Thursday, 8 July 2010

The new Urban Village

First comes a humble apology for a lack of posts recently, having a bit of a mare. My laptop is currently at a repair centre and silly old me has gone and left my camera in Birmingham- doh!

Anyway, enough of my misfortunes, here's what I've been up to.

The new Urban Village store

I went to check out the new Urban Village shop at the Custard Factory on Saturday.

I've been desperate to get a look in from the moment it was announced that it was moving into a new building- however I managed to end up in Yorkshire on the launch day!

I've seen a few pictures from the grand opening, which was on the 26th June, and I'm really rather gutted that I missed it! The event boasted live music with DJs and bands throughout the day and a scooter competition- which my Dad would've loved, here's his beloved Lambretta:

So on Saturday I took my Mum and Dad along whilst I was back in Birmingham. I wasn't disappointed. The sheer quality of Urban Village's vintage gear is really well showcased in the new shop. Everything is well laid out and the way the shop is decorated is fantastic- a real mod's paradise.

For some reason things seemed cheaper too (maybe just me), although I didn't buy anything. My Dad on the otherhand bought a great vintage Ben Sherman checked shirt for £10.

Upon seeing the new shop, it's clear that Urban Village has really come into its own and a shop to itself was all it really needed to fulfil it's potential. Urban Village has always been a great vintage shop; I've always maintained that the quality of their stock is second-to-none, but everyone should really go and check them out at the new location- it's brilliant!

I did take a few pictures, but as I said- I left my camera down there! I'll update this post with them as soon as I retrieve it!

Because it was Saturday, I also had a little mooch around the flea market and popped into Urban Village's old home. The place looked so empty!

The 'general stores' are still intact but the area which held Urban Village was looking pretty sorry. There were a few stalls in there but I deduced that these must have been those from the flea market which sometimes overspill out into the Custard Factory's courtyard. Let's hope it will soon be filled with more vintage goodness!

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