Leigh Broadway is the place to go if you want to buy unique goods, sold by independent retailers, which you won't find on the high street.

The area is a magnet for creative businesses who make it their mission to offer their customers something that is ahead of the curve.

Jez Boutique

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This family run business and has been going for 30 years and is well established in the area.

Boutique worker Erene Katsoris believes it is the personal touch that makes them so popular.

"We have so many regulars here and the whole team loves to chat to people when they come in and make everyone feel welcome.

"I think that, as well of the beautiful clothes of course, is what makes Jez so popular."

The Little Card Shop

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Filled to the brim with bespoke, luxury cards, gifts and home fragrances.

Owned by Gill Riches, the shop is known for selling quality goods.

Shop worker Pauline Sangster said: “People come for miles to come to the shop because there is such a wide variety of cards. I love the Maison Berger fragrances, they are amazing and we have some beautiful Christmas scents”

Refill Room

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This well stocked store is bursting with produce and smells of delicious coffee.

Selling all grocery essentials such as cereals, nuts, oils, pasta, grains and more as well as cleaning products.

Stuart Allen has worked at the shop since it opened in 2018.

He said: “We opened a coffee shop six weeks ago and it has been a way for people to see inside shop and find out what we do how it works.

“All of the produce it sold by weight, people can bring their own containers and stock up. Our most popular items are the nutty granola and the nut selection on offer.”

Left Bank Six

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Nicole Ivison-Hatch is the owner of the stunning boutique and the premises are filled with her intricate fashion designs.

Sequins and tassels adorn the clothes and it is a unique place to pick up an extra special item.


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Opened in Leigh 2017, the boutique sells the kind of clothes people can’t buy in high street shops.

Stacie Smith has worked for Rockamilly since it first opened in 2015 in Rochford.

She said: “We were known for selling retro fashion and then changed to pop cult fashion, basically what people can’t find on high street, to reach our target market.

They sell brands such as Erstwilder and Vendula handbags.

“People who come in here know they are going to get great service and leave with clothes they won’t find anywhere else.”


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If you love cheese then Grate is the place to go.

They sell artisan cheese and dishes that celebrate cheese such as mac and cheese and toasties.

Owner Nick jones took over in 2022 and the premises got an alcohol license approved in January this year.

“We will be selling Christmas hampers filled with cheese and wine, which make lovely gifts.”

Ruby Rooms

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The stunning exterior of this fashion boutique makes it look a little intimidating to go in, but when you do you see what a friendly place it is.

Manager Zoe Mansfield has worked there on and off since she was a Saturday girl aged 15.

“We do everything here and people love us for the shoes clothes and gifts.”

Anna’s Plants

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The gorgeous array of flowers and fruit on display enticing you into this poplar store.

There is a heady mix of plants, fresh fruit and veg which are laid out like a work of art.

The Columbian coffee shop is nestled at the front of the store with lovely plants intermingled with the furniture and there is a mouth-watering display of pastries and cannoli.

Five Records

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Peter Driscoll opened the store 46 years ago and they specialise in new Vinyl’s.

“Vinyl makes listening to music more special and it is better quality. We get all generations, young and old, coming in here.”


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Having opened 2020 it sells homeware and one off goods, with items sourced from places such as Holland and Bali.