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Truro Treasures: Must Visit Independent Shops

Truro, a mesmerising city nestled in the heart of Cornwall, captivates visitors with its rich history, vibrant culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes.

As you explore this charming city, be sure to immerse yourself in its exceptional shopping scene. Truro boasts a diverse range of independent shops that cater to every taste and interest. Discover eight must-visit independent stores that will add a touch of enchantment to your Truro adventure. 

Great Cornish Food Store 

The Great Cornish Food Store is a unique grocery store that exclusively stocks local food and drink. With its charming design and friendly atmosphere, this store has quickly become a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss the chance to explore the best of Cornish cuisine while supporting local producers who take pride in their craft. 

Music Nostalgia

For music enthusiasts, a visit to Music Nostalgia is essential. This record shop, now located in Tinner’s Court, showcases an extensive collection of vinyl, discs, and merchandise across various genres. Whether you’re a passionate collector or a casual listener, you’ll find something special here that will transport you back to the golden era of music.

Busby and Fox

Step into Busby and Fox, a haven for women’s clothing and lifestyle. This independent brand, with a store in Truro, offers unique and exclusive fashion collections that celebrate individuality and style. Their commitment to personalized customer service ensures an unforgettable shopping experience. Explore their range of beautiful garments and home decor items and let your fashion sense soar.  

Bay Tree Home

Enhance your living space with a visit to Bay Tree Home, a treasure trove of home accessories. From clocks and cushions to vases and candles, this shop offers a delightful array of items that will add a touch of elegance to any room. Immerse yourself in their collection and discover the perfect accents for your home.  

Unkeeka Life

For ethical and exciting products, head to Unkeeka Life, a lifestyle store that caters to a range of tastes. From gorgeous handbags to children’s toys, their selection is diverse and unique. Find innovative and interesting gifts for all occasions and be a part of the positive change they advocate for through ethical consumer choices.

The Original Art Shop

Art enthusiasts should not miss a visit to The Original Art Shop, a well-established store owned by Julieann Kinley. Located in Nalder’s Court, this shop specializes in bespoke picture framing and artwork. With Julieann’s unmatched expertise in conservation picture framing and fine art restoration, you can be assured of finding beautiful pieces to adorn your home. Immerse yourself in the world of art and bring home something truly special.

Refill Store

Taking a stance against unnecessary packaging, The Refill Store offers an alternative solution to shopping for store cupboard essentials. This concept store, located in Lemon Street Market, allows customers to buy food items loose, cutting down on single-use plastic waste. Inspired by environmental concerns raised by David Attenborough’s documentary “The Blue Planet,” The Refill Store is committed to small steps toward big change. By supporting this store, you contribute to a more sustainable future for Truro and the planet.  

Little Roo's

While exploring Truro, take a break at Little Roo’s, a community hub dedicated to families with children under 5. Little Roo’s offers a delightful Play Cafe where your little ones can enjoy a soft play area and a small sensory room, keeping them engaged and entertained. Meanwhile, parents can relax in the seated area and savour light lunches, snacks, tea, and coffee. It is the perfect place to recharge and create lasting memories with your family in a warm and welcoming environment.

Victoria Walker Jewellery

Victoria Walker Jewellery: Nestled in the charming Princes House, Victoria Walker Jewellery is a true hidden gem awaiting discovery. With a focus on fine, kinetic jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature, Victoria’s creations are a testament to her artistry.