33 Birmingham shops you used to love Remember C or Chelsea Girl? We look back at some of the city's best loved shops of old think Chelsea Girl, The Pier and Lewis's which do you remember? 10:00, 1 FEB 2015Updated16:03, 25 APR 2016 Photos: Bygone shops in Birmingham Get What's On updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Whether your first trips to town were to spend your pocket money or a Saturday afternoon with friends away from the beady eye of Mum, there's something about shopping that lingers in the memory.
All those places we haunted as teenagers Etam, Mark One, Woolworths are fixed in our memories as much as the music of the time or the food we ate coach outlet coupons expedia for tea. Many have now closed down or been revamped and sold as brands in supermarkets or online. But if you are of a certain age there are coach outlet sale 1395 a string of shops you definitely remember, if only to recall some of the dreadful fashion faux pas we made in the Eighties and Nineties. How many of us went to the famous Lewis's grotto, bought footie boots at Harry Parkes, tried on a mini skirt in C or snapped up the latest 12 inch single from Tempest Records? Click through the photos in the gallery to recall where you spent your hard earned cash, or pocket money, in shops such as Bay Trading Co, Plastic Factory, The Reject Shop, Greys and Nelson House. Harry Parkes sports shop, Corporation Street When coach outlet atlanta olympics Aston Villa stalwart Harry Parkes hung up his boots in 1955, he poured his efforts into his successful sports shop, which supplied all the Villa players with their boots. The shop closed when he retired in 1999, and it was turned into Bar Med. Etam, New Street This affordable French brand was once a staple of every teenage girl's wardrobe, and her sister's too, thanks to its younger department called Tammy Girl. It initially moved from New Street to Bullring then closed in 2005. It returned to the UK as an online retailer in 2011. Henry's department store, Union Street This was a popular store in the 1950s and 1960s, where many people remember visiting with their coach outlet sale 60% parents to buy school uniform. It was owned by BHS and was around for 36 years before finally closing in 1969. The Left Shoe Company, Colmore Row Established in 1998, Left combined technology with traditional craftsmanship to reinvent made to measure shoes for the 21st century. The shop on the corner of the Great Western Arcade has long gone but there is still a store in London and people can order online. Chelsea Girl, High Street Every young woman of a certain age loved Chelsea Girl when they were growing up because it offered trend led pieces at affordable prices.
The shops disappeared when the company morphed into River Island in 1988. It closed in 2006 after being taken over by House of Fraser. Today it is a large New Look.
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