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Retro Shopping in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Over the last few years, there has been a big resurgence in people wearing vintage clothes and decorating their homes with retro items. If you’re looking for the perfect piece, we’ve put together a list of shops across the Isle 


Margate Seafront

  • Ruskin de la Mer - located right on the seafront, for beachwear, souvenirs and shell gifts, all at reasonable prices. 

Margate Old Town

  • Madam Popoff - celebs, stylists and designers visit this store - expect vintage women’s wear, shoes, clothing and accessories. 
  • Just Jane - a collection of vintage clothing and accessories, from Victorian to 1980’s
  • King’s Emporium - second-hand shop selling books, vinyl, clothing, pictures, cookware and more 
  • Breuer & Dawson - browse the rails of vintage clothing 
  • Handsome Freaks - browse handpicked, on-trend vintage and designer clothing 
  • Ramsay and Williams - selling offbeat antiques, vintage items and handmade ice cream 
  • Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe - nostalgic and modern sweets, chocolate and British confectionery 
  • Paraphernalia - range of antiques and vintage items 


  • Sea Vintage - selling premium vintage wear 
  • Junk Deluxe - affordable modern design from the modernist 1930’s to the exuberant 1980's 
  • Sunny Vintage and Retro - Vintage and retro shop selling vinyl, vintage furniture, toys and collectables
  • Cliffs - selling a range of vinyl records 


  • Gap in the Market - sell donated vintage and branded clothing, accessories, books and vinyl
  • Serendipity Interiors - shop selling antiques and vintage finds
  • Sweet Yesterdays - independent traditional sweet shop
  • Bessie’s Tea Parlour - cafe offering a touch of nostalgia serving home baked treats, locally blended teas, fresh coffee and warming meals
  • Morrelli’s Gelato - serving delicious homemade ice cream in a beautiful example of a 1930s ice cream parlour 


  • Stories & the Past - hunt out vintage and antique treasures
  • Thrift Store - large range of vintage clothing and accessories 
  • Paraphernalia - range of antiques and vintage items 
  • Simply Danish - mid-century furniture and accessories
  • Island Vintage - vintage record players, musical equipment
  • Arch 16 - browse antiques, retro and vintage items
  • Petticoat Lane Emporium - Kent’s largest marketplace with over 200 independent stalls of vintage, retro, antiques, upcycled and more items 
  • Home Front Tea Room - retro ‘40s-themed cafe 


  • Brocante, Westgate - sourcing, supplying and selling unique antiques
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