New Permanent Premises for The Boutique Market Southsea


We are delighted to be expanding and creating an exciting new venture in Southsea.

Always a melting pot for talent and creativity, Albert Road and Elm Grove have been going from strength to strength in recent years with new businesses arriving and raising the style steaks for the area such as The Garage Lounge and designer furniture company Artesia. The addition of The Boutique Market to the quirky and eclectic businesses in the area will only further increase the popularity of Southsea as a place to shop for vintage bargains, ephemera and all things artisan.


The Boutique Market have been running highly successful indoor markets around Portsmouth for the last five years, creating a platform for people to run a second business, test-start new ones or further expand and promote existing businesses. The main theory being that we offer a place for people to sell without the worrying over-heads of expensive long-term shop rental, rates and staff wages.

It has always been our intention to run a permanent space for The Boutique Market, but the place and space had to be just right.

With it’s prominent view on a busy cross road with huge, airy windows, optimum location on the cusp of Albert Road and high visibility with at least 10,000 people going by everyday, 154 Elm Grove, Southsea, (currently Southsea Furniture Shop) will be a sure fire winning home for The Boutique Market.

Small spaces are available to hire from just £25 a week with our staff doing the selling, so you can spend your time, making and creating your stock.  Or if you have a main job and/or other commitments you will find this a great part time money maker.

To find out more about getting involved as a seller, then please email for more details.

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The Latest News for 2015


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Victorious Festival 2015

A great value family festival for music lovers a stone’s throw from the sea
Arguably the best value festival in the country! August Bank Holiday
Weekend. Seafront location in Southsea, Portsmouth.

Early bird tickets
just £18 a day, kids £6, Under 5s £1!

Buy tickets here: Victorious Festival 2015 Tickets

• The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Texas, The Fratellis, Ella Eyre, The Magic Numbers, Peter Hook &
the Light, Hayseed Dixie, Bipolar Sunshine, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), The Amazing Snakeheads &
Honey Blood added to the already announced Basement Jaxx.

• Early Bird tickets just £18 until Friday 3rd April 2015
• Finalists in the UK Festival Awards 2014 for Best Family Festival

Following the booming success of last year with over 70,000 atendees, the Victorious Team have set
their sights on an unmissable event.

The line up for the 29th and 30th of August boasts The Flaming
Lips, Tinie Tempah, Texas, The Fratellis, Ella Eyre, The Magic Numbers, Peter Hook & The Light, Hayseed
Dixie, Ben Oewell (Gomez) and many many more still to come.

To make an enquiry as a trader, please email

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Where to find The Boutique Market at Victorian Festival of Christmas 2014

To all Boutique Market fans looking to find us at this year’s Victorian Festival of Christmas – we have moved!  We are in the warmer confines of Boathouse No. 7 which is the large restaurant and bar on the right hand side of the street as you walk to towards the Victory.  We’ll be at the far end of Boathouse 7 opposite their bar. So come in, warm up, grab a drink and come and shop at all our superb and unique stall holder’s wares.

Hamilton Studios Vintage Boudoir

Book the perfect Christmas present for the woman who has everything through Hamilton Studios, who offer a full makeover package and photo shoot with special offer vouchers available to buy at the Festival of Christmas. Even if you have attended their boudoir photo shoot before, you might want to check out their new props and back drops and become a movie star in their Hollywood glamour set or  go for candy coloured fun in a vintage holiday styled shoot!


You may remember that this was the section that we used for the first Victorious Vintage, follow the link to view it on ITV Meridian News from the jubilee celebrations of 2012:

Juliette’s Thread will be joining us with her winter warmers and fabulous vintage reworked clothing. Grab a warm faux fur coat or a special Christmas jumper that you won’t find on the High Street!

Parisa Nova 

Formerly trading as Jon New Designs, Parisa Nova will be bringing an eclectic mix of fabulous vintage and reworked jewellery and clothing.  Fluffy feathers and sparkly party dresses are on offer – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Southsea Gallery

Southsea Gallery have a fun collection of posters from local artists and with favourite vintage images, capturing the feel of days gone by.  Their posters make for perfect stocking fillers or have one framed for an extra special gift for your loved ones.

Shake Your Glass

Fused glass work, lamp art jewellery and happening home ware are available from Elisa at Shake Your Glass.  Each creation is individual and unique.  You are guaranteed to find that something special at this stall.

Superb handmade nibble bowl!

Fantastic Mr Foxy!

Dark Matters

Brownies at their Best.  Buy for yourself,
send to someone special, beautifully packaged and good enough to eat now or save for Christmas!

