Shopping Local: Some Great Independent Stores in Northampton
31st January 2023

With the knock-on effect from the pandemic and now the rise of cost of living, it’s no surprise that Northampton has seen many independent stores close its doors. This means it’s now more important than ever to start shopping locally - and we can assure you Northampton has plenty of great independent stores! Whether you’re looking to move to Northampton or are simply visiting, take a look at just some of our favourites: 




Located in the heart of Northampton on St Giles street, Mooch is a beautiful gift boutique shop which offers something for everyone. Choose from home accessories, furniture, jewellery, candles, and a wide range of eclectic greetings cards - all at an affordable price. Reviews suggest that you won't just find wonderful gifts in this independent store, but fantastic customer service too. Mooch pride themselves on being friendly, knowledgeable about products and offer beautiful gift wrapping for every item. If you’re after something unique, special and something different from what you’d find in an everyday gift shop, Mooch is definitely the place to visit. 


Voni Blu


Catering for women of all ages, Voni Blu in Northampton is a ladies fashion boutique which stocks a range of designers and labels which will stand the test of time. These designers are carefully selected for their use of fabric, colour, and cut and shape which allows Voni Blu to appeal to a wide range of customers, as their mission is to help women to find their individual style - not just keeping up with the latest trends. Whether you’re looking for something in particular for an event or a capsule wardrobe that you can wear for years to come, Voni Blu would be more than happy to assist. If you prefer a more personal shopping experience, Voni Blu also offers ‘out-of-hours’ consultations. 


Vintage Guru Ltd


Truly an Aladdin's cave, it’s no surprise that 75% of visitors leave the store with something! Spread across two floors, Vintage Guru has clothing, home wear, and vinyls, in addition to new gifts and cards from local small businesses - so you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. Rated number 6 on Tripadvisor for shopping in Northampton, customers say that Vintage Guru is their favourite shop in town, where employees are friendly and happy to answer any questions about stock. If you’re into finding one-off vintage products, Vintage Guru on St Giles street is a must visit.


Dychurch Lifestyle


Opening its doors back in 2010, Dychurch has since become a favourite amongst those who live in Northampton. Dychurch Lifestyle is a traditional store selling stylish Mens and ladies footwear, country clothing and accessories. They sell a wide range of stock, ranging from classic shoe brands to coats, bags, hats and much more. If you can’t find something that you require, Dychurch Lifestyle makes it their mission to understand your needs and will get the item you’re after. This is clearly recognised, due to the numerous reviews from customers suggesting that their service is second to none. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, Dychurch Lifestyle is sure to have something for you. 


Jackson Grundy Estate and Letting Agents


Here at Jackson Grundy Estate and Letting agents, we’re sure to be able to help you in your property journey. Whether you’re buying, selling or letting, we have over 11 branches across Northamptonshire and hold unrivalled knowledge about the area and local housing market. If you’d like to find out more about how we work at Jackson Grundy, just give our Northampton branch a call today on 01604 633122. Additionally, you can drop us an email where a member of our team will be in contact shortly.