Vintage Shopfronts

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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NESFIELD & PIERCY BUTCHERS

49 Commercial St, Norton, Malton, U.K.

Traditional family butcher shop.

photo storemag.tv


BRAMBLE & MOSS

64 Hill Rise, Richmond Upon Thames, London

Stunning flower and plant shop with fabulous seasonal window displays.

photo siobhaise


URBAN GROW

92 Grove Street, Edinburgh

Plant and coffee shop. More favorite Edinburgh shops.

photo exploringedinburgh


POUR TOI

Passeig del Born, 19, Barcelona

Womenswear and accessories.

photo raquel.cayeula


IL FORO

via Roma 44, Sant’Agata de’ Goti 

Former pharmacy repurposed as bakery.

photo francescabrt


ELIZABETH STREET GALLERY

209 Elizabeth Street, New York

Antiques and unique objects in a former 1850’s firehouse.


HERBORISTERIE

8 rue Saint Jean, Lyon

170 year-old herbalist.

photo realrobbentley


LA DUQUESITA

Calle Fernando VI S, Madrid

Artisan bakery and coffee shop.

more Madrid shops

photo raquel.cayeula


RETROSARIA BIJOU

Rua da Conceição 91, Lisbon

Haberdashery shop with a beautiful pale blue Art Nouveau facade.

more Lisbon shops

photo anapesticos


BIRD SONG

5 rue du Panier, Marseille

Women’s clothing and accessories.

photo outofmylens

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