Clifton Village may just be Bristol's most interesting area for shoppers wanting a truly local experience. Surrounded by beautiful Georgian architecture, shoppers can stroll around and browse the many unique independent shops selling antiques, jewellery, designer fashion, gifts, furniture and more. The area also offers an array of lovely cafes, bars and independent book stores. Here are some of the shops you may want to check out when in Clifton:
The Village Pottery
Started by Jen in 2005, the Village Pottery is an endearing shop, cafe and workshop on Victoria Street that produces and sells unique and handmade ceramic items. The philosophy of the founder is that functional yet aesthetically pleasing objects in your everyday life helps enlighten everyday situations. Pick up something charming from here to spruce up your breakfast table!
70 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, BS8 4DD // www.thevillagepottery.co.uk
Focus on the past
If you're keen on antique shopping, this is the place for you. Over two floors, you'll find dealers selling affordable and unique antiques, furniture and collectables, whether your style is retro, classic or kitsch! Why not pick up some neat vintage objects for your kitchen or perhaps shop for some old books?
23 Waterloo Street, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4BT // http://focusonthepast.org/
Getting married or going to a glamorous party? Then make sure you stop by this award-winning accessory couturier to pick up some beautiful handmade jewellery or a romantic and elegant hairpiece! Hermione herself has worked with some of the most esteemed bridal designers, creating pieces for their catwalks and flagship showrooms. The designer was also the winner of 'Best Wedding Accessories' category in the Wedding Industry Awards for both 2013 and 2014.
13 Clifton Arcade, Boyces Avenue, Bristol, BS8 4AA // www.hermioneharbutt.com
Pod was founded in Bristol in 2001 and offers a wide range of fun and stylish home and lifestyle items. If you're picking up a present for somebody, this is a great place to visit. This shop truly has something for everyone. Why not pick up some stylish Orla Kiely wash bags, Russian doll cookie cutters or some lush bath products from Cowshed?
24 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS // www.thepodcompany.co.uk/
Earlier this year this super chic Scandinavian boutique opened on The Mall. Hus is the Scandinavian word for house and perfectly reflects the Nordic ambiance of the shop. Here you'll find the best of the Scandi brands, such as Dagmar, Rika, Hope and shoes from Mayla. HUS also carries a range of accessories such as jewellery, scarves and handbags. It's worth a visit if you fancy Scandinavian design!
21 The Mall, Clifton Village, BS8 4JG // www.shop-hus.com
Situated in the Clifton Arcade, this small, yet cute shop, houses an array of beautiful vintage and one-off retro furniture at an affordable price. Apart from the larger items such as sofas, tables and dressers, there are also smaller items such as scented candles, vintage cocktail glasses, cutlery, radios and lamps! Worth a visit if you're into vintage items and looking for the perfect decorative item for your home.
Unit 9, Clifton Arcade, Boyces Avenue, BS8 4AA // http://abodefurnishings.co.uk/
Set on The Mall, this unique jeweller sells contemporary handmade and vintage jewellery from over 30 designers. The shop also specializes in bespoke engagement and wedding rings, so if you're thinking of proposing make sure you get something truly unique here!
31 The Mall, Clifton Village, BS8 4JG // www.cliftonrocks.co.uk/
Objets de Desir
A true treasure chest if you're looking for sweet and unique hand made decorative items for your home, or if you're looking for gifts! The shop offers a wide selection of prints, jewellery, home ware and accessories from British designers. The ceramics selection is especially impressive with lots of quirky bowls and cups with a personal twist. The shop also has a webshop where you can browse the various items, and if you type in discount code RADBLUBLOG at the checkout, you'll get a 10% off your total order!
Unit A, Clifton Arcade, Boyces Avenue, BS8 4AA // www.objetsdedesir.com/
Clifton has a lot to offer when it comes to coffee and food shops as well, so be sure to pop into some of those in between the shopping!
If in need of a hotel when visiting Bristol, we recommend the centrally located Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol, with Clifton's shops only a 25 minute walk away. Here you can start off your day with a super charged breakfast complete with pastries, coffees and fruits to prepare you for an exciting day of shopping! More information on Clifton can be found on Visit Bristol's website.