If you’re looking for a vintage gift or some quirky artwork, then Flea Circus in Heaton is definitely worth checking out. Here you will find an eclectic mix of the old and the new, the traditional and the funky.
The furniture store which is located next to the Star and Shadow cinema on Warwick Street, boasts a massive collection of quirky period pieces such as wartime cabinets and side tables as well as more modern goodies like retro games consoles, although, these items may still be considered antiques to student shoppers. Flea Circus also sells artwork and jewellery made by local artists which are certainly worth checking out. Pop art prints of music legends can be seen hanging from the ceiling and striking earrings and bracelets are displayed around the store.
First World War journals for £1 a pop sounds like a pretty good deal if you’re into that sort of thing
Some items seem like they are priced highly just for the sake of their age. A broken wooden ladder or a mid-century chair, (which looked to me like a plain-old knackered chair) priced at more than £40 may put some buyers off, but in amongst some of the dustier furniture real treasures can be unearthed. First World War journals for £1 a pop sounds like a pretty good deal if you’re into that sort of thing. Equally, classic film soundtracks on vinyl may make the perfect gift for a film buff, providing they own a record player. If they don’t, Flea Circus probably has one for sale.
This store has something for anyone who has a strange obsession in their life, be they into vintage furniture, war memorabilia, comic books, old books or cute green succulents
This store has something for anyone who has a strange obsession in their life, be they into vintage furniture, war memorabilia, comic books, old books or cute green succulents. Furthermore, the staff are extremely welcoming and always wanting to help. Even if you can’t find what you’re looking for in this shop of requirement, the staff will do what they can to point you in the right direction.
Other vintage stores found around Newcastle include Retro, on High Bridge Street and The Yesterday Society in Grainger Market which mostly deal in vintage clothing. The Antique Centre on Fern Avenue also offers a large supply of all things old, from several million-year-old trilobite fossils, to several decades old games tables, and everything in between.
Last modified: 23rd February 2020