Bodhi Tree Natural Soap

For an extra special ethically produced and thoroughly wonderful gift this Christmas – make sure you make some purchases from this wonderful local seller Bodhi Tree Natural Soap.  They smell heavenly and look divine, we like to dot them around our homes to keep rooms smelling fresh as well as our hands.


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Victorious Festival is back this summer – even bigger and better than ever!

We are very excited to announce the first round of our Line Up for Victorious Festival 2014!

Dizzee Rascal, Seasick Steve, Shed Seven, The Pigeon Detectives, Naughty Boy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Swim Deep, Lucy Spraggan, Beans on Toast, Public Service Broadcast, The Cadbury Sisters, The Counterfeit Beatles, The Southsea Alternative Choir, plus many more acts will be joining us and you, at this year’s Victorious Festival!


Alongside this great music line up, festival goers will also be given free access to the seafront attractions including The Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea Skate Park, The Pyramids Centre Fun Pool, The D-Day Museum & Southsea Castle*


If that wasn’t enough, the highly popular Real Ale Festival, Boutique markets, Street food sellers,  Silent Disco & Kids Arena; featuring appearances from Ben and Holly and Moshi Monsters, will be back again, adding to the exciting and diverse experience that is Victorious Festival.


We are thrilled to have all of these fantastic acts and attractions onboard and can’t wait to see you in August!


Tickets are now on sale at the early bird price of £15! (Usual price £20 advance)
Kids £6 and Under 5′s FREE!

Visit now to buy yours!

For all Victorious Festival trader enquiries, email Abigail on

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Christmas Market with The Boutique Market 2013

Be a part of the largest Christmas Market Festival on the South Coast and join us at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 29th & 30th November and 1st December.

With Portsmouth Historic Dockyard being one of the treasures of the UK.  It makes for the perfect backdrop and an ideal venue to bring the crowds through the gates in their thousands.

With the brand new Mary Rose Museum opened earlier this year, even more people are buying tickets to come and see the attractions as well as experience the Victorian Festival of Christmas.

Now in it’s 14th year, people come from far and wide to enjoy the snow lined streets, stroke baby reindeer, meet Father Christmas in amongst the wonderous and often hysterically funny entertainment.  But what they really come for is to eat fine food, drink mulled wine and shop till they drop.  Every time The Boutique Market   collaborates with Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, magic happens, everyone has the best time and many of our stall holders sell out.  You won’t believe it until you experience it which is why we always sell out of our pitches so quickly too.  Because of this, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have given us another marquee to fill this year, so book now and be a part of that magic.


Visitors buy your tickets for Victorian Festival of Christmas here.

Traders please email to book your place.

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Victorious Festival was a Huge Success!

Enormous thank yous to everyone who came along to Victorious Festival.  Families & party goers turned up in their droves and made for an amazing sell out weekend.  More news and photos to follow.

The Brand New Heavies, photo by Tom Langford Photography

Southsea Alternative Choir on the buskers stage, photo by Tom Langford Photography

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A snippet of traders and caterers who will be attending Victorious Festival 24th & 25th August 2013

Splendid Vintage will be in Smugglers Markets

Nowe Studio with their uber cool fashion can be found on Main Street

There’s going to be something for everybody at Victorious Festival this year.  Once again, The Boutique Market are proud to present our unique selection of up and coming designers, established creators and vintage Del Boys in amongst the heady atmosphere of live music, high quality food vendors all under the watchful eye of Britain’s most treasured historic ships.

Moni’s Vintage in Smugglers Markets

If you haven’t heard about Victorious Festival by now, you must have been locked in a  dark room.  No where else will you get to see such a huge line up of bands and artists for such a measly ticket price.

Dark Matters Chocolate Brownies in Smugglers Markets

Dark Matters Brownies


Head Hairdressers will be offering traditional mens’ haircuts served up with their retro vintage style in Smugglers Markets

Angelic Jewellery in Smugglers Markets

 While the Belle Isle provide the bars, music and festival expertise.  You’ll be mad to miss out on the greatest event that Portsmouth has seen for years.

Reg & Ruby Doggy Treats in The Boutique Gardens

The Clean Eating Company – health conscious food in Smugglers Markets

We’ve got caterers to suit all dietary requirements from mouth watering hand battered traditional fish and chips to vegan and gluten free delights for the most health conscious of people.

Cool threads from Feel Like It Clothing in Smugglers Markets

The Chorizo Bar on The Camber near The Acoustic Stage

Cupcakes from Something Wicked in Boutique Gardens

Pin The Tail New Designer on Main Street

Kirsty Spicer Photography in Boutique Gardens

Stars & Tarts on Main Street

La Cocina Boutique Gardens

Peppercoast Caribbean Food in Boutique Gardens

Juliette’s Thread on Main Street

Strong Island in Smugglers Markets


More traders and caterers to be added to this list everyday.  So do check-in.  In the mean time, log on to to buy and secure your tickets now.  Don’t worry, they’ll be available on the gate if you are a last minute kind of person, but we don’t want you to be disappointed as we can’t guarantee there’ll be any left.

