Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Raleigh Chopper

We buy and sell Raleigh Choppers, so if you have one for sale get in touch.

A Bit of history on the The Raleigh Chopper

The Chopper was patented in 1967 by Raleigh for the American youth market. The Chopper was introduced at American trade shows in January 1969 & first shipments to North American dealers in June 1969. It is introduced in the UK in 1970. The bike featured a 3-speed, 5-speed, and single-speed Sturmey Archer gear hub, selected using a frame-mounted console gear lever — one of its "cool" features. Other features that appealed to the youth market were the unusual frame, long padded highback seat, sprung seat at the back, high-rise (ape hanger) handlebars, 'bobbed' mudguards (fenders) and differently sized front (16") and rear (20") wheels. The rear hoop above the seat resembled a motorcycle 'sissy bar'. Even the kickstand was designed to give the stationary bicycle a lean reminiscent of a parked motorcycle.[9] Tyres were wider than usual for the time, with a chunky tread on the rear wheel, featuring a red line around the sidewall. The price was from approximately £32 for a standard Chopper to £55 for the deluxe.

The Oldest Original Pair Of Levi's

In the spring of 1998 four buddies from North San Diego county were exploring an abondoned silver mine in the Mojave desert. They were hundreds of feet below the ground and ironically they struck GOLD! What they later learned they had found in a deep offshoot tunnel was the oldest original pair of Levi's blue jeans from the very first production run of the "501" line that exist on the earth today!

They sold for $60000 USD on Ebay.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Pop Clothing Now in Stock

We are now selling Pop clothing for men & women

at our Urban Village store.

Retro clothing with a vintage feel.

A must if you like that 60s/70s look.

Vintage Dungarees

Vintage dungarees are hard to find in good condition,
but we have just found a nice job lot of them,
and they will be in the shop by Saturday.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet

I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet was a boutique which achieved fame in 1960s Swinging London by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.

I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet was opened by Ian Fisk and John Paul at 293 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, in 1966. Among customers of that store were Jimi Hendrix, who purchased a braided military coat featured in memorable photographs, as well as Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, The Beatles and The Who.

Peter Blake, the artist who designed The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, said that he and Paul McCartney got the idea for the sleeve while they were walking together past the shop.

In 1966 a song entitled "I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet" was recorded by Peter Fenton and The New Vaudeville Band.

In the summer of 1967 Fisk and Paul dissolved their partnership. Fisk took sole ownership of the premises, which became the Injun Dog head-shop (subtitled Once I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet).

Paul and new partner Ian Richardson, managing director David Morgan and manager Robert Orbach opened a new branch of Kitchener's in Foubert's Place, selling militaria and Swinging London novelty items.

In 1968 Paul added two more Kitchener's outlets, in Carnaby Street and Wardour Street, and soon expanded to sites in Piccadilly Circus and the Kings Road (where the shop was named I Was Lord Kitchener's Thing).

The Kitchener's outlet in Carnaby Street closed it doors in 1977, but is still remembered as an important Swinging Sixties boutique. The store is currently the Hideout clothing shop.

Tweed Wear

We will be selling the finest vintage tweed wear for both

Men & Women

all year round at our urban village store in Birmingham.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Male Vintage

Unlike other vintage shops Urban Village are proud to say that all our vintage clothing in our shop is a 50/50 spilt between Male & Female clothing.

All A-Graded and in superb condition.

We also have a full change over of clothing with all the seasons so you dont miss a trick!


New Urban Village Layout

Even though the Urban Village store has only been open a short while we are always trying to improve the shop, both from a visual appearance and also from a shopping experience. We have recently added a Sinclair C5, 1961 jukebox, 1960 one arm bandit and a 1967 pinball machine that you can play! We are having a new shop fit, adding more rails, new counter and a new record and artwork section. This work will all be complete with in the next two weeks. Put this all together with the finest A-Grade vintage clothing, records and artwork and your in for a good time.

See you soon.

All @UV.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Your Summer Holidays

Well, it's time to start getting ready for your summer holidays, and we are here to supply you with all the cool vintage clothing you need to make this a summer great! Pop in and see you at Urban Village or check us out at:

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Scooters for sale

Nice Lambretta GP scooter for sale.
By Urban Village. See our web site.

Friday, 22 April 2011

So Much Sun

There is so much summer sun and we have all the coolest vintage clothing to go with it!

Plus we also have a good range of POP clothing now in stock.

50/50 split between Ladies & Gents Vintage Clothing @Urban Village

A-Grade clothing at the best price Always.x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Sale Rails All Summer

We'll be having SALE rails outside Urban Village every Saturday, all summer, weather permitting.All of you who visit Urban Village will know just how good our prices are and now, in these hard times, we make buying vintage even more affordable.

Vintage Clothing you can afford.


Saturday, 16 April 2011

Link Us To Your Website

If you have a vintage/retro website and you would like to link to us just send us a email.

Flea Market

If you are looking for a great day out, plus the chance of finding some cool vintage clothing & Antiques.

Check out:

Malvern Fea & Collectors Fair is on the 25th April 2011.

Three Counties Showground
WR13 6NW

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Nice Mini For Sale

Rare 1993 Rover MINI ITALIAN JOB 1275cc Engine

Check it out on our Ebay Shop. Or on the link below.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

New Lambretta

Not To be left out, Lambretta also have a new scooter out.

Once again it looks OK,

I think that new ridders to the scooter scene will like it.

New Vespa

Neco Italy have a new Vespa look alike.

The lines are clearly Vespa old- style ” as technology and the construction technique , although Chinese is the modern type .

Available in two engine capacities, the new vehicle uses some solutions “Care “on all Vespa views to date : design aparte , even the single arm front suspension with links to connecting rod is loosely based production of the popular brands of Piaggio Group.

Looks nice, and has a real vintage feel. I can see this scooter working well for a new rider.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Summer Scarfs

We will be stocking the Urban Village store

with dozens of cool ladies light weight scarfs for summer.

Pop in and have a look.

Jazz Club

Urban Village will be holding a fornighty Jazz Club in Brimingham

starting July.

More information to follow.

Monday, 11 April 2011

We will be filling our rails with cool 50s,60s,70s dresses for the girls.

And for the boys, polo tops from Fred Perry, Lacoste etc.

Feel the summer breeze in vintage clothing...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Vintage Luggage

We will be stocking all sorts of cool vintage luggage over this summer.

Vintage clothing & Vintage luggage, what a great combination.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Urban Village will be announcing some very big news soon.

You may be able to get involved.

Keep checking in!

Friday, 8 April 2011


You need to be down at Urban Village this week.

We have loads of cool Summer 1960s & 1970s vintage clothing in store for you to see.

Pop in and say hi, :0)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Bronco Bullfrog (1969)

Bronco Bullfrog (1969) - Trailer - Opens in cinemas 11 Jun.

Cult film about the 1960s and a record of the suedehead in the UK.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

This Saturday 9th April

This Saturday 9th April will be a great day down at Urban Village, we are being joined by our friends who run the Vintage Clothing Fair, only this time there's a bit of a twist, Its a Vintage Home Fair with 40 stalls of the UKs finest vintage homewares, antiques, furniture, crockery and tea sets, crafts, artworks and f...urnishings

Full vintage tea party with cupcakes, DJs playing fantastic tunes on old record players and The Vintage Hair Salon coiffing hair and applying make up. Sounds like a fun day!

So come and see Urban Village and the Vintage Home Fair this Saturday.
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