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Bath shopping

Bath is a shopper’s paradise with everything from big-name stores and one-off independent boutiques, to malls and picturesque passageways. The city is also great for lovers of vintage shopping and here are some of the best places to shop. The obvious place to launch your shopping mission is on Milsom Street, Union Street and Stall Street, which together run virtually in a straight line through the city centre. From those well-known shopping streets you can venture off pretty much in any direction to be rewarded with other worthwhile finds. The area is dotted with established chains such as Vinegar Hill, Paperchase and Lush. It is also where you will find Jolly’s, an historic department store spread over three levels.

Milsom Place, a small, covered shopping centre, to find a blend of innovative brands, delis, restaurants and famous names. Pick up luxury linens at Yves Delorme; luxury jewellery, watches and homeware from Quadri of Bath; women’s activewear from the brand new Boudavida shop; and designer footwear at Chanii B. Bath’s bohemian quarter Walcot Street has several antique and bric-a-brac furniture stores, and, at numbers 29 and 31, the Fine Cheese Co which sells 100 types of cheeses including a number of local cheddars. A popular market is Saturday morning’s Bath Farmers’ Market which brings to the city seasonal produce at fair prices.

Our picks

Milsom Place
Milsom Place

41 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DN

Milsom Place is the perfect destination for the some of the finest retail brands and independent boutiques in Bath. If you are in search of artistic style, beautiful design or the latest fashions, either for you, the home or for someone special, these retailers have what you are looking for. Visit website

Nicholas Wylde
Nicholas Wylde

12 Northumberland Place, Bath BA1 5AR

While in the Roman city of Bath, take a stroll down ancient streets to discover the South West’s leading designer jeweller and experience the ‘Wylde effect’. The beautiful and unique Georgian city of Bath, known for its classic Palladian architecture and historic past, is where Nicholas Wylde originally begun his career as a world-renowned designer jeweller over 25 years ago and where his flagship store is situated today. Visit website

Chanii B

9 Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ

Don’t tell everyone, but one of the UK’s most exciting shoe designers is based right here in Bath. Chantal Pilon designs all of the shoes, boots, bags and accessories for her unique brand, Chanii B, and her flagship store features her full range of classic styles and catwalk trends. Every limited-edition piece is crafted from beautiful leather, inside and out, in a vast array of colours and finishes. So whether you’re looking for your staple winter boot or a shoe to party in all night, sneak to Chanii B today and find your unique design. Visit website

Rail of clothes

30 Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RG

OSKA designs let you feel good. Comfortable and flexible fits give you freedom to move. The fabrics have a pleasant feel and display their natural and authentic character. The design is based on continuity. It is inspired by trends, but remains true to its line. It can be mixed and matched in many ways, also with other collections. Customers are invited to create their own unmistakable look. Visit website

Homefront Interiors
Home interiors shop

10 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP

Everything at Homefront Interiors follows their ethos of sustainability, whether that means recycled materials, FairTrade origins, small-scale hand-made production, or simply showing a little love and care to vintage finds rather than replacing them with something new. Vanessa is a self-confessed addict to the pot-luck thrill of flea markets, junk shops and auctions, where you never know quite what wonderful treasures and unexpected inspirations you might unearth, and personally curates the gorgeously eclectic selection of items on sale. Visit website

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