Photographs taken from The Emporium’s Facebook page

If you do get the opportunity to visit the small town of Alnwick and are looking for something that little bit different from the usual high street chains, then you should definitely check out The Emporium. On the main street if you are looking towards the arch, you will find this little gem of a shop just beyond the archway on the right hand side opposite The Playhouse. Parking can be found just two minutes away on the main street side of the archway.

This little family run shop was once a solicitors but has been transformed into a beautiful kitsch little shop selling everything from handbags and jewellery to false eyelashes and scarves, perfect for presents to take home or just a treat for yourself. A tropical fish tank along one wall will keep the men happy while you browse the store looking for individual pieces your friends won’t have, all at reasonable prices. If your partner is engrossed enough by the large TV on the other wall, maybe you could take some time out and go through to the back of the store where you can be spray tanned, have your nails and eyelashes done, have yourself a pedicure at the fish bar and even have a session on the Vibro Plate. Your man will literally be taking a new woman home.

The Emporium, 35 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PR – Tel: 0166 560 6993

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