3 February 2011
Just over the road from Manchester's Oi Polloi in the Northern Quarter, on the corner of John Street, sits Bionic Seven. Manchester has a wealth of vintage emporiums, especially around this area, all of which cater for different tastes, personally, I'd say this is a great little store along with Bags of Flavor around the corner, it's great to see shops like this staying put, it seems the retro boom is here to stay, which is a good thing. This store features a real crossover of menswear from old school menswear, sportswear, military and good old fashioned outdoor wear from both the UK and US. Set over two floors with a careful and knowledgeable selection of coats and jackets, hats, bags, trainers, shoes, boots, watches, lighters, everything you can think of, even Proper magazine.
I'm in my element thumbing through old colourful nylon and goretex coats and tweeds as much as I am over the road looking at the latest nice high end gear from current favourite labels, I like to mix things up but vintage stuff has it's own unique charm sometimes. Well worth a look, you might even find that one thing you've spent many fruitless hours trying to track down.
9 John St
Manchester M4 1
Posted by One-up at 18:19