Although there has always been some demand for old and/or second hand clothing, the awareness, demand and acceptance of this has increased dramatically and even more so in Glasgow, where there are now a number of 'Vintage' Clothes shops springing up.
This increase in interest is largely down to a few key factors, from more celebrities choosing vintage, to a greater interest in environmental sustainability and better value for money in today's financial climate. Whatever your thoughts, whether you are an advocate or a vintage virgin, here are some of the best places worth checking out right now.
195 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TN
Telephone: 0141 339 4750
2 minutes from Hillhead subway, this relatively new kid on the block is packed with retro gear at reasonable prices.
8 Otago Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G12
Telephone: 0141 576 0165
One of the UK's longest established vintage clothes shops selling mens and womens retro clothing from delicate victorian lace to 60's psychodelia, tail coats and evening dresses to 1970's flares. They offer a wide range of original vintage clothing at great value for money.
3 Abbot Street, Shawlands Glasgow
Telephone: 0141 649 2752
Established in 2006, Raw Vintage sells vintage and retro clothing. If a retro style that you love just doesn't fit, dont worry they will make it fit with their in-house alteration and customisation service they can work miracles.
Raw Vintage also sell styles from local designers and offer a dress commission service.
Say No To Plastic
An eco movement set up by Heather Suttie in October 2007 which encourages us all to stop using plastic or poly bags. They regularly hold 'Vintage Clothing Events' throughout Glasgow, visit the Say No To Plastic Website for information of upcoming events and details of how you can become involved.