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Style & Stuff Editorial

fleac19.jpg All this and boobie mugs…

Is Flea Circus in Newcastle the best store in the world? Very possibly.

I’ve been bitten by the Flea Circus bug. Since this store opened there’s rarely been a week gone by when I haven’t popped in for a vintage mirror or pair of chic sunglasses. If you’ve yet to make their acquaintance then you should know that their large space on Warwick Street houses over 35 independent sellers and creative types. They have four interior specialists – stocking everything from the 1930s to the present – as well as a tonne of clothing for men and women. They have three jewellers, as well as books, comics, vinyl, old skool videogames, beat boxes, phones, board games, toys and a lot more besides. Among their makers are woodwork wizard Gary, of Giggling Goose Gallery (those birdhouses…!); Daughters of the Revolution, who make lightboxes and reproduction circus signs; Tweed Fiend, who make ties, cushions and broaches out of salvaged Harris Tweed; and Raw Pots, famed for their boobie mugs… I’m sure there has been one occasion when I’ve left Flea Circus without clutching something delectable to my bosom, but I’d be hard pressed to tell you exactly when that was.

Flea Circus, 210 Warwick Street, Newcastle, NE2 1BB. Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat/Sun 10am-4pm. wearefleacircus.com