It's a known fact that, sadly, the high street is disappearing - that independent shops that we love are becoming fewer and fewer, with more empty shop fronts and more generic brand-name stores moving in.
In Leicester there are still a few shops that have lasted the test of time, and I hope, continue to do so.
On Silver Street are two such gems:
The Very Bazaar is a shop I've loved to frequent now for over 20 years, and still do. As it's name suggests it's an electic mix, a shop that evokes the far east with it's colours and fabrics, definitely an Aladdin's cave.
Divided into two sections, one is full of beautiful jewellery, gifts, cushions and some clothes; the other side is more 'new age' & full of incense, scarves, lanterns, henna and more hippy-related paraphenalia. As a young girl my friends and I would always find each other birthday presents in there; these days I still shop there & many a present (and those lovely incense sticks I mentioned recently) has come from The Very Bazaar...
Almost opposite is Voodoo, a clothing shop - full of funky dresses, skirts, tops and fab rock'n'roll tees, mostly independent labels. Again, as a teen I would shop there when with my friends, and these days I buy the funky t-shirts for my nieces...
Long may you both reign! And well worth a visit if you're ever in Leicester. x