Expat business success at vintage shop Retro in Estepona

LAST UPDATED: 6 May, 2016 @ 16:59

WITH its rustic feel, stone arches and wooden beams, Retro in Estepona could not a better backdrop for its Aladdin’s trove of second hand furniture, antiques, pictures, mirrors and objects d’arte.

Retro in Estepona
Retro in Estepona

British expats Hugh and Sue Thompson set up the shop 13 years ago soon after they upped sticks to the coastal town to follow their dream of ‘turning a hobby into a profession’.

They buy much of their stock from house clearances and people selling their furniture when replacing with new, but they only buy good quality items. With an ever change stock there’s always something new so many of their clients are regular visitors who pop in to see what goodies they can find and of course a friendly chat with Sue and Hugh!

The shop is open in the mornings, then Hugh spends the afternoons lovingly restoring items in his workshop. All stock on sale is in excellent condition and perfect for residential and rental properties.

“We love being based in Estepona and it has come such a long way in the last few years with massive generation and a huge mix of nationalities shopping with us,” explains Susan.

Retro’s style is less-Ikea, more classic and has special appeal to the Spanish, who ‘love the quaint British desks and cabinets, which can be so hard to come by here on the coast’.

Drop in to the shop on Calle Nueva from 10am-2.30pm Monday to Saturday or call 952 80 22 21 for more information.

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