Rewind Vintage and Retro Curiosities, 50 Eign St, Hereford HR4 0AB, UK
The shop is also an art space where local artists, writers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, jewellers and more, retail their unique creations.
A new vintage shop has made its home in High Town. The location formerly known as, Hooty Roots Vintage — a charming little boutique where many of us spent lazy afternoons drinking tea with its quirky proprietor, Hooty — is now Rewind Vintage and Retro Curiosities. You’ll know it when you pass an old banana yellow TV in the window just before the subway by Tesco.
In the true spirit of the storefront’s legacy, a friendly, welcoming man, full of charm and charisma is filling that space again. What luck. He calls himself, Dan Jay. Dan is the man, and a connoisseur of all things vintage and retro — there’s a difference I swear. He arrived with a truckload of sass from somewhere in Manchester and is raising quirky eyebrows with his fusiony business plans.
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Rewind Vintage Retro Curiosities, is not only a supa cool spot to buy presents for yourself and the ones you dig, but will soon house a music studio on the top floor. Dan, is in the process of converting it into a recording studio where he plans to put his unique stamp on your tunes. You’d really have to talk to him about what I mean, because I’m not even sure what I mean, this lingo is above my head. Just pop in and say hello. You’ll have a blast. The guy is fun…no lie.
A chill out cafe on the second level is also in the works — you can shop and chill. Nice. Dan’s shop already has so much going for it, but there’s more. The backroom, home to the beast of an organ I’ve featured in the images (unless he’s lugged it upstairs somehow), offers a diverse selection of vinyl for the proud collector bunch.
And, yes, there’s more, much like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag, it’s an endless emporium of eclectic wonders. The shop is also an art space where local artists, writers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, jewellers and more, retail their unique creations.
Rewind Vintage offers a miscellany of unique gift-giving treasures you’ll want to explore the next time you’re in town. I look forward to watching the evolution of this wonderful local independent business.
I want to quickly remind you, as a local blogger who supports independent entrepreneurs in Hereford, when I have free time away from writing romance novels, that it’s up to us as patrons to keep our local small businesses going. These are real people who live in our community and stimulate our economy in so many ways, not some corporation housed in a glass tower getting tax breaks in London. They pay bills and their contributions keep our small, isolated city interesting.
Promise to shop local, and make your family promise too.
Article and images by Michelle Cuadra