Quirky second hand shop in Preston


A cool new second hand store has opened in Preston, selling all kinds of quirky homewares, clothes and art. This huge, great, glamorous Betty Boop caught my eye and I had to go in and find out more.


“We were going to call the shop Betty Boop Corner,” says owner Caroline Lonergan, “Lots of people come in after seeing Betty in the window.”

Caroline opened Curiosity Corner in the New Year with an aim to buy and sell unusual second hand items that are hard to find elsewhere.

“So far the response had been fantastic,” says Caroline, who has sourced all of the items for sale in the shop. She feels very passionate about finding the right items for the shop, watches, clocks, mirrors, artwork, lamps and furniture and selling them at affordable prices. Prints range from £1 – £75.


As well as selling items Caroline buys and collects items, “Many of the items for sale here are from my own home, so many people now want to declutter and its great if you can make some money as you do that.”

“I’ve met some lovely people selling items that have history and stories attached to them and its really nice to see some of my favourite items being sold and going to good homes,” says Caroline, “Although sometimes I do end up taking items home myself!”


For the future Caroline plans to expand the vintage clothes section and start selling from the shop online.

In the meantime the shop is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am -4pm. There is parking situated at the back of the shop.

Curiosity Corner, 222 Strand Road, Preston PR1 8UJ T: 01772 379471/ 07783 083822



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