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50 of the best independent boutiques in the country

1 Cambrook Court, High Street, Chipping Campden GL55, @the_dresser_cotswolds

Ava & Iva

‘Off the beaten track, but well worth discovering. Expect to find vintage and pre-loved Burberry trenches, Prada bags, Miu Miu shoes and Marant dresses, with a smattering of Whistles, Barbour and Jigsaw. Outside the shop there’s usually a bonus rummage rail of lesser known labels and handmade pieces at great prices,’ says Jenny Garcia, stylist.

4B The Woolmarket, Cirencester GL7, avaandiva.com

Lorna Ruby

‘The fashion jewel in Exeter’s crown. Think LF Markey, Seventy + Mochi and American Vintage rubbing shoulders with Bobo Choses, Damson Madder and Le Bon Shoppe. A rare commodity in these parts!’ says Emily Hadley, art consultant and gallery owner.

17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1, lornaruby.com


A favourite with thrifters in the south-west and Wales alike, Sobeys offers a huge selection of vintage and reworked treasures seven days a week.

9 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4, sobeysvintage.com

Branches also at: 31 Royal Arcade, Cardiff CF10; 6 The Arcade, Broadmead; 24 Park Street, Bristol BS1 

Ryder & Hope

‘The most gorgeous and inviting store with a heady mix of mid-century chic and handcrafted goodies. I love the curation of clothing in this store – you’ll find independent creative studios like ours, sitting alongside vintage treasures and excellent quality accessories,’ says Rosie Drake-Amery, founder, Roake Studio.

30 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7, ryderandhope.com

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‘A really cool, independent store run by a former high-street buyer, it’s a dopamine hit of bright, bold contemporary designers including Dawn x Dare, Stella Nova, Fabienne Chapot, Essentiel Antwerp and Le Bon Shoppe. Shelly and her small team are brilliant at giving customers guidance and help, and it is just a lovely friendly place to pop in to,’ says Erica Davies, fashion editor, stylist and author.

87 Crouch Street, Colchester CO3, annabelle87.com