TinTrunk was established by Sarah, a recovering collector and design historian, in 2009 and is based in a leafy Victorian suburb near the city of Manchester, England. 

Initially the stock was drawn entirely from her extensive collections, accumulated over many years of enthusiastic hoarding.  And there's still more layers of accumulation to mine . . .

Anyway, the realisation dawned that having lots of stuff hidden away in boxes, suitcases and (yes!) tin trunks was rather ridiculous and it was decided that these hidden treasures should be found new homes.

It's still not easy to part with all these things - there's always at least one good reason why they were acquired in the first place, and those reasons don't go away - but it's consoling to hear back from contented buyers and know that they are being appreciated and enjoyed.


TinTrunk can be found at 20th Century Stores, 26-27 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES. 

Opening hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

And also on the second Sunday of every month for the Vintage Village fair, held at the nearby Covered Market Hall.

Your proprietor in her teens wearing a (slightly too large) 1940s coat and hat (and grumpy teen face), sometime in 1981.