Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A Vintage Guide to Liverpool - Part One: Shops

**Updated 31/05/2016**

Update: Lots of vintage shops in Liverpool have unfortunately closed now or moved online, so there's a lot less here than there was

I've been looking forward to writing this guide for ages. It's a privilege to share some of my favourite Vintage Shops with you and to draw attention to some of the perhaps more neglected sources of vintage in Liverpool. At the moment I'll be concentrating on the city centre (bricks and mortar) shops - partly because those are the ones I'm most familiar with and partly because if you're visiting Liverpool for the day, those will be the easiest to get to. Later on I will add shops from outside of the city centre, as well as other places that might be of interest to vintage fans. I will also compile a list of the local Vintage Fairs.


This is just a basic overview to start, but my intention is to do a detailed write-up of each shop - perhaps one each month. I also plan to keep this list updated, adding new shops as they open/relocate etc. I've had to use other people's photographs for this overview (they should all be sourced - let me know if not), but I will replace them with my own photos over time.

Also, I don't know why the formatting in this post is all over the place, but I've tried to fix it several times to no avail - sorry.

Bullet
Bullet Shop Front - Source
Bullet is based on Hardman Street and sells vintage clothing and accessories as well as their own line of one-off clothing. They stock only women's vintage clothing.

Update: Bullet have now closed and moved online. They no longer sell vintage.



Lili Bizarre
Lili Bizarre Shop Front - Source

Lili Bizarre are also based on Hardman Street. They are predominantly a fancy dress shop, but have a dedicated vintage area at the front of the shop selling clothing and accessories. There are two racks of men's vintage clothing and some accessories, but the majority is women's.

*Please note that in October for the run-up to Hallowe'en and for about 2 weeks after, the vintage section is removed and replaced with Hallowe'en gear to cope with the extra demand. They are a Fancy Dress shop after all!*

Update: Lilli Bizarre have now moved and currently don't have their vintage items in stock. 


Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? No
Eras Represented: 1950s-1980s with a couple of earlier pieces
Address:
Lili Bizarre
7 Tarleton Street
Liverpool
L1 1DS

Opening Hours:
Monday - 9.30-18.00
Tuesday-Saturday - 9.30-17.30

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number: 0151 709 8159

Email: lilibizarre@googlemail.com

Website: www.lilibizarre.com
 
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Pop Boutique, Bold Street
Pop Boutique Shop Front - Source
There are two Pop Boutique shops in Liverpool - the one on Bold Street is the smaller of the two. They sell men and women's vintage clothing and some accessories, as well as their own repro/retro clothing line.

Update: One of the Pop Boutique shops has now closed and the Bold Street one has moved to the other side of the street.

Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? No

Eras Represented: Mainly 1960s-1980s with a little 1990s and the odd 1950s item. Quite a bit of their own clothing line too.

Address:

Pop Boutique
83 Bold Street
Liverpool
L1 4HF

Opening Hours:  
Monday -Saturday - 10.30-18.00
Sunday - 12.00-17.00

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Website: www.pop-boutique.com

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Soho's 
Soho's Shop Front - Source
Soho's is also based on Bold Street and sells alternative clothing and accessories including a lot of vintage-inspired clothing (such as Hell Bunny dresses and petticoats) and  quite a lot of men's and women's vintage clothing.
Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? No
Eras Represented: Mainly 1970s-1980s, with some 1960s and I've spotted one or two 1950s pieces there too.

Address:

Soho's
80 Bold Street
Liverpool
L1 4HR

Opening Hours:

Monday-Saturday - 10.30-17.30
Sunday - 12.00-17.00

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number:
0151 707 0880

Website:
www.sohos.co.uk (They don't sell vintage online though)








Little Red Vintage

Little Red Vintage Shop Front - Source
Little Red Vintage is another Bold Street vintage shop, a little bit further down from Soho's. It sells vintage clothing and accessories (nearly all women's) as well as a lot of re-worked vintage clothing.

Update: Little Red Vintage has now closed and moved online.

Eras Represented: 1970s-90s - mainly 80s and 90s, with a few 1960s pieces. Quite a lot of re-worked vintage too.

Email: littleredvintage1@gmail.com

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By the way, Kasbah, the Morroccan restaurant next door to Little Red is amazing!



Oxfam Original
Oxfam Original Shop Front - Source
Oxfam Original sells books as well as Vintage Clothing and Accessories. Both men's and women's vintage is for sale at reasonable prices, but it is mostly women's vintage. They also sell some second-hand, non-vintage clothes (usually higher-end High Street stuff). 

Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? No
Eras Represented: Mainly 1960s-80s, but I have seen the odd 1950s dress in there

Address:
Oxfam Original Shop
35-37 Bold St
Liverpool
L1 4DN

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday - 10.00-18.00
Sunday: 11.00-17.00

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number: 0151 709 6739

Email: oxfamshopf1227@oxfam.org.uk


Website:  www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-original-liverpool




Resurrection

Resurrection Shop Front - Source
Resurrection is another Bold Street shop - it mainly sells new clothing and accessories with a floor each for men's and women's stuff. They have a vintage section on each floor, but there isn't much men's vintage. The women's vintage seems to be mostly separates (blouses and skirts).
Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? No
Eras Represented: Mainly 1970s-90s and heavy on the 80s

Address:
Resurrection
29 Bold Street

Liverpool
L1 4DN

Opening Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 9.30-18.00
Thursday - 9.30-19.00
Friday and Saturday - 9.30-18.00
Sunday - 11.00-17.00

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number: 0151 707 8099

Email: info@resurrection-online.com









69A
69A Shop Front - Source

69A is a large Antiques/Collectables shop on Renshaw Street that also stocks men's and women's vintage clothing and accessories. Their clothing is mostly jackets and jumpers/tops and jeans and flares. There isn't much in the way of dresses.
Do they sell Vintage Homeware too? Yes - tonnes! Including lots of books and ceramics (quite a few Art Deco teasets), a little bit of furniture and various other things.

Eras Represented: Clothing-wise it's 1960s-1980s (mainly 1970s), with some earlier pieces. Homeware/Collectables-wise there's all sorts of stuff from Victorian to the 1980s but it's mainly 20th Century.  There's always a lot of Art Deco items too.

Address:
69A
75 Renshaw Street
Liverpool
L1 2SJ

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday - 10.30-18.00
Sunday - 12.00-17.30

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number: 0151 708 8873

Email:  Intandane69a@yahoo.co.uk







British Red Cross

British Red Cross Shop Front - Source
This British Red Cross shop is on Renshaw Street and has a small vintage section, selling men's and women's vintage clothing and accessories.

Eras Represented: 1960s-1980s


Do they Sell Vintage Homeware too? A little

Address:
British Red Cross
36 Renshaw St
Liverpool
L1 4EF

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday - 9.00-17.00

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted
Tel. Number: 0151 707 1074


Grand Central



Grand Central Hall - Source
Grand Central is just over the road from the British Red Cross shop. It's a huge building housing lots of different shop units selling alternative and vintage stuff as well as jewellery, crafty things, records, curios, retro gaming stuff and so on and so forth. There's even a Tarot Reader and a magic shop. Most shops are in the basement levels and ground floor and there are a couple of shops on the first floor. As they're mostly small businesses, not all shops take card payments.

I've listed some of the Vintage Shops based in Grand Central below.

Address:
Grand Central Hall
35 Renshaw Street
Liverpool
L1 2SF
Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday - 10.00-17.30


Total Recall Vintage

Total Recall Vintage is also on the lower basement level. It sells both men's and women's vintage clothes and accessories.

Eras Represented: Mainly 1960s-1980s with the odd 1950s piece


Do they Sell Vintage Homeware too? No
Opening Hours:Monday-Saturday - 10.00-17.30

Cash/Card: Cash and Cards accepted

Tel. Number: 0151 707 0051




Well, I think that's everything - I hope it's of use to you. If you're the owner of one of these shops and your details are wrong (or if you're the owner of a shop and I've missed you out), let me know at penelope_cat_vintage@hotmail.co.uk
 

Nikki x

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Liverpool seems to vintage Mecca! What a lot of work you've done. Maybe a shopping trip is in order...xxx

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    1. Oooh if you do come up, give me a shout. I guess I hadn't realised how many shops there are and how lucky I am to be near them.

      Nikki x

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  2. What fantastic looking shops! Your hard work is worthy of a medal! x

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed doing it actually and it was bugging me that there was no comprehensive list of vintage shops about when there is such good stuff to be found.

      Nikki x

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  3. Wow, what an incredible number of vintage shops. I visit London quite often (from the States) and I might have to make Liverpool a weekend destination the next time I'm in the U.K. I haven't been there in decades. Thank you for your work in putting this guide together.

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  4. Thank you very much for sharing!
    I'm new in the city and this list seems really interesting! <3

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  5. Hi, thanks for this great guide. My daughter will soon be attending Liverpool university and will find this very useful. I notice you don't display the Pinterest button. Do you mind if I pin an image and therefore link your article to Pinterest?

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    1. Hi, I've just updated this as much as possible. Unfortunately so many of the shops have closed since I last updated this post.
      I hope it is still of some use. I may get around to doing another proper update one day, but the amount of shops seem to be dwindling so quickly. There were so many wonderful shops when I first wrote it.

      Of course you can pin it if you wish :)

      Nikki x

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    2. Thank you so much! She can have fun finding out which ones are still around x
      Ps. Do you think it's possible vintage is going out of fashion? I kinda hope so, so we can have it all back to ourselves again, lol!

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    3. Perhaps, so many shops have closed over the last few years, there must have been some reason for them to all close. Some of them had been going for years too, I really miss them!

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