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Next Stop Victorious Festival 2013!

Plans for Victorious Festival are looking ship shape.  

  • The Belle Isle local Bar and Restaurant and The Boutique Market  present Victorious Festival 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Kids Arena (filled with free attractions and activities, live performance from Peppa Pig)
  • Festival ticket entitles FREE tour of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Action Stations, National Museum of Royal Navy, and new unique Mary Rose Museum opened on 31st May 2013.
  • August bank holiday weekend 2013 (24th and 25th August) – 10am-Midnight
  • 5 stages of live music, DJs & performers (including indoor big top)
  • Boutique Market, crafts, clothes, fairs, picnic areas
  • Real ale and food festival (over 100 real ales)

Take a walk through time at Victorious Festival 2013, a unique event that combines music from major acts, with the rich naval history of Portsmouth. This year’s festival promises to be a truly diverse experience, where visitors both young and old have the chance to catch an exciting glimpse into Tudor life in the £27 million Mary Rose museum, get lost in the crowd at a buzzing gig and even meet children’s performer Peppa Pig along the way.

Level 42, Katy B, The Cribs, Maximo Park, Charlotte Church, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Feeling, DJ Yoda, Mike Skinner (The Streets) and plenty more confirmed acts will grace the various stages in front of Portsmouth’s stunning cultural backdrop. Following last year’s success, the festival will also be providing an acoustic arena, street entertainers, boutique and creative markets, and plenty of local produce food stalls, hosted once again by The Belle Isle local bar and Restaurant and The Boutique Market.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – he of the achingly cool neck and head pieces as well as wonderful electro tunage.

NME Winners The Cribs will also be joining us – so exciting!

Included in the festival ticket, priced at just £15 for adults (kids £5 and under 5’s free!) visitors will be given access to the Kids Deck brimming with child friendly and pocket friendly entertainment.  Give your young ones the chance to meet Pepper Pig and George, have their face painted, play on a bouncy galleon or have a go on the bungee run! With over 80% of the kids area being completely free the festival is fantastic value for family fun this August Bank Holiday.

Meet Peppa and her brother George in our completely free Kids Deck!

But that’s not all – the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Attractions are also completely free! The new Mary Rose Museum, the decks of the HMS Victory, the HMS Warrior and Harbour Tours will all be available making this event both fun and educational at the same time.

Festival-goers need an event ticket (valid for one day), which will include all the day and evening entertainment, plus the Historic Dockyard attractions. The event runs from 10am-midnight both days. Adult tickets are priced at £15, under 5s are free, children age 5-15 years are £5. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

Visit or visit the Belle Isle in Southsea or Chichester to secure your event tickets today!

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Next Boutique Market 25th May at Little Johnny Russells Pub


We will have 15 stalls with some our favourite sellers as well as lots of treats and goodies to give away to our customers.

Make sure you dress up in vintage – there will be a prize of a voucher at The Belle Isle restaurant for the best dressed vintage outfit and be sure to invite all your friends!

The main aim of the Southsea Boutique Market is to give the community a place to sell that is family friendly and for businesses who do not have their own shops or premises a chance to showcase themselves.

It’s a great reason to have a day out to the famous Albert Road Portsmouth, you should definitely visit Parmiter’s Antiques, Tango Tea, Dresscode, Southsea Gallery, Bored of Southsea, The Garage Lounge and Flo & Stan’s Home Boutique while you are down there!

We will have plenty to look at, buy and see including:

Unusual goods that you won’t find on the High Street.

Hand crafted items lovingly created especially for the market by local traders.

An array of wonderful vintage and pre-loved clothing.

Vintage crockery.

Or visit to become a fan and to be kept up to date via Facebook.

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Market and Film Festival at Groundlings Theatre 28th April 2013

Next we are at Groundlings Theatre, near The Hard, Old Portsmouth 28th April. We will be running a few stalls in conjunction with their film festival. 2pm-6pm.

It will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in film. There will be industry people, networking, a casting suite for undiscovered actors, advice and so much more. Film showings throughout the day.
Tickets: £4.00 (£3.00 Concessions)
Feature Film – 7pm
Tickets: £5.00 (£4.00 Concessions)
Feature Film – 9pm
Tickets: £5.00 (£4.00 Concessions)

For more information on films being shown please contact the Box Office. To enter the festival or hold a stall at the Networking Event, please contact Richard on 023 9273 7370 or email for further details.

Please email for a stall at this event.

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