Bath’s unique and individual shops are a big part of what makes the city such a special place to visit. As many retailers begin to reopen, here’s our guide to some of the best fashion, jewellery and beauty stores to discover in the city…
Dress to Impress
For fashion and accessories you won't find anywhere else in Bath, head to Portman Bath. You'll find summer dresses, beach cover-ups and contemporary jewellery, all at high-street prices. In nearby George Street, Grace & Mabel offers an intimate shopping experience for clothing, accessories and lifestyle products. The owners are very selective in what they buy, hand-picking pieces that are individual and unique.
Square, on New Bond Street, is an award-winning boutique, with a 40-year heritage of showcasing women’s designer brands such as Ganni, Velvet, Bella Freud, Isabel Marant Etoile, Rag & Bone and ba&sh. In nearby Green Street, you'll find Maze Clothing, a family-run store showcasing a carefully edited selection of men's and women's clothing from brands such as Scotch and Soda, Hartford, Great Plains, Hudson, Folk and Velvet.
Head to Kingsmead Square for pre-owned luxury designer clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women at Grace & Ted. Owned by mother and daughter duo Sharon and Emma Savage, you’ll find well-known designer labels at discounted prices. Fashion boutique Sassy and Boo on Bartlett Street stocks contemporary fashion label Luella as well as other guest labels.
Gaff Clothing has been in Bath for 30 years offering affordable smart and casualwear for both men and women, offering a personal service to customers. Staff are trained personalised shoppers who will instantly know your size. The shop is a key stockist of Spanish label Desigual.
If you're looking for an outfit for a wedding or special occasion, Definition of Bath is the perfect place to go. Find the elegant boutique on Broad Street and enjoy a personal service with stylists on hand to give advice.
For sports fans, John Moore Sports is an established family-run sports business founded in 1912. You’ll find specialist sports equipment, clothing and accessories for anything from cricket and darts to football, hockey, rugby, swimming, yoga, running and tennis.
For beauty and wellness, discover the award-winning Duchess Beauty Heaven on Walcot Street. Owned by Beatrice Pounder, this salon, skincare and beauty shop sells a carefully curated range of ethical, vegan and plastic-free brands with high sustainable standards, including royalty and celebrity favourite Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell, and Environ Skincare for all skin types.
Goodbody Wellness provide quality natural CBD products in an innovative environment. Their experts support people who know their own minds and bodies, helping you feel refreshed and empowered. Visit their shop on Broad Street to try some of their products and see what CBD can do for you.
The Finishing Touches
Tucked away in Union Passage, family-run The Silver Shop of Bath has been selling silver jewellery, watches and other gifts since 1952. The shop, which has a traditional warm feel, comprises of two parts, with the jewellery room consisting mainly of silver jewellery and the gift area at the front offering a large range of gift ideas.
In nearby Northumberland passage, award-winning goldsmith and jeweller Nicholas Wylde is celebrating reopening with their new Buttercup Collection. Embedded with diamonds, the range “embodies the beauty of nostalgia and youth – reminiscent of relaxing in a field of buttercups with friends and checking to see if you like butter”.
Make an appointment to visit Bath’s luxury jewellery store E P Mallory Jewellers on Bridge Street. Steeped in history, Mallory has a 100-year heritage with a reputation for fine jewellery made to the highest quality. Antique pieces sit alongside contemporary designer collections and Rolex watches.
On Pulteney Bridge, independent shop Icarus Jewellery is known for its elegant, bold and fine quality silver jewellery with a great selection of handmade unique designs.