Shops

Studio NL

The style of Studio NL is the sort of thing you'd find walking the design conscious and perfectly poised 9 Straatjes of Amsterdam. But it's here in Leicestershire and it's like nothing else perhaps in...


Mod for It

Regular readers will know that we love a pun. In fact, we've previously written up a place on account of a good pun in the title of the shop. This post is about Mod for It on Loseby Lane and because...


Prettiez

Being the dirty feckers we are, we have dedicated this entire post to innuendo and Prettiez. The shop down an alley way on Queens Road; It being down an alley way is our tenuous link for the childish...


Bazaar Mart

Vintage shopping in Leicester is great, if you can find all the different locations. Due to Leicester's diversity, they can vary from the city centre and Narborough Road to Clarendon Park and Hinckley...


Record Store Day 2015: Rockaboom

What was the first record you ever got? Was it a deluxe pressing of World Peace Is None Of Your Business? How about a hand-me-down Pink Floyd album from your dad? Or was it your favourite...


Brik-a-Brak

Maybe this is a sign that my youth is definitely over. This is a blog entry about Brik a Brak framing shop, I found myself talking about them the other day. I mentioned to a friend who is now...


The Ka Centre

Umm, yep, this is a weird one. One half of the LINS team drives a Ford Ka, so this is sort of relevant to the team, but actually I'm putting this up as an homage to the sheer absurdity of having a...


Brennan's Candy Cabin

SWEETS! Old people sometimes have whole bags of just the strawberry creams from Quality Street and I always used to wonder how they managed to sift through the Woolworths Pick n Mix efficiently. In...


Tin Drum Books

Narborough Road isn't as twee and full of middle class women with scarves as the general Clarendon Park area, and that's why their 2nd hand stores and vintage-y outlets are a little more worn and a...


Knit One

As a very sporadic/crap knitter, I'm unsure whether I have the authority to review this shop. But whatever, I'm going to do it anyway. I got a Groupon voucher for a beginners' knitting workshop here....


LOROS

They're a charity and a shop. Which makes them a charity shop(s) - plural because there's bloody loads of them! Some Loros charity shops have different themes. I like the bookshop on Queens Road and...


The Vintage Fair at the Cathedral

This occurs every 2/3 months and it's good. You pay a pound to get in and then there's lots of stalls of lovely vintage clothes and jewellery and accessories and bits and bobs for you to look at. I've...


SET

This shop was in St Martin's Square, but now it's in the Highcross. I'm unsure how I feel about this, but I do really love this shop. It is for people who love...stuff. Useless things mainly. And...


The Wardrobe

A small indy vintage clothes shop with some 2nd hand and some new clothes. I used to buy the odd item here when I was fashionable and stuff. I know fashionable people who shop there. I know that...