Just one of many small retailers in Newcastle’s historic Grainger Market, VJW is the place to go for unique jewellery and beads or for jewellery repair. Specialising in fun and retro pieces, you’ll find something for anyone.
Peak is a modern womenswear dealer with a wide range of items in limited amounts, which preserves a sense of exclusivity. Visit their storefront in Jesmond to explore and try on their wares.
Peak Boutique, 17 Acorn Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 0191 281 9080
The Yesterday Society
After you’ve perused the beads at VJW, you’ll want a vintage frock to go with your new jewellery. The Yesterday Society, also in Grainger Market, has what you need. They describe their shop as “an Aladdin’s cave packed to the rafters with vintage and retro clothing and accessories for men and women,” and they emphasise the sheer number of items in stock, so it would be hard to leave empty-handed.
Havetolove promises “fast fashion at affordable prices at your convenience.” A store featured in British Vogue’s lists of best boutiques multiple times must live up to their bold claims. Located on Hawthorn Road, Havetolove stocks everything womenswear, including activewear, loungewear and evening wear. They also sell tonnes of designs under their own Havetolove brand.
Havetolove, 3 Hawthorn Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 0191 2131155
Leaf prides itself on being a small, family-run business with an emphasis on great customer service and exclusive brands. Catering to both men and women, shoppers searching for something of quality that is both unique and personal can’t afford to miss popping into Leaf.
Leaf Clothing, 38-40 Pilgrim St., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 0191 232 9083
Designer has offered “casual wear, weekend wear and workwear with a difference” for the women of Newcastle since 1996. Stocking the best in modern designs, it’s just one more reason for fashionistas to head over to Jesmond.
Designer, 15A Clayton Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 0191 281 5351
Laura Lea Boutique
Nothing calls for a more personal touch than bridal gowns, and Laura Lea delivers. From wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom wear and pieces for those special occasions, you’ll find it all at Laura Lea.
Laura Lea Boutique, 7, Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 0191 232 2386