Sometimes the most delightful experiences are on your doorstep without you even realising – and that’s certainly the case when you cross the tiled threshold of 41 Saddler Street in Durham.
The beautiful Grade II listed building was for a long time home to Durham University’s robemakers – a clue revealed in the lovely first-floor stained glass windows – and was more recently, as Jack Wills, home to a different type of student attire.
Now, since last year, the property’s latest custodian is Circle Vintage – a wonderful vintage emporium, full of quality pre-owned clothing and accessories, that has proved a big hit with students, locals and tourists alike.
Spread over two floors and various rooms, the shop is a delight to explore, with the many quirks and original features of the building providing the perfect backdrop to set off the products.
Working in such a place must be a joy – so there’s no wonder Chloe and Claire looked so pleased in our photograph from a few weeks ago, outside the shop’s elegant frontage!
We are delighted that the Indie Durham City project, funded by City of Durham Parish Council, is able to support, and spread the word about, yet another of the fantastic independent shops in our city. These are businesses that not only help to keep money in the local economy, but also make sure that Durham remains a city full of colour, interest and distinctiveness.
If you haven’t expressed interest already, fill in the online form for your own opportunity to receive free marketing and mentoring support from the Indie Durham City project – and the chance to be a potential future cover star!