Shopping in Falmouth

As a town that likes to stick to its traditional roots, Falmouth’s shopping district has an extraordinary selection of independent retailers amongst the high street names. Due to the locals love of art there are numerous music, book and antique shops within the town that give the place as a whole a beautifully quirky vibe. Specialist shops are also scattered around the area which varies from chocolatiers to maritime gift shops and many more, and are considered the best places for souvenirs.

Clothing, Shoe Shops and Leisure

One of the more popular clothing stores in the area is Coast Casuals, a small but chique store with a number of fashionable sweatshirts, t-shirts, dresses and crop trousers. Brands sold at the store include Lazy Jacks, Captain Corsaire and Banana Moon. They are not names that’ll be known in all households but remain fashionable at the same.

Other popular clothing stores included:

  • 44 Church Street
  • Seasalt
  • Sixty One

Arcade Shoes is the most regularly used shoe stores in the town centre. Home to a large number of brands, Arcade Shoes do share the same quirky vibe however as the fellow independently owned stores in the area, with many second hand and ‘vintage’ shoes on offer.

If sportswear is what you are looking for then Base Sports would be a shop worth looking out, especially if you wanted to get started doing some water based sports. Due to Falmouth’s rich history within the water sports field, the store detracts slightly from other sporting needs, such as football and rugby memorabilia and equipment.

Other sports shops in the area:

  • Musto
  • Fat Willy’s Surf Shack

Specialist shops

One specialist store that certainly captures Falmouth’s heritage is the Tall Ships Trading shop, a marine nautical themed gift shop located on the port. The store also has a gallery and is home to many famous paintings, which adds to the shops already old-fashioned and historical setting.

Other specialist shops around the town include:

  • The Chocolate Box
  •  The Wool Basket & Craft Centre
  • The Natural Store
  • Jackie Phillips Flowers

Music & Bookshops

Jam records was established back in 2003 and ever since it has been used as a hangout for music enthusiasts from all around the UK. The shop is situated in Falmouth’s old quarter, a street with no high street chains, and has been acting as a music/coffee shop to people of all musical tastes over the past decade.

Other music shops in the area include:

  • Sheoak Guitars

Falmouth Bookseller like Jam Records was born in 2003 and is the largest independently owned bookshop in the town. Cheaper in comparison to its commercial competitors, the store provides avid readers with the opportunity to get their hands on bestsellers, past and present and has a relatively large second hand collection.

Other bookshops in the area include:

  • Benford Books
  • Browsers Bookshop