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Guest
29-01-2003, 08:34
Howdy!
I'm moving to Sheffield, ooooh on Sunday *giggle*, n rather than me having to wonder around like the lost soul I am, Can any of you luverlee peoples tell me if there is anywhere in that God forsaken place that isn't a "townie" shop and where I'd actually be able to get some decent clothes/music/stuffs, I know there's 1 shop in meadowhall which is cool but I can't seem to find any others!! I'm assuming there's some because when I went up to viw my flat with my b/f we saw some sex-ay looking alternatives with some of the coolest gear to ever walk this earth, so I'd guess there has to be some shoopes, that or y'all make your own stuff :lol: (I've been known too)
Anyhoo hope I haven't offended anybody! :?
Saara

mikey
29-01-2003, 09:41
Try The Forum on Division St its an arcade of independant shops

halevan
20-02-2003, 13:30
What's a "cool" shop please explain as I am a dinasaur, and do not understand these "funny" expression's. :D :)

Moon Maiden
20-02-2003, 19:07
If you are looking for something different - I think my shop cuts it - The Shades in Hillsborough

Moon Maiden

Guest
21-02-2003, 15:04
The only shop to get groovy clothes from: freshmans boutique.

http://www.freshmans.co.uk

Its off Division Street on a road called Carver or Carnival Street -- the one with the Walkabout at the other end. Stocks loads of new n old stuff n loads of stuff from http://www.pop-boutique.com

:D Have fun...

dude
09-03-2003, 11:33
I lived in Sheffield for a fair old while, and have yet to find a cool clothes shop..The Forum (everyone yaps about it) has a couple of small indie shops but it has no range...meadowhall is not that good either, just typical indoor shopping centre. if you want good shops your going to have to go to leeds, nottingham or manchester. I really would not bother looking around sheffield it will only depress u.

dude
10-03-2003, 00:34
:wink:

stephstellar
02-04-2003, 12:09
For music try Record Collector in Broomhill or Forever Changes on Eclesall Rd/Hunters Bar.

bunny
26-04-2004, 00:42
depends what you mean by 'alternative' - if it's skate/punk/hardcore sort of thing, then go to Fuse in The Forum on Devonshire Street - they stock tons of clothing/accesories from UK and USA, and the staff seem to know their stuff and are dead nice.

Goth stuff - got to be Rocky Horrors. They've got it nailed from PVC Nurses uniforms, big crazy boots, mad shirts and all that kinda thing.

Retro - I guess Freshmans, again, in The Forum. Flares, retro Americana tops, old band t-shirts, stuff like that. It's pretty cool and cheap too.

hope this helps a bit.

lydia_5050
29-04-2004, 10:25
I like shops that arnt townie and i manage to get along in sheffield pretty well....if i can anyone can im the most fussy person ever....also try o'neill in meadowhall they do some cool stuff that arnt townie also the staff are great *cough* me *cough* lol

Diana Maratty
29-04-2004, 11:53
Try KICK ASS ANGEL on London Rd - she has some really cool stuff for clubbing etc.

tussi
05-04-2005, 01:59
shop at rocky horrors. expect the unexpected.

nick2
05-04-2005, 10:16
Originally posted by tussi
shop at rocky horrors. expect the unexpected.

the "unexpected" being loads of teenagers buying anything black.

JonJParr
05-04-2005, 10:19
Originally posted by Guest
The only shop to get groovy clothes from: freshmans boutique.

http://www.freshmans.co.uk

Its off Division Street on a road called Carver or Carnival Street -- the one with the Walkabout at the other end. Stocks loads of new n old stuff n loads of stuff from http://www.pop-boutique.com

:D Have fun...

Seriously, who wants to wear secondhand clothes? I can't think of anything worse!

komal
05-04-2005, 10:21
i always buy my clothes from charity shops :suspect: :confused:

JonJParr
05-04-2005, 10:24
I've never understood people who do that. Is it because you want to support a charity? If so, why not make a donation? Or is it because clothes in charity shops are cheap?

komal
05-04-2005, 10:25
because most shops that sell clothes like gap are ****ing evil and clothes from charity shops are cheap and fit better because there a bit worn, you can get great stuff, i also shop at primark too:clap:

Skatiechik
05-04-2005, 10:30
Originally posted by komal
because most shops that sell clothes like gap are evil

I'd agree with that, shame I don't practice what I preach as I am sitting here in adidas trainers.

muddycoffee
05-04-2005, 10:31
Originally posted by Diana Maratty
Try KICK ASS ANGEL on London Rd - she has some really cool stuff for clubbing etc.
I would heartily indorse this suggestion. Kick Ass is a fantastic shop. they have brilliant clothing, fantastic shirts/jeans/jackets/jewelry/belts etc... And right across the road is an army surplus store [jayjays?]where you can get boots and things with camoflage etc..

