Here are the four best vintage shops in Sheff, so you can shop away the lockdown pain

We all need retail therapy atm x


As more and more people become aware of the environmental detriment of fast fashion, they turn to buy second-hand clothes in an attempt to be a little bit more green. 

Sheffield is not in short supply of vintage shops, and it’s pretty easy to keep on-trend whilst still being ethical. Whether you’re well versed in Sheffield vintage, trying to be a bit more environmentally friendly, or are new to the city, this guide will help those in search of the perfect vintage garms. 


COW is the biggest vintage shop in Sheffield and holds a variety of different styles to choose from. They have their rework collection, where they use surplus shirts and make them into more contemporary styles. With shops up and down the country including Manchester, Leeds, and Nottingham, you can also visit the stores when you’re visiting your mates. 

Where: 156-160 West St

What: Trend-led vintage and reworked clothing 

Student Discount?: No 

Rating:  5/5

Instagram: @cowsheffield


You can hardly miss this millennial pink shop at the end of division street. Inside is a bazaar of the weird and wonderful, including a Zebra head and haribo memorabilia. The clothes are for the pattern-loving among us. Don’t miss their high end “ZOO” collection, with designer labels from Moschino, Balenciaga and Burberry. 

Where: 127 Devonshire St

What: Reasonably priced vintage clothing, good for finding high end designer also. 

Student discount?: Yes! 

Rating: 5/5

Instagram: @vulgarshop

Rag Vintage

Relatively new to the vintage shop scene in Sheffield, this exciting shop has hardly been open a year. Every piece in store is hand-picked and they stock hundreds of designer and branded pieces. It’s next to Hallam, so it’s convenient for post-lecture retail therapy. 

Where: 194 Norfolk St

What: Vintage clothing, designer and branded pieces

Student discount?: Yes!

Rating: 4/5

Instagram: @ragvintageuk


Freshman’s has a classic vintage shop feel, with rails upon rails of relics from the past; from leather jackets to American sweatshirts. They also have a box full of cool pin badges to jazz up your clothing and accessories. 

Where: 6-8 Carver St

What: Classic vintage clothing for unique finds 

Student discount?: Yes! 

Rating: 4/5

Instagram: @freshmansvintagestore

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