Shopping in Liverpool is pretty special, it’s one of our favourite things to do!

Aside from all the big named brands, shopping centres and department stores we also have a plethora of independent shops for you to explore too. 

From vintage clothes shops to markets, bakeries, bookshops and record stores, there is a place for everyone to find something they can take home with them and help support the local community. 


CLOTHES 


RESURRECTION

Head to Bold Street for some vintage fashion shopping at Resurrection. Dig through the rails to see what you can find in one of Liverpool’s most popular fashion haunts. 

You can do some record shopping upstairs in Dig Vinyl too. Have a look for the latest release or find a classic record from years gone by. 


COW

Cow on Bold Street is known for its sustainable vintage finds and big brands. Have a look through the rails for one of a kind vintage, handmade reworked garments and well known reclaimed brands to add to your wardrobe. 


LOST ART

Find Lost Art above The Merchant on Slater Street for everything you need if you’re into skating. Pick yourself up a new board or some of their branded clothes on your next trip to the city.


POP BOUTIQUE

If you’ve got a passion for fashion head to Pop Boutique on Bold Street. Having been around since the 80s, Pop Boutique knows a thing or two about vintage fashion and you’ll no doubt find something cool and quirky to add to your wardrobe in here. 


GRIN

Another one of Liverpool’s popular Independent clothes shops is Grin on Bold Street. Have a look through their rails for men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and jewellery, you never know what you might find in here.

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RED BRICK VINTAGE

Head over to The Baltic Triangle to explore Red Brick Vintage. Their giant warehouse has everything from vintage clothes, furniture, records and everything in between. You’ll definitely find something in here to take home with you. 


69A

Renshaw Street is home to 69A, a treasure trove of vintage clothes and antiques. Having been trading since the 1970s you know they will have a good eye for a bargain for you to take home. They also have a resident cat too...


FOOD 


ARTISANE

For freshly made French inspired baked goods head to Artisane on Bold Street. Have a look at their stunning offering on the counter for something to sit in or take away and you won't be disappointed. Serving up everything from sandwiches, cakes and pastries, it’s always best going independent. 


MATTA’S

Matta’s on Bold Street is a food lovers paradise when it comes to buying international food supplies. They have piles of spices, herbs and everything you’ll need for cooking up a storm in the kitchen. 


WHISKY BUSINESS

Whisky Business on Colquitt Street is an independent spirit, beer and wine merchant allowing you to shop, drink and learn about your favourite tipple. It makes for a great place to buy someone a special gift or a treat for yourself!
 
There’s also the chance to take part in tasting masterclasses for the mega fans out there.


THE BAGELRY

The Bagelry specialises in, you guessed it, bagels! It’s the perfect place to head for your favourite round shaped baked good. With different flavours made fresh everyday, you can eat in or take away for your afternoon snack. They also make rainbow bagels for the weekends… we’ll see you there. 


FREIDA MO’S

Freida Mo’s on Lark Lane has everything you could want from an independent shop. The quaint little store is not only a vintage boutique but a bakery too! Spend some time looking through their vintage rails and then chill out with some hand made cakes and a cup of coffee. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon. 


BOLD STREET COFFEE

It doesn't get much better than taking an hour out to relax with a cup of coffee and Bold Street Coffee is the place to head. You can even buy their special coffee blends to take away with you. 


LIV ORGANIC & NATURAL FOOD MARKET

This independent market sells fresh, organic produce, health foods and natural beauty products alongside a vegan and veggie eatery and a juice and smoothie bar! There is pretty much everything you could ask for under one roof.   


SHOPPING


NEWS FROM NOWHERE

If you’re after a new book the best place to head is News From Nowhere on Bold Street. The not-for-profit radical and community bookshop is ran collectivity by women workers providing books from every genre you can think of and they are super friendly too! 

News From Nowhere on Bold St in Liverpool could be the perfect place to spend #BookshopDay this Saturday πŸ“šβ €β£ ⠀⁣ Here’s another few ways you can support your bookshop...⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ BUY BOOKS: Head in and search for something you’ve been meaning to read or look at the recommendations in-store. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ CHAT TO BOOKSELLERS: Stuck on what to read or give as a gift? Talk to the booksellers and find something new!⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ REVIEW YOUR FAVOURITES: Word of mouth recommendations have been proven to generate a large chunk of book sales in the UK so share the love. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ GIVE BOOKS AS GIFTS: They’re dead easy to wrap and they’re something to treasure. ⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ Tell me in the comments what book you’re planning to buy next! I’ll be buying The Multi-Hyphen Method by @emmagannonuk for @thec0workingclub book club!

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RENNIES

For every kind of art supply you could possible need then Rennies on Bold Street is the place to go. From canvas, paint, pencils, paint brushes and everything else you can think of, they have it. The staff are also really helpful and help you pick out everything you need for your latest art project. 

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ROOT HOUSEPLANTS

If you’re looking to add a bit of greenery to your house then we would recommend having a look in Root House Plants at The Bluecoat. This contemporary house plant shop stocks unique, healthy and affordable plant babies and they even give you a little personalised guide on how to look after each plant! 

Thank you to everybody who came in to see us this weekend and to those who’ve ordered online, we are truly grateful πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™‚πŸ’š Hopefully all care guides will be with you now if you bought from the shop (check your junk mailbox just incase). All online orders will be packed and sent out tomorrow and will be with you Tuesday/Wednesday latest. Keep an eye on our stories tomorrow to see your plants being packedπŸ’šπŸŒΏπŸ“¦ The shop @the_bluecoat is closed tomorrow but back open Tuesday 10am til 6pm. . . . . . #roothouseplants #plantsofinstagram #plants #plantlove #houseplants #houseplantclub #greenlife #plantsofliverpool #plantinspirstion #plantsagram #plantgoals #indoorplants #foliage #urbanjungle #indoorgarden #plantsmakepeoplehappy #instagarden #indoorjungle #greengrow #allthingsgreen #urbanjunglebloggers #plantscout #plantstagram #plantsofig #botanicalpickmeup #plantoftheday #independentbusiness #liverpool

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PROBE RECORDS

Probe Records on School Lane is a Liverpool music institution having been supplying the locals with new and classic records for over 40 years. You’ll find everything you need here to add to your record collection whatever genre of music you are into. 


3B RECORDS

3b Records on Slater Street is an independent record store that specialises in all forms of dance music which is pretty big in Liverpool. Find all your favourite dance, jazz, funk, disco, house and techno records in here to add to your collection. 


UTILITY

Born out of a small showroom on Bold Street, Utility has been selling great design since 1999. From contemporary furniture and lighting to homeware and gifts, Utility is a staple shop on Liverpool’s highstreet with two stores in the city centre to browse. 


SCOUSE BIRD SHOP

Local Liverpool blogger Scouse Bird has taken her online brand to the shops and opened up her own store in Crosby just a short train ride out of the city centre. Selling everything from Liverpool inspired gifts, homewear, hair & beauty, jewellery and stationary you’ll find a great gift for someone special or a treat for yourself. 


It's always worth shopping independent because you never know what gems you might come across and you're helping out a small business at the same time! 


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This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC. 

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