Alongside all of the usual high street brands, the Tees Valley is filled with lots of amazing small and independent businesses.

Now, more than ever it is important to support our independent retailers. You can find a guide to many of them at Buy Local Tees Valley

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Baker and Bedford Street Shopping

Welcome to Middlesbrough’s independent quarter! Baker Street and Bedford Street are parallel streets nestled between two of the town’s main roads, Linthorpe Road and Albert Road. These vibrant two streets have added a unique flair, style and ambition to the town’s shopping and dining experience. Local independents line the bright streets, selling everything from vintage […]

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Betty Leigh Boutique

Betty Leigh Boutique is a new independent women’s boutique, offering hard to find brands and labels alongside a first class retail experience. Betty Leigh Boutique is located in the North East sea side resort of Redcar, in the part of town that is known as the Northern Quarter. The boutique has been established since November 2016 […]

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Black Slab Records

Black Slab Records is a family-run vintage menswear and vinyl store located in Redcar. Head in to buy and sell high quality vinyl’s and hard-to-find vintage men’s clothing in-store. There’s also coffee and retro arcade games available inside for you to try whilst you’re browsing their collections. They boast a range of brand new premium […]

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Blackwells Butchers

Multi award-winning Blackwell Butchers, have been providing the local community with the finest quality meats for over half a century. Nestled in the heart of Norton Village, Blackwell’s Butchers offers some of the finest crafted pies in the North East and offers a mobile van which tours around local businesses each lunchtime. 

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Book Corner

Book Corner is an independent bookshop in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. We stock fiction, nature writing, local interest books, walking books, children’s books, and much more. We regularly host events, including author visits, poetry readings, book launches, and story time for children.  We also run a monthly book group.  Please visit our website or Facebook page for more […]

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Brambles Gift Shop

Brambles offers beautiful cards and gifts in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment. From small beginnings, Brambles had grown into business with a name for supplying high quality goods and service at a reasonable price, carrying an increasing number of the leading brands in giftware, with focus being placed on where possible, sourcing goods from within […]

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Buy Local Tees Valley

Buy Local Tees Valley is the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority’s free business directory launched to support local businesses and tradespeople during the coronavirus pandemic. This website highlights those businesses across Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees still providing goods and services during this time, so people can shop local and back […]

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Captain Cook Square

Captain Cook Square, in the heart of Middlesbrough has a wide range of stores and cafes to provide a fantastic shopping experience for all the family. The centre features many popular shops such as Wilko, TK Maxx, and Waterstones, gathered around a picturesque square with ornate glazed canopies. The central courtyard with benches and plants […]

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Cheese and Wine Shop

Independent store in Clark’s Yard, selling cheeses, quality wines, gifts and other delectable foodstuffs

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Cherry Hill Garden Centre

Run by garden lovers for garden lovers, Cherry Hill is truly a garden centre with a difference. Every member of their team has the experience and knowledge needed to help you find exactly what you’re looking for whether that’s garden furniture, plants or general garden sundries. Cherry Hill also specialises in beautiful products for the […]

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Concept Home Accessories

Concept is an independent online and retail store with over 18 years experience in offering customers unique home accessories, painted furniture, silver jewellery and gifts. They are one of the main stockists for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and products in Tees Valley and showcase all of their items in their extended retail shop on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough. Their hand-picked […]

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Cornmill Centre

Cornmill Centre is where many fabulous stores call home, including some high street favourites. So, whether you want to visit Darlington’s Primark, Next, or Superdrug or discover unique independents like Julie’s of Darlington or Babay J’s boutique, the Cornmill Shopping Centre Darlington is the perfect place to go. If you fancy stopping for a freshly […]

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Darlington Indoor Market

Darlington Indoor Market is home to tasty street food vendors and traditional market stalls. Sample a selection of street food at the market, with a variety of stalls bound to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. Why not feast on woodfired pizza and loaded fries, try traditonal Thai food, induldge in a yorkshire pudding wrap, or enjoy a […]

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Darlington Town Centre

Experience relaxed and welcoming shopping in a high quality, compact, pedestrianised shopping environment where there’s a real buzz going on. Discover what makes Darlington different with its range of special designer and independent shops. Add to the mix two shopping centres, all the high street names and quality markets for a superb shopping experience. Enjoy […]

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Drake The Bookshop

Award-winning, independent, family-run bookshop in the heart of Stockton – this wonderful book shop has filled the minds of people of all ages with incredible stories. Author events often take place and the friendly team make every effort to ensure you have a welcoming and warm experience. They also get involved with different calendar events […]

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Elan Designer Wear

Elan is all about offering you a personalised service from friendly, welcoming fashion consultants. They have been established in the North East for three decades, with their 30th anniversary celebrations in 2015. Elan stocks the latest collections from labels such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Moschino, Helmut Lang, Joseph and Theory amongst others. Being a specialist boutique based in Darlington, they offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere which […]

