A unique mix of independently owned shops along with national chains
From clothing stores to jewellers and from homeware to gift shops in Cirencester, this lovely Cotswolds town has a mix of shops that should cater for most needs.
Well-known names such as Crew Clothing, Joules, Waterstones, White Stuff and Marks & Spencer combine with local boutiques, specialist food shops and independent retailers to offer a unique shopping experience.
The main shopping area centres around the Market Place, Dyer Street, Cricklade Street and Castle Street, but be sure to explore the West Market Place and Black Jack Street areas too. There is also a small covered shopping area called Bishops Walk and The Woolmarket off Dyer Street has lots of little shops to explore.
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The Black Jack Street area has become a 'must visit' area with loads of 'nooks and crannies' to explore.
And the re-development of the back of the Post Office area has brought further outlets to this area such as Joli Beau and Pashon.
Encore Clothing is also located in the area between Black Jack Street and Castle Street. Lord, the 'upscale full-service Barber Shop' for boys and men, has become a mainstay of this retail area.
At the top of Cirencester's Market Place you will find Cricklade Street to your left and Castle Street straight ahead.
Cricklade Street is home to the likes of Seasalt, Mountain Warehouse, EE, Waterstones, Superdrug, Boots, The Body Shop, Oops A Daisy and Costa.
While on Castle Street you can find Vodafone, Concord Foto, WH Smiths, White Stuff, Plum, The AGA Shop, Coffee #1, Turner & Hares and Dessous Chic as well as various estate agents and places to eat and drink.
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There are lots of clothes shops in Cirencester, womenswear being particularly well represented with many independent stores in the town (such as Jungle in Black Jack Street and Plum on Castle Street) together with established chains such as Seasalt and Sahara.
Clothing for men can be found at the likes of Crew Clothing, Turner & Hares, Brook Taverner, Fat Face and White Stuff.
Boots, New Wave Fish Shop, Regatta and Joules are further examples of the type of store to be found in the town.
Cirencester doesn't have a Currys or other large electrical retailer, but a range of electrical goods can be purchased from the catalogue shop Argos which has a presence in Dyer Street as does homeshop Gardiner Haskins. The camera shop Concord Foto is located in Castle Street.
Dotted around the town you will find the major banks and building societies including Barclays, Lloyds, Nationwide, Nat West and Santander. HSBC closed in August 2023.
The Cirencester Charter Market can be found in the Market Place every Monday and Friday.
On the outskirts of Cirencester you can find Dobbies Garden Centre and Tesco as well as a small retail park near the Love Lane area of the town.
French Grey Interiors
Marks & Spencer
The Cotswold General Store
Happy Hen House
Walter Bull (Jewellers)
R.Scott & Co.
The Aga Shop
Turner & Hares
He Says, She Waffles
MBB Brasserie (Made by Bob)
Cotswold Country Living