We love vintage shopfronts. Historic shopfronts add character inviting customers in to browse the wares on offer. Often paired with original architectural details that create unique shopping experiences. A shopping experience can’t be recreated in an online shop. This week on Instagram we posted the beautiful vacant Freer Family Butcher shopfront dating from 1912. We imagined how we would love to repurpose this shop and invited suggestions. Equally beautiful as a plant, grocery or bookshop. Later we were delighted to hear that it is once again a thriving butchery.
They don’t build shopfronts like this anymore. The beautiful curved windows and transom of Bramble & Moss flower shop, and the stunning stone carved shopfront of Grow Urban built in 1856 prove this. We also love when vintage shops retain the original signage. Foro bakery has kept the pharmacy sign and Pour Toi womenswear shop has the original mattress shop sign.
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Calçada de Santo André 11, Lisbon, Portugal
This stunning art nouveau storefront now a restaurant was a former jewelry shop.
NESFIELD & PIERCY BUTCHERS
49 Commercial St, Norton, Malton, U.K.
Traditional family butcher shop.
BRAMBLE & MOSS
64 Hill Rise, Richmond Upon Thames, London
Stunning flower and plant shop with fabulous seasonal window displays.
92 Grove Street, Edinburgh
Plant and coffee shop. More favorite Edinburgh shops.
Passeig del Born, 19, Barcelona
Womenswear and accessories.
via Roma 44, Sant’Agata de’ Goti
Former pharmacy repurposed as bakery.
ELIZABETH STREET GALLERY
209 Elizabeth Street, New York
Antiques and unique objects in a former 1850’s firehouse.
8 rue Saint Jean, Lyon
170 year-old herbalist.
Calle Fernando VI S, Madrid
Artisan bakery and coffee shop.
more Madrid shops
Rua da Conceição 91, Lisbon
Haberdashery shop with a beautiful pale blue Art Nouveau facade.
more Lisbon shops
5 rue du Panier, Marseille
Women’s clothing and accessories.