Vintage Shop Vitals

Gabriella Ahmed hits the best vintage stores in Nottingham to find some old treasures.


When it comes to being a student, it means scraping through your overdraft to enjoy the finer things in life.

Nottingham’s area of Hockley, Lace Market and Pelham Street are just some places to travel on an adventure.

Sometimes old is better than new, so I’ve got my pick of my best finds from Vintage shops in the area.

Cow, located a few doors from The Bodega is famous for its timeless classics, along with a selection of vintage wonders revamped up.

This delightful reworked sweatshirt and shirt combo is just perfect for our current weather. It’s still quite cool outside, so this piece can be worn on those days when you feel lazy but still want to look good. £16 for something which has had love and time sewn into it, beautiful.

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Pair with some skinny jeans lads and get a thumbs up from us at The Tab

Black lace and bodycon is never a wrong combination.

This gorgeous dress with a heavily detailed floral lace is a steal at only £19.

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Add some boots to dance the night away

It’s slowly transitioning from Winter to Spring (yes still!) In the meantime this thin jacket is a gorgeous way to brighten up any outfit. £20, can’t go wrong.

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Wear paler block colours under to emphasise the jacket

The sweetheart, off-shoulder neckline on this velvet floral dress is a subtle way to look sexy yet classy.

Coco Tang will welcome you with open arms. £24 isn’t bad for something like this; for a velvet dress this is a bargain.

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This dress will really show off your feminine side

White Rose had a few cheap and cheerful items to add a pop of life to your everyday wardrobe.

Heading off to a festival this summer? Hippy-esq accessories are always a subtle way to add colour. This Indian shoulder bag is perfect for only £6.95.

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Probably handmade.. wish I was talented..

Tea dresses are a cute way of styling a classic look, yet keeping it simple. I found this lovely purple floral print one.

Wear it on its own or layer it with a jumper or cardigan. At £4.95, it’s almost the price of a McDonalds meal!

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Sometimes you just want to feel pretty

Then off to Wild Clothing a bit further down. Going in you could just smell the old clothing, like walking into your grandma’s wardrobe.

This gorgeous paisley print shirt will make any lad look dapper. Roll up some slim fit jeans and wear with, and you’ll be the most suave gentleman in uni. £22.95, good price, good shirt.

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Burgundy really does suit everyone

Not entirely sure which era this playsuit was from, but it was a beauty. Shoulder pads gave it some 80s structure, but the lace collar and floral print kept it nice and feminine. This was £21.99.

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All you need now is a perm