The Vintage Shop
Welcome to the Turtle Doves Vintage Shop!
84 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UT
Recycling is at the heart of what we do at Turtle Doves, and any clothing that can be repurposed and saved from landfill will go some way towards a more sustainable future and ultimately improve our beautiful planet.
Every year, the UK discards 1.2 million tonnes of textile and clothing waste to a landfill. 360,000 tonnes of this is clothing, that’s the equivalent weight to 6545 military tanks! So it’s official, we’re at war with fashion!
To help this cause we have opened a Vintage Shop on Shrewsbury High-street which features a vast array of treasures that need a new home. Step back in time and explore the wonderful world of preloved vintage clothing with classics like Levi's 501's and evening dresses from all different eras. You may find a rare piece of clothing that brings back a fond memory or a bargain just waiting to be discovered!
Discover the brands
No one can deny the impact of a classic pair of Levi jeans. Denim is a statement piece in every wardrobe and starting this revolution was Levi Strauss. At our Vintage shop, we have a huge range of Levi jeans in an assortment of sizes and colours, including the classic 501's and 505's. Delve a little deeper and you may also find yourself a Levi's denim jacket!
In 1853 Levi Strauss (a Bavaria immigrant) founded the brand after spotting a gap in the workwear market.
Ladies Levi's were introduced to the market in 1934.
The original denim trousers were known as 'Waist Overalls' however in the 1960's they became popular among young teens who adopted the name 'Jeans'.
In 1886 the signature two-horse trademark was added as a placket to the jeans to show the strength and durability of their workwear compared to their competitors. It depicts two horses trying to pull apart a pair of Levi's jeans.
Did you know?
The world's oldest pair of Levi's jeans are from 1879 - they are estimated to be worth $150,000 (£120,400) and are stored in a fireproof vault in San Francisco.
The Fred Perry brand has been popular since the 1950's and is still very prominent and relevant today across a diverse range of people. At our vintage shop, you'll find a huge range of Perry items from polos and T-shirts to knitwear and sweaters. There may be some hidden retro gems, with styles that differed through the decades.
Fred Perry was a British tennis player known for his magnificent achievements throughout his career. Most prominently he was the first player to win the Career Grand Slam title in 1936 at age 26.
In the 1940's Perry agreed to help market a new sweatband with an ex-Australian football player called Tibby Wegner. As their relationship developed the pair began to design polo shirts originally intended to be worn on the court.
As the popularity of their brand grew the shirts went from sportswear to streetwear.
The signature Fred Perry shirt is now not solely associated with tennis, it has since been adopted by many other cultures including musicians, football fans and rebels.
The brand has since extended its range to include T-shirts, sweatshirts, knitwear and many more however the laurel wreath logo is still a prominent feature on all of their clothing.
Did you know?
In 1928 Fred Perry became the World Table Tennis Champion before moving to lawn tennis where he determined "The strokes are the same, the angles are the same, the spins are the same." He won his first major tournament in the US Open in 1933.
Nothing feels quite are good as wearing a Barbour jacket, right? The original wax cotton jacket with a check lining, the corduroy lined collar and traditional game pockets. All while staying dry, like water off a ducks' back!
Founded by John Barbour in 1894, Barbour began from humble beginnings providing all-weather workwear for the Fishermen of South Shields.
Originally the Barbour jacket was made from the same heavy fabric used for boat sails (oiled flax) however this later evolved into the lighter wax cotton that we see today.
Although it was originally popular with fishermen, as the design of the jacket changed it soon became a hit with motorcyclists.
In more recent times, the brand has expanded its range and resonates with those from all walks of life, including the royals.
Moving into more country attire the brand is now associated with rural surroundings and outdoor sports such as horse riding and hunting.
Did you know?
You can identify a true vintage Barbour jacket by smell. Around 2005, the company removed the distinctive-smelling cupro-ammonia from its paraffin wax!
Among these three beautiful brands, you'll also find others including Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley, St Michaels, Karen Millen and many more! We are constantly adding new items to our beautiful collection of vintage treasures, so be sure to pop in regularly so that you don't miss out.
Come and visit our stunning Tudor town, enjoy a coffee by the river Severn, explore our history and pop into the independent shops just like Turtle Doves!
Find us at...
Turtle Doves Vintage Shop
84 Wyle Cop
Next door to the Turtle Doves shop (no.83)