Opened in 2000, Vanilla has become one of the go-to destinations for stylish Oxonians. Stocking a fantastic range of small designer labels, the boutique offers a chic choice for women who are after something a little bit special compared to the usual high street chains. With a colourful selection of clothing, accessories, homeware and toiletries, we dare you to try and leave empty handed!
13 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford +44 01865 552155
The focus at Indigo is on Fairtrade pieces and things made from natural, recycled and organic materials. Stocking a range of women and men’s clothing, as well as items for babies, homewear and gifts, everything has been picked for its uniqueness and beauty. If you prefer shopping with a conscience, Indigo is really worth a visit.
62 Cowley Road, Oxford +44 01865 794176
This beautiful dress is made by a brand called Kaito, made using Kala cotton – one of the few genetically pure cotton species left in India, old world. 100% organic. The sweet basket here is by The Basket Room. It is handwoven by a member of the women's basket weaving group in Kenya and buying it directly supports them and their craft. The hummingbird necklace is by Sarah Hyams, making in Oxford. Visit our shop in store or online shopindigo.co.uk #indigooxford #handmadejewellery #ethicaljewellery #ethicalshopping #ethicalfashion #consciousfashion #mybasketroom #shopkaito #kalacotton @shopkaito @thebasketroom
Located in Oxford’s historic covered market, Fresh is an independent boutique offering stylish fashion to women of all ages. It’s the place to head for pretty, patterned dresses (most are available in sizes 6-18) and delicate jewellery, with a bit of personality.
3 & 4 Avenue One, The Covered Market, Oxford +44 01865 243 242
Rainbow and Spoon
For fashion that will make you stand out for the crowd, pay Rainbow and Spoon a visit. Stocking a creative and colourful mix of original daywear, party fashion, contemporary jewellery and unique accessories, you won’t find these designs on the high street. The best bit? Nothing here will break the bank!
22 Park End Street, Oxford +44 01865 723492
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Walters of Oxford
Something of an Oxford institution, Walters of Oxford has been supplying University graduation gowns for over 150 years, but it’s also the place to go for classic menswear. There’s a staggering selection of quality suits, shirts, ties and shoes, as well as more casual pieces on offer. There’s even a walk-in barber shop on site for last-minute cuts.
10 Turl Street, Oxford +44 01865 201500
Celebrating small, emerging brands, Aspire Style is a quirky little boutique stocking everything from cute day dresses to statement jewellery. The Oxford store is friendly and inviting, with sparkling chandeliers lighting up the space. It’s also a great place to shop for fun homewear and individual gifts.
21 High Street, Oxford +44 01865 202600