From couture to vintage, to the latest high street and Instagram trends, Middlesbrough has a vibrant mix of shops and independent stores for all tastes.
Middlesbrough’s shopping district offers everything you could want for a brilliant day out – from shopping, lunch and cocktails, to relaxed browsing and coffee breaks – it’s all in close proximity.
Whether you’re looking for a perfect wedding outfit from a department store like House of Fraser or Debenhams, something couture from an independent boutique, or high-end high street fashion, Linthorpe Road is where you’ll find it. Not forgetting the independent shops on Baker Street and Albert Road, which are a 3 minute walk away.
Middlesbrough has a well-deserved reputation for being home to award-winning designers and boutiques. Wedding dress and prom dress designer Kate Fearnley is winner of the prestigious accolade ‘Wedding Dress Designer of the Year 2019’, so if you’re getting hitched Kate’s store is a must visit!
Consisting of a 40,000 square foot designer department store, three boutiques and an international website, Psyche is a Middlesbrough fashion institution which is internationally recognised, and 2018 winner of the Draper’s Independent Awards. It houses over 200 of the most sought after brands including Moncler, Paul Smith, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Hugo Boss. For over 36 years Psyche has carved out a reputation based on cutting edge design and was voted UK Menswear Independent Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Awards 2018.
Flannels is the newest designer store to open in Middlesbrough, with two floors of some of the biggest catwalk names, including Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Dior, and McQueen.
Triads is another of Middlesbrough’s most respected boutiques. Selling ready to wear designer names including Belstaff, Canada Goose, and Vivienne Westwood, they have been described in the media as ‘one of the best independent UK menswear stores’.
Quirky finds and bang on trend upcycled retro gems can be found in Baker Street’s Aladdin’s cave-style boutiques, like Saint Boutique.
Top high street names selling fashions, electronics, homewares, jewellery and much more can be found along Linthorpe Road and in the four shopping centres that make up the bustling shopping heart of Middlesbrough – Cleveland Centre, Hillstreet Centre, Captain Cook Square, and Dundas Arcade. Stores include House of Fraser, Topshop, Marks and Spencer, Pandora, River Island, New Look, Primark, Apple, Stormfront, Disney Store, and so many more.
After a long day hitting the shops you can unwind and enjoy a premium cocktail at one of Middlesbrough’s popular bars like The Nuthatch and Dovecot Bar and Kitchen, sip on a coffee made by expert baristas at Bedford St Coffee, or try Off the Ground for ethically sourced coffee and sweet temptations. There’s huge number of tempting restaurants nearby too, including Fork in the Road, Barbarossa, and Bistrot Pierre – the hard part is choosing which one to try!
Round the day off in style with a pampering session at one of the nearby nail bars, or make a night of it and enjoy Middlesbrough’s lively late night hotspots before calling it a night in one of the nearby hotels for a well-earned rest.