Add some retro charm to your humble abode with our pick of these fantastic Leeds vintage furniture shops.
Whether you’re moving into a new house or just want to give your place a new look, nothing adds character than a piece of vintage furniture – and Leeds is blessed with a few stores that make picking one up a piece of cake. So let us introduce you to the vintage furniture stores in Leeds making the past cool again.
High-end vintage specialists Blackbird Vintage have just about everything you could dream of when it comes to retro home furnishings. The Leeds shop stocks all sorts of pre-loved vintage furniture from Edwardian desks to mid century sofas, starting as low as £40. Is that armchair looking a bit tired? Choose a bold new fabric and give it a new lease of life with their re-upholstery service.
Blackbird Vintage, 7 Stainburn Parade, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6NA.
St Luke’s Cares
You’ll find a quartet of St Luke’s Cares charity shops in Leeds, and they’re great if you’re looking for pre-loved and up-cycled furniture with everything from tables and chairs to wardrobes, sideboards and sofas. Up-cycling is a big feature at St Luke’s Cares, and their in-house expert, Rich Hamlin, gives old pieces new life with white-washed paint jobs and decoupage. So if you’re looking for something with oodles of character, that helps raise money for a great cause, this is the place to go.
Find your local St Luke’s Cares store.
Popular with both students and professionals in Leeds, Retro Boutique is home to a treasure trove of vintage furniture, ranging from as little as £10 up to £1,000. Browse vintage French desks, 1950’s armchairs, lovingly restored wardrobes and much more, all spread over two floors. They provide a delivery service, so even if your pre-loved finds are too big for your boot, you can still get it home.
Retro Boutique, 8-10 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AS.
The friendly staff at Junk Again have been clearing out homes for 15 years – and rather than put everything in a skip, they’ve decided to offer it to the public at rather reasonable prices. You’ll often find a fine mix of vintage and antique furniture at the Leeds shop, such as Chesterfield sofas and dressing tables. Prices range from a bargain £1 to £100 with a free delivery service.
Junk Again, 153 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2NY.
Retroland is a vintage treasure trove just waiting to be explored. Once inside, you’ll find a huge warehouse split into two rooms, each of which is piled high with furniture. It’s a maze of store, with all kinds of gems for you to uncover. You never know what you’ll find – you can turn a corner and stumble upon a box of vintage records or step into the next room and find a Singer sewing machine.
Retroland, Scotch Park Trading Estate, Forge Lane, Armley, West Yorkshire, LS12 2PY.
Swiss Cottage Antiques
Based on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, Swiss Cottage Antiques are one of your best bets if you’re going vintage furniture shopping. The shop itself is an intriguing find, it’s got an actual cottage within, and a winding maze of vintage pieces to explore. Prices start at a cheap and cheerful £1 up to £2000, for all manner of goods from Victorian to 1970’s furniture – all of which can be delivered to your home.
Swiss Cottage Antiques, 85 Westfield Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1DJ.
One of Leeds’ hidden gems, Aquarius Antiques has been selling pre-loved and expertly restored furniture from its Abbey Mills location since 1981. There you’ll find an impressive collection of furniture from days gone by – ranging from 18th to early 20th century pieces, at around £40 to £500. They specialise in furniture restorations and repairs and can deliver straight to your door.
Aquarius Antiques, Abbey Mills, Abbey Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3HP.
RSPCA Charity Shop
Just around the corner from Leeds Kirkgate Market, the RSPCA shop is a treasure trove folk don’t seem to know about. Their stock is dependent on what people donate, but venture downstairs and you’ll generally find some interesting pieces with everything from sofas and cabinets to sideboards and dining sets. Not sure how you’re going to bring that table home on the train? They have a handy delivery service.
RSPCA Charity Shop, 10-12 New Market Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DG.
This Pudsey based, family-run antique shop opened in 2010 and offers a delightful collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture. Explore their showcase of solid wood furniture, sideboards, dining suites and much more. Not sure how much you’re willing to spend? They cater to all budgets and can re-paint or re-upholster your worn out pieces to get them looking brand new again.
Schofields Antiques, New Street Cabinet Works, 49 New Street, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8PE.
Trash and Treasure
Clearing out unwanted goods from homes, the folk at Trash and Treasure pick up all sorts of once loved gems that can be yours at bargain prices. Instead of chucking everything out with the rubbish, they sell whatever they find to the public. Along with modern pieces, you’ll find a decent range of vintage furniture at the Leeds shop including wardrobes, sofas, dining tables and more.
Trash and Treasure, 3 Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4HZ.
Although this charity shop stocks all the usual stuff like clothing, records and books, you’ll find a massive selection of vintage furniture spread across their huge showroom. Pick up something for every room, including tables, wardrobes, beds, three piece suites, sofas and chairs. You’ll be able to furnish your whole home at a fraction of what you’d pay elsewhere – and best of all, you’ll be helping to support a good cause.
Poverty Aid, 165 & 169 Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1QL.Feature image copyright Ollievision.