Hidden Gems in Southampton’s Independent Scene

Hidden Gems in Southampton’s Independent Scene

Southampton is home to an abundance of the UK’s biggest retailers, but it also boasts a thriving independent shopping scene. Take a walk off the beaten track and explore some of the city’s unique treasure troves.

1. Beatnik Emporium, 202 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DW

Relive yesteryear and rummage through a collection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from the 1940s to the 1990s at Southampton’s longest running vintage shop, Beatnik Emporium.

2. Vinilo Record Store, 55 Queensway, SO14 3BL

Inside Vinilo Record Store

Vinilo Record Store is a must visit in Southampton for music enthusiasts. Located just off the high street, this vinyl-only record shop stocks an eclectic mix of independent releases and limited editions spanning alt rock, dream pop, new wave, funk and more.

3. Puja Sweet Mart, 57 St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BH

Puja Sweet Mart, located on St Mary’s Street, is a family owned business which sells a bright and tasty array of traditionally handmade Indian sweets and savoury snacks.

4. Robin’s Nest Emporium, Unit C Oakley Road, SO16 4LL

A short drive from the city centre is Robin’s Nest Emporium; a wondrous labyrinth, illuminated by the light of glittering trinkets and bursting with one-of-a-kind homewares, antiques and collectables.

5. Frederick’s Chocolates, The Marlands, SO14 7SJ

This award-winning chocolate shop and café, located in the heart of The Marlands Shopping Centre, promises to satisfy your sweet tooth and tickle your tastebuds with more than 500 types of traditional sweets for sale alongside handmade chocolate and fudge.

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