The Yesterday Society
Visit here if you want a brightly coloured shirt or shell suit jacket. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that they do also sell an extensive range of other products!
Prices start as little as 50p for a vintage pin badge to a £95 custom made 1960’s twinset made by a tailor on Maddison Avenue. The Yesterday Society pride themselves on being as affordable as possible to allow vintage to be accessible to all – so much that the majority of the items they sell are under £30.
How did the Yesterday Society start?
The Vintage Society was set up in 2013 by Rachael and her former business partner, Rosie, who both worked together at the Tyneside Cinema. However, they shared the ambition to one day open up a vintage shop. Luckily, that dream became a reality when one lunch break, they decided to look at a vacant unit in the Grainer Market. And just like that, the Yesterday Society was formed.
Since then, Rosie has moved to San Francisco and Rachael still runs the Grainger store and has expanded to a concession in the independent business hub, Flea Circus.
What makes the Yesterday Society unique?
Rachael has always been an advocate for vintage clothing so much so that despite studying Human Geography at Northumbria, she still managed her write her dissertation on vintage clothing and identity creation.
With this in mind, it’s no surprise that every item she sells is unique and quirky. She also prides herself in offering a personalised service, perfect for those that are new to vintage shopping or who are after a particular item. Best of all, if you become a regular customer, you’re in great hands as she goes out of her way to message regular customers when she finds something she thinks they will love.
Where is The Yesterday Society based?
The Yesterday Society’s home is still based in the Grainger Market, Newcastle. Opening times are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.