Vintage Fashion, Furniture and Home Decor
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Plantagenet House, 9 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5PA
Telephone: 07929 046 043
REPLAY VINTAGE began as 'Replay' in 1987 in a small shop on Barton Street, Tewkesbury and is owned and run by Ruth Lane. [Not to be confused with Replay, the new clothing company].
Due to Ruth's connection with the theatre in Tewkesbury and Cheltenham, Ruth's first shop sold and hired theatrical costume and fancy dress, which proved very successful for several years. In 1990, Ruth started to collect original Victorian clothing through to the 1970s and 'Replay' became 'Replay Period Clothing' and the shop was situated in the majestic Tudor building - the Wheatsheaf Inn - with Berkeley Antiques at the rear. Cornell Books now occupies this site.
In 1996, Ruth moved her shop to Cheltenham's Well Walk, another interesting building dating from the 1740s. She stayed there for seven years until 2003, when she decided to take a break from shop-keeping and concentrated on selling at Vintage Clothes Fairs which had begun to spring up in various places of the country, including London's Hammersmith Town Hall, from which Ruth still sells from time to time.
Five years ago, Ruth was offered the opportunity to share a small antique centre, again in Tewkesbury, where she was bitten by the retail bug again, deciding to branch out into antique and retro furniture and effects as well as vintage clothing. She moved to larger premises after six months, almost turning full circle not far from her original Replay shop on Barton Street.
After 18 months, Ruth then saw an opportunity to move nearer to the centre of Tewkesbury into another wonderful Tudor building - PLANTAGENET HOUSE , 9 Church Street, from which she has been trading to the present day.