Over the past few years Cork City has become a hot spot in Ireland for all things antique and vintage, and those in the know like to keep it quietly under their hat! However, that's all about to change with the launch of The Cork Vintage Map, a free pocket map which is available in many of Cork City's cafes, markets, shops and tourist spots. The Cork Vintage Map showcases the best of Corks Vintage Shopping. On the map you can discover the best of vintage and vintage inspired clothing and accessories, flea markets, vinyl shops, antiquarian books, homeware, gifts and to complete the look vintage stylists!
Cork Vintage Map is a collaboration between 13 vintage inspired businesses, the collaboration includes an online map and physical brochure that connect the shops and lists information and tips to finding the best vintage in Cork City centre.
This concept was conceived to highlight Cork City as a destination for the vintage loving tourist and to promote the vintage business community in Cork City.
Eilis Dillon, owner of Records and Relics, said while the concept is new, the local vintage shops have been looking out for each other for years.
“There’s a great sense of community in the Cork vintage loving scene. We just feel we need to stick together and help each other,” she said. Eilis said when customers couldn’t find something in one store, shop owners will often send them on to another vintage shop in the area.
You can find lots more information at www.corkvintagemap.com