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OUR STORY

Pop boutique is more than a business it’s a way of life. A passion for fashion, music, movies, furniture and all things vintage

THE BEGINNING

In 1983 I decided to start a business selling vintage clothing until I found a career (or something better to do). I started off by selling pieces I had gathered from flea markets and church sales at London’s Camden and Greenwich markets, travelling each weekend from the north of England in my ancient van.

 

In 1985 I opened my first shop in Afflecks Palace in Manchester, followed by another shop in Liverpool.

THE EARLY NINETIES

The business expanded slowly and in 1991 we were approached by Topshop in Oxford Circus, London to become the first company to sell vintage clothing in their flagship shop on the back of the fashion for grunge. By this time we were importing vintage from the USA and all over Europe and exporting to clients all around the globe. The success allowed us to open our first Pop Boutique shop which was seen as a long term project.

 

The first Pop Boutique was opened in Oldham Street in Manchester in 1994 in the basement of café pop and reflected my love of all things vintage.

“In our FIRST POP BOUTIQUE NOT ONLY DID WE sell clothing, but vintage furniture and all manner of vintage objects of desire.

 

The shop was not an instant success but gathered a following from a band of loyal customers.”

LATE NINETIES THROUGH TO TODAY

In 1997 we opened our second Pop Boutique in Monmouth Street in London’s Seven Dials area and it was a huge success. We created our own newly manufactured goods to sit alongside our carefully selected vintage pieces to keep up with the demand.

 

Today we have shops in Liverpool, London, Leeds, Manchester and Gothenburg in Sweden and we also have over 150 clients stocking our own label goods and vintage based, all around the world.

Richard Free

Managing Director

THE POP CULTURE

OUR REPUTATION IS BUILT UPON THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR ALL THINGS VINTAGE

 

Pop Boutique shops are full of carefully handpicked vintage clothing. Each piece is chosen according to it's style, condition and size by our experienced staff, who are all vintage addicts!

10,000

KILOS of vintage PROCESSED each week

THE FUTURE AND OUR GREEN AGENDA

Throughout our business we have a very green agenda and despite processing 10,000 kilos or more of vintage each week, no garments go to waste. This is really important to us as a company, and if for any reason there is something we can’t use then it is sent to be processed at a recycling centre.

 

The up-cycling of garments is something that has been a success for us and we are currently expanding this area of business, remaking garments from fabrics that could well have gone to waste.