Popular Harborough vintage shop moves to new town centre home

Amy Winston-Hart centre with Martin Littlejohn, Lesley Littlejohn, Eva Winston-Hart, Dave Allen and Helen Allen during the grand re-opening of Amy's Vintage above Martin Hobbs the fishmongers in Market Harborough.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Amy Winston-Hart centre with Martin Littlejohn, Lesley Littlejohn, Eva Winston-Hart, Dave Allen and Helen Allen during the grand re-opening of Amy's Vintage above Martin Hobbs the fishmongers in Market Harborough.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

A popular vintage shop which sells authentic 1940s and 1950s clothes and knick knacks has moved to a new home in Harborough town centre.

Amy’s Vintage first opened in 2012 at the rear of Joules Yard but on Saturday owner Amy Winston-Hart officially opened the new shop above Martin Hobbs Fishmongers in Church Square.

Amy Winston-Hart during the grand re-opening of Amy's Vintage above Martin Hobbs the fishmongers in Market Harborough.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Amy Winston-Hart during the grand re-opening of Amy's Vintage above Martin Hobbs the fishmongers in Market Harborough.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The shop sells all manner of authentic wartime and 1950s or 60s-era clothes, kitchenalia, ornaments, curios, accessories and anything else that owner Amy can find.

She said: “We sell literally everything.

“One of my favourite items is a dining spoon which was on the Titanic, but there is loads for people to choose from.

“Some of the unique items people have brought in are a matching set of iguana-skin boots and bag and a cashmere coat from Harrods.”

Amy sources most of the items from wholesalers specialising in vintage goods, but she says customers will also donate items.

She added: “I have had people who might have had an elderly relative pass away and who had lots of old clothes.

“Charity shops won’t really be interested in those kinds of things so they bring them to me.

“What I always say to people who are bringing me items is that the clothes will have been loved for many years, and they will continue to be loved by their new owners for years to come.”

Amy had help from her daughter Eva, dressed as a land girl, on Saturday and regular customers turned up in vintage clothes – including Harborough man Dave Allen who brought along his jeep.

Amy added: “The new location is perfect as it’s a little bit more central.”

Amy’s Vintage is open Tuesdays to Saturdays (closed Sundays and Mondays) between 9.30am and 3pm. The shop is accessed through the archway adjacent to Martin Hobbs Fishmongers.

For more information, phone 07811 450975 or look for Amy’s Vintage at www.facebook.com.