Four of the very best independent clothes shops in Nottingham

 

This week marks the start of the It's in Nottingham Independent Campaign from the Nottingham Business District, offering an increase to independent stores, bars, restaurants and venues in the city.

Running until October, the project will include a competition to find Nottingham's Independent Business of the Year and a 24-page guide to the independent scene.

To celebrate the launch of the project we're highlighting simply how rich Nottingham's independent scene is by talking with 4 of the city's best independent clothing stores, just in time for some summer season shopping.

On your next trip down to the city, make sure you check out these independent clothes shops.

Stick & Ribbon, Bridlesmith Walk

Located down a quiet little alley opposite White Rabbit Teahouse, Stick & Ribbon do not just sell clothes, they offer truthful style recommendations to women and hold personal evenings that mix shopping and styling with fizz, top pointers on creating clothing, assessments on body percentages and suggestions on which colors best fit.

" We wanted to take it back to basics to make it an enjoyment to go shopping once again with honest advice making buyers feel special and not compelled into buying something," says store merchandiser Mandy Bailey.

" We specialize in various design denims for different ladies and can provide anything from simple enjoyable right to approximately silk skirts too. There's something for everybody here."

The store is fast approaching itsthree year anniversary on Bridlesmith Walk and is currently running an 'up to 50%' sale.

Cow, Carlton Street

A preferred among the city's student population Cow is a guys and women’s' classic clothing and device seller with stores in Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham.

Manager Keighan Kelly states: "I would explain our clothes as wearable vintage from the 80s and 90s. We do not truly do the stereotypical. It is rare that people come here for costumes.

" Everything's second hand or from the company collection which utilizes trendy but salvaged materials."

Wild Clothing, Broad Street

Nottingham's longest running vintage clothes store has actually been trading from Broad Street, opposite Rough Trade, since 1983.

The Hockley store sells retro pieces with a hint of Americana and rock-band grunge but it's not all vintage. There's also new clothes from Stussy, Pop Boutique, Footwear, Basics and other brands.

Owner Robin Pounder says: "We sell a mix of brand-new and classic clothes both for males and women.

" The bulk of people are looking for something various that come here, something that can't be purchased from another shop at a good price.

" There were a lot of independent business when we began, especially in this area and I feel that it is crucial that Nottingham, and all towns, retain a healthy percentage of independent companies."

4 of the best independent clothes shops in Nottingham

Today marks the start of the It's in Nottingham Independent Campaign from the Nottingham Business District, supplying an increase to independent stores, bars, restaurants and locations in the city.

Running till October, the campaign will feature a competition to find Nottingham's Independent Business of the Year and a 24-page overview of the independent scene.

To commemorate the launch of the project we're highlighting simply how rich Nottingham's independent scene is by talking with 4 of the city's finest independent clothing stores, in the nick of time for some summer season shopping.

On your next trip down to the city, make sure you examine out these independent clothing shops.

Stick & Ribbon, Bridlesmith Walk

Positioned down a peaceful little alley opposite White Rabbit Teahouse, Stick & Ribbon don't simply sell clothes, they provide honest fashion guidance to women and hold personal evenings that blend shopping and styling with fizz, top pointers on producing outfits, consultations on body proportions and advice on which colors best match.

" We wanted to take it back to essentials to make it a satisfaction to shop once again with honest advice making buyers feel unique and not compelled into buying something," states shop merchandiser Mandy Bailey.

" We specialize in various design denims for different girls and can provide anything from simplified fun right to approximately silk skirts too. There's something for everybody here."

The store is fast approaching it's 3-year anniversary on Bridlesmith Walk and is presently running an 'as much as 50%' sale.

Cow, Carlton Street

A favorite among the city's student population Cow is a guys and womens' vintage clothes and device retailer with shops in Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham.

Supervisor Keighan Kelly says: "I would describe our clothing as wearable vintage from the 80s and 90s. We don't actually do the stereotypical. It is uncommon that people come here for fancy dresses.

" Everything's second hand or from the company collection which utilizes stylish but restored fabrics."

Wild Clothing, Broad Street

Nottingham's longest running vintage clothing store has actually been trading from Broad Street, opposite Rough Trade, since 1983.

The Hockley store offers retro pieces with a tip of Americana and rock-band grunge but it's not all vintage. There's likewise brand-new clothes from Stussy, Pop Boutique, Footwear, Basics and other brands.

Owner Robin Pounder says: "We sell a mixture of new and vintage clothes both for males and females.

" The bulk of people are looking for something various that come here, something that can't be purchased from another shop at an excellent rate.

" There were a lot of independent business when we began, particularly in this area and I feel that it is most important that Nottingham, and all towns, retain a healthy portion of independent businesses."

Braderie, Pelham Street

Another independent classic style store in Nottingham, Braderie have stores in Leamington Spa and Birmingham but it's Nottingham that's the home of the seller's flagship store. The store revitalizes its stock two times a week and sources its wears from all over the world.

Store supervisor Gemma Caseley-Kirk states: "We equip a great option of vintage items that follow the weathers' patterns.

" Some individuals won't purchase an entire clothing from us but they'll buy items to opt for an outfit.

" We're extremely 70s, 80s and 90s, we go on exactly what is most popular."