Whether you’re on the hunt for some second-hand bargains, or just looking to shop more sustainably, Nottingham is an absolute goldmine for vintage goods! In Nottingham, you’ll find an array of vintage shops where you can find stylish second-hand clothes for just about any occasion. The city loves vintage so much that it even hosts regular Vintage Kilo Sales where you can bag a bargain (or bargains!) So, if you want the details on where you can bag the best vintage the city has to offer, keep reading!
Location: 15 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR
First up on our list of best vintage shops in Nottingham is none other than 101 Vintage. This treasure-trove has snagged the top spot with good reason, as the store website boasts they have over 800 items in stock which is replenished daily. One thing is for sure-your bank account is going to be hurting after a visit to this store.
Location: 3 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NL
Speaking of classics, we can’t forget about COW! Although the vintage aficionados amongst you are probably well acquainted with COW, it is such a staple store when it comes to bagging a vintage bargain. You can be sure that your experience in store will be one of a kind because each of their stores have custom interiors made from 90% recycled materials.
Location: 19-21 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
Braderie are a brand all about slow fashion. In this store, you can find tried and true vintage pieces that will keep for years to come. If like Braderie, you love a twist on a classic, this store should be your first point of call, as they also offer reworked fashion, as well as classic pieces. Psst, they also offer student discounts!
Location: 4-6 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL
Next up on our list of best vintage shops in Nottingham is Wild Clothing. It’s clear why this vintage legend has made it onto the list! Wild Clothing is one of the UK’s first vintage clothing shops and Nottingham’s longest-running independent fashion clothing store. Vintage clothes sourced from vintage architecture? Sign us up!
Location: 7-9 Alfred St S, Nottingham NG3 2AD
Full disclosure, entering Vintage Emporium is like entering Aladdin’s cave. From vintage clothes to fabrics, to quirky trinkets, it’s easy to spend hours rummaging. They also support independent artists who use the store as part of their collective, so shopping here is a great way to support local creatives. They’ve got just about everything covered at Vintage Emporium, as there is even an outdoor (pet friendly!) café called the Crew Yard in case you get snacky shopping. One of the best vintage shops in Nottingham, it’s well worth a trek to Sneinton for a visit.
Preloved Kilo: Vintage Kilo Sale
Location: St Mary’s, Lace Market, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN
It just wouldn’t be right to not give a shout out to Vintage Kilo Sale, even if it technically isn’t a vintage shop. Events pop up in Nottingham regularly, and is a hot spot for all vintage lovers. Operating a ‘weigh and pay’ policy, you simply weigh your items at the checkout and pay £20 per kilo! If your stuff weighs less than a kilo, then the cost of your goodies is worked out in fractions. For example, you would pay £10 for half a kilo, or as little as £1 for 0.01kg!
Additionally, as a brand, Preloved Kilo is really doing its bit to try and be environmentally friendly. They recently paired up with Play It Green to reduce their carbon impact on the planet. At the time this article’s publication, Preloved Kilo had planted 11946 trees, creating 921 tonnes of carbon reduction. Wow. Whoever said fashion can’t be sustainable is so last season.
These vintage shops are proof that doing your bit for the planet is a trend that looks great on everybody. Be sure to visit these classic vintage shops in Nottingham when you next visit! We also have a list of ‘7 Nottingham charity shops full of bargains‘ if you want to add any more destinations to your shopping spree.