A girls’ guide to the best and worst of Bold Street
It’s the answer to your fashion faux-pas prayers
Sod the fashion sheep and look no further than Liverpool’s answer to Brick Lane: Bold Street.
Nab stand-out pieces at a fraction of the high street’s same-old. A word of caution though: these pieces are often diamonds in the rough, and sometimes you’ve got to rummage through a whole load of crap to find a goodun’.
Here’s a shop-by-shop guide for gals of the best and worst picks Bold Street has to offer.
Resurrection – 27-29 Bold Street
For those of you who don’t know, Resurrection offers casual and street-wear fashion clothing, accessories and footwear across two floors adorned with music memorabilia. If rummaging for vintage clobber is your thang, this shop offers a plethora of unusual and unique bargain pieces.
In addition to Resurrection’s own label, they also offer various well-known brands such as Carhartt, Sugarhill Boutique, Vans and Glamorous. With famous fans including Samuel L. Jackson and Jared Leto, and with major Liverpool bands including the Zutons and The Coral as regulars, you would be mad not to check it out.
Soho’s – 80 Bold Street
You could describe Soho’s as a shop inside a shop. It may look small from the outside, but it’s a freakin’ tardis. Stretching across three floors and offering everything from current alternative fashion to eye-catching vintage, pin up to high street goth, tweed to velvet, floaty to fitted – you name it, it’s there.
Unbelievably low-priced vintage pieces span from 1950s-1980s eras, but the store is particularly abundant with 1950s inspired rockabilly and hell-bunny dresses (and a lot of crap).
Oxfam – 35-37 Bold Street
This charity shop prides itself in reflecting the spirit of Bold Street. The clothing stock is specially selected to focus on high street trends, original retro and designer labels. Sweet bargain pieces + a good cause = win win.
Of course there’s going to be some questionable, moth-eaten clothing, but that’s the fun of it. Don’t let all “the worst” pics put you off, there was just no changing room to take piccys.
Pop Boutique – 83 Bold Street
Pop Boutique is perfect for vintage newbies with its highly organised, uncluttered set-up. The shop recycles vintage clothing from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s as well as reworking fabrics into gorgeous summery co-ords. Couldn’t fault anything here.