Our guide to shopping in St Ives, from the best clothing stores to where to our favourite local jewellers...
Shopping for pretty things in St Ives? You’re in for a treat. With no such thing as a St Ives shopping centre, and very little chain stores, these cobbled streets are dotted about with independent shops and boutiques. With plenty of jewellery and clothing shops in St Ives, not only is it a wonderful place for a day at the beach, shopping trips here are rewarding too.
Location: 2 Market House, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1RZ
One of our favourite jewellery stores in St Ives has to be Kirsty Bridgewater, having recently just opened a new store on Market Place. An award-winning jeweller, Kirsty is a skilled designer and maker having studied a range of techniques; create stunning rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The jewellery is also lovingly made just up the road at its Jewellery Workshop at Sloop Studios.
Location: 3 Court Arcade, Wharf Rd, TR26 1LG
Inspired by the salty ocean and sandy days on Godrevy Beach, St Ives based casual fashion brand Hager-Vor – which means rough sea in Cornish – is best known for its cosy hoodies, and relaxed t-shirts. A home-grown brand, for a fashion store in St Ives, it doesn’t get more local than Hager-Vor.
Location: Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NL
An art mecca, St Ives is vibrant and alive, and there is plenty for the culturally-minded to see at the Penwith Gallery. A renovated gallery with inspiring displays of artworks and creative exhibitions, you’ll often see handmade jewellery from local craftspeople.
Location: 18 Fore St, St Ives, TR26 1AB
There are over 50 OSKA stores worldwide, and 11 in those are here in the UK, but most exciting of all Cornwall is lucky enough to have one of its clothing shops here in St Ives. Providing an elegant, simple and timeless look, the designer OSKA womenswear label is to be worn with happiness. You can expect luxury materials, attention to detail and innovative designs in this wardrobe of dreams.
Location: Island Square, Gallery on the Square 12, St Ives, TR26 1NX
Using the Cornish coast as a source of inspiration, St Ives based jeweller and metalwork creator Sharon McSwiney has a wonderful gallery here. Specialising in sterling silver jewellery and copper and art metal wall art, shoppers will be overcome with creativity.
The shop is a light-filled space showcasing Sharon McSwiney’s metalwork, jewellery and artwork alongside additional handmade pieces by other makers.
Location: 8 High Street, St Ives, TR26 1RR
A resort wear fashion brand founded in 2006, Aspiga began with a capsule collection of Kenyan sandals made by local craftspeople. Opening a fashion store in St Ives in 2022, discerning shoppers will find dresses, T-shirts, jumpers and accessories.
Location: 1 Fore St, St Ives, TR26 1AB
A contemporary jewellery shop in the heart of St Ives, Silver Origins, offers a stunning range of original sterling silver jewellery and gifts. Established 60 years ago, Silver Origins is a Cornish brand offering gorgeous handcrafted jewellery from earrings and necklaces to bangles and bracelets, all inspired by the beauty of Cornwall.
Location: Lifeboat Hill, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LE
When it comes to clothes shopping in St Ives we have so much love for Academy and Co. More of a lifestyle store than a clothing shop, founded in 2007, Academy and Co is an independently owned and operated. Stocking a selection of stylish brands, from cool new kicks to cosy cashmere jumpers and snug beanies.
©Seasalt, St Ives, Cornwall
Location: 4 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1AB
For coastal-themed prints, swing by ones of Cornwall’s much-loved clothing shop, Seasalt. Located on Fore Street in this fashion store you’ll find women’s clothing, footwear, menswear, accessories and Rain collections, along with its homeware collection in collaboration with Leach Pottery.
Location: 39a Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HE
From watches and handcrafted rings to handbags and sunglasses, Calico is a fashion and jewellery store in St Ives, sure to tempt you. There’s plenty of fashion accessories to browse, or perhaps you’re looking for a unique piece of jewellery? Calico is the perfect dose of retail therapy while shopping in St Ives.
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