The top ten places to shop in Shrewsbury

The quintessential market town of Shrewsbury has a variety of stores and retailers to accommodate any shoppers taste. Here are the top ten places to visit during your stay in this historic part of the west midlands.

House of Fraser

Found in the centre of the town, one of the UKs best loved department stores offers a wide range of brands for both men and women such as Fred Perry and Lipsy. Other than clothes, beauty products such as Clarins, and Clinique will ensure shoppers look and feel great. If you want something to furnish your home, an extensive selection of furniture and accessories are also available to purchase. Visit the House of Fraser website to find directions and find out more about this store.

The Parade Shopping Centre

Behind Snt. Mary’s medieval church you will find a selection of Shrewsbury’s independent retailers in one shopping centre. In its 25- year legacy, Parade has been able to include 30 stores under the same roof. From gifts and interiors to fashion and collectables- there is something for anyone who appreciates a quirky find from unique brands and stores.

The Market Hall

Over 50 years it has seen many traders, and it is this level of variety that attracts many to the market underneath the clock tower. It offers everything you would expect to find: fresh fruit; fish; and collectable items, to name but a few. Who knows, you may just be lucky enough to discover a rare first edition novel at a bargain price, or a collectable item you will always cherish.

Skylark Guitars

Situated on Daysland, Rookery lane, this is a guitar store with a difference. They only stock their own brand of electric and acoustic guitars, so customers are confident of the originality of every instrument. If you’re looking for a jazz or semi accoustic model, to a full electric, Skylark stock a range of models for every player at a reasonable price.

Brantano

Trying to improve your family’s footwear during your visit? Brantano offers a range of deals on a variety of shoe styles. Men’s trainers to women’s wedges will help you to look your best while in Shrewsbury. Research carried out by Verdict has found that the British public voted Brantano the 4th best retailer in the country, making it a worth-while place to go shopping.

The Pantry Kitchen

No shopping spree would be complete without lunch. This restaurant offers organic and local food at a reasonable price. The menu appeals to tried and tested tastes, with favourites such as omelettes and rump steak baguettes to get you through your afternoon of shopping. The kitchen also offers a daily specials board if you can’t find a dish that tickles your taste buds.

Jones Bootmaker

If you need a boot that will help you walk the distance, then Jones Bootmaker is a worth a look. Why not reserve an item online to collect during your market town visit. By using only the best leather, their designs will not only last, but look great pounding the pavement. Alongside the retailers own styles, they also stock other top brands to ensure you’re given a range of options to choose from.

Fabricius Green Fine Jewels

In the heart of the high street, Fabricius Green has been manufacturing, designing and selling bespoke items for over 200 years. With a family ethos grounded in what they do, they have been able to give a professional and friendly service to every customer that walks through their door. As a result of their expertise in the field, they are able to produce high- quality items at an affordable price. Visiting this historic store will give you a true experience of Shrewsbury’s heritage.

Shrewsbury Shopping

Darwin, Pride Hill, and Riverside shopping centres all contribute towards Shrewsbury’s great array of choice for the retail enthusiast. From HMV to Laura Ashley, all three centres can accommodate even the most demanding of retail lovers. The centre also hosts live entertainment and community activities, making sure that no matter the time of year, you are always sure of a good time.

Candleglass Gift Shop

Looking for a gift for a family member or friend? Candleglass has all the souvenir and small gift ideas that you could ask for. The shop also houses its own art collection, painted by members of staff for a look that is completely unique.  If you are looking for a gift that is truly individual, then look no further.

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