By / 14th December, 2017 / Shopping / Off

Reading is a great place to do your shopping, if you are looking for something unusual or unique Reading is the place to be! With a variety of quirky shops we thought we would share the top 3.

Frock & Rock

All things Vintage at Frock & Roll which is an independent vintage clothing store near the hotel, you will find all things vintage in the shop. They specialise in original clothing and accessories 1950s through to the Early 1990s everything is handpicking by the staff, who as you can imagine are Vintage obsessed! If you are looking for one-of-a-kind garments you have to pay a visit to Frock & Roll they have hundreds of garments for ladies and men. www.frockandroll.com

outside view Frock and Roll Shop Reading

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The Sound Machine

If you like collecting records and you love your music you have to visit the Sound Machine when you stay in Reading. You can buy new or second-hand vinyl records and CDs. The sound machine is Reading’s longest established independent collectors record shop. Based in Reading town centre, one minute from Reading station. www.thesoundmachine.uk.com

RISC – Reading International Solidarity Centre

Home to one of UK’s largest fair trade and ethical shops. The world shops sells a large selection of unique craft, food, beverages, confectionery, household goods, toiletries, books and teaching resources. Only a short walk from Hillingdon Prince Hotel a great place to visit and explore great products from all over the world. http://w3.risc.org.uk

outside view of risc shop in Reading

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But is it Art?

‘But is it Art?’ has been trading in Reading for over 30 years and is very popular. It has featured in the Guardian’s independent shopping guide. They stock unique, diverse, original and offensive cards! They also specialise in unusual gifts, unique homeware, humorous t-shirts, magnets, money pots, office accessories, headphones and a huge range of unique mugs. As well as pictures and canvases which include contemporary images of famous icons, comic book characters, cult films, graffiti, street art and panoramic cityscapes. https://butisitart.co.uk/

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