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Our alternative shopping guide to Birmingham.

Where better to take in a spot of alternative shopping than in the heart of the Midlands! A city that's constantly evolving, but still keeping it's alternative side in place. So why not take in a spot of socially distanced shopping, as we take a look at where to shop for alternative clothing in Birmingham.

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It's now even easier than ever before to travel around the city. Simply hop on the Midland Metro and you can soon find yourself shopping with ease!

Where to shop in Birmingham

Whilst things may be different today, there's still no reason why you can't take in a spot of shopping safely around the city with your face mask to hand. Before you set off on your journey we would recommend checking that each of the shops featured are open at present - simply click on the links provided to visit each retailer directly.

Once you've got there, the best place to start shopping is right in the city centre. A quick hop off at New Street station takes you to Blue Banana, where you'll find a wide range of alternative fashion, accessories and much more. You'll even find a piercing studio in store too.

From there, head on up to Corporation street to visit The Oasis, Birmingham's well known alternative marketplace that's home to an abundance of traders and shops.

Head inside to find everything you could want, from gothic clothing, to alternative footwear, vintage fashion, and even a tattoo studio.

The Oasis alternative market : Guide to alternative clothing shops in Birmingham

If that's not enough, you'll find even more alternative shops to visit in Digbeth, where you can take in some vintage style at COW. Kit yourself out with a new eco friendly, vintage wardrobe, with their range of clothing in-store.

Head further down the street to find The Custard Factory. Home to a wide variety of independent retailers and businesses. Where you'll find Le Keux vintage salon, perfect for an up-do or a makeover!

The Custard Factory : Guide to alternative fashion shops in Birmingham

You can even shop from a selection of vintage style clothing & accessories in store, or swing on by the Keuxties diner for a cuppa!

There's certainly alot to see and do across the city, with plenty of alternative clothing shops, whatever your style. Why not take in a socially distanced alternative shopping trip to Birmingham, and see what you can find.

Need help finding these alternative shops in Birmingham? Visit our handy directory site to find our helpful map, pin-pointing each shop around the city.

Image credits (in order shown): Adam Hinett via Flickr | The Oasis | Helen Cobain via Flickr