Shopping in the city

Let’s face it - shopping in Coventry could be better.
But if you like chain stores then you won’t be disappointed.
In the city centre you’ll find all the usual shop suspects – Argos, Debenhams, M & S, HMV, Waterstones etc.
At times it seems the place is a sea of Primark bags.
If you want even more chain stores it would be worth looking further afield.
The Gallagher Retail Park, off Stoney Stanton Road, is home to shops TK Maxx, Argos, Matalan, Maplin Electronics and more.
Central Six, opposite the Coventry Railway Station, is a shopping retail park that features Gap, TK Maxx. Mothercare, Gap and more. And the Arena Retail Park, adjacent The Ricoh Arena has a 24-hour Tesco, Pizza Hut, M & S, Borders and more.
Unfortunately there is a dearth of great independent shops.
So here is the It’s all About Coventry guide to some of the best shopping the city has to offer.
(Note that no business owner has paid for, or had any say in, these reviews.)
Fashion
Blue Banana (City)
Prepare to feel like a decrepit dinosaur if you’re a day over 21.
Despite being one of a dozen stores ...
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Gladrags (City)
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Sorry - the shopaholic in me got carried away.
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Garb (City)
Garb has carved a niche market in Coventry with high fashion, top quality threads for both men and women ...
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The Kingfisher Gallery (City)
This is a little wonderland, crammed full of fairies, dragons and dreamcatchers. Catering for collectors ...
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Kong (City)
Talk about a diamond in the rough. Kong is a designer shopper’s haven with skater undertones ...
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Wish (City)
"Wish" you were here in Coventry, my fellow shopaholics, to revel in this three tiered clothing emporium.
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Food & Drink
American Imports Ltd (City)
YE-HA! If it’s a taste of America you’re after then American Imports Ltd could be just the ticket.
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Down to Earth Organic (Earlsdon)
Eco-geeks rejoice! Down to Earth sells almost everything vegetarians, vegans ...
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Fair Share (City)
This is a true hidden gem. Tucked away in a colourful corner of this medieval church, Fair Share is ...
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Stuart Francis Butchers (City)
This is a butchers with a twist – a South African twist. Ostrich, bison, zebra, venison, crocodile fillet ...
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Tco (City)
Hidden away down the City Arcade is TCO delicatessen. We had to ask the shop assistant ...
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T.J Rowland (City)
Crammed into what must be the smallest butcher’s shop in Coventry, TJ Rowland manages...
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Music
Midnight Records (Coventry Market)
If you love vinyl this is the place for you.
Jam packed with records, CDs ...
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The Tin Angel
Tucked away at the back of this corner café bar is a little shop bursting with new music and local acts.
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Everything else ...
The Astral Gypsy (Canal Basin)
Run by graphic artist Al Davidson, and his wife Maggie, Astral Gypsy is a book shop and art studio.
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Cejais Teddy Bears and Dolls’ Houses (City)
This shop is a marvel. As you step inside you’re transported into another world.
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The Lock Gallery (Canal Basin)
Opened in May 2008, The Lock Gallery showcases the work of artists across Coventry.
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