Sunday, 24 February 2013

Clifton Hill Costume and Textiles

Spring Launch Event

April 18th 2013

Clifton Hill Costume and Textiles

at Clifton Hill House

7pm – 10pm 

Clifton Hill Costume and Textiles is an antique and vintage costumier and haberdashery suppliers, re-opening after the owner and founder Gillian Hodder passed away early in 2011. After extensive refurbishment of the building, and the long, but amazing experience of sorting through her vast-30 year-collection, the shop is preparing to open to the public once again in February 2013.

To celebrate the opening of the shop, show off some fine outfits and display some most delightful curios, Clifton Hill Costume & Textiles is hosting an evening of glamour, fashion and fun. Featuring live tableaux with models in situ wearing amazing vintage outfits, music, stalls and a catwalk show, the event is to be held in the superb Clifton Hill House. The Bristol University Halls is a great venue and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the shop itself!

The stunning haberdashery units that were the focus of the main part of the shop for many people are richly stocked with luxurious handmade and machine lace, gentlemen’s spectacles, underwear, stockings and scarves, whilst the buttons and buckles come in unbelievable quantity!

“It’s been a real boost doing various markets and events, I have met some great people; general public and local designers and makers, many of whom had visited Gill’s Clifton Hill Antique Costume and Textiles in the past and are hotly anticipating its return”.

Tickets are £3 in advance and £4 on the door.

Tickets will be available from

See some of our entertainers below...