Last Updated on March 9, 2023
Boutiques form a beautiful addition to Suffolk’s high streets and remain a popular choice for today’s shoppers. You’ll find many spread across the county and they promise to offer a pleasant experience when it comes to taking a stroll and upgrading your wardrobe. With so many to choose from within the historic county of Suffolk, we’ve whittled the vast amount to 5, so next time you’re out and about in the towns below, be sure to take a look around these gems!
Sat on the beautiful High Street, in what could arguably be the most beautiful Suffolk town you could hope to find, and certainly one of the best due to the beautiful beach on its doorstep, you’ll find the Collen & Clare boutique. Having been established in 2002, it has fast earned an enviable reputation and popularity, recognised for its exceptional quality and prices. After being included in the list of ‘Britain’s 50 Most Brilliant Boutiques’ by the magazine Stella, run by the Sunday Telegraph, it was quickly described by the Sunday Times as ‘The Ultimate Boutique.’ With a huge range of ladieswear and menswear, as well as designer items, you’ll be sure to be able to find everything you would like in Collen & Clare.
- Molls & Dolls – Stowmarket
Stowmarket – a small scenic Suffolk town, situated in between the historic town of Bury St Edmunds and the busy, county town of Suffolk, Ipswich, is home to various amounts of small, independent businesses. Situated in a quaint building, Molls & Dolls is no exception. Offering a wide range of fashion choices, for a variety of ages and prices, this local business is certainly a gem in the crown of Suffolk!
Located in the quiet, Suffolk seaside village of Thorpeness, the Thorpeness Emporium is a small shop with lots to offer. Offering various different types of antiques and packed with plenty of unique delights, you’ll have no difficulty finding some beautiful vintage jewellery and accessories as well as a range of clothes and homeware. In addition to shopping, the café attached to the boutique serves up a delectable selection of cakes, scones, afternoon teas and lots of other nibbles and refreshments.
An idyllic country shop located in one of the most picturesque villages in Suffolk, the quaint shop of Posy is every bit as picture-perfect as its surroundings. On offer is a wide range of antiques and vintage accessories, as well as modern ones, homeware, and gifts, as well as paintings which the owner handpaints in the studio attached to the shop! There are few better places to support local businesses in Suffolk.
Just a short drive from Ipswich, the small village of Sproughton very much embodies the notion of a hidden gem. Situated in a vintage showroom, the Shed offers vintage homeware as well as great outdoor accessories, such as outdoor goods and gardening products that are perfect for the summer. Opened in February 2016, the company has worked its way up the ranks, offering gifts and so much more. Furthermore, why not nip into Nora’s Tearoom, next to the shop, which has lots to offer, such as a wide range of hot and cold drinks for you to replenish your thirst, as well as afternoon teas, whilst taking you back to 1940’s style tearooms.
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