Updated: 8-Oct-2011

Peter and Rosemary Trinder

Welcome you to


Malting Lane, Clare, Nr. Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NW, U.K.

Telephone from UK - 01787 277130, elsewhere +(44) 1787 277130

Email us - comments and orders welcome!

20th Century Fashion is both a web-site and a 16th century timber-framed shop in the old Suffolk town of Clare. We stock an amazing selection of minimally worn designer clothes and accessories, mainly from the latter years of the last century, purchased by us from Europe and America, together with an extensive range of books on all aspects of fashion, textiles, jewellery, accessories, design and designers. Our books can be ordered from us by e-mail; currently our fashions are chiefly available through our shop.


Our Opening Hours are from 10 – 5.30 daily, including Sunday – however on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday a prior arrangement should be made – just ring us on 01787 277130, preferably a day ahead of your proposed visit. We can additionally be available in the evenings, again phone us to make arrangements.  On Thursday through to Saturday no prior contact is necessary, although if you wish to purchase a specific book or fashion item, then we do advise a phone call in advance, so we have the opportunity to check our extensive reserve stocks before you arrive. To summarise:-


10 – 5.30 Sunday to Wednesday – please ring us in advance

10 – 5.30 Thursday to Saturday, no prior arrangements necessary

After 5.30 – please ring to arrange a time.

All this said, if you are outside the shop, and wish to view, and perhaps purchase, our stock, do feel free to ring our door bell. We will always try to accommodate you if it is at all possible.

Our Location is in the west of Suffolk, close to the borders of Cambridgeshire and Essex - click to see our location. We are


After your visit to 20th Century Fashion you will find that Clare and the area around has much to offer the visitor. It includes:-

Further afield, East Anglia has a great variety of landscape to offer, with its varied coastline, the forests and heaths of Breckland, delightful Suffolk villages and the wide expanse of fenland with the magnificent Ely cathedral.

Definitely an area 'worthy of a detour'.

New stock will be regularly added to our shop and web-site – please keep visiting, and tell your friends!


Email us - comments and orders welcome!