16 independent retailers in Sunderland city centre offering a great service

While Sunderland city centre has sadly lost some big high street names due to the national retail climate, it still houses a burgeoning wave of new independents, as well as Wearside institutions, who offer the kind of service you’ll struggle to find in the big shops.

From well-established city centre favourites to some new kids on the block, here’s some of the independent retailers, selling everything from natural wines to designer clothes, worth checking out if you’re planning to shop local more.