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A new vintage shop has opened on Bangor’s high street providing both students and locals with quirky and interesting clothes. Three years ago, Paula decided to open a vintage shop to accommodate to all those with a quirky bone in their body. Originally called ‘Ebenezers’, the shop has relaunched itself as ‘Flashbacks’ and is located at 74 High Street (Next to The Harp Inn).

Paula spent her youth perusing through cheap charity shops in London and has always been interested in clothes with a smidge of quirkiness to them. She emphasises how vintage clothing is ‘made to last’ and how time and effort have gone into the clothes she sells. Vintage clothes provide something a little bit different than chain shops, and allow you to adapt and develop your own personal style. The variety and types of clothes produced over decades means that there is something for everyone.

When people think of vintage shops, many of us think of expensive, overpriced clothing. Whilst many of us love certain styles over the decades, it is simply not affordable for many students. Flashbacks offers decently priced ‘vintage’ and retro clothing, from the fifties to the nineties. The different styles over these decades mean that vintage clothing can be adapted to many styles and you can, in Paula’s words, ‘step out of the box’ in your personal style.

Flashbacks is open six days a week, offers 10% student discount and offers Bangor with new and interesting clothing. It is located next to The Harp Inn in lower Bangor.

Update: Flashback is now on Facebook just search for ‘Flashback, Bangor’ or click this link:


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Eleanor Hirst

Fashion Editor 2014/15

1 Comment

  1. Hi Eleanor, Thanks so much for this lovely article. Would it be possible to print a small correction? The address is 74, High Street, Bangor . I don’t know who is at 370? Also it would be great to mention that we are now on facebook (Flashback, Bangor) . Thanks ever so much, Paula.

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