Monday, 29 June 2015

Vintage Haworth

Continuing on from my last post, here are the other vintage shops I visited in Haworth.

The Souk
117 Main Street
Haworth
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DP

the souk haworth

The Souk is such an interesting shop to look round - it's jam packed with things from all eras including clothes, accessories and shoes for both men and women. The prices seemed very fair but unfortunately I was not able to find much at all which was both in my size and from the decades I prefer. I spent a long time browsing inside and really enjoyed looking at the wealth of items on offer (photography was not allowed but you can view their website here). The only downside from my point of view is that I often find these kinds of shops with so much stock to be a bit overwhelming - but if you're happy to spend some time having a good look around then there is sure to be something for you.

Sue Ryder Vintage and Retro
35 Bridgehouse Lane
Haworth
West Yorkshire
BD22 8QE

sue ryder vintage and retro haworth

sue ryder vintage and retro haworth

Although vintage finds at charity shops are becoming few and far between, many charity shops now own specific vintage shops where all of the vintage items that are donated end up. On this occasion I found mostly "retro" items from high street shops, but I've turned up gems in this kind of shop before so definitely worth a look if you're in the area.

Honourable Mention:
Oh La La Vintage
38 Main Street
Haworth
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DA

oh la la vintage haworth

Unfortunately we visited Haworth on a day when Oh La La Vintage was closed - I was so disappointed because I looked in the window and saw lots of beautiful things. I'll make sure to visit if I visit Haworth again.

You can find Oh La La's website here and Facebook here.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Vintage Haworth: Rose and Co. Apothecary

While we were on holiday, we were staying just outside Haworth where the Bronte sisters lived and did most of their writing. It's also the home of the Haworth 1940s weekend which I've yet to attend, but I do hope to make it to the Haworth Steampunk weekend in November. Of particular interest however, is that Haworth, like several of the other places we visited on holiday, has several vintage shops that I made sure to investigate. I took lots of photos inside Rose and Co. because it's so beautiful. I've dedicated this post to Rose and Co. by itself to avoid the post getting too long, but I will share some photos and information from the other vintage shops I visited in another post soon.

Rose and Co. Apothecary 
84 Main Street
Haworth
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DP

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth

Rose and Co. Apothecary Haworth
*apologies for that last blurry photo, the little lady was too pretty not to share!

Rose and Co. Apothecary is housed in the original apothecary where Branwell Bronte purchased opium. The shop d├ęcor is in keeping with the apothecary theme and there are lots of interesting things to look at such as posters advertising for old products (think along the lines of Pears soap, Cadbury cocoa, etc), antique shop fittings, and beautiful old packets and bottles. The apothecary section of the shops sells bath and body products such as soaps, hand creams, and perfumes. In the back of the shop is a clothing boutique selling items from brands such as Lindy Bop, Vivien of Holloway, Banned, Freddies of Pinewood, and Stop Staring, as well as lingerie and beauty products.

This was one of my favourite shops to visit, and well worth looking into if you wear any reproduction vintage garments.

Rose and Co. have a website which you can find here and you can also keep up with them on Twitter and Facebook.

If you'd like to see similar posts featuring vintage shopping elsewhere in the UK, please click here.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Bronte Country

Last week I went on holiday with my family to West Yorkshire. Although my brother and I are in our 20s, we still like to go on holiday as a family whilst we're all living within reasonable driving distance of each other, and this time we chose Yorkshire because it would be easy for my brother to travel to and from his flat in Leeds as he only had a few days to spare in between having to work.

Grassington, Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Unfortunately, although the weather was lovely on the day of our arrival, it basically sucked the rest of the week. We had rain, unseasonably cold temperatures and very high winds, with the result that I could barely be separated from my ever-so-glamourous cagoule for the duration.

Helen St

See? Gorgeous.

Underneath the cagoule I kept it super easy with Freddies and cardigans.

Yorkshire

love

saltaire church

Bus Stop

Moors