17 UK nineties shops we wish would come back from the dead -


17 UK nineties shops we wish would come back from the dead

17 nineties shops we wish would come back from the dead
Shopping was better in the 90s and you know it (Picture: Getty)

*Slips on rose tinted glasses*

Remember back in the 90s when you still used to go to the shops IRL, and a trip to your local high road would result in you spending, like, a whole £4.90 on that week’s number one single, a poster for your bedroom wall, and enough pick ‘n’ mix to give you a belly ache for a week?

Well nowadays £4.90 will barely get you a Big Mac meal, and most of the shops which fueled our teenage dreams are sadly no more.

So join us for a trip down memory high street, where the sun always shines, for some serious reminiscing… #Mems

1. Our Price

our price shop
(Picture: Tony Buckingham)

You probably brought your first single here. Chances are it was a tape, and in the intervening years you’ve realised the s*** song on the B-side is actually way better.


2. C&A

C&A store
(Picture: Craig Hibbert)

This is where your mum used to drag you, kicking and screaming, to get your vests, pop socks and school coat. It wasn’t cool, but now when you see them on mainland Europe, you feel kind of jealous that they still have them and we don’t.


3. Dolcis

File photo dated 26/9/2005 of the Dolcis shoe shop on London's Oxford Street. High street retailer Alexon revealed Tuesday January 10, 2006, that a disappointing performance at brands including Dolcis over Christmas had left it with an unexpected amount of unsold stock. See PA Story CITY Alexon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Fiona Hanson/PA,
(Picture: PA)

Three words: Knee high boots.


4. Morgan

The Morgan store in Oxford St, between Oxford Circus and Bond Street. PICTURE, MIKE FLOYD.
(Picture: Mike Flyod)

You weren’t anyone until you owned a pair of Morgan’s black bootcut trousers. Fact.


5. Whittard

Passers-by in front of a Whittard of Chelsea store in Chiswick. Whittard of Chelsea, the tea and coffee retailer, has lined up Ernst and Young as administrators, a source close to the company confirmed.
(Picture: PA)

A whole shop dedicated to tea? Who the f*** shopped there? You, every Mother’s Day. True story.


6. Blockbuster

Blockbuster store.  It's been a terrible week for Britain's High Street stores - first photographic retailer Jessops closed it's doors, then music chain HMV announced it's called in the receivers and today, DVD and video games rental firm Blockbuster UK, which has 528 stores in the UK employing 4,190 staff, has gone into administration.    January 16th 2012 Photo by Keith Mayhew D27XPB
(Picture: Alamy)

Yes, they NEVER had the video you wanted, and you racked up enough late fines for a deposit on a two bed flat, but still, you really miss them on Sunday nights when there’s nothing on the telly.


7. Tammy


Too old for M&S kids, but too young for Morgan? Welcome to Tammy Girl – the store of your pre-teen dreams.


8. The Body Shop

Pictures of Daily Mail writer Lucie Morris at Londons Heathrow airport Terminal 1 "Duty Free" pre boarding area. picture shows the Body shop where Lucie bought tweezers. Before boarding British Midland flight 175 to Paris with other banned dangerous objects, bought in the Heathrow duty free areas
(Picture: Mark Lloyd)

Yes yes, we know The Body Shop is still around, but seriously, when was the last time you made a friend a bespoke basket of white musk five ways, eh?


9. Madhouse

Cromwells Madhouse jean store
(Picture: Krestine Havemann)

It was down the dodgy end of Oxford Street, and THE place to get your Pepe jeans and Fruit of the Loom jumpers.


10. Kookai

Kookai retail shop. Branch in Oxford Street,London  feb 2001...Retail Shop...Kookai retail shop.
(Picture: David Willis)

Kookai – the only place to get your going out (read spangly) tops and cute little clubbing bags. Chic (or so you thought).


11. Ravel

A06RY3 Ravel shop store Trafford centre UK United Kingdom England Europe GB Great Britain EU European Union
(Picture: Alamy)

Ravel is where you went for posh shoes for posh dos.


12. Athena

Athena shop
(Picture: Chris / Flickr)

This is where all your pocket money went. Posters, watches, man and baby, sexy tennis girl. Need we say more?


13. Gadget Shop

Gadgetshop.com  retail.  Branch in oxford Street,London  Feb  2001...Retail Shop...Gadgetshop.com  retail
(Picture: Gadgetshop.com)

Aka. a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. No you never actually brought anything, but you did somehow manage to break something ev-er-y time you went in.

Can’t think why they closed down…


14. Sock Shop

Sock Shop on Oxford Street London, July 14th 2005. sock shop has gone bust for the third time, hit by slow consumer spending and rising costs. David Parry/ newscast.
(Picture: David Parry)

A shop just selling socks – how was that ever a good idea? No one, but no one loves socks THAT much.


15. Past Times

CITY Past Times 2...The Covent Garden branch of the gift shop chain, Past Times, which has gone into administration, it was announced today Thursday April 26, 2001. The company is looking for a buyer to support its 74 branches and 721 employees across the UK. See PA Story CITY Past Times. PA Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth...A
(Picture: PA)

The go-to shop for last minute gifts. Who doesn’t like a vintage-style mug/ picture frame/ necklace/ candle holder?


16. Sweater shop


Their T-shirts and sweaters were always on your birthday list, you wore them with cycling shorts or patterned leggings and thought… no knew, you looked too cool for school.


17. Woolworths

(Picture: REX)

No round up of stores that will forever be in our hearts would be complete without Woolies. From the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix (or should that be nick ‘n’ mix), to pencil cases to make your best mates jealous, Woolworths was the absolute best.

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