Now that the weather is feeling all together more autumnal, it’s the time of year that I like to spend time exploring the city. Yesterday I decided to head in to town and over to Park Street. It has been ages since I have had a wonder over that side of town and Park Street has some really cool shops and cafe’s so I knew it would be a nice mooch around. I love it when the weather is crisp and sunny, meandering in and out of shops, grabbing coffee and milkshakes. I was going to go it alone, but it is always better making it a day date, so I called up Lily as I was passing her house to see if she wanted to come too and she was well up for an excuse to get out the house.
You can see exactly what we got up to on my vlogtober vlog, there was short fringe cuts, milkshakes and bubble tea. My main aim of popping in to town was to find a shop that has the wow factor that is worth telling you about. I have been wanting to start a shop local series on the blog for a while, I dabble in it on Fishee Designs blog, but it wasn’t the right time or place for it. There’s many reasons why I wanted to start this series, A) because it forces me to leave the house (and actually get dressed!) B) I love to explore Bristol, there are so many places I am still yet to have explored in the two years I have been here (I need to get out more!) and C) I love to promote awesome businesses, just because they’re awesome!
Lily and I had a browse around a few of the charity shops and vintage shops on Park Street but on our way back to the car, I hadn’t been blown away by a shop and really excited about a space, until we walked in to Sobey’s. About a year ago it replaced the old Motel shop at the bottom of Park Street, they offer a mix of vintage, upcycled and new retro clothing alongside some quirky jewellery and accessories. Although I still like the odd bit of vintage, I have really had my day with trawling uninspiring and over priced jumble sales (for want of a better description). I am a sucker for the way things are presented, and Sobey’s have put a real effort in to the way their items are displayed. They have old next to new, upcycled vintage teamed with modern retro and it all feels like it is of the here and now. It has a really quirky vintage vibe but is aesthetically inspiring and perfectly laid out.
It is definitely somewhere I will be going back to to look for staple vintage pieces.