The Welsh capital is home to a plethora of shops. In fact, it is regularly voted as one of the top shopping destinations in the UK. With leading shopping centre, St David’s, situated in the very heart of the city, it’s no surprise that Cardiff is much-loved by shopaholics.
However, did you know that Cardiff boasts much more than just big department stores and high street names? The city has a host of independent shops hidden within arcades; you just need to search for these tucked away treasures. Or, take a look here and discover our pick of the best:
If you’re a sucker for stylish, second hand clothing, Hobo’s will be right up your street. This independent store is a vintage shopper’s paradise. In fact, you’ll struggle to leave without the entire content of the store in carrier bags.
You’ll find gorgeous garments, accessories and knick-knacks for an absolute steal and, let’s face it, the high-street imitations from previous eras never come close to the real deal.
Head to Hobo’s in the High Street Arcade and shop to your heart’s content.
Troutmark Books is a bookworm’s dream. While it’s nice to treat yourself to a shiny, new paperback from a book retailer, there’s nothing quite like getting your hands on a second-hand book. A book which tells a story of its own through the life it lived before getting into your hands.
Discover a colourful array of books at Troutmark, from first edition comics and magazines, to second-hand cookbooks. This place is a literary treasure trove; there’s a genre to suit every taste so you’re certain to find a good read.
You’ll find Troutmark Books in Cardiff’s Castle Arcade.
Gents, if you love fancy footwear, The Brogue Trader is an absolute must-visit. You’ll find this small, family-run business in Morgan Arcade and in all honesty, once you’ve set foot in this unique footwear shop, you won’t want to buy your shoes from anywhere else.
Not only will you be spoilt for choice by the beautiful, handmade shoes from brands such as Herring and Oliver Sweeney, you can enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee while your feet are correctly measured by a professional shoe fitter. Fancy, hey?
Visit The Brogue Trader for an unforgettable shoe shopping experience in the heart of Cardiff.
These independent shops will be just a stone’s throw away if you choose to live in Cardiff’s vibrant city centre.
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