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Discover Superb Shopping in Suffolk

Shopping in Suffolk can mean anything from browsing a bustling farmers’ market, shopping for designer clothes in a high street boutique or looking around antiques shops.  So, whether your taste is high end or shabby chic, there will be shopping in Suffolk to suit you.

There are several shopping centres in Suffolk where you can find high street and designer brands, such as the Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds. Bury St Edmunds’ medieval streets are also lined with independent shops, as are the charming streets near Ipswich’s waterfront, where you’ll find everything from vintage boutiques to modern cafés.

The abundance of independent shops is one of the best reasons to go shopping in Suffolk. Woodbridge, Southwold, and Beccles boast fantastic boutique and independent shops, as well as regular vintage markets. Lavenham has some of the best independent shopping in Suffolk, especially along the charming Merchants’ Row, while Sudbury offers a range of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, and a twice-weekly market that has taken place on the same spot for almost 700 years.

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Antique shopping in Suffolk is centred in Long Melford, a haven for antiques buyers and traders. However, the whole of Suffolk is a treasure chest, with notable antiques shops in Clare, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Southwold, Yoxford, Leiston and the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

You can find antiques, independent shops, markets, cafés and art galleries at Snape Maltings, an arts and retail complex set inside gorgeous Victorian buildings, and at Stonham Barns, a retail complex in the village of Stonham Aspal.

Food shopping in Suffolk is a great way to bring a little bit of The Foodie County to your kitchen. Exploring the Adnams Celler & Kitchen stores or any of the superb delicatessens and farmers markets in Suffolk will unearth a bounty of produce, from specialty cheeses and artisan beers to fresh seafood and smoked Suffolk ham.

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