The bustling student city of Nottingham is infamous for its shopping scene, and it is perhaps the diverse selection of independent shops that separate it from the norm. Here, Paige Ingram casts an eye over seven of Nottingham’s top independent outlets.

1. Dukki


DUKKI opened its second Nottingham branch on St James Street in August earlier this year. It sells a variety of gifts designed with colloquial phrases using the local dialect and Heritage of Nottingham and its surrounding counties. For more information visit

2. The Treat Kitchen


THE TREAT KITCHEN sells over 300 varieties of sweets, fudges and chocolates and since opening in Wheeler Gate two-and-a-half years ago has become one of Nottingham’s most popular sweet shops. It now has five stores across the Midlands and Sheffield, which specialise in providing the confectionery. Find out more at

3. The Tokenhouse


THE TOKENHOUSE, located on Bridelsmith Gate, sells a range of greetings cards, jewellery, and other gifts that are suitable for all the family. For Tokenhouse opening times and more information visit

4. Cow


COW specialise in men’s and women’s affordable vintage clothing and accessories. The shop on Carlton Street is one of four in the Midlands, with others located in Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham. To find out more visit

5. Cookie Lounge


COOKIE LOUNGE, located on Upper Parliament Street, opened in May 2006 with a menu of over 180 milkshake flavours, freshly baked cookies, homemade pizza, toasties, fruit smoothies and a range of hot beverages. Cookie Lounge provide customers that choose to eat in with free entertainment including board games and games consoles. Visit to view their full menu.

6. 200 Degrees Coffee Shop


200 DEGREES COFFEE SHOP opened in Flying Horse Walk in October 2014. It roasts its own coffee beans and supplies them to cafes and restaurants across Nottingham. The chain now has four branches- one on Nottingham’s Carrington Street as well as outlets in Birmingham and Leeds. For opening times visit

7. Page 45


PAGE 45, located on Market Street, sell a wide range of quality comics and graphic novels. Page 45 won best independent business Nottingham in 2013. Find out more about Page 45 at