Five vintage clothing stores deserved to visit in Cardiff
If you are a vintage-clothing buff in Cardiff, there are five fabulous vintage fashion stores you can’t miss!
Today, plenty of people take the plunge into the retro fashion, showing unique personal style and alternative lifestyle.
Fashion icons as Alexa Chung and Kate Moss are fond of mixing vintage garments with luxury fashion clothing. Even walking on the street in Britain, retro style is everywhere, like a girl wearing 90s Levis jacket or a gentleman wearing classic Oxford shoes.
In Cardiff, from the hustle and bustle of the city center to the far living quarters, I’ve rounded up five retro fashion stores for those who love the vintage gem.
Sobeys Vintage Clothing
Sobey’s is a retailed vintage clothing shop and arrived in Cardiff at the end of 2016. It lies to Royal Arcade, the City Center, which is easy to find out as you enter into the arcade from the Hayes.
Sobey’s provides a wide range of second-hand 80-90s clothing like sport wear and trousers, suitable for all age groups especially the young. Accessories are fully complete with rings, bags, Converse shoes and hair band. The prices of items are friendly, even you can pick up a good one among the sale clothes rack. By the way, hair dyes on the store are offered as long as you want to change your hair color.
Interestingly, Sobey’s serves the reworking project, which is quite different from other vintage stores, “We will take all clothes like broken for example, like cut it to make something new,” said Paige, manager of Sobeys.
Seated in High Street Arcade, the City Center, stunning clothes and accessories in the showcase would easily draw attention of passer-by.
Hobos mainly stocks 80-90s clothes such as jumpers, Levis jeans and shirts with fair prices. Some of those shirts are made in 1970’s. It welcomes all age groups but perhaps teenagers and young adults fancy it as I suppose. Most of these unusual garments are from America, few from London. Besides accessories, watches, Lomo cameras and gift cards are offered to customers as well.
Although the shop is not large enough even with a bit crowded corridor, it won’t be a problem when you have seen amazing antiquated troves. Also, students have 10% discount.
Set up in 2011, Hatts lies to Cardiff Central Market with full range of men’s vintage clothing. The style covers from late 1880’s to 1980’s. For men between 20 and 50, you can find tweed, waistcoat, denim, tie pins and dickie bows here with friendly prices.
When talking with the shop owner, Stuart, he said they had been doing their own brand for a few years. His brand aims at producing a pure British-made, using British materials and cooperating with British manufacturer. Hatts also offers a bespoke sourcing service for the customer’s needs.
The collection of hats is impressive as well. There are various hats which cater to certain scenarios whenever you need. Although some hats are a little expensive, the fabulous design and high quality make them still an ideal choice as a gift for your boyfriend, father and grandfather!
Address: Unit 14 Cardiff Central Market, Cardiff, CF10 1AU
Just settled on the balcony in Cardiff Central Market several days ago, the menswear store has been in Cardiff for nine years. Mojo King was listed in GQ magazine, an international monthly men’s one, top 25 Regional stores.
It offers various vintage goods from certain high street brands like Aka, Fred Perry, Merc and Ben Sherman. A wide range of collections such as polo, shirt and knits with friendly prices make you like mod wear.
Address: 250 – 256 The Blacony, Cardiff Indoor Market, St Mary’s Street,Cardiff, CF12AU
Heading for Wellfield Court Arcade, a couple miles far away from the City Center, Penny Lane is just quietly seated here. The little emporium has won the Best Cardiff Fashion Retailer 2016. This year, it is one of the finalists of Cardiff Life Award.
Hang around throughout the store, you can find various items, dating from 1940 to late 1970s, which are hand-picked by the shop owner, Belinda, from all over Britain. The jewels are stunning with fair prices. It also offers homewear, the lighting and other antiquated collectables.
The store warmly welcomes all age group even the teenagers. In addition, if you want to handle with your old clothes, Penny Lane is also a good place for you.