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Vintage Shopping Guide

If you love nothing more than searching the rails for vintage fashions, homewares and treasures, then head to Bury St Edmunds!

Not only is vintage shopping fashionable but it’s also a great way to find a real bargain and a unique item that no-one else has. What’s more, it’s an antidote to the eco-impacts of ‘fast fashion’. Take to the streets and explore the vintage, retro and second-hand shopping opportunities in Bury St Edmunds and beyond. 

Luna’s House Boutique


Luna’s House Boutique
is a three storey treasure trove of vintage clothing, homeware, jewellery and furniture located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Take your time perusing the eclectic mix of items from yesteryear and see what takes your eye. The owners are passionate about a more sustainable lifestyle and will be happy to help you find something for yourself or even as a unique gift for a loved one. 

Vinyl Hunter

Vintage audiophiles will love the wide range of vintage and new vinyl on offer at Vinyl Hunter. The Bury based Record Cafe has built up a strong community base of like-minded individuals, all of them music enthusiasts keen to build up their collection. As well as records and cassettes, vinyl hunter is also a purveyor of audio equipment and hosts the occasional gig, with proceeds going to charity. 

Bohemia Vintage and Lifestyle

On the search for the perfect pair of vintage Doc Martens? What about another Observer book to add to your collection or perhaps some Clarice Cliff ceramics? Well, Bohemia Vintage and lifestyle is well worth a look to uncover an array of fabulous items including vintage homewares, clothing, textiles, and accessories amongst all manner of curios and quirky items. 

Smoking Monkey 

An amazing little antique emporium, Smoking Monkey is packed to the brim with antiques and collectables from a wide range of periods and styles. Owner Marcia is a well-respected antique dealer, on had to offer expert advice on your purchases. Stock changes regularly and includes a wide range of prints, books and rural bygones as well as a host of individual dealers on display, so you never know what you might uncover! Be sure to look out for Jacko the smoking monkey- resident in the centre of the shop, drop by to find out his story. 

3 Cats Vintage

Located at the top of St John’s street in Bury St Edmunds, 3 Cats Vintage is reimagining the second hand shopping experience into something a little more upscale and bespoke. The shop stocks unique and gently used merchandise, making your foray into vintage shopping both tasteful and affordable. As well as items in their original condition, 3 cats vintage also stock upcycled furniture, intriguing artworks and gifts which are as individual as their recipient. 

Owners Anne and Gill will be pleased to welcome visitors who share their vision of beauty and value in preloved items and are happy to offer design tips to inspire you in bringing your home alive using the subtle touches of vintage decorating ideas. 

Charity Shops

And of course we mustn’t forget the huge range of excellently stocked charity shops in Bury St Edmunds, for the conscientious bargain hunter who wants to give back as they shop. Drop into British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research at Cornhill and on Abbeygate Street and the East Anglian Childrens’ Hospice. You might just find some hidden treasure, a thoughtful gift for a friend or the perfect addition to your outfit- all for a good cause. 

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