6 Cool Clothing Boutiques to Visit in Devon and Cornwall
Indian Textiles | © Till Westermayer/Flickr
The South-west of England
might not be in direct competition with Milan and Paris when it comes to fashion, but there are many hidden designers and boutiques found in the backstreets of Devon and Cornwall. Here are some of the coolest boutiques in these counties at the end of England.
At the top of Penzance
’s most historical street is Fishboy Pz
, an independent Cornish clothing company which has been designing and screen printing clothes since 2001. The prints take inspiration from the surrounding landscape and history, including themes of farming, mining and fishing. The store also has a gallery that showcases local artists and photographers.
Market, Shop, Store
was established only in 2008 but has already won awards and found its footing in this competitive market. Located in beautiful Dartmouth
, the shop stocks an eclectic blend of statement jewellery and womenswear. Starburst is a relaxed affair, and customers can saunter and browse leisurely to their heart’s content.
Handmade shoes that fit the exact specs of your feet are hard to come by these days. Enter Conker Shoes
. The shop has crafted soft leather shoes since 1977, and they use the finest quality materials to make sure your new shoes last a lifetime. Not only are they made to perfection, but they’ll also fix them in-store for you when they start to show wear and tear, so you’ll never have to throw out a favourite pair again.
Caramel Clothing is a lovely little boutique that offers contemporary fashion for style-conscious women in Honiton and Exmouth. All items are hand selected, and the owner, Sarah Simcock, has more than 20 years of experience in fashion. For those who aren’t fashion-savvy, fear not! Just ask one of the helpful staff who are up-to-date with the latest trends; they will be happy to answer any of your style queries.
Caramel Clothing, 17-18 Strand, Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, +44 01395 272624
creates clothes for women who love colour and adventure. Their textiles come from India
, and their passion is born from travel. The clothes are soft, colourful and flatteringly feminine, and the creators always keep in mind fair-trade and environmentally friendly practices. The owners travel to India several times a year to develop collections and work with independent designers to ensure that every season brings something fresh.