Indie Retailers

Chester has long been famous for its independent businesses. And it’s safe to say over the past year we’ve really gained some fantastic retailers, cafes, and restaurants. Listed here is our great selection of specialized shops, all with unique products and personal touches that  you can only find in Chester city centre.

Note: This list is updated regularly. Jewellers, Art Galleries, Brunch, and other lists can be found here. 

2nd Floor

2nd Floor truly is a hidden gem. Situated at the top of Northgate St, Carrie & Kimberly have curated a beautiful selection of lively, colorful products. From their own clothing lines to indie artist prints and homewares, this place is definitely worth a visit.

19A Upper Northgate St, Chester CH1 4EE
https://www.facebook.com/2ndfloorchester/
🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Alison Bradley Gallery 

Previously focusing on the landscapes of the British Countryside, Alison Bradley opened a location in Chester and began creating elegant depictions of our walled city. Take home a larger piece, or a smaller print to remember your visit.

42 Watergate St, Chester, CH1 2LA
https://www.alisonbradley.gallery/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

 

Ancient World

With collections from Egypt, Asia, the Middle East, mainland Europe, and the UK, heading in here is sure to inspire you.

47 Bridge Row, Chester, CH1 1NW
http://www.ancient-world.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Beer Heroes

This uniquely Chester craft beer shop and tap room serves and sells specialty drinks in their quirky building with curved ceiling and edgy artwork.

26 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LA
http://beerheroeschester.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Bloom & Albion

Enjoy the creativity of makers and artists with crafts for your living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, study & office.

12 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NQ
https://www.bloomandalbion.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Chester Boutique 

If you know Chester Boutique, you know Dawn. Would we call her a trendsetter? Absolutely. A warm welcome every time, Chester Boutique has a gorgeous collection of ladieswear, catering to all occasions.

26 Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1NQ
https://chesterboutique.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Chester Model Centre 

A great store for long-time hobbyists to new starters. Paul and the team have a wide selection of brands and products in-store, and also carry out services and repairs.

71-73 Bridge Street Row East, Chester, CH1 1NW
https://chestermodelcentre.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

City Gate

City Gate is Chester’s longest established designer store, providing a unique level of service from the same premises for over 40 years.

47 Bridge St, Cheshire, Chester CH1 1NG
https://www.citygatechester.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Epicurean

A new addition to Bridge St, Epicurean features cool jewelry, unique clothing, lovely gifts, and elegant homeware.

4 Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1NQ
https://www.facebook.com/EpicureanChester/?ref=page_internal

Harriet & Dee

Tucked away on Watergate Row, this shop has a gorgeous collection of greeting cards, wrapping paper, and special occasion gifts.

11 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LB
https://www.facebook.com/harrietanddeechester

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

 

Harley’s Vintage Boutique

Choosing Chester as their second store location, you can find Harleys tucked away on Bridge St. Row. From sweatshirts, dresses, vintage tees and accessories.

19 Bridge Street Row, Chester CH1 1NW
https://www.instagram.com/harleysvintageboutique/ 

Julie Colclough Gallery 

Internationally renowned artist Julie Colclough opened up her gallery space in 2019. From book cover illustrations to life drawing, Julie also captures the scenes of our city, bringing them to life in paint. You can often find Julie behind her drawing board in the gallery space!

59 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE
https://juliecolclough.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Just Footprints

With a passion about saving our planet, the team at Just Footprints not only have a massive stock of food and homewares, but also great gifts from water bottles, candles, diffusers, cups, cards and so much more!

17B, The Forum Shopping Centre, Chester CH1 2BY
https://justfootprintsltd.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Lee Louise

“Selling Beautiful things to Beautiful people” Lee Louise has been trading in Chester for over 40 years – homeware, hair dye, clothing, crystals, gifts and so much more!

70 Foregate St, Chester CH1 1HA
https://www.leelouisechester.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Nichols & Co 

Lifestyle brand Nichols & Co select beautiful pieces from far and wide to feature in their store. From ladieswear and jewelry to antique furniture and homewares.

5 Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1NW
https://www.nicholstyle.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Pars Kahve

After being online only, they have now opened up a brick-and-mortar on Watergate Row. Pars Kahve specializes in artisanal textiles and homewares, recently adding a Turkish Kitchen to their business.

5-7 Watergate Row SOUTH, Chester, CH1 2LE
https://www.instagram.com/parskahve/?hl=en-gb

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Powells Jewellers

A Chester institution, Powells has 2 stores in the city centre: Powells Vintage and Powells Jewellers. The team have a wealth of knowledge and can help you find exactly what you need.

Powells Jewellers: 3 Bridge St Row, Chester CH1 1NW
Powells Vintage: 2 Eastgate Row, Chester, CH1 1LF
https://www.powellsfinejewellery.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Pictura Studios

Arts and crafts supplies for everyone – do them in store or buy them to do at home or to give as a gift!

5 Eastgate St, Chester CH1 1LQ
https://www.picturastudios.co.uk/home-1

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Pyramid Glass

Exclusive collection of limited edition and handmade sculptural glass art, together with an inspiring collection of bespoke and contemporary wall art, statement pieces for your home interior or office space.

23 St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY
https://www.pyramid-glass.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Suzie K @ The Secret Garden 

Suzie K @ the Secret Garden recently transitioned from a market stall to a shop in our city, and what an addition she is! An Alternative Gift Shop, Suzie also offers holistic treatments.

Dutch Houses, 22 Bridge Street Row West, Chester, CH1 1NN
https://www.suziek.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Styled Boutique 

After the success of their pop up, Styled Boutique is now a permanent resident of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre. From Accessories to Dresses, they’ve got a beautifully curated range to shop from.

14, St Michaels Row, Chester CH1 1EF
https://www.styledboutique.co.uk/ 

 

The Scented Garden Retreat 

Laura and her fantastic team have been a part of the city for 27 years. A beautiful space for spa treatments, or if you want to purchase some at-home products.

6 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2SA
https://www.scented-garden.co.uk/

 

Up North Records 

Family-run Up North Records has a great selection of genres to suit all customers. Whether you are an avid collector or just starting out, this is definitely a place to add to your list.

19 St Werburgh St, Chester, CH1 2DY
https://upnorthrecords.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Weasel & The Bug

Believing that toys should be ‘powered by children, not by batteries”, Weasel & The Bug has gathered itself a bit of a following since it opened 5 years ago. If you like wooden, made to last toys, this is a great place to visit.

19 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LB
https://www.weaselandthebug.com/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE

Watergate Street Gallery

Find fresh, different yet affordable contemporary art! Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or looking for your first piece, you can explore and buy art to find the perfect piece for you.

60-62 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LA
https://watergatestreetgallery.co.uk/

🔵CHESTER GIFT CARD ACCEPTED HERE