Over the last few years, people have been turning their attention to the trends of the past almost as much as pushing the envelope towards the future. The fashion, music, art and entertainment industries have gone vintage and with it, ignited a new craze which has swept across the country.
If you’ve recently jumped on the retro bandwagon, you’re in luck. Clayton Hotel Cambridge is at the centre of the historic town and is surrounded by plenty of vintage shops and boutiques. There’s no better place to start your shopping adventure if you’re looking for hotels near Cambridge so be sure to check out some of these gorgeous outlets.
Burleigh Street, Cambridge
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe during your time in Cambridge, be sure to take a stroll down Burleigh Street and pop your head into Jemporium Vintage. You won’t find a collection of clothes and accessories quite as extensive and as colourful as those on offer at Jemporium anywhere else. The store has been providing shoppers with the very best retro clothes for years and just looking at the garments on display gives you an ideas as to how it has become so popular. Whether you’re looking for classic blue jeans or a vintage coat, Jemporium Vintage is a must-see during your stay at Clayton Hotel Cambridge.
Edward’s Passage, Cambridge
As a major hub of culture and enlightenment in the UK, Cambridge is home to some of the world’s best bookshops and libraries. If you’re looking to get your hands on some vintage or second-hand books, head over to the Haunted Bookshop on Edward’s Passage. The quaint little store has an amazing collection of classic titles ranging from fantasy novels to modern mystery thrillers. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find something to add to your collection.
Lost in Vinyl
Magdalene Street, Cambridge
The music industry has also followed the vintage trend and has turned its attention back to a time before MP3s and music streaming. Vinyl is back and it’s better than ever. More people are starting to buy vinyl again and many of the biggest names in music have released vinyl prints of their albums. If you’re a fan of the old-school style, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to dig through the crates at Lost in Vinyl. As Cambridge’s most popular record shop, it now offers a huge collection of classic and new prints that range from rock to reggae.
Gwydir Street, Cambridge
Discover a treasure trove of historic trinkets and antique furniture at one of Cambridge’s most popular antique shops. The Hive is always worth checking out if you’re spending time in Cambridge. It has an amazing collection of rare collectables and one-off pieces that are often worth a lot of money. With everything from jewellery to paintings, there are always new items popping in and out of The Hive. Whether you’re looking to browse the beautiful collection or pick up something memorable, something will always catch your eye at The Hive.