SHOPPING IN SHEFFIELD
It’s easy to shop independent in Sheffield city centre. You’ll find indie shops dedicated to books, plants, unusual gifts and records. Others where local makers show off their wares. And, in the Devonshire Quarter, a cluster of designer boutiques and vintage shops that create a hub of student life. That’s not to say the city doesn’t do high street, though – big names and national treasures, including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Hotel Chocolat, Pandora, Primark, Debenhams, Lush and Paperchase, can be found down Fargate and on The Moor. Add to all that a fabulous market filled with fresh produce, and you’ll want to grab your purse and go shopping in no time!
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic please check opening times and safety measures with individual retailers.
WHERE TO SHOP - INDEPENDENT STORES
All Good Stuff
This gallery shop at Butcher Works sells a range of arts and crafts, from pottery to jewellery, made by local artists and makers at reasonable prices.
72 Arundel Street www.agstuff.co.uk
Andaa at Home
Whether you’re a catering professional or a passionate home cook who appreciates quality, Andaa has everything you could want. Their extensive range of high quality products includes baking, cookware, cutlery, kitchenware, knives, tableware and textiles – as well as some great gift ideas. You’ll find all the top brands and eco-friendly products. As an independent you can expect a truly personal service, a guaranteed smile when you walk through the door, and expert staff who will take the time to help you find exactly what you need.
Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre www.andaahome.com
Alternative Store, The
The Alternative Store has been supplying streetwear to Sheffield for more than twenty five years. They sell top quality, modern street fashion hand-picked from a combination of the best homegrown UK brands and American brands, including SABBC and Test Your Strength, Rebel8, Crooks & Castles and 10 Deep.
121 Devonshire Street www.thealternativestore.net
Dating way back to 1872, Atkinsons is Sheffield’s oldest independent department store – in fact, it’s now Sheffield’s only independent department store. The family-run shop and its cafes are as popular as ever, with its friendly service, expertise and discount card keeping its discerning customers loyal – and winning over new ones, even after all these years.
78-82 The Moor www.atkinsonsofsheffield.co.uk
Considered to be one of Sheffield’s best head shops, selling a variety of smoking apparatus and oil gears, Balance also sells homeware, posters, throws and clothing.
156 Devonshire Street www.lifeisbalance.co.uk
Bear Tree Records
Bear Tree Records holds an extensive and carefully-picked collection of both new and used vinyl of all genres, ranging from jazz to punk to techno. With a description by the owner on every record, this record shop offers an intimate shopping experience quite unlike any other.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.beartreerecords.com
An Aladdin’s cave of the weird, wonderful and fabulous, you have to see Bird’s Yard to believe it. The multi-award winning store prides itself on showing the best of local and global talent – and the perfect place to start if you’re buying gifts or treating yourself to something a little bit special. You could spend a whole afternoon there discovering all the unique items in their collection. From kooky lighting and homeware to art, clothing and jewellery, you’ll be amazed by what you’ll find at Bird’s Yard – where else could you find a unicorn wall trophy, a knitted cactus or bust of a rhino in officer’s uniform? The store is also a showcase for many of Sheffield’s creative designers, illustrators and craft community – all handpicked by the owner to maintain the shop’s unique style.
Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre www.birdsyard.co.uk
Boo Wax Records
Boo Wax is a crate diggers dream – and a great place to hang out for a few hours, listen to some tunes and chat to fellow vinyl junkies and DJs. From rare second hand classics and brand new bangers and loads you won’t find anywhere else in Sheffield. Hip hop, funk, soul, reggae, house, techno, drum & bass, dubstep, grime and more – with new records out every day.
158 Devonshire Street instagram.com/boo_wax
Browns Family Jewellers
Browns Family Jewellers place honesty and integrity at the heart of their business. With over twenty years experience and a wealth of knowledge, they specialise in vintage, antique and new jewellery for men and women. You’ll find a beautiful range of jewellery, including engagement and wedding rings, and service with a personal touch.
