is just outside the centre of Stockport and is best reached by car (or van!). The Vintage Emporium is housed in Pear Mill which is a massive former cotton spinning mill. The Emporium houses a huge amount of scope for vintage shopping.
Two vast floors full of stock; furniture, reclaimation and homewares upstairs, and clothing, books, records and accessories on the lower floor, alongside a cafe, handy for refueling which you’ll need when visiting this ginormous place.