Blow for Nottingham's Clumber Street as clothing shop closes down

By Lynette Pinchess

Nottingham's high street has suffered another blow with the closure of a men's clothing shop.

The Hip Store - one of two in the UK - has pulled the shutters down for good. and the doorway has become a shelter for the homeless.

It's just two years since the trendy menswear shop relocated from The Poultry in the city centre to Clumber Street with an opening party to mark the official launch.

The boutique, spread out across two floors, sold clothes, accessories, footwear and grooming products from brands including Adidas, Nike, Carhartt WIP, Patagonia and Parra.

The Hip Store was one of the shops which had a queue outside last June when retail was allowed to reopen after the first lockdown.

Supervisor Cam'ron Murden told Nottinghamshire Live at the time that the return of students would be a boost.

The Hip Store in Clumber Street (Nottingham Post)

He said: "We do think it will be a welcome boost for us because we sell street-wear brands that are popular with students, like Stussy.

"Students enjoy those kinds of brands, but there is an element of price range too because some of our stuff is quite pricey for a student budget.

"We offer students 10 per cent off so that's a big incentive for them too. We need the students spending money in the high street shops here."

The brand remains online and still has a shop trading in Leeds.

Latest arrivals include North Face Sherpa jackets priced £290, Suicoke trainers £200 and Ralph Lauren sweatshirts for £155.


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