25 spots to hunt for vintage homeware in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an antiques collector, a retro enthusiast or love a bargain, SoGlos has scoured high and low for 25 of the best places for vintage furniture and homeware in Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and just beyond the border.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Stock up on vintage pieces and retro furniture across Gloucestershire.
Stock up on vintage pieces and retro furniture across Gloucestershire.

SoGlos has rounded the top spots to search for vintage homeware and furniture in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, spanning elegant antique shops, stylish interior stores to vast retro emporiums.

Whether your wish list includes Ercol furniture, antique apothecary cabinets or one-of-a-kind prints, a rummage in Gloucestershire’s vintage shops can unearth eclectic treasures for your interior. Happy hunting!

1. Anton & K Decorative Antiques

For decorative French and Swedish antiques, head to Anton K & Decorative Antiques in Winchcombe. A firm favourite with interior designers, the inspiring showroom stocks an awe-inspiring collection of unique pieces that echo the faded grandeur of the past.

2. Gloucester Antiques Centre

If you’re a vintage enthusiast, head to Gloucester Antiques Centre on Westgate Street. Boasting the accolade of being one of the biggest and longest established antique centres in the UK, shoppers are spoilt for choice with the array of goods on sale, from furniture, clocks, glassware and more.

3. Fad & Fated

With over 40 dealers selling their wares at Gloucester’s Fad & Fated, there are certainly plenty of second-hand gems waiting to be unearthed. Shoppers can expect to find everything from furniture to glassware, with plenty of parking to take home a boot full of goods from its new premises on St Oswalds Road, opening in November 2020.

4. Otto’s Antiques

A family-run business, Otto’s Antiques in Gloucester restores classic furniture, lighting and quirky interiors. With antiques sourced from various locations across Europe, Otto’s 20th century products are lovingly brought back to life and rehomed all over the world.

5. Malt House Emporium

Housing a plethora of vintage pieces, Malt House Emporium in Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury, is a modern, bespoke space, brimming with pre-loved finds from over 70 dealers. The ever-changing stock features an array of items, spanning mid-century modern to industrial vintage, and there’s even a tea room onsite too.

6. Domestic Science

With outposts in Nailsworth and Tetbury, Domestic Science offers a one-stop shop for those looking for unique vintage homeware, alongside an aesthetically pleasing selection of new pieces. Shoppers can expect to find everything from kitsch accessories for the home to industrial furniture, in addition to colourful textiles and ceramics.

7. Pink Vintage

Take a trip down memory lane with a visit to Pink Vintage in Cheltenham’s Montpellier, which stocks an eclectic mix of second-hand finds, curios for the home and lovingly upcycled furniture. The pink- shop also sells chalk paint, so you can add your own creative flare to pre-loved chairs, tables and dressers.

8. Antiques Emporium Griffin Mill

With stock spanning vintage pieces, works of art and designer goods, Antiques Emporium Griffin Mill near Stroud is a dream find for second-hand hunters. Founded 15 years ago by 23 antique dealers, the emporium caters for interior designers, enthusiasts and bargain hunters alike.

9. The Gallery

With a vast range of antiques from different periods, vintage lovers will love browsing The Gallery’s unusual antiques. From bookcases and cabinets to lightings and bespoke accessories, there’s certainly plenty of great finds at its appointment-only shop in Longford.

10. Winchcombe Antiques Centre

Showcasing the wares of local antiques dealers, Winchcome Antiques Centre is jam-packed with furniture, porcelain, paintings and other vintage finds from times gone by. Shoppers can make a day of it, refuelling at the tearooms or exploring the beautiful gardens after browsing the stock within the charming Grade II listed store.

11. Blighty Antiques

This appointment only showroom in Twigworth specialises in dramatic and unusual antiques from the 18th to 20th-century. Owner Andrew, known as ‘Mr Blighty’, has been dealing in antiques for over 30 years after opening his first shop in the Cotswolds aged 22.

12. Amy Perry Antiques

For elegant interior pieces, call in to Amy Perry Antiques to discover an utterly stylish selection of decorative antiques and furniture on sale at the Tetbury boutique. With industrial chic signage, gilded mirrors, decadent chandeliers and reupholstered furniture on offer, there’s something for every design taste.

13. Lorfords

Those looking for a beautifully curated selection of antiques are spoilt for choice at Lorfords, which has two Cotswold outposts, one in the centre of Tetbury and the other situated in a converted WWII aircraft hangar at Babdown Airfield.

14. Cirencester Antiques Centre

With treasures from over 50 dealers, Cirencester Antiques Centre is a top-notch spot to rummage for pre-loved homeware. Situated in the Market Place, shoppers will find ceramics, furniture, lighting, mirrors and textiles – as well as a tea room serving refreshments on the first floor.

15. Shambles Market in Stroud

While Stroud is known for its legendary Saturday farmers' market, it’s also home to the Shambles Market. Those searching for second-hand homeware should head over on a Monday when the Vintage Mary stall pitches up, selling all manner of retro household items.

16. Malone’s Vintage in Cheltenham

Specialising in vintage clothing, Malone’s Vintage also stocks a selection of homeware for those looking to bring an old-style look to their home. Ran by Missy Malone in the centre of Cheltenham, the quirky shop stocks a range of wonderful items from 1940s, 50s and 60s.

17. Top Banana Antiques

The Cotswold town of Tetbury is famed for its bountiful collection of antique shops, including Top Banana. Stocking pieces from over 50 dealers, specialising in everything from Victorian furniture to kitchenalia, second-hand hunters have a plenty of scope to find something special for their homes.

18. Upstairs Downstairs

Gloucester’s Upstairs Downstairs is run by husband-and-wife team Vic and Shirley Foster who share their enthusiasm for all-things second hand at their shop near The Docks. With a large selection of vintage pine, unique decorative pieces and more, shoppers can easily lose track of time while scouting out the two floors.

19. Baileys Home

While it’s located just beyond the border near Ross-on-Wye, Baileys Home is well worth the trip – especially for fans of pared back interiors and unique finds. Set in a rural converted farm setting, the shop is beautifully laid out and brimming with Instagram-friendly photo opportunities.

20. Station Mill Antiques

Station Mill Antiques Centre is located in Chipping Norton and showcases the wares of 80 reputable antique dealers across two floors. Shoppers can expect to find everything from collectibles to furniture, with the ever-changing stock offering something for all types of antique hunter.

21. Betty & Violet

Broadway’s Betty & Violet is a charming vintage shop run by Ali Hocking who sources a carefully curated selection of antiques and collectables, with an emphasis on textiles, fashion accessories, haberdashery and decorative items from days gone by.

22. The Old Pill Factory

While its Whitney showroom has closed, The Old Pill Factory continues to trade online with stock including a mixture of restored antique furniture, lamps, mirrors, ceramics and homeware. Plus, keep an eye on its social channels for regular pop-ups and local barn sales.

22. Hares Antiques

Stocking high quality furniture, Hares Antiques in Northleach opens its showroom from Mondays to Saturdays. With everything from wardrobes and beds to dining tables and chairs, the shop has something for everyone.

24. Bliss Home & Vintage

Bliss Home & Vintage in Chipping Norton sources its stock of modern and second-hand pieces from French brocantes and design-led contemporary British brands. Expect to find something for every style of home, with items spanning furniture to quirky decorative accessories.

25. The Man Cave

Perhaps not your typical antiques shop, The Man Cave in Broadway stocks a range of unique, retro items. From upcycled furniture to vintage-style homeware, it’s the ideal place to pick up something quirky for your home.

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