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The Best Boutique Shops in the Country

Our guide to boutique shop-hopping across the UK

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  • best boutique shops in the UK: The Dressing Room, St Albans

    The Dressing Room, St Albans

    A particularly good stop for smart dresses and summer kaftans, The Dressing Room is a gem amongst the other amenities in St Albans.

  • Sass & Edge, Winchester

    Sass & Edge, Winchester

    Sass & Edge, a charming boutique shop in the heart of Winchester, is where visitors will find a well curated selection of womenswear brands and lifestyle gifts, too.

  • April and The Bear

    April and The Bear, Dublin

    Curated in a way that makes one want pretty much everything, April and The Bear boasts a carefully curated selection of unique jewellery and eclectic homewares.

  • Bod & Ted, Tunbridge Wells

    Bod & Ted, Tunbridge Wells

    With 17 different designers ranging from the well known Ash to the sustainable Beamont Organic, you’re bound to pick up a treat in Bod & Ted.

  • best boutique shops in the UK: Found, Bath

    Found, Bath

    From jewellery to homeware and clothing for both men and women, there’s something for everyone at Found in Bath. It’s all about discovering something new and original.


  • Hervia Bazaar, Manchester

    Hervia Bazaar, Manchester

    Designer galore. Hervia Bazaar is a mini version of Selfridges with all the designers a heart could possibly desire, from Raf Simons to Maison Margiela and so many more.

  • Twenty, Petworth

    Twenty, Petworth

    With a focus on easy dressing and showcasing contemporary brands, Twenty is one of Petworth’s real gems. Need help or advice? The stylish staff are truly on hand for their loyal customers.

  • Indigo Natural Living, Oxford

    Indigo Natural Living, Oxford

    All about uniqueness and sustainability, buy from Indigo Natural Living without having to think about the responsible nature of the brands stocked there.

  • Boudoir Femme, Cambridge

    Boudoir Femme, Cambridge

    Boudoir Femme’s new in category makes winter shopping easy, with a selection of hand knits and party-ready jewellery.

  • Olive Boutique, Cheltenham

    Olive Boutique, Cheltenham

    Olive collaborates with contemporary designers to stock its flagship store with interesting designs and brands with back stories customers will want to hear about. The stylish interiors make for a cool and comfortable shopping experience.

  • Grace and Mabel, Bristol

    Grace and Mabel, Bristol

    Now with two shops, Grace & Mabel boutique shops pride themselves on their expert fashion knowledge, should customers require advice. Each piece in the store is carefully selected with modern trends in mind.

  • Caramel Clothing, Devon

    Caramel Clothing, Devon

    Caramel Clothing stocks brands from the UK and the rest of Europe too. Alongside their rich fashion offering you can shop a brilliant array of gifts and lifestyle bits and bobs.

There’s nothing quite like discovering a boutique shop full of fashion brands you can’t get in London, homemade beauty products, locally sourced interior accessories and more. If you’re visiting one of the UK’s most stylish market towns and want to set aside some time for shopping, head to one of these independent boutique shops and pick up something special that, unlike the offering on the high street, you won’t see every other Londoner with. 

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