New shop venture is a really fine vintage
THE INCREASING popularity of vintage and retro goods has inspired a Harborough mum’s latest venture.
Amy’s Vintage, at the rear of Joules Yard off High Street, Harborough, sells a range of items from clothes to books, games to curios, and more besides.
It is run by mum-of-two Amy Winston-Hart, who took over the shop two weeks ago.
“It used to sell bits and bobs but it needed a bit of TLC,” said Amy.
“I’m taking stuff from as early as I can up to the 1970s. I stock vintage items and items that have a vintage-like feel to them.
“I like to call it pre-loved, rather than second-hand.
“Some items are given a vintage label almost as an excuse to charge more fo rthem but I keep my prices reasonable.
“We have a pair of vintage Levi cut-off shorts which might cost £30 or £40 elsewhere. I’m charging £12.”
As well as vintage items, Amy is selling home-made crafts called ‘Funky Junk’ – pin cushions, phone cases teddies and cushions made from recycled materials.
There are also hats, scarves and gloves knitted from vintage patterns.
Amy is working with Cellar No 4, an antiques shop based in Nelson Street, Harborough, as well as another vintage shop soon to open in Husbands Bosworth.
She has also set up an Amy’s Vintage Facebook page, where she posts photos of new stock.
“There’s a real vintage movement happening at the moment,” said Amy.
“And we’re developing a little community of vintage shops in the area.
“I know there’s a market out there, it’s just a case of getting people in the shop.”
4 Amy is holding a special launch event at Late Night Shopping, on Friday, December 7. The event will feature live music.
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