The Best of Vintage Inspired Shopping in Aberdeen!

My friends and family know me as a bit of a “retrophile”, I love all things rockabilly, polka dots and on a night out I’m never seen without my trusty red lipstick (and my rather poor attempt at victory rolls).

Peapod is a MUST if you’re visiting Aberdeen! In fact, every time I walk past I have to stop myself from going in, because I will leave with something! It’s great if you want to be made to feel at home and shop for beautiful things.

If you’re a fan of yesteryear, you may think Aberdeen is not for you, being a city which is turning its focus on renewable technologies, however, you, my friend, are in luck!

Let me take you on a tour of my absolute favourite vintage finds and independent favourites for shopping in Aberdeen.

Peapod, Aberdeen

Peapod – 251 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 7FL

How to get there…

Head up Market Street, turn left onto Union Street and walk the full length of Union Street. Then take a slight left onto Holburn Street and continue until you reach the roundabout. Peapod is on your left.

Reason to love it….

Peapod is a MUST if you’re visiting Aberdeen! In fact, every time I walk past I have to stop myself from going in, because I will leave with something! Or spend FOREVER talking to one of the ladies that runs it about Agatha Christie’s Poirot – so sorry, I’m THAT customer! It’s great in there if you want to be made to feel at home and shop for beautiful things. I’m a particular fan of the tea sets and jewellery…and the dresses and bags and the hats! And not to mention the trunks and cases (I have a few of those in my flat!).

The Closet, Aberdeen

The Closet – Jopps Lane, Aberdeen, AB25 1BX

How to get there…

Head up Market Street, walk through the St Nicholas and Bon Accord Shopping Centres until you reach George Street, follow George St and take a right at John St, continue until Jopp’s Lane on the left.

Reason to love it….

Oh The Closet, how I love you for your array of dresses, shoes, hats, bags and gladrags! I find The Closet particularly great if you’re a fan of anything from the 50s – 70s with circle skirts galore, 70s maxi dresses and mod-tastic shift dresses. Don’t worry boys, there’s something here for you too with a great choice of shirts and punk/rockabilly staples!

Chameleon – 441 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 7GU

How to get there….

Head up Market Street, turn left onto Union Street, walk the full length of Union Street and take a slight left onto Holburn Street. Continue straight past both roundabouts and Chameleon will be on your left.

Reason to love it…

I have one word for you music fans out there – vinyl! Chameleon stocks some fantastic furniture and homewares, but it’s their collection of vinyl records that is music to my ears!

Other Vintage Inspired places to go

The Rosemount area is particularly special and I think it is my favourite part of town because of the good old-fashioned retailers. The Rosemount area is a tribute to a bygone era and I for one love it!

I. J. Mellis Cheesemonger, Aberdeen

There’s I. J. Mellis Cheesemonger (my other passion in life is cheese).

humbug-sweet-shop-aberdeen

Humbug the sweetshop – it’s a gobstopper (pardon the pun).

Clan, Rosemount Place, Aberdeen

Not to mention the tea sets in the CLAN charity shop that my granny would have probably bought by the bucket load and frankly, no-one argues with their granny when it comes to china.

Adelle ChessorBy Adelle Chessor
The Digital Marketing Executive from VisitAberdeenshire, Adelle used to live in Shetland. She has insider knowledge for best trips to Aberdeen, loves shopping, likes to row and knit, big fan of craft beer and live music. Her cat is her favourite kind of person.
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