Our Story

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Rag & Bone is an antique business owned and run by friends and business partners Arthur and Mollie.

We are both passionate collectors of authentic, high-quality and unique antiques. We began our journeys separately - dealing at an assortment of antique fairs such as Spitalfields, Brixton market and at other locations throughout the UK.

Arthur then set up Rag & Bone as a shop in its first home on Chandos Road in Redland in 2012. Mollie was a regular visitor to the shop and we became fast friends through our passion for beautiful and quirky antiques. We quickly decided to combine forces and go into business together.

Although all our items are available online, our dream was to find a bricks-and-mortar home for Rag & Bone that reflected our unique and eclectic style. We hoped to fill a space with our collection which contains everything from the retro and vintage to traditional 18th-century pieces, so that our customers can come in and get a real sense of our playful aesthetic.

In 2015 we were lucky enough to find the perfect home in the vibrant Old City area of Bristol, the thriving heart of the city’s independent trade. We are perfectly situated next to St. Nicholas Market, named as one of the ten best markets in the UK famous for its charm and flair, and we feel Rag & Bone fits in perfectly here.