Sheffield’s best vintage stores and what to buy from them

Helping you in your pursuit of wavy garms


No one wants to be mainstream

Sheffield has a large range of high street shops, but you’ll find the edgiest pieces on the rails of vintage stores. If you’re more Nineties than New Look, then read on.

Cow

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Situated opposite Tesco on West Street, Cow is more on the student radar than other vintage stores.

It can be on the pricier side for students, but keep an eye out for their incredible offers throughout the year. You never know when you’ll bag a bargain. With Cow stores spread out across the country, in Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham, there’s no doubt that it is a well-respected vintage chain. Alongside retro garms, you will find items from their WE ARE COW range. These are vintage pieces that have been redesigned and altered by Cow’s own design team.

Look out for Cow’s Vintage Party on 4th October for DJs, free drinks and Lush cosmetics.

What to buy there: slip dresses and playsuits

Mooch

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Mooch is found on Divison Street, fitting perfectly into Sheffield’s hippest quarter. Sitting between Frog and Parrot and Lucky Fox, it is ideally situated for post-lunch browsing.

They stock a range of vintage clothes that are shipped in from around the world. The prices are reasonable and there is always a lot of choice. The friendly staff are happy to help with what you’re looking for, making the Mooch shopping experience even more enjoyable.

What to buy there: cool jackets, suede and denim pieces

Thrifty Store

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Thrifty Store is Sheffield’s largest vintage store. It looks small from the outside but a short corridor leads you into the main space, where the racks and racks of clothes can be overwhelming. It is inside a warehouse that used to a post office. Thrifty Store is perfect for spending hours browsing, though if you don’t have much time it’s best to know what you are looking for.

Their selection of faux fur coats is incredible. With winter approaching make sure you snap one up for only £20.

What to buy there: fur coats and sweatshirts

A New Shop

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Unlike any other vintage shop, A New Shop has its own barbers plus a range of slogan t-shirts.

As well as a fantastic range of vintage patterned shirts, it also has a huge selection of Yorkshire themed slogan t-shirts; perfect to take home as souvenirs for your family.

They might be more rogue than other Sheffield vintage shops (you can get your hair cut instore) but A New Shop is definitely worth checking out.

What to buy there: wavy jackets and slogan tees

Vulgar

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Some of the clothes in Vulgar can be quite expensive, but that’s because they have a designer vintage range, which is interesting to browse through even if the clothes themselves are out of your price range.

The shop’s exterior is colourfully noisy, like the unique patterned clothes stocked inside.

It’s definitely worth checking out the accessories at Vulgar. They stock one-of-a-kind retro pieces for very decent prices.

What to buy there: scrunchies and Moschino

Freshmans

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Hidden next to Pop World on Carver Street, Freshmans is much cooler than its location might suggest. Here you can find custom made t-shirts and bags, as well as an abundance of trainers and patterned shirts.

Don’t write off Carver Street as a no-go if you’re trying too hard to keep up that edgy vibe.

What to buy there: custom t-shirts and bags, crop tops and funny birthday cards

Brag Vintage

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Step downstairs from the street near CEX and HMV in town and you will have entered the world of Brag Vintage. Brag is the place to go if you’re searching for vintage jeans. They have a vast selection of Levis; both mom jeans and skinnies.

What to buy there: patterned shirts and jeans