When it comes to independent shops in Cornwall, Falmouth really does tick all the boxes. From innovative plastic-free foodie shops and Cornish lifestyle brands, to charming gift boutiques and nautical interiors, we’ve come up with our top ten independent shops you must visit when in Falmouth…
51 Church Street
Offering beautiful curated interiors with a coastal twist, Cream Cornwall is your go-to for creating a stylish home that is cohesive yet unique. Above all, the crew at The Working Boat are obsessed with the classic collection, especially the Mackerel Mug.
📷: Sam Denvir
39 Market Street
Uneeka in name and unique in its offering. This interiors shop provides furniture, homeware and lighting that ooze Scandinavian vibes with pops of colour to brighten up your living space. You’ll be the favourite amongst your friends and family, with gifts including candles, grow bars and silver hammered jewellery, to name a few.
23 Arwenack Street
For the sustainable soul amongst us, Finisterre is the ultimate surfers clothing brand. Born over a decade ago from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable product for those that share a love of the sea. From recycled fleeces and waterproof boots to insulated jackets and cosy knitted jumpers, you can rely on Finisterre to keep you protected from the British weather.
1 Webber Hill
With a dream to supply Falmouth with sustainable choices, un_rap is a completely zero waste shop with a mission to raise awareness of plastic pollution. With everything to stock your kitchen cupboards, refill options for cleaning products, as well as various plastic-free goodies, make the first step of your plastic-free journey today.
1 Church Street
A company that began in 1981 by The Chadwick brothers in a small general clothing store selling stripy tops, soon evolved into a business that showcased their love of Cornwall and sustainability. Seasalt offers the ultimate Cornish lifestyle, with their classic tops, illustrative patterned dresses and lightweight raincoats with a Cornish twist.
Willow & Stone
18 Arwenack Street
Willow & Stone provide unusual traditional products that are difficult to source elsewhere in Cornwall. Focusing on ironmongery and lighting, Willow & Stone soon branched out into gifts, stationery, prints and cards, which proved to be very popular. Curated to suit the Willow & Stone ethos, you’ll find an array of treasures in this beautiful double-fronted store.
📷: Willow & Stone
The Grey Lurcher
20 High Street
A carefully curated selection of gifts, cards, kitchen and homeware, The Grey Lurcher is the perfect spot to gather all your present ideas for the year. Also a stockist for Annie Sloan chalk paint, browse the full collection of colours on offer. So why not transform your old furniture into a beautiful new addition to your home instead of buying new!
📷: The Grey Lurcher
21 Church Street
One of the leading independent bookshops in the UK, knowledgeable booksellers will be on hand to recommend some great reads. Catering for everyone, Falmouth Bookseller stocks a wide range of fiction, children’s and non-fiction titles. As well as this, they also host vibrant events with guests speakers, book-signings and workshops.
📷: Falmouth University
The Bean Hive by The Sea
40 Arwenack Street
A new venture for this quirky business, who opened their second shop in Falmouth during this year’s lockdown. Think fun, adventurous and colourful, with gifts that are sure to brighten up any person’s day!
📷: The Bean Hive by the sea
19 High Street
Offering classic and stylish womenswear, Parade hand-pick their items every season to be featured in their store. Therefore, they only choose the finest British and Danish brands to work with, so you can count on Parade to provide good quality items all year round.
29 Church Street
Whistlefish offer beautifully designed prints, cards, gifts and stationery with Cornwall at the forefront of its inspiration. Sourcing artwork from Cornwall and further afield, make your home a coastal paradise with these prints.
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