After last week's post I have been asked by a few of you if there are many other places to find antiques and vintage in the city of York, and whether it is a good place to come for a day or weekend of treasure hunting.
So, with this in mind, I thought it might be a good idea for this week's instalment of my blog to be a mini guide of where to shop for antiques and vintage through the eyes of a local. Some places you may know and others you most certainly won't. But I am certain, without doubt, that this guide will answer your questions and you'll be descending on York in your droves!
Here goes, my mini guide of where to find antiques and vintage in York. I should add that these are in no particular order.
The Red House Antiques Centre
The Red House Antiques Centre is set out over 3 floors with a lovely variety of dealers and items. It has an extensive range of furniture, jewellery, clocks and ancient objects. You'll need to give yourself a good 2 to 3 hours to have a proper look around. You don't want to miss anything!!
Please see my blog post from last week for a more detailed insight ( https://source-vintage.co.uk/blogs/news/my-york-local-the-red-house-antiques-centre ).
1 Duncombe Pl, York, YO1 7ED
Northern Antiques specialises in quality antique pottery, porcelain, glass and silver, dealing primarily in 17th, 18th and early 19th century pieces, with a range of antiques to suit most tastes and budgets.
43 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS
The Village Gallery
The Village Gallery is a small but charming little two storey shop and gallery. It is home to a number of local artist's pieces, but it also has a great little selection of antiques. More specifically ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture and silver. They are the Lalique specialists (and York’s official stockist).
14 Colliergate, York, YO1 8B
Greybear is a lovely shop. It has a fabulous range of gifts, furniture, homewares and vintage finds. They have an eclectic mix of both new and pre-loved items. A great place to go for interior design pieces. Home to some thrifty retro chic pieces and more unusual antiques. A charming mix of old and new.
3-4 Bridge St, York YO1 6DD
Fully Furnished is a little walk from the centre, but worth the trip. They deal in both antique and modern furniture, offering services to both the public and trade. They have a 5000 sq foot warehouse, holding over 4000 pieces of furniture and vintage items at any one time. Their stock changes on a daily basis and is well worth a visit if you are in York.
70-72 James St, Layerthorpe, York YO10 3WW
The French House
The French House is home to a large range of French antiques, salvage, homewares, interiors, linens and fabrics, ranging from the 17th to 20th Century. A well established shop, built on a fabulous reputation, and a must see when you visit York. Again, it's just slightly out of the city centre, so you will need a car.
The Warehouse, North lane, Huntington, York, YO32 9SU
[junction of the A64 Scarborough road and north lane]
Cavendish Jewellers is a family business with over 50 years of experience handling antique and designer jewellery. It lies on the historic street of Stonegate in York, which was once the main trade route into the city from the River Ouse and made famous by the goldsmiths that dominated trade here. They have a wonderful selection of modern and antique jewellery. So, if antique jewellery is your thing, get this on your list of places to visit!
44 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
Barbara Cattle Jewellers
Another to add to the list for the antique jewellery lovers! Barbara Cattle is another well established jewellers in York. They've been around for a number of years and have a lovely array of antique jewellery. The shop is actually a member of the prestigious British Antique Dealers’ Association, so you know you'll be in safe hands.
45 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW
Loft Find is an eclectic mix of vintage salvage and retro electronics. If you're into retro gaming, this is the place to come! I've never seen so many ZX Spectrums, Commodore 64's, Amstrad CPC's, original Nintendos and Segas! A lot of them in original boxes and with games! It's from my era, so I always have fun in this shop. Definitely worth a visit, you never know what you'll find. Pop in on your way to Fully Furnished, it's just around the corner.
41 Huby court, Walmgate, York YO1 9UD
Helston Street is a mother daughter partnership of the lovely Vanessa and Lucy. They describe their style as "very rustic country, with a slight industrial edge", and I'd agree. I'll stick my neck out here and say that their shop is probably the most beautiful in York, not to mention the best smelling! They have some beautiful antique and vintage garden and interior pieces. If you're looking for that English country home style or that French country farmhouse look, then add this to your list. It's in a rather lovely area of York too, away from the hustle and bustle of the City centre, with some delicious independent cafes and restaurants just around the corner.
4 Scarcroft Rd, York YO23 1NB
York Car Boot Sale
If you're in York for a weekend then York Car Boot Sale is well worth a visit. For lovers of antiques, curios, collectibles or just a bargain, this boot sale is an absolute must. It's one of the best in the UK, if not, THE best!
Please see my blog post from a few weeks back for a more detailed insight ( https://source-vintage.co.uk/blogs/news/antiques-collectibles-york-race-course-car-boot-sale ).
Saturday mornings from 7.30am - 12.00-ish (check their Facebook page for updates - @yorkcarboot).
York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX
And if vintage clothing is your passion, you should definitely visit these...
Dog & Bone Vintage
Dog & Bone is a super cool vintage clothing store, with menswear and womenswear from the 60's to the early 00's, spread out over two floors. Quality items at very good prices. This is a must visit!
Shop 1, 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP
Priestleys is another quality vintage store in York. They are an established business and have been around for a long while now. They stock your more high-end vintage wears and are in a lovely central area of the City.
11 Grape Ln, York YO1 7HU
Chinese Laundry is home to a vast collection of hand-picked European and American vintage collections. They also have re-worked collections of selected vintage garments re-imagined and tailored to create one-of-a kind pieces. This one's for the young and the hip... (do people still use that phrase...?)...!
51 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
Expressions is home to your Americana vintage. They have a fantastic range of styles and sizes of American Football, Basketball , Ice Hockey and Baseball jerseys. They have other vintage mens and womenswear too, but American sports jerseys are their bag! A great shop with very good prices.
12 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ
And, finally, somewhere to eat in York to re-charge those batteries and which fits into the vintage and antiques theme...
Partisan is a small independent restaurant, cafe and arts space, and it actually sells the odd rustic antique. It also showcases some wonderful art work in its cafe and dining room. Partisan, in my eyes, is the greatest eatery to happen to York. It is the only place I go to eat if I'm out and about. This is the perfect place to stop to recharge those batteries when you're deep into your antiques and vintage treasure hunt.
112 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
Well, that's it for this week folks! I hope this has opened your eyes to York's antiques and vintage scene, and I think you'll agree, it's a pretty good place to come for a weekend of treasure hunting! So what are you waiting for, get those hotels booked!
Until next week, stay safe, keep buying those antiques and continue to spread that Source Vintage love!
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