107 Pinstone Street www.brownsfamilyjewellers.co.uk
Cards & Gifts
A huge range of cards and gifts – with the personal service and great value you can only experience at an independent. You’ll find top quality cards for every occasion and age – some you won’t find anywhere else on the high street. Plus, wrapping paper, gifts, badges, helium balloons and everything you need to throw a party. The shop also boasts the largest collection of ‘Me to You’ teddies for miles around – but if you want something truly unique, try Creation Express, their personalised gift service. In less than 10 minutes you could be walking out with a photo and personal message printed onto a range of gifts including mugs, photo frames, key rings, moneyboxes, cushions and more. The perfect way to make your gift extra special.
Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre www.cardsgiftssheffield.co.uk
CollardManson is like nowhere else in Sheffield – or anywhere. Its unique collection of clothing, gifts, jewellery, bags, homeware and curiosities make it completely unique – and the amazing store interior adds to the whole shopping experience. Among the collection you’ll find plenty of CollardManson’s own label clothes as well as choice pieces from Wolf and Moon, Goti, Rundholz, WDTS, Thom Krom and Mes Demoiselles. CollardManson create and curate – and only sell things they like, referencing trends but not necessarily following them. Their theory is, if you like the store’s clothes, you’ll probably like the store’s homeware and everything else they sell – it all feels connected and carefully put together. There’s no wonder the Devonshire Street store attracts people from all over the country, making it a real destination for those looking for something a bit different.
123-125 Devonshire Street www.collardmanson.co.uk
COW offers shoppers the opportunity to find rare and authentic retro pieces alongside handmade vintageinspired pieces adapted by COW’s very own rework team. Blending contemporary styles and modern trends with classic fabrics and influences, the company develops its own collection of apparel to go hand-in-hand with the carefully picked and globally-sourced vintage items. Featuring an array of dresses, jeans, crop tops and jumpers as well as bags and shoes, there is something for everyone within COW’s stylish black-bricked store. With its friendly service and cool atmosphere, this vintage shop is certainly worth a visit.
156-160 West Street www.wearecow.com
Dr. Martens have been worn by workers, rebels, non-conformists and free thinkers for over five decades – and their Chapel Walk store is the perfect place to browse the range and find a unique collection you won’t find anywhere else in the city. As soon as you walk in you’ll be greeted by their friendly team, who live and breathe the world famous brand – and have the expert knowledge you need to find exactly what you’re looking for, from the everyday classics to something altogether more glittery or unusual. Choose from men’s, women’s, unisex and kids’ shoes and boots – they’ve even got an extensive vegan collection. And for true fans of this iconic brand, you can also pick up t-shirts, bags, belts and socks. Shop in store and online - plus students can enjoy 10% off.
Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre www.drmartens.com
Eton is the home of up-to-the-minute fashion in South Yorkshire, offering designer menswear and a personal service for more than 30 years. It’s been here on Division Street for the last nine years, and brings people to the area from all over the region and beyond. With exclusive items from a range of top designers, including Burberry, Philipp Plein, Stone Island, Kenso and Dsquared, there’s no wonder fashion-conscious customers come from far and wide. But the latest fashion and friendly faces are just the start. ETON’s team pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of their collections, styling, fitting and their regular customers – so shopping feels like a truly personal experience. You can browse its core range on its website but the best place to see everything is in store. And staff told us there are new exciting brands coming soon – find Eton on social media to see what’s new first.
65 Division Street www.eton-clothing.co.uk
EYEYE is an independent optician with a strong ethical focus. Their honest and friendly service is second to none and the one-hour unhurried eye test is thorough and detailed. They also specialise in beautifully-made, sustainable and ethically-sourced frames and practice nononsense, ethical-pricing. Their shop is dog and bike-friendly too.