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G.E.T. Books Redcar – The Free Bookshop

WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; IN SEARCH OF A NEW PREMESIS. PLEASE CHECK OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES. G.E.T. Books Redcar is a charity bookshop, set-up and run solely by volunteers on behalf of the Global Educational Trust. Since opening in August 2016, they have transformed from an empty shop unit (with only 60 boxes of […]

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Geoff Crust Furniture

Treat yourself to handmade homeware and unique furniture from Geoff Crust Furniture to liven up your home and outdoor spaces, whilst also supporting a local family-run business. Accessorise your garden with nautical décor and furniture to bring the fun of the beach to your home, or add comfort to your living space with candles, plants, […]

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Gillian Arnold

Gillian Arnold handcrafts bespoke homeware, gifts and jewellery through blending botanical design and preserving wild plants with artistic production skills. The inspiration behind all of our products comes from Gillian’s inventive experimentation with gathering English wild plants and enriching them into patterns with bold pigments, harmonising a balance between nature and rich colour patterns to […]

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Guisborough Market

For over 600 years Guisborough has been a traditional market town with markets held every Thursday and Saturday. To complement the traditional market, the town holds a monthly Farmers Market every second Saturday in the month. Stalls include homemade preserves, pies, cheese, organic vegetables, handicrafts and much more.  

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Guru Boutique

Guru Boutique is a physical and online fair trade shop established in 1971. It sells incense and perfumed oils, unusual gifts and jewellery, festival clothing, quality greetings cards, books and so much more. If these kinds of things and values appeal to you please pop into our shop if you are ever nearby, browse our website […]

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Guru Boutique

Guru Boutique is a unique fair trade shop that sells an array of colourful homeware furnishings, accessories and textiles. Pop in-store to browse their selection of  aromatic incense, perfumed oils, healing crystals, boho clothing, silver jewellery, Alchemy Gothic and music-related merchandise, quality greetings cards, books, comics and so much more. Guru Boutique supports fair trade […]

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House of Zana

House of Zana Concept Store located in Darlington is the ultimate go-to place to shop local and sustainable. Presenting rich high-print vibrant silky fabrics within all fashion collections and offering hand made fashion with responsible values. All clothing is handmade by their specialist team, and they also offer a tailoring service, so just pop in store or […]

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Hutchinson Hobbs Farm Shop

At Hutchinson Hobbs farm shop and butchers, you will find a warm welcome, friendly staff, and a great selection of local and regional products. They are a family-run business who pride themselves on working with local farmers to bring the best to the plate. They are all about sourcing, preparing and retailing the finest products. They hang their meat […]

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Kiwi Boutique

Ladies’ fashion boutique offering the very best in designer labels from around the world. Become a true fashionista and visit their amazing store.

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Leggs Fashion

This family run boutique has brought the best of fashion to the men and women of Tees Vallet for more than 100 years! Set in the beautiful cobbled streets of Darlington Town, surrounded by old English florists and cosy wine bars, Leggs offers an alternative to the High Street Stores that have dominated the retail industry […]

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Linthorpe Road Central

Linthorpe Road runs through the heart of Middlesbrough offering a busy and exciting retail hub that forms the centre of the town’s excellent shopping district. Linthorpe Road retains the traditonal charm and atmosphere of the old town and offers pedestrianised walkways and a selection of high street and designer shops which include House of Fraser, […]

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Mich Boutique

A lovely boutique situated in the heart of leafy Linthorpe and the new busy quarter which is filled with bars, restaurants, salons and this little boutique where you can find  the latest fashions and accessories.

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Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

In the heart of the town centre you’ll find Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. With a range of High Street retailers, a traditional market hall as well as plenty of places for coffee and lunch it’s the perfect shopping destination. There is over 100 retail outlets including H&M, River Island, New Look, Primark, TJHughes, Wilko’s, B&M, […]

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Psyche Department Store

Psyche, established in 1982, is the highest award winning company in the fashion industry. Winner of Drapers Best Store in the UK & Ireland and FHM Menswear Designer Retailer of the Year.

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Queen Street Shopping Centre

Queen Street shopping centre in the centre of Darlington has a great mix of high street brands and independent retailers. From fashion to food, home & health to Jewellers, travel agents to stationers – Queen Street shopping centre has it all. Queen Street is conveniently located with good access to car parking, as well as […]

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Redcar High Street

Redcar offers a variety of shopping experiences to satisfy the shoppers needs. The High Street is home to independent shops like BONDS Jewellers, Chiltern Mills, Miss Lilys and The Clock Gallery. You can also find chain stores such as Boots, B&M, Wilko and WH Smith. Don’t forget to pick up a bargain at Redcar’s open-air […]

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Redcar Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter where you will discover a whole host of independent businesses, find florists, unique gift shops, and a handful of home interior stores. Shop for home accessories till your heart’s content at Just Like Home Interiors, find freshly bunched flowers and beautiful bouquets at Sweet Pea Florist and Gift Shop or get mystical vibes […]

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Saint Boutique

The inspiration for Saint has developed from a lot of different aspects.We all have many sectors in life that churn creativity – Saint Boutique take a great deal of inspiration from nature; the ability to grow freely and explore. Jessie Saint, CEO of Saint Boutique – ‘Saint is a reflection of who I am, which […]

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Saltburn Station Gallery

A family run gallery located in the heart of Saltburn, specialising in selling some of the best high quality locally made fine art and crafts. The gallery has unique and bespoke, eclectic range of products that handmade by passionate artisans. Their products are perfect for all households and pockets, and there’s gifts for every occasion.

