The excitement of shopping in Denbighshire and Flintshire revolves around local traditions, the quaintness of tourist towns, the splash-about fun of coastal resorts. Mold is transformed on market day when traffic is barred from the high street and a labyrinth of stalls take over. It always attracts a vivacious crowd to browse diverse wares from food and drink, to linens, carpets, furniture, household accessories, clothes, shoes, bags, garden plants and flowers. The twice-weekly Mold Market is held on a Wednesday and a Saturday, only varying its schedule around Christmas to fit in with illuminated festive holidays and help buyers bag last minute gifts. Food provenance is valued in both Denbighshire and Flintshire as evidenced by the flourishing farm shops in both counties. Flintshire has Lesters in Drury, near Buckley, Swans Farm Shop at Treuddyn, and Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.
In Denbighshire, Rhug Estate has put together a winning recipe with its combination of Farm Shop, restaurant and takeaway cafe. The shop sells luscious lines in fresh produce including locally-sourced vegetables, eggs, preserves, breads, cheeses and cakes. The Mill Farm Shop is among the latest attractions adding to the appeal of the Tweedmill shopping outlet on the fringes of St Asaph. Designer clothes and shoes, homeware, gifts and gardening products, plus the latest addition of quality foodstuffs are all under one roof.
In Rhyl high street stores and the White Rose Centre with its major chain outlets contrast with the Queen’s Indoor Market in a building which was formerly the Queen’s Palace dancing and entertainments arena. Nearby Prestatyn sees Marks and Spencer, Boots and a Tesco superstore augmenting smaller shops on its busy high street. They include names like Chic Interiors, The Bon menswear, Elevate Your Sole shoes and the packed to the brim Presents with a Difference antique and collectables. On a corner of the high street in Northop, Flintshire, passers-by spy eye-catching chandeliers, Persian rugs, blanket boxes and country dressers. These are among the treasures at Nic Eastwood Antiques and Interiors.
1-3 Wrexham Street, Mold CH7 1ET
Vaughan Davies is one of the UK’s top independent menswear and ladies’ wear retailers, located in the small historic market town of Mold, which they have called home for 60 years, establishing themselves as an important part of the community. With quality clothing comes quality service. Find the perfect fit with the in-house tailoring and alterations service to achieve that individual look. Visit website
Mold Road, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DN
Based in picturesque Bodfari, just half an hour’s drive from Chester, Oriel Interiors’ beautifully laid-out show room offers a fabulous selection of mid-century, Art Deco, antique, retro and vintage furniture, lighting, accessories and homewares. However you may choose to feather your nest, the fabulous selection of unique pieces have been carefully curated to help transform your living space into something truly individual. From classically elegant antiques, to stylish Scandinavian furnishings, one thing’s for sure – you won’t find any of Oriel Interiors’ pieces in a high street store (and certainly not in your neighbour’s living room!). Visit website
Acorn Antiques & Collectables
5 Westminster Trading Estate, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 4AF
Acorn Antiques & Collectables offers an unrivalled choice of gifts, antiques and collectables, creating a unique shopping experience. There are two floors to discover – selling everything from antique furniture, jewellery, silver, ceramics and porcelain, military, clocks and watches, glassware, collectable books and reference books, dolls and teddy bears. Plus soft furnishings and accessories, 19th and 20th-century rugs. Visit website
State of Distress
14 St Peter’s Square, Ruthin LL15 1AA
Located on Ruthin’s Town Square, State of Distress is the place to go for unique and locally-sourced crafts, gifts and homeware. Not only does the shop sell local crafts, they also hold workshops in many of the crafts they stock, from furniture painting workshops to paint-your-own-pottery and the crafters host workshops based on their chosen crafts, there are workshops for all ages and fun to be had by all! Visit website
5 King Street, Mold CH7 1LA
Spavens is the bets sweet shop ever! Or so they are told! Their range of sweets is vast, they have all the traditional sweets from your childhood as well as sweets from far off lands, like chocolates from Belgium and liquorice from Holland. Spavens also make their own fab fudge. Kids and adults love our craft activities. You can paint a sweet jar and fill it with their sweets or decorate a craft item. Afterwards you can enjoy a delicious crepe, a yummy ice cream and a drink of your choice. Visit website
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