Head to these fantastic vintage furniture shops in Leeds and add a touch of old-school charm to your home.
Are you decorating? Moving house? Filling a space? It’s time to go rummaging around the best vintage furniture shops in Leeds to find the piece you’ve always dreamt of. However high or low your budget and whatever style you’re looking for, you’ll find timeless wares, from Chesterfield sofas to art deco coffee tables. So next time you’re in need of some antique inspiration, make a beeline for these quirky stores and make the past cool again.
Swiss Cottage Antiques
Retro Christmas decorations, vintage handmade furniture and old TVs are just a few of the things you’ll find at Swiss Cottage Antiques. Step into the jam-packed warehouse and prepare to explore every nook and cranny, all filled with incredible pieces of history. You’ll find quality 19th and 20th-century cabinets, wardrobes and tables to fill your home with, but look a little deeper and you’ll uncover countless one-off gems.
They’ve got everything from ornate fireplaces to grandfather clocks and more unusual finds – old-fashioned dentist’s instruments anyone? What’s more, they take the time to restore and repair anything that needs it and prices are kept competitive, so everyone goes home happy.
Swiss Cottage Antiques, Valley Mills, Kent Road, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 9NF.
The Leeds Vintage House
It may be small, but The Leeds Vintage House is a vintage shop that’s bursting at the seams with character. Looking for the finishing touches for your home? This is your place. You’ll discover an array of small furniture, China, lamps, cutlery, linen and even vintage plant pots in this Aladdin’s cave. With 12 years experience and even more working with old-fashioned stuff, owner Tracy Cooper handpicks each item at auctions and flea markets up and down the country.
Every piece has a story and she’s more than willing to tell it to you, so you can appreciate the craftsmanship all the more. Whether you’re lining your display cabinet, filling an empty shelf or adding light to a room, The Leeds Vintage House will help you do it in style – and they’re open to negotiations if you spot something you like.
The Leeds Vintage House, 37 Monk Bridge Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4EP.
From doing up their own home to helping others achieve their vintage dreams, Oakwood Vintage are dedicated to spreading their love for antiques. Based in the Leeds suburb of Chapel Allerton, they’ve got an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind mid-century furniture and home accessories. Whether you’re looking for an original painting, a stylish side table or a statement mirror, it’s all waiting here to fulfil its intended purpose.
It’s the kind of shop where you want to buy everything in sight, with unique pieces out on display to give you a bit of inspiration – you can just imagine that teak table in your own living room. They also do reupholstered furniture, breathing new life into things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Oakwood Vintage, 45 Gledhow Park Avenue, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4JL.
Vintage in Oulton
There’s no need to turn to the internet for your vintage furniture when there’s so much to get through right here in Leeds at Vintage in Oulton. Housing their own collection alongside impressive vintage pieces from resident dealers, there’s a plethora of antique goods in the store waiting to be taken home.
They source all kinds of mid-century furniture and homeware from all around the country, bringing you the finest in category, from glossy hand-crafted tables to bespoke ornaments that will bring your home together. So you can get your hands on a full set of hand-painted China teacups and saucers, rare collectibles and stunning one-off furniture that will make your space all the more special.
Vintage in Oulton, 81-83 Aberford Road, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8SL.
Morley Antiques Centre
Using up a space that was previously vacant, adjacent to the Morley Auction House, the Morley Antiques Centre offers a buy-it-now option for Leeds’ vintage furniture fanatics who aren’t keen on the auction room. Opening in 2020 but with years of experience and knowledge of all things vintage, the centre is family-run, so you can trust you’re in good hands.
Head to the ground floor of the former mill and step into an emporium of antiques and more contemporary pieces that will add a touch of opulence to any room. They’ve got a good mix of bits and bobs from across the eras, so there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. And with stock changing as fast as it does, you’re bound to find something to fill that empty space every time you visit.
Morley Antiques Centre, Unit 1, Alexandra Mills, Baker Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0QH.Cover image © Copyright Leeds-List 2022 by Ellie Hodgson.