Vintage shops in Birmingham – Find the Best Vintage Clothing
Last updated on October 5th, 2023
Birmingham isn’t often considered one of the coolest cities in the UK, but something that certainly is in the ‘cool’ category lately is vintage clothing and you’ll find plenty of awesome vintage shops in Birmingham.
Now, I’m sure we can all agree that vintage shops are taking their place in today’s fashion, and rightly so, but Birmingham is no trend follower, in this instance, you might even go as far as saying it’s a trendsetter.
If you’re in a hurry and just want to know the best area to shop for vintage clothing, you’ve two options: Digbeth or Oasis Market.
The Two Best Vintage Shops in Birmingham:
But if you want to find out a bit more about the different spots around Birmingham when it comes to vintage shops, keep reading.
- The Best Vintage Shops in Birmingham:
- Vintage clothes in Digbeth, Birmingham:
- 1. COW Vintage – Digbeth
- 2. Red Brick Market Digbeth
- 3. Dark Bull Vintage – Digbeth
- 4. Credit Crunchers Vintage – Digbeth
- 5. Birmingham Rag Market – Edgbaston Street – Birmingham
- Vintage clothes in Birmingham City Centre:
- 6. The Oasis Market Birmingham – Corporation St
- 7. La MC – North Western Arcade
- Vintage clothes in The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham:
- 8. Gingermegs Vintage – Vyse St
- 9. The Vintage Shirt Co – Spencer St
- Vintage clothes outside Birmingham city centre:
- 10. Top Banana – Kings Heath
- 11. Urban Village – Henley
- 12. Off The Scale Vintage – Online and pop-up
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular vintage clothing shops in Birmingham as well as some hidden gems.
The Best Vintage Shops in Birmingham:
Vintage clothes in Digbeth, Birmingham:
If you don’t fancy trooping all around the city and are looking for the most concentrated area for vintage clothes in Birmingham it’s got to be Digbeth.
Every day my love for this little corner of Birmingham grows. It’s still developing but maybe soon Digbeth will feel like you’re in a cool neighbourhood in London. So why not have a vintage day out in Digbeth, home to Cow Vintage and Red Brick Market, you can even include some stop-offs for lunch and a drink or two.
1. COW Vintage – Digbeth
Cow Vintage is rightfully one of the most popular vintage shops in Birmingham. This is a vintage shop that hasn’t missed a trick. With a large store, an online shop and a huge range of products from old vintage styles to reworked items.
As well as Birmingham, they have stores in Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham. As if they aren’t cool enough, 90% of their store interiors are made from recycled materials.
Cow Vintage are located in Digbeth, with a large store that you could easily get lost inside. Check Cow Vintage out on the Google map.
2. Red Brick Market Digbeth
Well, if you want more vintage shops in one place than you know what to do with then head to the Red Brick Market. It seems to never end, just row after row of vintage clothing shops with many other cool and interesting stalls thrown in along the way.
Here are some of the vintage shops you’ll find in the Red Brick Market, Birmingham:
- Retro Kimono
- Demand Trends
- Vintage Vibes
- Pick 1 Vintage
- Minimum Mouse
- Galactic Garms
- Nostalgia Vintage Streetwear
- Re-loved Vintage store
- Nan Summers
- Fadeaway Vintage
- LFF Boutique
- Level 19 Vintage
- Bellphia Vintage and Preowned
- Bee Sam
- Sellout Crowd
3. Dark Bull Vintage – Digbeth
Dark Bull Vintage say they’re all about creating clothing that uses organic cotton, recycled materials and vegan water-based inks. They sell retro and vintage clothing as well as their own range of pretty funky clothing.
90 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY – Find Dark Bull Vintage on Google Maps.
4. Credit Crunchers Vintage – Digbeth
This place seems to be rivalling the others in regards to the price. Everyone is super excited about the bargains and deals they pick up in Credit Crunchers Vintage. And I know we’re here for the vintage clothes and they do sell clothes, but they seem to be big on furniture too. You can dress yourself and your bedroom.
23 Moat Ln, Birmingham B5 5BB – Find Credit Crunchers Vintage on Google maps
5. Birmingham Rag Market – Edgbaston Street – Birmingham
The Birmingham Rag Market is very symbolic in Birmingham and if you’ve never been to this almost unlimited market in Birmingham then today’s the day.
To list all the vintage, retro, or pre-owned stalls in Birmingham Rag Market I’d be here all day. It’s right on the edge of Digbeth so head in and check it out.
50 Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 4RQ – Find Birmingham Rag Market on Google Maps
Vintage clothes in Birmingham City Centre:
6. The Oasis Market Birmingham – Corporation St
The Oasis market is a great stop for unusual and unique items of all kinds. Especially vintage and retro clothes. You can wander around and find something different in every corner of this place.
114 Corporation St, Birmingham B4 6SX – Find The Oasis Market on Maps
7. La MC – North Western Arcade
Vintage can be funky and retro. But vintage can also be elegant and classy. If you’re after a more elegant look this is the place for you!
5 N Western arcade, Birmingham B2 5LH – Find La MC on maps.
Vintage clothes in The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham:
8. Gingermegs Vintage – Vyse St
Gingermegs Vintage is a vintage clothing store specialising in Victorian to 1940s clothing. They have a studio based in the Jewellery Quarter however this is only open by appointment so make sure to get in touch before making the journey.
42 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6HF – Check out Gingermegs Vintage online.
9. The Vintage Shirt Co – Spencer St
If you’re looking for a classy little vintage shop in the Jewellery Quarter selling shirts this will be a lovely treat. Sometimes they are open to just walk in and have a browse, other times it’s by appointment only. Check their Facebook page and send them a message if you want to have a closer look.
58 Spencer St, Birmingham B18 6DS – Find The Vintage Shirt Co on Google Maps
Vintage clothes outside Birmingham city centre:
10. Top Banana – Kings Heath
A couple of miles from the centre of Birmingham is Top Banana in Kings Heath, and this place may just be worth the short journey out of the city. They have a quality range of vintage clothes at really good prices, and their staff there are always super friendly. An added bonus is there are plenty of great pubs in Kings Heath. Sometimes shopping can be thirsty work.
14 York Rd, King’s Heath, Birmingham B14 7RZ – Find Top Banana on Google Maps
11. Urban Village – Henley
Urban Village probably shouldn’t be on the list of vintage clothes shops in Birmingham because it’s quite a journey from the city. But, it’s worth a mention because it’s a truly great vintage shop and you might have been looking to take a trip to beautiful Henley anyway.
Here you’ll find quality vintage clothes, along with some other cool and quirky things like vinyl records and also a few unique ornaments.
94 High St, Henley-in-Arden B95 5BY – Find Urban Village on Google Maps
12. Off The Scale Vintage – Online and pop-up
Off The Scale Vintage are a really cool not-for-profit store selling recycled and upcycled clothing by the kilo to help raise awareness about depression. They have online and mobile pop-up shops.
Check out Off The Scale Vintage’s Facebook page to see where they are popping up next.
So there you have it, I told you there are loads of vintage shops in Birmingham! Time for you to choose which ones sound the best and go get mooching!
If supporting sustainable fashion is your thing or you want to learn more about it you should take a peek at my post about that very topic.
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