New vintage clothing shop on colourful Cambridge street that students will love
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A new vintage clothing shop opened yesterday, June 3, on Cambridge’s colourful Magdalene Street.
Groovy Garage is the second streetwear venture of two young friends from Kettering, determined to tap into Cambridge’s young student population.
It joins an electric array of independents on one of Cambridge’s best loved streets, and is throwing a day long party tomorrow, Saturday June 5, to announce itself.
Business partners and best friends Elis Haddock and Jack Tavener, 24 and 25, developed an interest in pre loved, designer vintage when they started going out in their teens.
“For a young lad who wants to dress nice it’s perfect really,” Elis said of their vintage items, mostly tailored for men.
Having started selling online in 2017 and flogging thrift shop pieces on a rail in their local barbers, the dynamic duo opened a store in Kettering in November 2019.
(Image: Cambridge News)
Groovy Garage got a big reaction on the previously “untouched” market scene, and is now looking to replicate that success in Cambridge.
Elis said: “We’ve both been down here on different occasions and love the city but I remember coming last year and saying to Jack that it feels like it a really cool city but it is missing something. There’s lots of high street shops but nothing really niche.”
Being able to open in such a prime spot is “a dream come true for us both,” Jack said.
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Jack and Elis travel all over the world sourcing the pre loved clothes, and even drove to Italy during the British lockdown in February.
The exact location of the stylish stash is a trade secret, however.
Groovy Garage’s clothing and footwear is mainly aimed at 18 35 year olds, though they stress all ages are welcome, and most of their sweatshirts are unisex.
Burberry, Carharrt, Moschino, Nike, North Face and Versace are among the designer and outerwear brands they sell for women online too.
The retail top quality hermes replica
unit was let by Cheffins on behalf of Magdalene College, which owns the street’s period buildings.
Groovy Garage has moved into Cambridge historic and colourful Magdalene Street
Georgina Bifulco, assistant surveyor at the estate agents commented: “Groovy Garage is an excellent addition to Magdalene Street.
“With a history as home to some of Cambridge’s most diverse and fastest growing independent companies, Magdalene Street has become a key shopping destination for people looking for something a bit different.
“The College is anxious to maintain the diverse tenant mix currently on the street and the arrival of Groovy Garage will help encourage footfall to this beautiful area of the city.”
The Cambridge store is open every day: from 11 7pm on Mondays and Saturdays and from 12 4pm on Sundays.