12 Devonshire Street www.eyeyesheffield.co.uk
Filled with vintage gems, Freshmans Boutique is the longstanding destination for men’s and women’s vintage in Sheffield.
6-8 Carver Street, www.freshmans.co.uk
Follow Your Dreams Tattoo
The longest-running studio in this part of town, FYD Tattoo is home to the talents of local legends Tacho Franch, Billy Sleight and David Barry – as well as a host of international guest artists.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.fydtattoo.com
Green + Benz
If you’re looking for a truly special piece of jewellery, Green + Benz should be at the very top of your list. As soon as you walk in you’re met with a welcoming smile – and you instantly know you’re in safe hands. Green + Benz prides itself on exceptional customer service – and being independent, will take extra time to get to know you and understand exactly what you want. But it’s the knowledge and experience of Green + Benz’s staff that really sets them apart. Owner Helen Dimmick is a certified diamond grader and members of the sales team have degrees in jewellery making, plus regular training means you’ll always get the best advice. And not just about jewellery either – staff will even given advice on the best way to pop the question. It has a huge range of contemporary jewellery – including exclusive collections from German, Swiss and British designers who have specifically chosen Green + Benz to stock their items. Or if you want something unique, it can create anything you want in its Chesterfield workshop. It makes sense to book a consultation if you’ve got something special in mind.
71 Division Street www.greenandbenz.com
Founded in 1861 by Harris Brown, this jewellers has stood the test of time to become one of Yorkshire’s leading jewellery specialists. The family-run, independent business offers a stunning range of gold and silver jewellery, watches and clocks, and also stocks a magnificent selection of gem, antique and period pieces. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide sound advice and to assist with valuations, refurbishments, repairs and servicing. The shop is also renowned for its beautiful diamond collection, if you’re looking for something that sparkles.
2 Barker’s Pool www.hl-brown.co.uk
A traditional barbers, specialising in periodic hair styles, straight blade services and beard trims – courtesy of Master Barber Harry Myers and Brendan Frances.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.honkytonksbarbers.com
Hop Hideout is a specialist craft beer and cider shop featuring over 200 beers, a hand-picked selection of ciders and natural, organic and skin-contact wines. Their award-winning approach to retail is dedicated to showcasing greatness from Yorkshire and beyond.
Castle House (Kommune) www.hophideout.co.uk
Nomadic independent print purveyors La Biblioteka settled into no. 70 in 2016, with funding from the Renew Sheffield project. The shop fills a gap in the market for unique and creative magazines that you’d struggle to find anywhere else in the city. It’s also a great place to pick up holiday inspiration, stocking a great selection of alternative and independent travel guides to cities near and far.
Castle House (Kommune) www.labiblioteka.co
Melody Couture has been in business for over 30 years, dressing bright young things in the latest looks at affordable prices.
64 The Moor www.melodycouture.co.uk
Michael Spencer Jewellers
These artisans have over 40 years of experience crafting and repairing bespoke jewellery, with design and trade all taking place in their workshop in the centre of town.
Unit 6, Craft Workshops, Orchard Square www.michaelspencerjewellers.co.uk
There’s something special and charming about Moonko – it has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and a style all of its own. This award-winning, independent shop specialises in plants, jewellery and gifts – but there’s much more to it if you delve a little deeper. It dries all its own flowers and makes its own flowerpots – in fact, everything it stocks is either made by staff or by its carefullyselected bank of designers – who are all on first name terms. Owner Deborah has a clear vision for the store – in terms of both products and its mission. Everything she sells is sustainable and ethical – and Deborah is passionate about giving back to the community, supporting local charities, mentoring aspiring business owners and holding workshops on a host of crafts.
89 Division Street www.moonko.co.uk
With around 90 independent businesses, Sheffield’s Moor Market has the biggest collection of indie retailers under one roof in the region, and it’s at the heart of new developments in The Moor shopping district. So think local and give its stalls a go next time you’re shopping in the city centre – whether its fresh fruit and veg, meat and fish, local beer and coffee, fabric, jewellery and makeup, or toys for your pet, the market traders will sort you out. You’ll also find flavours from around the world while you’re there; take your pick from Chinese won ton, Portuguese tarts, Greek olives, indulgent burgers, Thai treats, a traditional British cottage pie, and much more.
