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Hello lovely people,

Today I come forth to share the shopping delights of one of our fantastic Northern cities. Some may say it is the Jewel of Yorkshire; the wonderful Sheffield. Leeds’ less-hipster, grittier sister, and I don’t half have a weakness for her.

Jack and I visited Sheffield last weekend, I’ve been a few times before but this was the first time I felt like I properly explored the second-hand emporiums and Pinterest-worthy boutiques that steel city has to offer. I actually met Jack in Sheffield (well on the train towards there) for a Peace gig at Queens social club back in 2015, so it will always be a special place for us.

 

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I’ve got to be honest, in terms of the selection of styles I tend to shop, Sheffield definitely has an enviable selection. I find a lot of Manchester and Leeds’ vintage stores to be a little too sportswear heavy for me, where as Sheffield’s second-hand offerings nails it for me taste-wise, with the perfect balance between trend pieces and kitsch vintage offerings.

On division street, Mooch Vintage is a great stop off point. Draped with shearling coats, 60s minis and Levi jeans;  Mooch left me wanting to spend a bomb of cash. There was a TOO DIE FOR polka dot wide leg jumpsuit in the window that was bloody divine *sad sidenote: said item also looked bloody small, hence me leaving without it*

 

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Sheffield also has a branch of popular vintage store ‘COW’, whose sister store in Manchester I visit regularly. In COW Sheffield I fell madly in love with a shimmery blue dalmation print shirt, it was real love. Regrettably, I’m on a sassy blouse buying ban, so the beauty was left on the rail for me to dream about…

 

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Perhaps my favourite vintage shop in Sheff would be Vulgar. It’s wholly unique; filled with a mix of high street and designer vintage treasures (I spotted some fabulously printed Versace suit trousers). It should undoubtedly be on your list if you’re visiting Sheffield and wanting to check out the shops.

Syd and Mallory’s Emporium is also another must-visit if you’re in town, stocking not only amazing vintage garms and accessories, but also a cracking collection of vinyl records, it is located on Devonshire Street.

 

If fashion is my wife, homeware is my mistress. Although I am in limbo when it comes to where I live at the minute, I can’t resist purchasing homeware. I’m impatient to have my own place just so I can fill it with trinkets and treasures.

Moonko on division street is jam packed with gorgeous plants, wall prints and quirky home accessories; from coasters emblazoned with sassy sayings, to exquisitely painted plant pots. It has a minimalistic boutique feel that is both great to peruse and Instagram-friendly!

 

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With train networks in the north so well connected, and reasonable priced (if like me you have a railcard – can’t recommend getting one enough), there’s all the more reason to book a day trip to Sheffield. We got a return for £10 from Manchester Piccadilly (we stayed overnight), and it was well worth the short 50min train journey!

Thanks for reading.

Em

 

SHIRT – COW VINTAGE // JEANS- ASOS STRAIGHT LEG // SHOES – DR MARTENS

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