Shopping in Sheffield

Shopping in Sheffield: from sleek city malls to funky boutiques

Whether you prefer established high street outlets or independent stores, shopping in Sheffield has a lot to offer and you will be spoilt for choice.

The city’s distinct districts mean that shopping in Sheffield is actually spread over several different areas. A spot of retail therapy is also a great way for you to enjoy the city and its heritage, so whether you’re window shopping, simply browsing or after something more specific, get out there and explore what’s on offer.
City Centre
Fargate, in the heart of the city, is home to many high-street fashion chains. It’s a pedestrian-only road so have a pleasant stroll, enjoy the view of the cathedral and bag a bargain. Near here is Barker’s Pool, a spacious outdoor area with fountains, which is also home to Sheffield’s branch of John Lewis. There are also several characterful shops tucked away in the nearby lanes that are well worth seeking out. 70 Pinstone Street is the city’s only independent book and magazine store – bibliophiles will lose hours browsing its colourful shelves. Bear Tree Records is a must for all those in love with vinyl. The Moor Market, also in the city centre, has almost 200 stalls selling everything from fruit and veg to clothes. You can also by organic food here and there are several local artisan and craft stalls.
Sheffield Antiques Quarter
Sheffield Antiques Quarter is a vibrant ‘up and coming’ area in the south of the city, near Queens Road and the surrounding streets. Whether you seek period antiques, up-cycled creations or traditional well-priced furniture, you can find it here. There are about eight antique centres, as well as architectural reclamation and salvage yards. Head to Abbeydale Picture House for its quarterly Vintage & Artisan Market and monthly car boot sale. There are often local bands playing and speciality food stalls, so why not make a day of it?
Devonshire Quarter
In the west of the city, the Devonshire Quarter has the feel of an urban village. There are bookshops, vintage outlets, music stores and loads of trendy cafes and coffee shops. Here, you can find everything from unique fashion boutiques (Syd and Mallory) to antique jewellery (Filibuster & Booth) and curious houseplants (Plantology Floral Creations). Browsing is a must, particularly around Division Street and Devonshire Street, so set aside plenty of time. Many of the buildings were former cutlery and silver plate works and give a glimpse of Sheffield’s industrial heyday. 
The Nichols Building
The Nichols Building is something of a Sheffield institution. Formerly a grocery wholesalers, the ground and first floor of this vast Victorian warehouse are now home to a wonderful collection of retro shops and stalls. Something of an Aladdin’s cave, you can find furniture, antiques and vintage clothes, so if you enjoy rummaging for period gems, then this is the place to come. Should you start to fade, there is always Bradley’s cafe on the first floor for a bite to eat.

Meadowhall is Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre and on the outskirts of the city, just off Junction 34 of the M1. Well worth a visit, it is home to almost ever major retailer. There are about 270 shops, 37 restaurants and cafes and an 11-screen cinema, which is probably why it gets over 30 million visitors a year. Parking is free and there is also public transport to and from Sheffield city centre.

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