For shipshape shops, bold brands and quirky curiosities come to Bournemouth and shop ’til you drop!
In the event that you might need a break from lazing on the beach or splashing in the sea, then why not release your inner shopaholic and explore Bournemouth’s fabulous selection of shopping? Independent boutiques, designer brands and your high street favourites all come together in a celebrated assortment for the consummate consumer.
Bournemouth town centre has a pedestrianised high street with a delightful mix of department stores, brand name stores, high street fashion stores and intriguing independent stores.
Surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and all within walking distance to the Lower Gardens and beautiful beaches. After a busy day of retail therapy, Bournemouth offers ample opportunity to unwind and revive. Leisurely and luxurious, the town boasts exquisite facilities for wellness and beauty treatments to make you feel a million dollars.
There are other shopping experiences to explore in the Bournemouth suburbs of Boscombe, home to Bournemouth’s Open Air Market; Westbourne, affectionately known as ‘the village'; and Southbourne, with unique independent stores waiting to be discovered.
Bournemouth is home to a selection of fantastic vintage shops – just head down to the vintage quarter (Christchurch Road in Pokesdown) and you’ll be overwhelmed by the range of retro boutiques, quirky cafes and individual book shops. Enjoy rummaging through the rails in Aladdin’s Cave style boutiques and reminisce over nostalgic items of past times.
When winter approaches, make your first stop Bournemouth Town Centre for that perfect Christmas gift. Bournemouth is home to all the favourite high street names and there are many department stores offering high end clothing ranges and home wares, independent shops and stylish boutiques. Bournemouth also hosts its annual traditional German-style market. The town centre transforms into a Christmas shopping wonderland filled with quaint wooden chalets that feature unique gifts, crafts, handmade jewellery and an abundance festive foods.
For the discerning shopper, Bournemouth offers a unique shopping experience -combining the delights of cosmopolitan, vintage and boutique shopping with the hustle and bustle of the High Street.