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Bristol shopping

Shopping in Bristol is a real treat. Cabot Circus is the city’s flagship mall and along with the neighbouring area known as Quakers Friars, you will find more than 120 shops in this patch of the city and two department stores. Cabot Circus houses outlets such as Topshop, Zara, Hollister, H&M, Hotel Chocolat and a large House of Fraser department store, amongst many others. It’s also home to independent booksellers Foyles. The Quakers Friars area is known for upmarket stores such as Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss and Kurt Geiger, as well as high street names such as Fat Face, and a popular Apple Store. The Galleries, an older shopping mall with more than 80 shops, is also dominated by household names like The Entertainer, Boots, Peacocks, Argos, Waterstones, Claire’s Accessories, Hawkin’s Bazaar and WHSmith.

Wapping Wharf, home to CARGO, is Bristol’s first ever retail yard made of converted shipping containers.  You can shop at CARGO for ethically-produced clothing at Found Hea; retro vintage clothing at Something Elsie; jewellery at John Kelly 1880+; extra soft bamboo clothing at Mabboo; quality gifts and homeware at Fig1; and even bouquets and plants at The Mighty Quinns Flower Emporium.

Our picks

Clifton Arcade
Homeware shop

Boyce’s Avenue, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AA

The stunning Clifton Arcade is a beautiful Victorian shopping destination, situated at the heart of Clifton Village. Surrounded by boutique shops, cafes and close by to Brunel’s iconic Suspension Bridge. The arcade is home to fifteen independent businesses offering some of the most interesting shopping in the South West. You’ll find everything from unique gifts, furniture and art to hairdressing and antique jewellery, all in a boutique style with a Bristol twist. Visit website

Amulet Boutique
Women shopping

39A Cotham Hill, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JY

Amulet Boutique has become a one-stop shopping destination for the fashion savvy 30-something year old. You will always find a fresh and exciting range of brands in store and staff that know the product range inside out. You’ll also find a huge range of fairly traded, ethical products, British-made and organic products in store.

Cabot Circus

25 Bond Street South, Penn St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BX

Cabot Circus is a modern shopping centre based in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter. Enter from the street at one level, leave on another level on another street to continue exploring everything that it has to offer. Here you will find all of your high-street favourites such as Zara, Next, Monki and Victoria’s Secret, the west’s flagship House of Fraser expands all three floors and is an experience in itself. Visit website

Zara’s Chocolates

200 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF

Zara’s Chocolates sells award-winning chocolate in the heart of South Bristol. Owner and lifelong chocoholic, Zara eagerly shared her passion with her chocolate-loving grandmother as a child. All of the flourishes and decoration are created by hand and Zara’s Chocolates has become renowned for producing consistently excellent chocolate and innovative flavour combinations. Visit website

Kemps Jewellers

9 Carlton Court, Canford Lane, Bristol BS9 3DF

Kemps of Broadmead pride themselves in being a traditional, family jewellers. They believe very strongly in the principle of great personal service and after sales care, and feel that their very experienced staff bring a lot of knowledge of the trade to clients. Kemps have developed a very large collection of pre-owned jewellery which includes watches and clocks. They do this while still being able to stock or obtain new, modern jewellery, specifically high quality diamonds, and other precious stones, either loose or set in rings. Visit website

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