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Specialist shops

We have a number of specialist shops including a bridal and occasion wear shop, shabby chic upcycled furniture and craft boutique, book shops, designer vintage clothing boutique, furniture shops and a £1 clearance store.

  • Mao Couture

    Our first dedicated bridal and occasion wear boutique, located above our Whitley Bay Bookshop in North Tyneside will make you say ‘I do’ with ensembles for all special occasions, tastes and budgets!

    Blushing brides can browse a wide selection of new one-of-a-kind and off-the-rack designer wedding gowns from the ‘MaoCouture Bridal’ collection, created - and generously donated - by innovative North East designer, Anh Mao, or choose something with its own love story.

    For brides looking for a dress with history, our range of gorgeous pre-loved and vintage wedding dresses is not to be missed!

    With wedding dresses priced from as little as £100.00, even the smallest of budgets can afford to preview our bridal collection. Make your wedding dream come true and experience our variety of dress styles from ball gown to mermaid style, chiffon or lace, bohemian and vintage wedding dresses, short, long or tea length gowns plus a whole lot more as our stock changes all the time!

    We also carry attire for your entire wedding party, with high quality new, second-hand, contemporary and vintage occasion wear for ladies, gents and children including:

    • Tuxedo suits, cufflinks and bowties
    • Mother-of-the-Bride outfits, hats and shoes
    • Bridesmaid dresses

     

    Our choice of wedding accessories and essentials for your big day also includes veils and tiaras, wedding shoes and jewellery, plus our handmade biodegradable confetti made from classic romance novels!

    On top of our wedding collection, we have an abundance of new and pre-owned formalwear and accessories to get you ready for every special occasion. Celebrate the end of your academic career with our perfect prom dresses, go glam at a family do in our party dresses or dress up to the nines for a black-tie event or day at the races!

    For an extra special shopping experience, we highly recommended booking a personal appointment at our Whitley Bay boutique to get a true taste of our wedding and formalwear. Book your appointment, available Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 16:00 by calling 0191 251 3528. Alternatively, pop into the shop while treating yourself to some weekend retail therapy – we’re open 09:00 – 16:00 each Saturday and appointments are also welcomed.

    To preview a small sample of our wedding dresses, please visit our online shop

    Find us at:

    37-39 Park View
    Whitley Bay
    Tyne & Wear
    NE26 2TP

    To view a map of where to find us, please

    View us on Google Maps

    For more details please ring the Shop Manager on 0191 251 3528.

     

     

     

  • Book Icon

    Our bookshops sell good quality, second-hand books of all genres, DVDs, CDs, records/vinyls and retro-style new goods.

    They are both open Monday to Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

    Find us in Gosforth:

    161-163 High Street
    Gosforth
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE3 1HE

    For more details please ring the Shop Manager, on 0191 284 7298.

     

    And in Whitley Bay:

    37-39 Park View
    Whitley Bay
    Tyne & Wear
    NE26 2TP

    For more details please ring the Shop Manager on 0191 251 3528.

     

     

  • Table Icon

    We sell a wide range of furniture including sofas, wardrobes, dining sets as well as white goods such as fridges and freezers. All furniture can be dropped off at our furniture stores in Byker and Dunston and at our Kingston Park warehouse, or you can arrange a collection by calling our Collection Line on 0191 246 8123.

    Find opening times and directions here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Pound Icon

    Our North Shields clearance store sells a large range of quality goods for just £1 an item!

     

    Find us at:

    49 Bedford Street
    North Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    NE29 6QF

    To view a map of where to find us, please

    View us on Google Maps

    For more details please ring the Shop Manager on 0191 258 3763.

     

     

     

  • Gift Icon

    Buy The Bag is an innovative charity shopping experience for the North East. For one fixed price, customers can fill one of our special St Oswald's bags with as many items that will fit. The shop is perfect for those that like to upcycle and want to get the maximum value out of every item. We sell women's, men's and children's clothes and accessories, fabrics, household goods and more.

    Find opening times and directions here.

    Find us at:

    76-80 Clayton Street,
    Newcastle,
    NE1 5PG

    For more details please ring the Shop Manager on 0191 2301452.