Kick Ass Angel's Website (http://www.kickassangel.co.uk/new/index.php?page=home)

JonJParr
05-04-2005, 10:32
Originally posted by komal
because most shops that sell clothes like gap are ****ing evil and clothes from charity shops are cheap and fit better because there a bit worn, you can get great stuff, i also shop at primark too:clap:

How can you be concerned about how ethical GAP is and still eat Green & Blacks chocolate which is not Fairtrade? A double standard surely?

JonJParr
05-04-2005, 10:33
I don't agree with secondhand clothes fitting any better. Also the whole idea of wearing clothes is that it's a luxury and for that reason I'd rather someone hadn't worn my shoes, chinos, polo shirts and dress shirts before I have!

veronica
07-04-2005, 04:39
If you thought meadowhall was cool I suspect you were on pot and what you actually saw was a mirage of an Igloo

SilentStatic
07-04-2005, 11:00
Originally posted by JonJParr
Also the whole idea of wearing clothes is that it's a luxury
I thought the idea was to keep warm :confused:

silverfish
07-04-2005, 13:14
Originally posted by JonJParr
How can you be concerned about how ethical GAP is and still eat Green & Blacks chocolate which is not Fairtrade? A double standard surely?

The Green and Blacks bar I am currently scoffing has a fair trade logo on it
I like charity shop clothes because at least what you see is what you get - they don't shrink or change shape or colour the first time you wash them, also it's less likely I'll bump into someone else wearing the same thing, and it's giving money to a good cause. What do people in other countries do with clothes they want to get rid of, I've never seen a charity shop in France for instance

StarSparkle
08-04-2005, 16:25
Originally posted by JonJParr
Also the whole idea of wearing clothes is that it's a luxury

Somehow, I don't think that argument would wash with the boys in blue arresting you for indecent exposure! "But, officer, clothes are a luxury, not a necessity!" I hear you cry as you're dragged off to the cells ..... :suspect:

StarSparkle :D

rubydazzler
08-04-2005, 16:57
Originally posted by Guest
Howdy!
if there is anywhere in that God forsaken place that isn't a "townie" shop and where I'd actually be able to get some decent clothes/music/stuffs, Anyhoo hope I haven't offended anybody! :?

not offended - just wondering why you're coming here anyway? god forsaken place - Sheffield?? :rolleyes:

robbie
09-04-2005, 17:48
my problem with "alternative" shops in Sheffield are that they are :

a: Not alternative

b. madly expensive

c. sell rubbish.

I would shop in charity stores if there was likely to be something in it that would fit me (I'm 6ft7)

you may as well shop on e-bay

onedizzybird
10-04-2005, 13:29
i would recommend kick ass angel too... wicked little shop!

charity shops are great! i have no problem with wearing clothes that someone else has worn and you can get some really cool stuff if you search hard enough, so long as there clean whats the problem??? always buy brand new undies though...some things you just can't compromise with :)

there's also elise's on glossop road (?) the road from the union to broomhill, they sometimes have some really great stuff.

zombiekillah
10-04-2005, 13:34
chairty shops are ace. its for a good cause and you can pick up some really good clothes , not just the same stuff you see in every shop in town but something a little diffrent for a lot cheaper. im not bothered if someone else has worn it , i mean what a waste it would be if we all threw away our old clothes instead of giving someone else a chance to enjoy them as much as you have!

Agent Gypo
10-04-2005, 13:54
Kick Ass Angel is pretty good, but I wouldn't call it alternative. You can buy Acupuncture trainers from anywhere...

Sadly, Sheffield has NO alternative shops. None. Zero. Nada.

zombiekillah
10-04-2005, 14:07
yeah all 'alternative' shops in sheff are a bit cruddy. would be cool to have something like afflecks palace (mancs) but even there everythings well expensive . i generally customise/make half of what i wear , makes it totally unique and alternative as ya want it to be .... to be honest ive never even been in kick ass angel , it looks good but im always too broke and its a bit outta the way for me

JamesT
10-04-2005, 17:31
Charity shops have the same stuff as places like Freshmans but way cheaper, you just have to search. The ones off the top of the Moor are great - Quit, PDSA etc.

komal
16-05-2005, 19:30
well from the last time i checked, green and blacks were fairtrade but if they aren't then...so what its the nearest you can get!

and you don't see mirages when you smoke pot you fool, no one i've ever known has ever seen anything different from smoking weed, ever...

I've quit weed :clap:

doesn't mean I'm against it now though, its just not too good for asthma

I wear clothes so that I'm warm and not just walking around naked

kick ass angel is an excellent shop, a lot of their stuff is alternative, shame its so expensive though, its like my dream shop :D

Miss_C
14-12-2005, 08:09
Well, I like Rocky Horrors but the clothes there are expensive.