The market towns of Brackley and Towcester have retained their original character and contain a wealth of local and independent retailers. Behind unspoilt frontages can be found a welcoming and personal service from family-run businesses. These include traditional toy shops, butchers, antiquarian books shops,markets and much more.
Outside the towns, there are several rural shopping centres that offer a relaxed alternative. They sell a wide range of products and services including jewellery, clothing and art works:
Antiques are a district specialty and can be found in a wide variety of venues including:
Shopping malls and designer outlets
The district is within easy reach of the high street shops and shopping malls in nearby Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. With over 130 designer outlet boutiques, the designer outlet at Bicester Village is approximately 20 minutes by car from Brackley.
Specialist food producers
South Northamptonshire is blessed to have so many independent award winning food and drink producers.More details can be found in