Our Top 10 Places to Shop for Vintage In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Our Top 10 Places to Shop for Vintage In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ok so obviously I believe in buying vintage / preloved / second hand goods over new stuff for a huge number of reasons which i’m not going to go into here. What I am going to go into is how Newcastle is quickly becoming a hub for vintage of all kinds, here in no particular order is my top 10 places to buy vintage in our beautiful Newcastle.

I’m going to mix up clothing with furniture etc too, just to confuse things.

     Bibelot Nook - 1 Stepney Road, Newcastle, NE1 2PZ
Well yes of course I was going to include Bibelot Nook or anyone stumbling on this page from google wouldn't realise that we are a vintage furniture shop that also sells collectables, antiques and original art, based in the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn area. That’ll do, now on with the rest of the list… 
   Flea Circus - 210 warwick street, Heaton, NE2 1BB.
There are a staggering 40 independent sellers in Flea Circus! Ranging from local makers to antique dealers there truly is something for everyone. I started and still sell in Flea Circus, it really is a fantastic community of makers and sellers. “We sell a vast range of vintage treasures from furniture, homewares, vinyl & books, to comics, clothes, electronics and accessories. We support local creatives and offer all kinds of original and handcrafted goods, alongside a stunning selection of plants.” Can be found on insta at @wearefleacircus
The Yesterday Society - Unit 9, Alley 1, The Grainger Market, NE1 5QG.
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The Yesterday Society Vintage Boutique is a vintage clothing shop that occupies Newcastles iconic granger market. If you are looking for vintage or retro clothing in Newcastle then a visit to Rachel needs to be top of your list. “The Yesterday Society  is an Aladdin’s cave packed to the rafters with vintage and retro clothing and accessories for men and women.“ Can be found on insta at @theyesterdaysocietyvintage

Fern Avenue Antiques Centre - 75-79 Fern Avenue, Jesmond, NE2 2RA 
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More of a traditional antiques centre, Fern Avenue is the largest antiques centre in the north east! It is rammed full of everything from the random to the beautiful, and everything in between. Located in leafy Jesmond, Fern Avenue features the wares of over 20 antique dealers. “We have traditional English furniture, unusual statement pieces, kitchenalia to smart retro and modern design, period continental furnishings to great leather and travel luggage, ethically sourced taxidermy, jewellery, vintage clothing and much, much more.” Can be found on insta at @fernavenueantiquescentre

Time Antiques - 142 Northumberland Street, NE1 4DQ 
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Smack bang in the middle of the city centre, Time Antiques is a compact little shop just off Northumberland Street. Featuring a few different sellers, Time Antiques is really the perfect place to go for original vintage jewellery and ornaments in the centre of town. Can be found on insta at @timeantiques 

Friday Vintage - 3 Old Eldon Sq, NE1 7EG 

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Brand new vintage clothing boutique situated on Newcastles famous hippy / goth green (old eldon square). Literally in their first couple of months trading from their brand new premises and well worth checking out! Can be found on insta at @igotitsecondhand 

Waceland - Unit 19, Central Arcade, Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5BQ 
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Waceland is located in another iconic Newcastle city centre location, Central Arcade. A vintage fashion store boasting a huge selection of rare clothes and accesories. They even have a store in Durham too. “Founded in 2017, we are a family run company who has the customer at heart. We treat our customers like family as we believe family is key! Specialising in sourcing and handpicking vintage gems and streetwear must haves from around the globe to bring you the very best!” Check out their well stocked website at www.waceland.com they can be found on instagram @waceland.ncl

Urbn nest - John Marley Centre, Whickham View, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 6TT 
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Ran by duo Eliot & Dani, Urbn Nest are based in the John Marley Centre in Scotswood and always feature a diverse range of interesting furniture and decorative items. Their studio visits are by appointment only but they can often be found at local markets and are Ouseburn Market regulars. bookings can be made via their website www.urbnnest.com. They can be found on Instagram at @urbn.nest

The Vintage Scene - 15 Ridley Place, Newcastle, NE1 8JQ
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Now sporting 3 stores nationwide, including Glasgow and Leicester, The Vintage Scene are fairly new kids on the block in Newcastle and they have a fantastic range of vintage clothing for all. Their well stocked online store is certainly worth a browse too. They can be found on instagram at @thevintagescenenewcastle 

Flip - 104 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AF 
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Specialising in vintage American clothing, Flip was probably the first vintage clothes shop I ever entered, way back in the late 90s. Even then I was late to the party as they opened in 1978. Their experience is evident in their stock as Flip has some of the best original imported vintage around. "In business since 1978, we've been importing genuine American clothing ever since and have built a strong identity and reputation in the North East." They can be found on instagram @flipvintage 

St Oswalds (Heaton) - 266 Chillingham Road, Heaton, NE6 5LQ 

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St Oswalds is a local hospice and charity close to my heart. Whilst you can find great vintage items at all of their 22 charity shops, I would highly recommend a visit to their Heaton branch for the cream of their crop. "We’re a charitable hospice rooted in the North East. We provide outstanding, specialist and expert care to adults and children with life-limiting conditions. We strive to provide quality time for everyone." St Oswalds are always looking for volunteers too, you can find a list of most of their shops on their website www.stoswaldsuk.org and if you have some spare time to donate you can view their current volunteer opportunities there too. All of their shops accept donations too. The Heaton shop can be found on instagram here @stoswaldsheaton



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