The Vintage Emporium is on the northern bank of the River Goyt in Bredbury, Stockport, and a drive away or on the main bus route from Greater Manchester, in England. Pear Mill stands proud with a huge chimney still perfectly intact representing the scale of Manchester and Stockport’s former cotton industry. Pear Mill has seven large floors and was once the workplace of hundreds of workers spinning the finest Egyptian cotton.
Today Pear Mill is home to several businesses not least it’s most recent resident The Vintage Emporium. The Vintage Emporium spans two huge floors and is packed with clothing and antiques. The Vintage Emporium is made up of stock from individual sellers.
We headed to The Vintage Emporium for a special vintage catwalk show showcasing some of the finest pieces of clothing on offer spanning from the 1920’s through to the 1980’s. Models shimmied down the catwalk to some classic songs from the respective decades.
Following the catwalk show we wandered around the second floor that is set to sell a huge array of period furniture at very reasonable prices. The ground floor has a fabulous choice of clothing, accessories, homeware and textiles. There’s a small café on the first floor which sadly was closed by the time we’d finished shopping!
The Vintage Emporium is a fabulous place to while away a day shopping and marveling at the weird and wonderful vintage wares. It was also a great surprise to find that the prices have remained affordable and not massively inflated despite the convenience of having so many sellers under one roof.
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