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Sorella Boutique

Sorella Boutique is a women’s fashion boutique offering all of the most gorgeous, hottest outfits for any occasion.

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Stockton Market

Centrally located in the heart of the High Street, our market is one of the largest in the UK with over 150 stalls, held every Wednesday and Saturday – rain or shine! A smaller market is held each Friday. There are open-air markets in Billingham on Mondays, and in Thornaby on Thursdays.

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Stockton Town Centre

Located on the banks of the River Tees with its developing water sports and leisure activities, Stockton’s town centre has a vibrant atmosphere. When walking through the town centre look out for the historic features from the Dodgson’s Fountain to the Doric Column as well as the new art features dotted around the High Street. […]

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Strickland and Holt

Some customers call Strickland & Holt a mini-department store. Sometimes they are described as an Aladdin’s cave. Call them what you will – they are fondly known as Strickies in these parts – they simply try to offer the best all-round shopping experience you’ll find outside a major city – all from the building they’ve occupied since 1854. After all, […]

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Tees Bay Retail Park

Located only a stones throw away from Seaton Carew, this busy retail park is perfect for a little bit of retail therapy! Complete with Aldi, The Range, Starbucks, Home Bargains and B&M, this retail park is perfect for those on a budget. Regardless of whether you’re looking for some snacks to take to the beach […]

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Teesside Park

Teesside Park is one of the top shopping destinations in the Tees Valley. It offers a whole range of the UK’s favourite retail brands including Next, Marks & Spencer, Boots and many more. Browse the latest fashions or discover great gifts for friends and family. As well as a vast selection of shops, there are lots of places to stop to eat and drink – and […]

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The Cleveland Centre

The Cleveland Centre is located in the heart of Middlesbrough and is the largest of four shopping centres in the town . Home to over 60 stores including LUSH, New Look, Foot Locker, HMV, Boots, JD, Stormfront and many more. Parking is easy with the 600 space rooftop car park with easy access to the […]

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The Darl Knight

The Darl Knight sells new and back issue comics as well as supplies such as bags, boards and boxes.  All comics come bagged and boarded to keep them in optimum condition. Prices are competitive and if you pre-order your comics from them you get a 20p per comic discount, and that soon adds up to a big […]

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The House

At The House Designer Wear, they have a vision is to provide the highest quality products combined with excellent service, to confirm the fact that the task of buying beautiful designer clothes should be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Stocking brands such as Michael Kors, all sections of Hugo Boss and Paul Smith, Loake Shoes, Polo Ralph […]

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The Hygge Room

A boutique in the heart of Saltburn selling a range o f beautiful gifts and homewares. Find a little something for a loved one or a gift for a friend and enjoy a friendly chat with the owners who are more than happy to guide you around the shop.

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The Sweet Hut

For your sugary cravings, The Sweet Hut has got you covered. Treat yourself to a range of desserts including mixed sweet boxes and fresh cookies.  Order now and support a local business.

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Triads Limited

The Triads concept was born in 1988 in Middlesbrough and the store rapidly gained a reputation for quirky, cutting edge fashion. Since it’s inception the two Triads stores have featured collections from Stone Island, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Stussy amongst many others. Today, both Linthorpe Road and Albert Road remain destination stores for the […]

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Vintageous Rags

A cool and quirky shop in the heart of Baker Street selling a range of quality vintage clothes, jewellery and accesories!

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Wellington Square Shopping Centre

At Wellington Square we have a wide range of shops and services, including great high street fashion, home products, phones and food. Set in the heart of Stockton-on-Tees, we are first port of call for most shoppers, and have buses and secure car parking adjacent to the shopping centre.

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Whoray Shop

Beginning as a retail website, Whoray established a loyal following who praised the quality of our service delivery, and the high level of our customer care. They have successfully translated those standards to our Town Centre store. The shop has been designed to appeal to a very broad demographic, we blend ethnic, contemporary and retro […]

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Yarm High Street

At the heart of Yarm is its bustling high street, filled with independent shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars – it’s easy to see why it was named the winner of the 2020 Rising Star award at the Great British High Street awards. Spoil yourself at beautiful boutiques like KIWI boutique and Attitudes, or take to […]

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