77 The Moor www.sheffieldmarkets.com
Specialising in quality outdoor wear for climbing, running, skiing, snowboarding and fitness, Naked Ape is also an official stockist of Vibram five finger shoes, Patagonia outdoor clothing, and Carhartt workwear.
190 Norfolk Street www.nakedape.uk.com
Natural Bed Company
The Natural Bed Company are creators of solid wooden beds, futon sofa beds and bedside tables, all expertly crafted from high quality, sustainable materials. They also stock a range of beautiful home essentials - from luxury towels and candles, to slippers and bedding, they have everything to make life that little bit more comfortable.
123-125 Fitzwilliam Street www.naturalbedcompany.co.uk
A newly opened lifestyle store, selling clothes, caps, pins and cool stuff sourced from up and coming brands and designers in US, France, Canada, Spain and right here in Sheffield.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.facebook.com/niiicesheffield
Owl & the Pussycat Piercing, The
With more than 12 years’ experience in the industry, The Owl & the Pussycat specialise in surface piercings and microdermals – and stock a wide of body jewellery and aftercare products. The team are a super friendly bunch, so pop in and say hello. T: 0114 275 0719 www.theowlandthepussycatpiercing.com
Everything you need for your phone – and always top quality and great value. This handy little shop has been on Chapel Walk for 10 years – with customers coming back again and again for the friendly personal service, expert know-how and huge range. Choose from hundreds of phone covers for every make and model, as well as cables, adapters, batteries and other accessories – Phone Extras has it all. They can also help with screen repairs, general repairs and unlocking phones – pop in, tell them the problem and they’ll get you back up and running in no time.
Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre www.phoneextras2013.wixsite.com/website
Phone, laptop and tablet repairs, plus a huge range of phone covers and accessories – all with expert knowhow and a friendly smile.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.phones4all.co.uk
A little oasis in the heart of Sheffield city centre, Plantology has been a big part of Division Street’s appeal since they moved here more than 19 years ago. You’re lured in by the stunning window displays and immediately hit with the fragrance of hundreds of flowers. A real delight for the senses. It doesn’t take many minutes of browsing their flowers, plants and botanically-inspired gifts to realise Plantology offers something a little different to your usual high street florist. From gorgeous hand-crafted gift bouquets, beautiful wedding flowers and thoughtful floral tributes, to arrangements for offices, corporate events or photo shoots, you’ll always get something unique and memorable. The staff clearly love what they do – and are extremely knowledgeable too. Every plant comes with expert advice on watering, light and position. And if you have any questions, Jill and her team are always more than happy to help.
70 Division Street www.plantologyflorist.co.uk
Russell’s Bicycle Shed
Visitors can explore the city on two wheels as soon as they step off the train in Sheffield, thanks to Russell’s Bicycle Shed. The bike shop is based just by the entrance to the station, and as well as selling and servicing bikes it also hires them out at decent day, overnight and week rates. The shop is just next door to the station’s Cycle Hub, a secure bicycle lock-up, complete with changing rooms and accessible 24/7 with a key fob, which you can buy from Russell’s. You’ll also find free-to-use cycle stands on platform 6.
Sheffield Railway Station, Sheaf Street www.russellsbicycleshed.co.uk
A menswear shop in Sheffield’s Devonshire Quarter, Sa-kis stocks the latest designer menswear garments, from Vivienne Westwood to Edwin, in its wide, multi-railed space. Its collection of streetwear clothing from both well-established and emerging brands makes Sa-kis a place which offers its shoppers original and authentic clothing unlike anything to be found on the high street. With a stock of t-shirts, tracksuits, shoes, jackets, shirts and jeans, there is something for everyone at this shop and it is certainly a number one destination among those who have an interest in men’s fashion.
