My Generation Vintage is a brand-new shop which has opened on Charles Street, Newport – specialising in retro interiors, clothing and accessories.

Owner Paul Mansfield is no stranger when it comes to all things vintage, as his fascination first started way back in 1979 when he fell in love with everything Mod and the 1960s after discovering The Kinks, The Small Faces, Tamla Motown and Mod Revivalists, The Jam. For the next two decades he built up his collection for all things vintage, making it his passion and lifestyle choice. 

In 2001, he opened his first store Retrocentric in Newport Arcade, which then moved on to Bridge Street opposite Gemelli’s almost a decade later.

After Retrocentric sadly closing its doors, Paul continued his passion for buying and selling vintage pieces online until now, as he’s back in Newport City Centre with his new shop My Generation Vintage.

“Shopping online is fine, but there’s nothing quite like rummaging through vintage stuff in the flesh,” Paul tells Voice.

“The experience on joy of finding a truly unique vintage piece of clothing, and then being able to try it on and be lucky enough to get the perfect fit will always beat shopping online, which is one of the reasons why I opened this new store.

“I truly believe that lovers of vintage pieces want the old-school shopping experience, just like it was before buying online.

“Ok, so the internet has made it easier to find things, but that’s part of the fun and surprise of going into a store like mine – you’ll never know what you’re going to find!”

Paul has it all at My Generation Vintage, from clothes, shoes, and accessories, to luggage, radios, record players, and vinyl, plus a wide selection of furniture and items for the home.

Each and every nook and cranny is filled with nostalgic pieces of yesteryear from the 1950’s right up to the 90’s.

It’s Paul’s intention to turn this space into a communal hub, where like-minded people can get together and be creative with fashion shoots and film.

Newport was in dire need of a genuine vintage shop (no, not a charity shop), a place where customers could feel welcome and not judged on individual style and tastes – Voice is very glad to see Paul back in the city centre as so are many of his loyal customers.

So, if you’ve got individual style and fashion taste that sets you apart from the crowd, My Generation Vintage is the shop for you!

Paul’s new vintage shop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am until 5:30pm. Be sure to like the My Generation Vintage eBay and social media pages for regular updates of what’s new.

Pop in store today to find high-quality vintage pieces, including items that are unworn and unused and still in their original packaging.


My Generation Vintage – 24 Charles Street, Newport NP20 1JT

07473 839502