Shops in Antelope WalkMonday, November 14th, 2022
Dorchester’s quaint and characterful Antelope Walk is steeped in history and features many independent shops. The walk makes for a great little hub for shopping when you’re in Dorchester. From the unique gifts in Kooky Bloom and Cranbornes down to the tasty produce in Food Fresh, you’re more than likely to find something that takes your fancy.
Kooky Bloom are home to a range of ‘kooky handmade items’. Inspired by owner Sophies’ love of ‘everything floral, unusual and fashion’, Kooky Bloom was founded during lockdown and quickly became a hit on Instagram. After rapidly growing in the last 2 years, Kooky Bloom have attracted celebrity customers such as Stacy Solomon, Alison Hammond and Sheridan Smith, and now ship over 45’000 items all over the world every year.
The latest development in the business sees Kooky Bloom open a shop in Antelope Walk! Here, you can purchase the jewellery that is made in Sophie’s workshop in her Portland home. Popular items on sale include earrings, necklaces, rings, anklets, bracelets and lifestyle products – all of which boast the signature Kooky Bloom aesthetic. For handmade, floral birthday and Christmas gifts, Kooky Bloom is the place to go! For more information, visit their website!
For healthy living, Naturalife is your one stop shop, selling everything you need for a healthy way of living. Natural Life was founded in 1988 with a small shop in Crewkerne and has expanded to South Somerset and West Dorset since. The shop offers a range of whole foods and body care products, as well as their Naturalife Therapies from their team of therapists. These services include bowen technique & spinal touch, food intolerance testing, massages and hand and foot reflexology.
Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5:30 pm.
Mirari Lingerie is a boutique shop offering a wide range of women’s lingerie, as well as mens underwear. The shop was established in Antelope Walk back in 2004 and the area has proven to be a great location ever since. A professional fitting service is offered free of charge on all clothing, so you can ensure that no matter what you buy, it will be the perfect fit.
Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Robin James has 3 Aveda Lifestyle Salons and Spa’s across the South West and we are lucky to have one in Dorchester’s Antelope Walk.
From a cut and blow dry to a complete makeover for your wedding day, their team will give you the confidence to leave the Salon feeling relaxed and delighted with your hair.
Men and Women hair salon and spa treatments.
Opening times are 8:30am – 5pm most days, early closing on Saturday at 4pm and late nights on Thursday – 7pm and Friday – 6pm.
Food Fresh are a polish delicatessen. From their Antelope Walk store, they sell a range of produce including fresh bread three days a week, seasonal fruit such as cherries, raspberries and tomatoes, vegan pastries, hot and cold drinks, lunch time meal deals and more. Also, they offer a custom order cake service where you can design a beautiful cake that is perfect for any occasion, and choose from over 13 flavours!
Opening times are 10am – 7pm Monday to Saturday.
Cranbornes is the destination for ‘not on the high street’ gifts! Stocking products such as cards, stationery, jewellery and women’s accessories, Cranbornes is a charming gift shop that opened in October 2021, and was immediately a hit with Dorchester residents! Regarding what makes Cranbornes different from other gift shops in Dorchester, co-owner Karen Hardwick explains that “being an independent gift shop, we can source items from different and individual companies”.
Make sure you take a peek in Cranbornes next time you are in town – you just might find the perfect gift for one of your loved ones! However, don’t forget about treating yourself too… their best-selling Bamboo Socks are a soft and cosy treat for the feet!
Opening times are from 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.
CW Hats & Accessories
CW Hats and Accessories offer bespoke headpieces from their Antelope Walk store. Since opening in July 2020, CW have already won the Prestige Awards Hat Boutique of the Year Award in 2021. Owner Cheryl Warburton made and sold over 3000 face masks during Covid-19 in addition to her millinery skills of making hats and fascinators. As an expert in the field, she provides bespoke headpieces for weddings, events and the races – promising to work to any specification and perfectly match all outfits.
Opening times are 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 9:30am – 4:30pm on Saturday.
ISHA Body Jewellery
ISHA Body Jewellery offer luxury body piercing and jewellery. They are Dorset’s premium body piercing studio and the only place in the county that is a member of the UK Association of Professional Piercers (UKAPP)! As another first for Dorset – they are also the official stockist of luxury jewellery brands Auria, Anatomical, Industrial Strength, LeRoi, Junipurr, Modern Mood and NeoMetal. Aside from their Dorchester store, they have a strong reputation online – offering digital sales from their website, and boasting many glowing reviews!
Emma, body piercer and jewellery specialist, believes that everyone deserves to wear high-quality and safe body jewellery. Pop in to find out what ISHA can do for you!
Opening times are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
SA Treasure Jewellery
SA Treasure Jewellery has been supplying beautiful pieces of jewellery for over 20 years. The family run business is a staple of Antelope Walk, where you you’ll find an onsite goldsmith who can complete simple repairs the same day! SA focus on traditional metals and stones, as well as titanium jewellery and glass stones – features which set them apart from their competitors!
Clients are invited to visit the shop without appointment discuss their jewellery needs!
Opening times are 9:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Dorchester Podiatry and Wellbeing
Dorchester Podiatry and Wellbeing is your foot health haven. The clinic offers a range of podiatry services and reflexology treatments – all of which are from HCPC and AOR registered practitioners. Foot health is something that some people might not regularly consider – but given you use your feet every day – it is important to look after them. Treat yourself or your loved one to a podiatry and wellbeing treatment!
Opening times are 9am – 4pm 7 days a week.
Joey’s Baby Food
Joey’s provides nutritional and tasty foods for babies and children! The business was founded when after feeling unhappy with the current children’s food offering, Mum of 3 Libby turned her food and hospitality experience to hand making excellent kids food. Explaining the ethos of the family-run business, she explains that “every baby should be given the opportunity to eat well from the start in our opinion. So we’re on a mission to make that happen, whether you can afford it or not”. Joey’s products are specifically formulated to support the weaning process, as well as further in children’ development. Their meals have no added salt, additives and only natural sugars! If you or your loved ones have younger children, we highly recommend paying Joey’s a visit!
Opening times are 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday
Shops in Antelope Walk, Dorchester
With exciting new additions in 2022, Antelope Walk is an exciting place to shop, with a range of products and services on offer.