32-34 Division Street www.sa-kis.com
Simmonite is a fantastic butcher, fishmonger and delicatessen with friendly and accommodating staff. They really do have it all – whether you’re after a lovely joint of lamb for your Sunday dinner or a sumptuous spread of shellfish for a special occasion, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
11 Division Street
This independent retailer specialises in designer brand clothing, luggage and accessories, and features names such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Michael Kors and Barbour. From hip flasks and Hunter wellies to totes and dog coats, if you’re looking for a little slice of luxury then be sure to pay Sinclairs a visit.
266 Glossop Road www.sinclairsonline.co.uk
Located in the heart of the city, Sheffield Scene sells a range of gifts and artefacts, particularly those which reflect Sheffield’s character, and also specialise in silverware.
49 Surrey Street www.carrs-silver.co.uk/pages/sheffield-scene
Slugger Skate Store
The only skate shop in Sheffield – 10 years and still going strong. Pop in for a huge range of boards, clothes, caps and trainers – plus loads of free magazines.
Forum Shopping Centre, Devonshire Street www.sluggerskatestore.co.uk
Tucked away on Chapel Walk, Stitch Express carry out professional tailoring and clothing alterations. Their staff are highly skilled and experienced and can provide you with quality advice in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
36 Chapel Walk
Thou Art’s friendly and professional service has seen them become one of the go-to studios for tattooing, body piercing and body modification. With skilled tattoo artists, a fantastic selection of jewellery and knowledgeable staff on-hand to offer helpful advice, you’re sure to feel at ease in their spotless studio. Walk-ins welcome and appointments available.
Chapel Walk www.facebook.com/thouarttattoo
Trade2us enables customers to buy, sell and exchange a wide variety of products in the technology and entertainment arena. It offers a range of services like Buy Backs, Layaways and cash transfer services to name but a few.
33 High Street www.trade2us.com
This amazing little store is a feast for the eyes, with interesting pieces of pop culture, stuffed animals and kooky artwork everywhere you look. But its clothes are what people come for. It’s all about vintage designer, classic ‘80s-90s fashion and fun accessories, folky florals and denim, rare one-of-a-kind pattern prints, statement festival pieces and unique reworked fashion – giving vintage fabrics a brand new lease of life. Plus, you might even find the odd Versace, Gabbana, Gucci or Gaultier.
Owner Amber says they have something for customers of all ages, “Sometimes we get three generations of the same family in at once. The daughter shops in Savage Sister, the mum in vulgar, and the granny loves us both.”
127-129 Devonshire Street www.vulgarsheffield.com
Stocks a wide range of products for all your gaming needs, ranging from GHQ to Essex Miniatures, Games Workshop to Peter Pig to name a few, also stockists of Osprey books, Miniature paints, Scenery and Dice. Plus a large range of R.P.G’s from Dungeons & Dragons to Vampire the Masquerade, collectable card games & board games are also available.
Unit 8, Craft Workshop,Orchard Square www.orchardsquare.co.uk/stores/wargames-emporium
Selling everything from candles to jewellery to dresses, this little gem on Devonshire Street is full to the brim with treasures and trinkets that are certain to catch one’s eye. Whether you want to decorate your home or buy a gift for a loved one, Within Reason is the perfect shop for it.
144-146 Devonshire Street www.withinreason.co.uk
WHERE TO SHOP - HIGH STREET BRANDS
Sheffield City Centre has plenty of high street favourites including:
- Aldi, St Mary's Gate
- Amplifon, Pinstone Street
- Ann Summers, The Moor
- Argos, Angel Street (and also at Sainsburys, The Moor)
- Aunty Anne’s, The Moor
- B & M Stores, Haymarket
- Bang & Oulfsen – see John Lewis, Barkers Pool
- Blacks Outdoor, The Moor
- Blackwell Bookshop, Upper Hanover Street
- Blue Banana, Pinstone Street (also opening a new store at Orchard Square soon!)
