Vintage! It’s been a buzzword for a while and is only growing in popularity thanks to our recent collective concern about the planet. Vintage shopping is eco-friendly, good for the wallet, and ensures you are always original. So then why aren’t more of us shopping vintage? Well, it is super hard! Finding clothes your size in a high-street store is difficult enough without having to navigate sizing from the past. Not to mention that beautiful as vintage and second-hand shops are, the sheer volume of stuff can be overwhelming. Where to begin?!

Luckily Rachael from Ada’s Attic Vintage has thought of a solution. She runs Vintage Treasure Hunts on Saturdays and the next hunt is on 11th May at 12pm. These are vintage and second-hand shopping days where she guides you to the best shops for your purpose. She’s also on hand to offer styling tips and advice on seeking quality in vintage garments and what brands to keep an eye out for.

This Vintage Treasure Hunt is a fun way to spend a day out with friends or family and hopefully pick up some clothing tips along the way! All of the stress has been taken out of vintage shopping and now you can join this tour safe in the knowledge that you are being led around by a capable and fashionable expert.

The day starts with a free hot drink in one of Birmingham’s coolest independent coffee shops. On Saturday 11th May, the group will be meeting at the ultra-chic Medicine Bakery on New Street. After a chilled out drink and a chat the treasure hunt begins. The trip will include a mix of vintage shops and charity shops in the cool and quirky areas of Birmingham that only a true vintage-lover would know about.

Rachael takes the group to at least four shops together, offering advice on what to look for in your vintage clothes. Once she thinks you’re ready to step out on your own you are given a treasure map with shops and points of interest to explore at your leisure. Rachael is on hand for any questions or queries and is very happy to take pictures or film you as you shop.

The day is a great mix of group shopping, helpful advice, and independent shopping where you can go at your own pace. A lovely Spring day out that works for a group of friends, a mum and daughter day, or a date activity! This is a day out that gives you the tools to become a whizz at vintage shopping yourself!

The day costs £45 and has a minimum age of 14. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Train Station are all a 10-minute walk from the meeting point, at the top of New Street. All buses that go into Birmingham City centre are a short walk away. Main city car parks are also close by.