Thrifty Store expanding into next doorPosted by: Ashley Birch
A Marcus Method mural on the walls inside Thrifty Store's new home on King Street
The vintage clothes shop will open its new site in June with its own label, a barbers and a tattoo artist
Thrifty Store is making the not so giant leap into 27 King Street, just next door, but with giant plans for expansion including its own label called TS Garms, a barbers, tattooist and the opportunity to get your trainers pimped up and customised.
To celebrate the move they are hosting a huge free party on 9 June in association with Asahi beers. “It’s in association with Asahi, so there’s free beer, which is nice.” Says Bally Johal, Thrifty Store’s owner: “Obviously ID is required and all that jazz!”
An example of the trainer customisation Thrifty Store will be offering
The vintage clothes shop also has plans for a new premium brand stocking American brands, such as Carhartt and Tommy Hilfiger, a £1 sale section and a permanent kilo section.
Bally said: “It’s good, because we’ve been here three years and we believe in the area and think it’s where Sheffield has got opportunity for new businesses that want to create summat different, with cheap rents and all the rest of it.
“We’re gonna be attached to the tech hub, which is underway and there’s going to be something like 1200 people moving into this building over the next year. There’s a good collective of people that are going to be involved in the area and are actually bringing it to the forefront.
The current Thrifty Store where the old Co-op in Castle House was
They are also on the lookout for other independents to get involved. He said: “We’re looking for any local brands that want to exhibit their stuff. We want to help the cottage industry fashion labels and there’s plenty of them in Sheffield.”
If you own a brand and fancy getting involved get in touch with Thrifty store on Facebook here. Otherwise, we’ll see you on 9 June for the launch.