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Clothes Shops, Shoe Shops, Fashion and Bargains in Bournemouth, Dorset*

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  • Ashes decent quality indipendant
  • The Consortium, 8 Albert Road, Bournemouth. Streetwear, sneaker & skateboard shop. Streetwear brands include: 10.Deep, Altamont, Carhartt, Diamond Supply Co., Dickies, Huf, LRG, Mishka, Obey, Penfield, The Hundreds, Volcom & Zoo York. Check the website
  • You've got to go to Fab Frocks in Westbourne. They have the biggest range of dresses I've seen anywhere and they get them from all round the world. The prices started at just £85 which is cheaper than you get in a lot of High street shops but your not going to see all your friends in them. They've got a site at
  • hahahahahah you want non high street brands... leave the town. Bournemouth is full of clones who wouldnt dare look different to anyone else. Those who want to go to Soton to shop.
  • useless
  • yo yo! checl out newly opened S3TUP in boscombe aka bos-vegas nice lil place with some fresh labels, nice prices too! ashley rd, boscombe, BH1 4LH
  • yo, S3TUP has some niice stuff nowadays.. and doesnt have any stupidly priced shit, or paul smith, its in boscombe, opposite the bus station.. check it'
  • the source is the best skate shop in bournemouth poole and boscombe by far dont waste your time at other shops jus go to the source.
  • S3TUP has more individual clothing, compared to any of the "big" stores that have like 500 of each shirt! ITS IN THE HEART OF BOS-VEGAS (boscombe)
  • S3TUP will be opening soon in boscombe, come check us out before christmas 05!
  • I perosnally think that the best shop for clothes,(for me the shop is not in bournemouth, but i think the shop i have chosen suits many and is one range of clothes) is the surfer shop called Sorted. I t offers a wide range of clothes and surfing gear, but i guess this would apeal more to people who like this sort of clothing!
  • YDNA near the triangle is an independent surf & skate store in central Bournemouth. The shop is owned and run by surfers / skaters / punks and stocks clothing by Insight, Mambo, Lost, Flip, Headworx, Voodoo Dolls, Hook Ups, with Santa Cruz, Vision, Birdhouse all in the near future. Skate T's at £17.99!
  • For insight, mambo, headworx, voodoo dolls, hook-ups, flip and other surf / skate labels check out YDNA in St Michaels Road, next to Snow Togs.
  • Bongo Bongo
  • TReds: For shoes. The only place that sells Rocks. It also has cool converse, and rip off converse shoes, which is always good. And Skater shoes like Etnies, Vans, etc. BongoBongo: A really good shop for those Badgey people! Sells badges and patches. Also 'alternative' or goth clothes! Really cool place. Always smells suspiciously of cannabis. Hmmmmm?! Just Add Water/Animal/Quicksilver: JAW sells all the surfer makes, there are 2, but 1 is supposed to be shuting down. Animal and qucksilver are found at the oppisite end to JAW, funnily enough they sell Animal and Quicksilver clothes. All very expensive! Pilot: Again townie girl gallour, but it does occasionally have something for the likes of me! TopShop: My fave! Sells rip off converses and 'retro' t-shirts. It's quite Hippyfied but I'm not a hippy and i find it cool.
  • well duh bongo bongo and outre in ringwood
  • Please remove : Motivation Direct, Menswear Hire & Sales: We closed this business about three years ago. Will you please acknowledge that you have received this e-mail. Many thanks. Bill.
  • SETUP boardshop is a skate shop that sells skate hardware, clothing and footwear... all cheaper than the average just add a tenner...
  • Keep It Kinky’s Sexy Lingerie & Adult Toys Shop Bournemouth based sexy online shop, a selection of Adult Toys, Sexy Lingerie, PVC Clothing & Latex Clothing. Shop – 31b The Triangle, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH2 5SE Website -
  • just add water
  • just add a 10en. overpriced fassion store.
  • Its got to be the fashion pharmacy and consortium however if you are not a millionaire wait for the sales as they reduce their diamond encrusted threads by about 300%
  • Bizarre Bazaar in Boscombe, brilliant for vintage stuff and Berlins in Charminster, another good vintage with a 50p rail outside sometimes.
  • TK-max is really cheap but good. All:SPORTS is really good for sk8r wear.
  • Bongo Bongo,the Source,JAW but it's pretty expensive.More like Just Add your Life Savings
  • john anthony is the best for desighner and trendie clothes and richmond calssics,m2 clothing,consourtium clothing store,levis shop,robert,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tk mak if ya is a poor ass!!!!!!!!
  • Down with the eye-sore max
  • I tend to buy in Sorted in Boscombe or Just Add Water...Many years ago The Consortium was cool...I bought my snowboard there in '96 and I always got my clothes and trainers its sadly gone the way of Sussed Out. People with too much money and no soul buy there
  • Bongo Bongo prods buttock!
  • hollys in westbourne. all the charity shops in westbourne
  • Bournemouth's not the best for shopping, some nice girlie clothes shops selling white trash clothes.
  • John Anthony - overly priced designer clobber, little one-offs, shoes to die for, wicked service, the place will take all your money but we love it! Check out the sale which is fab!
  • John Anthony - overly priced designer clobber, little one-offs, shoes to die for, wicked service, the place will take all your money but we love it! Check out the sale which is fab!
  • Jabba-wocky CLothing in the Burlington Arcade have got loads of kewl labels & stuff in ATM, also they now have an online shop:
  • shcoks at the triangle, bongo bongo (be carefull of the wannabes),Jabba-wocke, and of course the all hallowed king bong
  • Fleurtfleurt
  • being a fully breed bournemouth lad.. bournemouth in no way short of clothes shops, ENVY & SPIRA r the new ones... y not try the golden oldies like river island and top man
  • C&A, Argos, ??I hate shopin for clothes!
  • Bongo Bongo is real cool
  • Richmond Classics, if you have no personality and you think a designer label will make up for it. And an empty wallet.
  • the consortium and just add water though consortium has turned a bit townie though
  • Bongo Bongo is a great shop with a mixture of things, including clothes.
  • Jabba-Wocky Clothing in the Burlington Arcade (just off Old Christchurch Road) has recently opened. They have loads of street wear, club wear and accessories, including loads of cool UV jewellery! They also sell quite a lot of fancy dress stuff like funky 70's wigs, UV hair gel and dye.
  • just add water, quiksilver
  • River Island!
  • Motivation Menswear. Hire Tuxedos and other items for Proms, Balls etc. (10% Discount for Students/ Knowhere Guide Punters!) Telephone 01202 529777 or Email:
  • Consortium in Dalkeith Arcade, which is in the town centre. Quite pricey, but good selection of clothes by the likes of Haze and Carrhartt.
  • Rock City at the Triangle in Bournemouth, loads of band gear, great shop!!
  • GOOD GOOD SURF SHOPS! Just Add Water, Crazey Water, Sand dune( quite crap actually) Hot Rocks and all those elce down Old Christchuch road i don't know the name of.
  • Richmond Classics
  • M2 and Ashes on old x'church road for suave gents/ponces.
  • Berlins - Charminster-Second hand clothes shop, but very funky!!
  • The Consortium - a good range of skate and "street" stuff along with technical snowboard wear and wetsuits etc for wakeboarding

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