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Shopping and retail

Shopping and retail

With high street brands galore and numerous unique independent stores, Exeter packs quite a shopping punch for a compact city. There really is something for everyone within the city’s shopping centres, quirky stores, cobbled streets and markets.

Even if shopping isn’t usually your thing, Exeter will have something to tempt those pennies out of your pockets. There’s plenty of unique areas to explore and some great historical architecture around the city centre too. You can find a list of independent shops, provided by InExeter, on their webpages.

Princesshay, a modern shopping precinct in the heart of the city centre, houses over 60 retailers and restaurants. With the best high street names as well as some independent and more specialised stores, you’ll find everything you need here. Beautifully placed with the iconic Cathedral as its backdrop, some Princesshay favourites include Zara, New Look, Apple and Hollister.

Next to Princesshay runs Exeter’s High Street where you can find even more big-name brands such as John Lewis, H&M, Urban Outfitters and Marks & Spencer. The nearby Guildhall Shopping Centre offers even more shopping choice and is home to popular stores like Primark and Wilko.

It’s not all big names in Exeter though as the city has a strong independent sector. Just off the High Street you can find lots of independent stores and more bespoke offerings.

The West Quarter of the city is a fascinating place to visit with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Teeming with unique independent stores, vintage shops, florists, music shops, and a host of eateries to relax in, there is something for everyone.

Just off the High Street, you’ll find quaint Gandy Street. The cobbled lane is lined with independent stores, bars and restaurants, offering a unique shopping experience.