High-end vintage pop-up opens in Forum in time for Xmas
A vintage clothing pop-up specialising in unique pieces, and off-runway rarities has opened in the Forum just in time to get your Christmas wardrobe on point.
Savage Sister is set to wow Forum customers for the next couple of months (open until 26 December) with the very best of a truly exclusive collection of men’s and women’s high fashion pieces that owner Lucy has been cultivating for the past ten years.
The rails and walls are full of pieces from brands like Moschino, Versace and Gucci, with prices that range from a very reasonable £20, right up to £500 a piece.
“There isn’t anything like this in Sheffield,” says Lucy, “especially as some of the things that we sell are quite niche, so we’ve got Moschino, Versace and Iceberg from the Garage era and we also sell pieces for people that might have different or unusual tastes.
“Some of the stuff that we’ve got in here is runway, so it’s been on the catwalk, and some of it is really, really rare stuff that you won’t find online, but we’ve got it in store, and you can try it on.
A love of vintage and antiquing definitely runs in Lucy’s family. Both her parents were antique dealers and her sister Amber owns the vintage shop Vulger, just across the Forum. Lucy has even roped her younger sister into covering shifts and helping out in Savage Sister.
Lucy said: “It’s definitely a family affair! When we all go around for Sunday dinner, we’re all selling each other stuff before we eat. We’ve always done that, even as little kids. We used to live in rural France, and we didn’t really have anything to do, so we used to get all my clothes, put them out in my bedroom and I’d buy them back off my sister!
“It’s just something that we’ve always done, and it’s always been something I’ve been interested in. Even before I started doing it for myself, I helped Amber out for a bit, and a lot of my friends sell clothes. It’s just something I really enjoy.”
Lucy has used that passion to create a truly unique vintage experience in the Forum. As well as selling haute couture, she is also welcoming people down to sell their designer pieces in exchange for cash or store credit. She is also offering 10 per cent discount to students and in the short time she’s been open, she has already proved a big success.
Lucy said: “I’ve got people coming down from Manchester and Leeds to have a look, which is nice because there isn’t really a shop like this in Yorkshire.”
For more details, and to have a nosey, head over their socials, and make sure to head down to the Forum before they move on.