Tuesday 7 April 2020

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.

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. 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.


2. 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 two floors jam-packed with everything from furniture to glassware, while the in-store vintage café is perfect for refuelling.


3. Anton & K Decorative Antiques


A firm favourite with interior designers, for covetable French and Swedish decorative antiques head to Anton K & Decorative Antiques in Winchcombe. The inspiring showroom, run by Karen and Anthony Cull, stocks a discerning and ever-changing collection of unique antique pieces that echo the faded grandeur of times gone by.


4. Otto’s Antiques in Gloucester

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


Shoppers looking for a plethora of vintage pieces under one roof can head to Malt House Emporium, in Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury, where you’ll discover as 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 on-site, 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

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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-painted shop also sells Annie Sloan chalk paint, so you can add your own creative flare to pre-loved chairs, tables and dressers.


8. Antiques Emporium Griffin Mill


With regularly-changing stock, spanning bric-a-brac, 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, whether you want to spend a little or splash the cash.


9. Vintage Rocks


Emma Cooper transforms pre-loved furniture into re-loved pieces at her Vintage Rocks workshop in Lydney. Visit by appointment to browse a selection of items, from occasion tables to chests of drawers, or stock up on paint if you fancy giving a second-hand chair or dresser the DIY treatment.


10. 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 in Beverston.


11. The Gallery in Longford

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.


12. Blighty Antiques


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


13. Amy Perry Antiques

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For elegant interior pieces and ‘offbeat antiques’ 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.


14. Cirencester Antiques Centre


With treasures from over 50 dealers, Cirencester Antiques Centre is a top-notch spot to rummage for some pre-loved pieces for your home. At the shop, situated in the Market Place, you’ll find ceramics, furniture, lighting, mirrors, and textiles, and if you’re in need of a refreshment head to Annie’s Tea Room on the first floor.


15. Malone’s Vintage in Cheltenham

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


16. Shambles Market in Stroud

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


17. Top Banana Antiques


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


18. Upstairs Downstairs

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A veritable cornucopia of vintage treasures, 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 for the home, and more, shoppers can easily lose track of time while scouting out the two floors.


19. Baileys Home

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While it’s located just beyond the border near Ross-on-Wye, Baileys Home is well worth making the pilgrimage to – especially if you’re a fan of pared back interiors and unique, antique finds. Set in a rural converted farm setting, the shop is beautifully laid out and is 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 high quality antique dealers across two floors. Shoppers can expect to find everything from kitchenalia to furniture, with the ever-changing stock offering something for all types of antique hunter.


21. Betty & Violet

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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 stoking textiles, fashion accessories, haberdashery, and decorative items from days gone by.


22. Hares Antiques in Northleach

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.


23. The Old Pill Factory


Head to The Old Pill Factory in Witney, Oxfordshire to enjoy a spot of vintage hunting in the Cotswolds, with the charming shop offering a selection of curated picks from a host of dealers. Stock includes a mix of restored antique furniture, lamps, linens, mirrors, glass, ceramics, toys and homeware, and provides plenty of inspiration for your home and garden.


24. Bliss Home & Vintage

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Bliss Home & Vintage in Chipping Norton sources its ever-changing 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 in Broadway

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.


© SoGlos
Tuesday 08 August 2017

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