While festival season may be all about frolicking about in the mud and going wild to your favourite bands to some, festival fashion is just as important to others. Here’s where to buy festival fashion in Birmingham.
Located in a large yellow warehouse in the heart of Digbeth, Cow has been a mainstay in Birmingham for as long as we can remember. Selling an eclectic range of men’s and women’s clothes, bags, hats, belts and just about everything in between, Cow is a definite recommendation for somewhere central to pick up that much-needed festival fashion for your summer needs.
Those of you who consider yourselves to cool kids will no doubt already be aware of Urban Outfitters. While their price point is slightly higher than most vintage and charity stores, UO’s Corporation Street branch is your one-stop-shop for all things festival when you want to get your trend on point. From their vintage section ‘Reclaimed’ through to their vast array of band tees and hip clothes, you’ll be pushed to find a better selection than UO’s.
On York Road in Kings Heath is Top Banana, a vintage shop specialising in some of the best festival fashion about. The cosy store specialises in Grade A clothes, such as immaculate Levi’s jeans, and it’s just a stone’s throw from popular haunt, the Hare & Hounds. This intimate vintage shop is a hit with the locals and we can see why.
A staple in Birmingham’s alternative scene, The Oasis Fashion Centre (or Oasis Market to the locals) sits at the top of Corporation Street, in the city centre. Oasis Market is home to plenty of festival-related outlets, including piercing and tattoo studios, alt clothes shops and accessory stalls. Oasis is famous for its band merchandise, so this is the place to pick up a few band tees.
Situated near Birmingham’s popular Bullring Shopping Centre and Food Market is Credit Crunchers, one of the best-value vintage shops in the city. Here you’ll be able to find racks of cheap vintage clothes, perfect for those long weekends getting dirty and rocking out. If you’re in Digbeth on the final Friday and Saturday of the month, Credit Crunchers also runs a kilo sale: pay £5 per kilo of clothes rather than paying per item!