Vintage shops in Oxford and Oxfordshire:
Established in 1984 the Ballroom Emporium features vintage throughout the ages from ballroom to tea party, furniture to tea pots – they’ve got it all. Also, some very fancy ball gown dresses – the windows of this shop always have a bit of sparkle. See my blog post, which features the shop.
Address: 5-6 The Plain, Oxford, OX4 1AS
Opening times: Mon – Thurs 10am – 5.30pm, Friday 9.30 – 5.30pm, Saturday 9.15am – 5.45pm, Sunday – appointment only
Contacts: 01865 202303 / firstname.lastname@example.org
An edited and eclectic mix of vintage clothes aimed at a younger and trendy crowd. A good mixture of mens and womens wear with clothes mainly ranging from the 60s-90s. Get inspired by Reign’s awesome window outfits. Nice and clean layout so very easy to browse through. Take a look at my blog post about it.
Address: 134 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU
Opening times: Mon-Sat 11am-6.30pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Contacts: 01865 250 004
Space for about two people and arranged like a dressing up box – get in there and dig in! A treasure trove with bundles and bundles of clothes to sort through – not for the faint hearted vintage shopper. No prices on anything so a bit awkward asking the owner how much is this as it’s made up on the spot but a vintage trip to Oxford is not complete without visiting this bizarre and delightful shop. Read my blog post about it here.
Address: 5 Ship Street, Oxford, OX1 3DE
Opening times: Mon – Sat 10am-5.30pm
Contacts: No phone or email
Vintage Furniture shops in Oxford & Oxfordshire
Charity furniture shop full of house essentials and amazing retro finds. From cups to cupboards and clothes it has it all. (and I launched this shop so doubly approved!). They also offer free collection of furniture and white goods so if you’re having clear out think of donating here. The charity supports 28 formerly homeless people who live and work in the community. A wrote apiece about the new shop launch, here.
Address: 242 Barns Road, Oxford OX4 3RQ
Opening times: Mon-Sat 9.30-5, Sun 10-4
Contact: 01865 763 698 / email@example.com
A beautiful venue with a hoard of different sellers offering new, vintage and retro home furnishings and finds. It has a lovely cafe on site as well and parking – I can recommend the chicken and avocado sandwich! I could literally spend the whole day here walking around and it has a good range of prices from a few quid to more than £1000 for the high rollers! Each room/stall has a theme so real array of items. Take a look at my blog post about it.
Address: Northampton Road, Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX25 3TJ
Opening times: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / (0)1869 343441
A mix of modern and upcycled items, with some really unique pieces for your home. If I remember right it also sells paint. If you’re looking for smaller home pieces such as a mirror, hook, lamp etc this is an awesome place for a browse. Take a look at my blog post about it.
Address: Unit 3b, Windrush Industrial Park, Witney, OX29 7EY
Opening times: Mon-Sat 9.30-5, Sun 10-4
Contact: 01993 862921
Located on Hollway in Oxford, this shop is an antique lovers dream. If upcycling and a polish is not your thing head here to see what you can find. A mixture of small ornaments, rugs and large furniture it’s a smaller shop than the others but perfectly formed. You’ll need some dollars in here though – not one for the students but you can see the quality of what they sell. Read my blog post about it.
Address: 135 Hollow Way Oxford OX4 2NE
Opening times: Wed – Sun
Contact: email@example.com / 01865 778539
Vintage and retro markets in Oxford & Oxfordshire
A once a month vintage, retro and flea market. From flowers to handmade pieces, vintage clothes to vintage toys. A range of different sellers and items and a lovely community feel. Dates of the next market can be found on the website and check them out on Facebook. I wrote about my day at the market, here.
Address: Magdalen Arms, Iffley Road, Oxford
Opening hours: usually first weekend of the month, between 9.30 and about 3pm.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01865 243159