Walk the Line Vintage, 4 Cocoa Yard, Nantwich, CW5 5BL – Visit Now
Walk the Line Vintage, Nantwich, is an independent, quirky gathering of stylish, unusual pieces, selected for their prints with a difference and classics with a twist. At first look, the shop is crammed full of clothes, accessories and footwear that all give off a distinct aroma of intrigue, and that’s exactly what it is, in a sense, though it’s the way the stock is curated, and the narrative behind why and how the garments are in here, that makes this shop truly special. For locals, it’s a treat, providing a much-needed outlet that no other store nearby caters to.
You can tell there’s a real eye behind each item here. Everything is unique, and showcased with real care and understanding for craft and making, with no two pieces having anything in common. It’s a visual feast, and, to do this shop justice, you’ll need time to have a proper filter through, considering each piece alone for it’s standout design and style. Yet, for the store itself, there’s a real harmony, stemming, perhaps, from the fact all of the garments up for grabs are special, treasured already by the fact they are hanging on full display. It feels inviting, and if the bold garments deter you for any reason to begin with, you’ll soon find yourself holding them up in admiration, wondering where you could possibly wear it to. The joy of taking a piece home is in imagining it hanging in your wardrobe waiting for the right occasion to wear it, as well as in knowing you’ve supported a business that is founded on creativity, independence and originality, all the while boosting and uplifting the growing vintage scene.
There’s nothing about the space that doesn’t scream polished, slick, revived retro. It’s decade-inspired, with visible influences from past scenes, including old films and artists. The backstory is delightful, telling how the store itself is founded on a developing passion for all things unusual, with specific musical influences from over time. And yes; the name is a nod to Johnny Cash. Founder and secondhand clothes lover owner Lea attributes her finding of her interest to her Grandad, who would play such music on long car rides, and always said people should wear anything, just anything, they like. We agree. Why not? And what better place to find that anything than here?