Cool new vintage shop with Adidas, Champion and Levi classics opens in Hull
Beatniks is Nick Daniel's first independent store
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Oct 2017
An independent vintage clothes shop has opened in Whitefriargate, selling everything from Levi shorts to Adidas track-suits.
Beatniks is the lateste addition to the city centre, with owner Nick Daniel saying he picked Hull because the arts scene is "better than Leeds".
While the online store has been running for around 13 years, selling clothes on Asos as well as at festivals and other venues, this is the company’s first independent outlet.
Mr Daniel said he thought Hull was a great place to open the store, and is already looking into ideas to expand - including club nights.
He said: “I was born in Scarborough, and live in Leeds but I knew Hull and with it being City of Culture, the arts, fashion, music scene is great here. It’s here than in Leeds at the minute.
“It’s a big city with a lot of people who seem interested in these sort of clothes so it just seemed to make sense.
“We have been trading in Manchester in Topman and a store in Harrogate, but a lot of what we do is online.
“It’s all a bit rustic at the minute and we are really keen to get more ideas and use this store as a platform. We are always looking for bigger things with the shop and we have all three floors, so are interested in looking into doing things like club nights.
“We want to help develop more of that booming town centre atmosphere and I think getting somewhere like that, on the high street, was important for us.”
The clothes are mostly Seventies and Eighties vintage, with favoured brands like Champion and adidas.There are crop tops, aviation jackets, Levi shorts and adidas tracksuits.
Mr Daniel said he has already had a steady stream of customers despite opening unannounced last weekend.
“We haven’t really done any promotion yet but we have already have had plenty of people coming in,” he said.
“It’s a good sign and we just want the momentum to keep going and drive more people in.
“We really want to want to help people out, host music, help support people in the community by promoting events and things like that.
“We are just always making sure we have that quality gear, but selling it cheap enough for people as well. We won’t be selling things at extortionate prices.”