Shrewsbury's nomadic antiques shop has a new home!

You may have visited It’s a nomad life on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury, where you would find antiques and collectables from around the world. If you have spotted the shop looking a little empty recently, fear not! Owners Sam and Victoria Handbury-Madin are delighted to announce that, in true nomad style, they have moved on to pastures new.

It’s a nomad life has now relocated to join Belle Vue Antiques at their showroom on Green Lane, just off Upper Road. ‘We are very excited about the next chapter for It’s a nomad life, after a fantastic three years on Wyle Cop’, said Sam. ‘While we have moved, we are very much the same business, selling unique decorative and collectable pieces for your home’.

Specialising in Tribal and Asian Art, you will now find It’s a nomad life’s unique pieces amongst fantastic high quality antique furniture, home furnishings and decorative items at Belle Vue Antiques.

‘Belle Vue Antiques really is a hidden gem in Shrewsbury’, said Sam. ‘We love the way our pieces fit into the showroom. We believe together we offer customers a great experience, with a lovely eclectic mix of good quality items available’.

Everything at Belle Vue Antiques is sourced by proprietors Peter Grady and Edward Handbury-Madin, who are also experienced furniture restorers, operating their sister business Belle Vue Restorations from their workshop on site.

There will always be someone there to offer a helping hand, and the showroom is managed by Nicola Madin, who has over 20 years’ experience in the antiques trade. There is ample free parking at the showroom, so it loading your car with all your lovely new pieces won't be a problem! Opening times are Monday–Friday 8.30am–4pm and Saturday by appointment (at present!).

A map and directions can be found here. 


Vicky Vicky

Vicky runs local antiques business It's a nomad life with her partner Sam Handbury-Madin. The shop, which moved from Wyle Cop to Green Lane in 2015, sells Tribal and Asian art and collectables from around the world. Vicky is a Shropshire lass, who moved back to Shrewsbury in 2008 after time spent in Italy, London and St. Andrews (where she studied archaeology and ancient history). She met her husband Sam on her return and they opened It's a nomad life in 2012, combining their love of travel and old things! Vicky also works as a Freelance Fundraising Consultant.

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