This ‘Makers and Designers Emporium’ is one of those shops where you think you just pop in for a greetings card and somehow end up buying everything. A fantastic find with delightful handmade British designed pieces and over 250 artists represented. From jewellery to prints, you won’t find mass market goods here.
If looking for something delicious to drink then drop into this award-winning master merchant. With a huge stock of wines and spirits, you can taste what they’ve opened on Fridays and Saturdays. Alternatively you can ask them to arrange your own tasting to suit all budgets from conservative to hedonistic.
The place to go if you’re tired of tweed. This skateboarding haven has a humungous stash of cool clothing including t-shirts, trainers and trousers. Thankfully you don’t have to pitch up on a skateboard to be let in but you may well find yourself hooked and wanting to leave on one.
Set up in Cirencester over 30 years ago, this renowned toy shop has all its products tested personally by the owner (a proud father of three) and stocks leading brands including a whole room devoted to Lego. Crocodile offers a great selection from baby toys to teen gadgets with realistic prices.
Go and watch beauty being created at this superb glassblowing studio. Set in the fabulous New Brewery Arts centre you can get close enough to feel the heat of the furnace. Jaw-droppingly beautiful glass creations to buy, surround you, such as the sleek and tactile pod vases.
Right in the heart of Cirencester is this elegant lifestyle store offering a range of beautiful clothing, accessories, homeware and skincare products. Family run, for over 40 years, you’ll find rows of fabulous brands from Anya Hindmarch bags to Gary Birks’ quirky mugs - guaranteed there’ll be something you can’t do without.
Tucked away in the Corn Hall, here you can get your hands on just about the most delicious loaves of bread and cakes around. From brioches to fig and walnut rolls, moreish brownies and fruit bars, you’d be happy to put on a stone before you’ve even left the shop.
This bespoke tailor was founded by Tom Wharton, who is not only one of the loveliest people around, but also über-talented at his craft. Try this luxurious clothing service for men and women, from a shirt to wedding suit. Visit the showroom in town or he’ll happily come and see you by appointment.
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