The York Vintage Trail | Guided by an old friend

Following on from the excitement from my last vintage trail, I decided to go on another one…a week later! This time I hit the vintage shops of York, guided by an old friend!Β 

We first hit ‘The Red House Antiques Centre‘. They has lots of cabinets full of bits and bobs, some fetching silver pieces and a few bitsΒ of china that especially caught my eye.

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A nice looking vase caught my friend’s eye but as we were Vintage Clothes hunting, we made our way to the top attic room where the vintage clothes were presiding. It was a cute layout, styled almost as if it was someone’s bedroom. We had a rummage through the rails. They had an impressive collection of vintage leather handbags but unfortunately the range of clothes on offer was fairly limited.

men 1 leather handbags ladies 2 ladies 1 attic upstairsOur next stop was at ‘Dog and Bone Vintage‘. They have a really great Facebook page (click link), very engaging and constantly shows off all their beautiful wares. The shop is beautifully laid out, with clear sections and clothes grouped into types and styles. It was fantastic. We tried on a number of items and had a lot of fun. The sales assistant was great and really chatty, added to the experience. We liked a few things but we didn’t fall in love with anything. The dresses were a bit pricey for me but each piece was in fantastic condition and I think would be a great investment piece.Β 

dog 1 dog 3 dog 4 dog 5 dog 6 dog 7It was all so just lovely and colourful, definitely worth checking out if you’re in York!

Next we went to the ‘Sue Ryder Vintage Charity Shop‘. I’ve been into this very charity shop many times before but never realised before that the vintage section is actually up the stairs! Gosh I felt silly when my friend showed me this new floor of delights. In this shop we has no qualms about trying absolutely anything on and boy did we have fun! Somethings are really unwearable but here are some of the dresses I tried on for your pleasure. Guess which one of these I actually purchased?

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sue 1 sue 2 sue 3 sue 4I purchased a few bits from this place, as it was much more in budget for this month but I’m going to post them in another post featuring my new vintage outfits. I think I also may have to pop back to the other places when the budget isn’t so tight πŸ˜€

Time was getting on, so we popped into this little cafe/Tearoom called ‘Chloes of York‘ for some lunch, which was nice. Unfortunately nothing really special but the food was ok!

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Our last stop on the York Vintage Trail was ‘Bowler Vintage‘. I had been in before and had thought they were too pricey for me. I was pleasantly surprised to find they had diversified a bit since I’d been in and had more stuff on offer. What I liked was that they had old vintage pieces that were more affordable, as well as the gorgeous tailored and detailed vintage clothes that were more expensive but still not too much.

They also featured a number of vintage recreations. These are clothes that have been made in the style of vintage but are brand new. This is a nice way to be able to afford and fit into vintage, if you’re either of those things are an issue. The store was also another one that was laid out beautifully. It was a really pleasant and fun experience. Something I think Vintage shops really need to play into. They need toΒ keep it fun!

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I tried a few things on, but I didn’t actually purchased either of these pieces in the pictures. My purchases will be featured on another blog post.Β 

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Still can’t figure out how to get two photos next to each other in the middle…any help given greatly appreciated!

So that’s it for this tour of the vintage shops of York. My next planned trip is to go around the vintage shops of Leeds! I’m very excited…other trips coming up include Liverpool (again), Newcastle-under-Lyme and potentially Portsmouth!


Oh wait….did I forget to show this beauty? You know how I feel about these things…….

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