If you’re passionate about vintage fashion, Newcastle is a treasure trove of retro delights waiting to be discovered. From timeless classics to quirky statement pieces, the city's vintage clothing shops offer a unique shopping experience that brings past decades to life. Whether you're after a chic ensemble or a nostalgic accessory, Newcastle’s vintage scene has something for every fashion enthusiast.

Here’s a guide to the top ten best vintage clothing shops in Newcastle, perfect for your next shopping adventure.

1. Retro, High Bridge Street

Retro is the longest trading vintage boutique in Newcastle, having been open for 30 years. Located on Newcastle's charming High Bridge Street, Retro is a gold mine of vintage clothing, from retro football shirts to top quality shirts, t-shirts, jeans and much more.

2. Flaura Rose, Ouseburn

Nestled in the creative Ouseburn area, Flaura Rose is lifestyle shop, featuring a collective of female owned small businesses. Expect reworked denim jackets with unique prints, boho clothing, jewellery and accessories in this pink paradise.

3. Flea Circus, Shieldfield

Flea Circus is a haven of independent sellers and creatives found on the edges of three thriving Newcastle suburbs. Take your pick from a range of vintage treasures including furniture, homeware, music, books, comics, clothes and accessories.

4. The Yesterday Society, Grainger Market

The Yesterday Society is situated in Newcastle’s iconic Grainger Market, selling vintage and retro clothing and accessories for men and women. Visit this bright and cheery vintage shop to discover one of a kind vintage dresses, high quality denim jackets, an incredible selection of accessories and much more.

5. Waceland, Central Arcade

Established in 2017, this family-run company specialises in sourcing and handpicking vintage treasures and must-have streetwear from around the world. Discover brands like Palace, Carhartt, Burberry, Supreme, Kith, Vans, Moncler, Adidas, Lee, Missoni, The North Face, Nike Thrasher and Patta.

6. Friday Vintage, Old Eldon Square

Claiming to be the outfitters of the best dressed people in Newcastle and situated at the famous Hippy Green, this hidden gem is not to be missed. Friday Vintage offers a curated vintage shopping experience featuring a range of clothing and accessories from the 1950s to the 1990s, with a special focus on 1970s styles. Each piece is hand-picked by owner Laura Jackson.

7. Analog, Grainger Market

Another Grainger Market favourite, Analog specialises in 90s vintage clothing and streetwear. You’ll find a wide selection of hand selected pieces from around the world, including Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Coogi, Adidas, Supreme, and more.

8. The Vintage Scene, off Northumberland Street

Located a stone's throw from Newcastle's main shopping street, Northumberland Street, the Vintage Scene claims it is home of the raddest vintage clothing on the planet! From Disney sweatshirts to 80s vintage dresses, you'll find a range of unique, high-quality items guaranteed to brighten up any wardrobe.

9. Tynemouth Market, Tynemouth Metro Station

At Tynemouth's undercover market you'll find yourself immersed in a world of vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories, where you can also pick up unique antique items, retro fashion, vintage homeware and furniture. Local artists and designers also have stalls bursting with handcrafted items, artisan crafts, unique artwork, prints and photography, so you can be sure to pick up something special. The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday at Tynemouth Metro Station.

10. Drip Clothing, High Bridge Street

Leaning towards a more premium side of the vintage and streetwear scene, Drip Clothing provides the finest in 90s and 00s pieces to fit the latest trends with clothing that lasts. Pop down to their High Bridge Store, 100m from Monument to browse a large selection of Nike, Adidas, Supreme, Stone Island, Palace, CP Company, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Stüssy and more.

Each of these shops offers a unique slice of vintage fashion heaven, making Newcastle a top destination for vintage clothing aficionados. Happy hunting!

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