New fashion shop opens in York, bringing style direct from Carnaby Street

All mod cons… fashions from Lambretta Clothing

Lock up your rockers – the mod squad are moving in!

A corner of York will be flying the Union flag for British style with the opening of a new fashion store on Thursday (March 24).

Lambretta Clothing is taking over the former Phones4U premises at the junction of Spurriergate and High Ousegate – its first northern shop.

Based on Carnaby Street in Soho, London, the brand is inspired by those modish mods, although these days it also covers “styles supporting all British sub cultures”.

Its most popular sellers include polo T-shirts, Harrington jackets and, in winter, parka coats. Crew neck T-shirt prices start at £20.

Most of the range is aimed at men, although the shop does sell women’s footwear.

It will be expanding into womenswear later this year, brand owner Glenn Briers told YorkMix. It already sells clothes for kids.

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Opening offer

The York Lambretta Clothing store is offering 25% off everything for a limited time

The Lambretta shop on Carnaby Street in London. Photograph: Lambretta Clothing on Facebook
The Lambretta shop on Carnaby Street in London. Photograph: Lambretta Clothing on Facebook

York is ‘fantastic for us’

“We think York will be fantastic for us. It’s a good shopping town,” Glenn said. “There’s a real interest in the scooter and mod scene up here too.

“York is a little bit like Carnaby Street – it’s a tourist destination both for people in Britain and abroad.”

The shop on Spurriergate as it was being turned into Lambretta Clothing. Photograph: YorkMix
The shop on Spurriergate as it was being turned into Lambretta Clothing. Photograph: YorkMix

Glenn said the mod scene and associated looks spanned the generations.

“It’s going from strength to strength. There are plenty of guys between 40 and 60 into it, but the kids are into it too – lads and dads.”

The opening of Lambretta Clothing will create about ten jobs. And the company is recruiting. Interested? Email them your CV.

6 thoughts on “New fashion shop opens in York, bringing style direct from Carnaby Street

  1. Just been on a break in London and always buy something fro the Lambretta store. I love the city of York so it won’t be long before I get up there again and I will definitely be paying a visit and buying a few things.

  2. Live in Glasgow but work in York Mon-Wed every week. Went out for a walk last night to break the boredom of staring at the hotel room walls and couldn’t believe it when I stumbled upon the shop, some great items , bought a couple of t shirts but will definitely be back !

  3. I’ll have to have a look when it’s open. I hope I can park my lambretta outside. As you know we don’t leave our scooters where they can’t be seen. I’ll get parked on the path. York is terrible for parking. Nearly as bad as carnaby Street.

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