One thing The Arcade in Bristol could never be accused of is lacking variety! We have a brilliant range of stores, from a key cutters to a crystal shop, along with salons, sweet shops and a gorgeous independent coffee bar. When combined, our shops are perfect for a spree that completes your look entirely.
We at The Arcade know how much you trendy Bristolians love your vintage fashions, your one-of-a-kind buys, and your handmade designs. And The Arcade is the proud home of one of Bristol’s finest vintage fashion shops! This glowing example of DIY and retro trade has established itself as the go-to shop in Broadmead for the discerning customer, along with the other useful Arcade shops, all conveniently placed within several meters of each other.
If you are ever feeling in a bit of a clothing rut, or you just don’t know what sort of styles and patterns you want to go for, Dolly What Not is the perfect shop to help you decide. The shop is homely and warm, staffed by the ever-attentive Sarah, and exhibits a number of homewares, accessories and clothes in a laid back style. It’s an easy shop to have a gander in with some friends, or go in with a specific shopping list – either way you are guaranteed to find an absolute bargain. Complimentary styles are lined up accordingly and there is always a fully stocked, hand chosen selection of clothing on the bottom floor. If you happen to pass The Arcade, do not miss the opportunity to pop in and have a look around.
As tempted as we’re sure you are by this gorgeous shop, we all know that the outfit is just the icing on the cake, and it’s important to give time and care to our bodies and wellbeing first and foremost. Luckily, we have you covered there too! For those looking for waxing or threading treatments to neaten up the old ‘brows, we suggest you check out Maya’s Eyebrows and Beauty. The ancient art of eyebrow threading is becoming more and more popular after its introduction into the western world, due to its long-lasting and incredibly precise effects. And of course, looking flawless day after day is a plus. Maya and her team are brilliantly experienced in these intricate beauty measures, and will offer a nice chat, a cup of tea, and a range of treatments.
Some of you more adventurous (and pain-resistant) folk swear by your tattoos and piercings to finish off your look. Well, we cater to that as well at The Arcade, with our amazing Inked Up tattoo parlour. Their attractive, modern interior gives way to a whole host of services, from tattoos and piercings to free aftercare advice and laser removal. Always incredibly friendly and happy to help, you will never leave feeling anything other than well-informed and extremely satisfied. Inked Up pride themselves on their hygiene standards and incredible attention to detail – you won’t find a better tattoo in Bristol! The tattoo artists inside will always be happy to take on custom work, as well as the standard flash tats, and offer reasonable prices and great aftercare. Even if you aren’t ready to take the plunge or you’re feeling a little nervous, come on in for a chat with any one of the highly trained staff and see if they can’t put your mind at rest.
If you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, or a sparkly piece to set off your outfit, look no further than Silver Scene, a beautiful gem in the heart of The Arcade. Their shimmering hand-made jewellery is one-of-a-kind and locally produced, displaying real silver both in its pure form and intertwined with precious stones and beads. Although a little more pricey, you can rest assured that no one on earth will have the same piece as you, making it the perfect accessory to a gorgeously unique outfit. Whether its necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or rings, Silver Scene will have something that matches your personality exactly.
Opened earlier in the year, Crowned Barber Shop offers a little something for the men. This modern, slick barber shop promises to deliver, already garnering some amazing reviews and results despite their brief time in Bristol. Any kind of hair will be happily catered to, and the experienced barber on hand is friendly and swift. A no-nonsense kind of place, you can get in, get out, and look sharp as anything for weeks afterwards!
So now that the cold season is coming back again it’s time to revamp ourselves and our wardrobes, and we know you will find everything you need at The Arcade.