Vintage clothing shop to close after 20 years

November 09 2013

AFTER more than 20 years of trading, a popular vintage clothing store on Gloucester Road will be closing its doors.

AFTER more than 20 years of trading, a popular vintage clothing store on Gloucester Road will be closing its doors.

Billie-Jean Clothes - renowned for its eclectic mix of vintage items - will be shutting this December, as owners Billie and John Weston opt for retirement after 22 years of business.

Originally selling vintage and retro items at markets in London and Bath, the couple also ran a stall on Gloucester Road's Pigsty Hill for five years before setting up the Billie-Jean Clothes store.

"We saw the property come available, and we thought it had a nice market feel about it with the forecourt at the front," Billie said.

With a profound love for fabrics, the couple assure plan to continue with their penchant for textiles.

"Over the last couple of years, we've been creating patchwork throws," said Billie, "so we want to spend some more time developing that artistic side of ourselves. We've also been thinking about starting up a pop-up shop, but nothing is set in stone."

Providing for both ladies and gents, the store has built up a reputation for selling unique clothing, velvet curtains, lace, silk scarves, trilby hats and cashmere.

"We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers," said Billie. "It' been a very happy time for us. I can't say that I won't be emotional in the last few weeks of trading."

Billie-Jean will be holding a closing down sale until New Year's Eve. For more information about up-and-coming events, and their future ventures, search 'Billie-Jean Clothes' on Facebook.

 Owners Billie and John Weston pictured outside shop