EXACTLY six years to the day since opening in the Kingfisher Centre as a pop up shop, retro record store Vintage Trax is returning with a second shop.

Opening at the same time is Vintage Threads, offering vintage clothing, footwear, and accessories, as well as a repairs and alteration service.

Owner of Vintage Threads Helen Truman is a seasoned fashion trader having worked at the Regal, a well known psychedelic clothing shop in Soho in the 1980s, and more than 20 years later opened a retro fashion shop at Winyates Barn, Redditch.

“It’s an exciting time for both of us” said Ros Sidaway, owner of Vintage Trax.

“With the two shops we want to showcase the link between music and fashion over the decades, something that’s not really as visible these days.

"We hope to draw in music and vintage fashion lovers of all ages, especially those from the ‘new’ town areas of Redditch.”

Helen added: "Our aim is provide customers with an immersive experience, one that literally takes you back there.

“For both Ros and myself, the environmental message is very important too.

"We want to encourage reduce, reuse, repurposing and recycling of vinyl records, and clothing, etc helping to reduce what is sent to landfill day in, day out.”

With the backing of the council, the duo also plan to help rejuvenate Redditch by organising a variety of events in the unused covered area over the coming months.

The new shops open at 11am on Thursday, November 14 beneath the balcony at the back of Debenhams in the former covered market area.