- Bluezoo - see Debenhams, The Moor
- Body Shop, Orchard Square
- Bodycare, The Moor
- Boots, Fargate, The Moor and West Street
- British Heart Foundation, Arundel Gate and The Moor
- C.E.X, High Street
- Cafe Nerro, The Moor and Fargate
- Card Factory, Pinstone Street and the Moor
- Carphone Warehouse, Fargate
- Claire’s Accessories, The Moor
- Clarks Shoes, Orchard Square
- Cooperative Food, Broad Lane
- Cooperative Food, Castle Street
- Costa Coffee, Pinstone Street, Orchard Square and The Moor
- Debenhams, The Moor
- Decathlon, Eyre Street
- Deichmann Shoes, The Moor
- DFS Furniture, Fornham Street
- Dorothy Perkins /Burtons, The Moor
- EE, Fargate
- EE, The Moor
- Entertainer, The, The Moor
- Fat Face, Orchard Square
- Foot Locker, Fargate
- Frozen Value / Jack Fulton's, The Moor
- Frozen Value, Haymarket
- Game, The Moor
- GAP, The Moor
- Greggs, Fargate, The Moor
- H & M, Fargate and The Moor
- Hays Travel, Fargate
- HMV, High Street
- Hobbs – see John Lewis, Barkers Pool and Debenhams, The Moor
- Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd Finance Department
- Holland & Barrett, Barkers Pool and The Moor
- Hotel Chocolat, Fargate
- Iceland Foods, The Moor
- J D Sports, The Moor
- John Lewis, Barkers Pool
- Joules – see Atkinsons, The Moor
- Lush, Fargate
- Marks & Spencer, Fargate
- Monki, Pinstone Street
- National Blood Service Accounts Payable
- New Look, The Moor
- Next, The Moor
- Nisbets, Furnival Gate
- Office, Fargate
- Pandora, Fargate
- Patisserie Valerie, Barkers Pool
- Peacocks, The Moor
- Perfume Shop, The, Fargate
- Phase 8 – see Debenhams, The Moor
- Poundland, Angel Street
- Poundland, Castle Square
- Poundland, The Moor
- Primark, Te Moor
- Principles – see Debenhams, The Moor
- Quiz - see Debenhams, The Moor
- River Island, The Moor
- Rolex - see H.L. Brown, Barkers Pool
- Ryman, The Moor
- Sainsburys, Arundel Gate
- Sainsburys, Division Street
- Sainsburys, High Street
- Sainsburys, The Moor
- Sainsburys, Upper Hanover Street
- Sayers The Bakers, The Moor
- Schuh, Orchard Square
- Scrivens Opticians
- Shoe Zone, The Moor
- Skechers, The Moor
- Specsavers, The Moor
- Sportsdirect, High Street
- Starbucks, Tudor Square and Fargate
- Subway, Orchard Square, West Street and The Moor
- Superdrug, Midland Station, Sheaf Street
- Superdrug, Pinstone Street
- T K Maxx, Orchard Square
- Ted Baker - see Debenhams, The Moor
- Telefonica/O2 - Fargate
- Tesco, Church Street
- Tesco, Eyre Lane
- Tesco, West Street
- Thorntons, Fargate
- Three, Fargate
- Top Shop – see Debenhams, The Moor
- Vision Express, Fargate
- Vodafone, Fargate
- W H Smith, Fargate (and at the Midland Station)
- Wallis – see Atkinsons, The Moor
- Waterstones Booksellers, Orchard Square
- Weekdays, Pinstone Street
- Wickes Building Supplies, Bishop Street
- Wilko, Haymarket
- Works Stores, The, The Moor
- Wren Kitchens, Fornham Street
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic please check opening times and safety measures with individual retailers.
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