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Shopping in The Arcade - Bournemouth

Bournemouth Shopping

The Ultimate Shopping Experience

For the discerning shopper, Bournemouth offers a unique shopping experience -combining the delights of cosmopolitan, vintage and boutique shopping with the hustle and bustle of the High Street.  

Bournemouth town centre has a pedestrianised high street with a delightful mix of department stores, brand name stores, high street fashion stores and intriguing indepedent stores. Surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and all within walking distance to the Lower Gardens and beautiful beaches. Indulge in spa pampering treatments at spa boutiques throughout the town such as Westover Beauty-  only a short walk away from the beach to show off your pampered hair and nails.

In the Triangle, Dancezie Dancewear Shop have a delightful range dancewear and dance shoes to suit any dancer's taste.

If high street chain stores are your main focus, Castlepoint Shopping Park is situated just three miles from Bournemouth town centre and is full of brand name stores, high street fashion, homewares, restaurants and cafes.

There are other shopping experiences to explore in the Bournemouth suburbs of Boscombe, home to Bournemouth's Open Air Market; Westbourne, affectionately known as 'the village'; and Southbourne, with unique independent stores waiting to be discovered!

Bournemouth is home to a selection of fantastic vintage shops - just head down to the vintage quarter (Christchurch Road in Pokesdown) and you’ll be overwhelmed by the range of retro boutiques, quirky cafes and individual book shops. Enjoy rummaging through the rails in ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ style boutiques and reminisce over nostalgic items of past times.  

The Boscombe vintage market takes place inside Boscombe’s Royal Arcade on a Saturday every quarter. Expect to find some unique treasures and trinkets with a wealth of vintage goodies including fashion, textiles, arts and crafts, accessories and collectables.

And for all your needs, there are plenty of banks and foreign exhange services in the town centre such as Kanoo Foreign Exchange that guarantees great rates on all currency.

When winter approaches, make your first stop Bournemouth Town Centre for that perfect Christmas gift.  Bournemouth is home to all the favourite high street names and there are many departments’ stores offering high end clothing ranges and home wares, independent shops and stylish boutiques. Bournemouth also hosts its annual traditional German-style market. The town centre transforms into a Christmas shopping wonderland filled with quaint wooden chalets that feature unique gifts, crafts, handmade jewellery and an abundance festive foods.

Staying For The Weekend?

If you are looking to make a weekend of your shopping trip, there is a huge range of accommodation to choose from.

Whether you are looking to add a bit of luxury to your trip or are just looking for place to stay with a warm shower to relax after a busy day of retail therapy, we have a huge range of Hotels, B&B's and Guest Houses to choose from.

If you are planning to stay the weekend, why not check out one of the many eventsattractions and restaurants in the area to compliment your stay and make your weekend that extra bit special!

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