Following on from our guide to independent food and drink on Cold Bath Road, here’s a round-up of the best independent Cold Bath Road shopping.
One of the charms of Cold Bath Road shopping is the selection of longstanding family businesses, like Illingworths Hardware which stocks just about everything you could possibly need – and if Pete hasn’t got it, he will get it for you. He has shoppers coming from miles around just to visit his store.
Niche shops like skiwear specialist White Stone and country sports supplier Brown Trout are well established and attract customers from other parts of town and beyond. Little Alligators sells children’s luxuries including toys, stationery and clothing and Hopscotch Shoes has everything a smart kid could need for their feet. Prologue Cycling is the place to go for everything cycle related from high performance road bikes and clothing to physio and sports massage and for a selection of stylish fitness wear pop into Fit Harrogate.
If you’re doing up your home there are plenty of indie interiors shops including Johnsons for bathrooms and bedrooms, Cold Bath Flooring for carpets and wood flooring, Chris Holmes Antiques for all manner of unusual mirrors, furniture and decorative items, Fabric & Co for soft furnishings and Paraphernalia for furniture and accessories. For that all important focal point visit Feature Fireplaces and for something interesting to hang on the wall browse the collection at 108 Fine Art. All that’s left is to make everything look beautiful with a vase full of blooms from 4 Seasons Florist.
Fashion and beauty feature strongly on the Cold Bath Road shopping circuit. Hair salons include Dangerfield & Keane (which is also home to skincare specialist Vikki of the Beauty Suite), Mark Kent, Mr Men’s, Kudos Hair, Chic Cheveaux, Be Ba Bo, Victoria Brown Hair and Beauty and Valley Barbers. On the style front, Bias was one of the guests at our Hygge event at Harrogate Theatre in October where they showcased some of their Scandinavian-style clothing and accessories. For vintage fashion try Catherine Smith and for pre-loved children’s wear there’s Still Gorgeous.
There’s literally an independent for every occasion on Cold Bath Road. You can plan your holiday at Travelstar, get your printing and design done and Enid Taylor and drop off your dry cleaning at Prontaclean or Harrogate Cleaners. Cold Bath Road is what independent Harrogate is all about – a great selection of shops run by enthusiastic local specialists who understand what their customers want.
Watch out for more guides to independent shopping guides around Harrogate coming up on the blog.