EMMA'S FAVOURITE VINTAGE STORES

A lifelong treasure-seeker and lover of vintage design, Emma loves nothing more than scouting for antique pieces, second-hand knick-knacks and hand-me-down trinkets – many of which you’ll discover peppered throughout our seven stores – but how and where does she find them? Here, Emma lets us in on her favourite haunts and vintage hideaways.

“Revival is a real 'Aladdin’s cave' and part of the rich tapestry of independent shops in Totnes. Run by Sue Nurse for 30 years, she has taken vintage, second-hand outlets to another level with an immense and eclectic mix of hats, shoes, vintage jewellery and much, much more - I bought my wedding jewellery here! I visited all the time as a teenager and have known Sue for many years.”

EMMA'S FAVOURITE VINTAGE STORES

A lifelong treasure-seeker and lover of vintage design, Emma loves nothing more than scouting for antique pieces, second-hand knick-knacks and hand-me-down trinkets – many of which you’ll discover peppered throughout our seven stores – but how and where does she find them? Here, Emma lets us in on her favourite haunts and vintage hideaways.

“Revival is a real 'Aladdin’s cave' and part of the rich tapestry of independent shops in Totnes. Run by Sue Nurse for 30 years, she has taken vintage, second-hand outlets to another level with an immense and eclectic mix of hats, shoes, vintage jewellery and much, much more - I bought my wedding jewellery here! I visited all the time as a teenager and have known Sue for many years.”

“Aladdin’s cave’ is part of the furniture in Totnes. Run by Sue Nurse for 30 years, she has taken vintage, second-hand outlets to another level with an immense and eclectic mix of hats, shoes, vintage jewellery and much, much more. I visited all the time as a teenager and bought my wedding jewellery there.”

“The most brilliant place to have a mooch! Don’t expect to see your usual, run-of-the-mill market stalls. From eclectic clothes to second-hand homewares, fabulous vintage furniture, flowers and plants, I have picked up all sorts over the years and still have pieces today that my mum bought for my first flat. This market has everything.”  

“The most brilliant place to have a mooch! Don’t expect to see your usual, run-of-the-mill market stalls. From eclectic clothes to second-hand homewares, fabulous vintage furniture, flowers and plants, I have picked up all sorts over the years and still have pieces today that my mum bought for my first flat. This market has everything.”  

“A local go-to for anything from the bizarre to the beautiful, this is a must-visit place for a good rummage (and great tunes; its owner, Pete is always blaring out something soulful). Piled high from floor to ceiling, the beautiful chaos that greets you is part of the store’s unique charm. I couldn’t put the store’s slogan any better myself: it’s ‘a veritable wonderland’.”

“A local go-to for anything from the bizarre to the beautiful, this is a must-visit place for a good rummage (and great tunes; its owner, Pete is always blaring out something soulful). Piled high from floor to ceiling, the beautiful chaos that greets you is part of the store’s unique charm. I couldn’t put the store’s slogan any better myself: it’s ‘a veritable wonderland’.”

“This place is more for house and home, but inspiring nonetheless. A wonderful family run business with a real wealth of knowledge, it’s no wonder it attracts people from far and wide, and is often featured on TV. I never leave without some new treasures for the garden.”

“A mecca for vintage shopping, there’s nothing you can’t buy here. You’ll find clothes and gems galore (not to mention incredible street-food stalls and bars), and can count on leaving with your hands filled with some stunning finds. The atmosphere is fantastic. Just get there early for the pick of the best bits!”

“One of the south-west’s leading vintage destinations, no two pieces in their collection are the same. They sell everything from clothing, to retro homewares and industrial antiques, and they’ve kitted the place out in true vintage style which is great fun. I still use several bags I bought here in my twenties.”

“Such a fantastic mix of hand-picked vintage goodies, all excellent quality and very authentic - gorgeous accessories, dressing-table pieces and all things retro. This haunt clearly brings together people with a passion for fashion and all things vintage, from far and wide... I've been admiring it from afar for some time but am itching to have a good look inside the store.”

“Pearl is a former rock chick, known for her love of vintage fashion and interior design. She’s forever customised and tweaked her clothes to be secure in the knowledge no-one else is wearing them, and now she sells an eponymous collection online. Her handmade dresses are just divine.”

“This place houses a plethora of pre-loved items and has lots of things to reuse and repurpose at home – it quickly whips up my imagination and gets the creative juices flowing. This site has everything you could possibly dream of needing to make any space in your home feel individual and personal. Happy browsing!”

“This place is more for house and home, but inspiring nonetheless. A wonderful family run business with a real wealth of knowledge, it’s no wonder it attracts people from far and wide, and is often featured on TV. I never leave without some new treasures for the garden.”

“A mecca for vintage shopping, there’s nothing you can’t buy here. You’ll find clothes and gems galore (not to mention incredible street-food stalls and bars), and can count on leaving with your hands filled with some stunning finds. The atmosphere is fantastic. Just get there early for the pick of the best bits!”

“One of the south-west’s leading vintage destinations, no two pieces in their collection are the same. They sell everything from clothing, to retro homewares and industrial antiques, and they’ve kitted the place out in true vintage style which is great fun. I still use several bags I bought here in my twenties.”

“Such a fantastic mix of hand-picked vintage goodies, all excellent quality and very authentic - gorgeous accessories, dressing-table pieces and all things retro. This haunt clearly brings together people with a passion for fashion and all things vintage, from far and wide... I've been admiring it from afar for some time but am itching to have a good look inside the store.”

“Pearl is a former rock chick, known for her love of vintage fashion and interior design. She’s forever customised and tweaked her clothes to be secure in the knowledge no-one else is wearing them, and now she sells an eponymous collection online. Her handmade dresses are just divine.”

“This place houses a plethora of pre-loved items and has lots of things to reuse and repurpose at home – it quickly whips up my imagination and gets the creative juices flowing. This site has everything you could possibly dream of needing to make any space in your home feel individual and personal. Happy browsing!”