Stockport’s best independent shops
Stockport has an ever growing range of independent shops and we’ve decided to put a list together so know what they are and where to find them. Stockport Underbank and the surrounding area is home to creative, positive and forward thinking businesses. These businesses are at the forefront of the regeneration of our town and by paying them a visit you become part of the change we are all so intimately connected to.
Rare Mags continue to grow from strength to strength emphasised by their recent move to a larger unit on the same street. They specialise in providing niche and interesting magazines on a whole host of varied topics. In addition they offer a range of books, stationery and other locally sourced and sustainable products.
Old Town General Store (just expanded to new location on Great Underbank)
Old Town General Store is the latest addition to Great Underbank – offering a fantastic range of lifestyle products including a much needed Stockport menswear section. If you are looking for more interesting brands that you won’t find on the high street this could be the store for you.
Plantshop as the name suggests sells a whole host of indoor greenery that will make your home come alive. Not only that, you’ll find interesting pots, refill soaps and detergents and some interesting sustainable homewares.
Top of the Town Vintage
Handpicked and carefully curated vintage clothes with an ethical focus on slow fashion. Top of the Town Vintage is a truly modern and sustainable way of shopping. If you are looking for some new vintage items ranging from dresses to accessories why not pay them a visit.
Still Life Story
Still Life Story offer a range of homewares and lifestyle pieces handpicked to promote sustainable living. The collections vary from tableware to dried flower arrangements to plant pots and furniture. For such a small space it is incredible to see such a selection. Still Life Story are just off the Marketplace at the top of Mealhouse Brow.
The Merseyway Workshop is a community focused, inspiring place for innovation and collaboration. A DIY-style hub on Stockport’s pedestrianised high-street. Offering open use of creative workshops, drop-in activity sessions and skill exchanges. The team are now offering a range of locally sourced artwork and homeware products too!
Back to Underbank SK1 Records specialises in a range of new and second hand vinyl records – they also offer cassettes, CD’s, artwork and more. If you are looking to find some niche records this Christmas it might be worth popping in for a chat.
The Warren in Stockport’s vibrant Old Town showcases the talents of around 50 local independent creative minds. Established in 2018, The Warren was born out of a passion for giving artists a space on the high street and a desire to offer something new to the town’s buzzing Market Place.
Located on Stockport Underbank Ginkgo is an ethical and sustainable dispensary offering a wide range of product refills, nutritional supplements, eco friendly gifts and more.
Agapanthus Interiors, based on Wellington street near the Old Town is an interior design/antique restoration business. They have a huge selection of beautiful pieces on display in their ever expanding unit. We highly recommend a trip to take in the space and shop for some truly unique items.
Stockport Gin now has a permanent home in Stockport town centre. Located on St Petersgate, Stockport Gin have opened a shop selling a range of their locally produced spirits. Alongside the shop, the team are now offering distillery tours where you can learn about the craft of distilling and help create your own gin!
Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe
Located on the Underbanks Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe is the one stop shop for 50s era clothing. There is a vast range of clothing available including a brand new men’s selection. If you are on the looking out for a new petticoat or Harrington jacket it might just be worth a visit. All the fashion is curated and handpicked so keep visiting as items are ever changing!
The Good Life
Located on Bridge Street (that steep hill to the marketplace) The Good Life is a sustainable refill store offering a wide range of local and organic produce. This self styled mini-market is the second store for The Good Life team having already opened a successful shop in the Heatons.