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Published 11 May 2012

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Shop ‘Til You Drop in the Revival High Street

Vintage fashion is one of the vital ingredients that makes the annual Goodwood Revival so thoroughly unique and entertaining, and this year’s event (14-16 September) promised to be no exception with historic motor racing fans smartly dressed in their 1940s, 1950s and 1960s-inspired and authentic finery.

To meet the growing interest and demand for vintage fashions and paraphernalia, the popular Revival Market and High Street area will be expanded and extended for 2012 to cater for more specialist exhibitors. 

For 2012 the Revival High Street will retain many of its hugely popular stores, including the unmissable Tesco period supermarket, selling once-famous products and brand names long since forgotten, including Marathon chocolate bars and Double Diamond ale. 

Kenwood will have a revolving period kitchen with live cooking demonstrations celebrating our favourites dishes of the 1950s and ‘60s.  Opposite, De Longhi will have a cool period coffee bar with live entertainment whilst the Haymarket Publishing group will be running its small news agents with its latest titles available, including Classic and Sports, and Autosport. 

Milliner specialists Edward Bates Ltd will be a new name on the Revival High Street this year.  Bates has been making and supplying stylish hats and caps to discerning gentlemen from its enchanting Jermyn Street shop in London since the turn of the century, just as it will be able to do during the Revival weekend.  Other exciting and interesting High Street stores are due to be confirmed over the coming weeks and months, so watch this space for more updates.

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