Independent shopping for the home in St Albans

March 21st 2017
By: Melanie
Independent shopping for the home in St Albans

Hertfordshire Life has said “For modern style in an ancient setting, St Albans is hard to beat. The booming city has drawn in a great range of innovative independent retailers, which complement well-known brands. On the winding streets, you will find cutting-edge outlets in 16th-century buildings, attractive pedestrianised shopping areas and a vibrant antiques emporium, all against the backdrop of the magnificent cathedral.” What’s not to like?
 
St Albans is just a stone’s throw from London and for a day out shopping it’s a delight. If vintage is your thing, it’s easy to spend a couple of hours at Fleetville Vintage Emporium on Hatfield Road where a wide range of stallholders selling everything from industrial furniture and retro kitchenalia to vinyl records and vintage clothes. For antiques proper there is family-run LA James on George Street for pottery, antiquarian maps, pewter candlesticks, prints, fine furniture and the like.
 
For the home there is Steamer Trading Cook shop has everything a cook could need and it’s hard not to be inspired by the colourful array of gadgets. For British-designed lighting and furniture, there’s Maison Hartley. Specialist store Master in Light will also light up your home in style, while the Bespoke Flooring Company advise on all aspects of flooring and historic paint colours to complement them at the ever-popular Farrow and Ball.  Then there is British lifestyle independent Oliver Bonas in the Maltings Shopping Centre if you are looking for a one-stop contemporary take on homewares, furniture and fashion, and Lavender Green have a great range of vintage and vintage-style country chic.
 
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