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Style & Stuff Editorial

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Flea Circus is a new venture (or shop, if you will) in Newcastle selling a huge array of stuff (mostly vintage but some new) and it makes Aladdin’s Cave look like an empty cupboard.

I wonder which bits of technology that we use today will, in time, go on to become much sought after collectibles? Will my knackered old Nokia be worth anything to anyone one day? I sincerely doubt it. But it was interesting to see some of the kit available at Flea Circus that had me cooing with delight. Walkmans! Playstations! An incredibly cool 1980s ghetto blaster! Oh man! Spotify is all very well but you can’t perch it precariously on your shoulder while striding the streets in your best high-tops.

But these gorgeous bits of equipment are only just a smidgeon of some of the delights on offer at Flea Circus, a super new shop which is situated right next door to the recently opened Star & Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street in Newcastle.

A true independent they have over 20 different sellers situated in the nicely laid out store which has a very covetable mix of vintage furniture and fashion as well as mid-century design, French antiques, retro bikes, up-cycled and salvaged goods, bric-a-brac, glass, ceramics, jewellery, cards, prints, art, neon signs, books (they had a super collection of Penguin books when I called in), records, baskets and comics (including some British classics alongside US superhero fare).

It was set up by Nothing New Interiors & Etch Interiors and other dealers on the site include Håp, It’s Vintage Material, Reetro, Just Ginger Interiors, Giggling Goose, Lazy One, Retro City Arcades, Solid State Vintage, Nostalgia Supreme, Lady T Comics and Collectibles, Vintage Revival, Left Hand Gang, Labour of Love, Lolly Lola and Me, Penny Pearce Books, Seraphims Lair, Raw Pots, Josie Brooks, Stella Richardson, Byker Lass, and Edna and Co.

When I popped in one Saturday afternoon I left with a dinky little mirror (a fiver) but my first visit certainly won’t be my last. I absolutely loved it.

Flea Circus, 210 Warwick Street, Newcastle. facebook.com/wearefleacircus