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“Traditional Barbican clothes shop.”
Review of Yarmouth Stores

Yarmouth Stores
Ranked #19 of 45 Shopping in Plymouth
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

My children love this shop. Stock hung and stuck everywhere. Interesting stuff. Amenable staff, nice old world clothes smell. Great selection. Just feels great to browse and buy.

8  Thank MacM874
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Last year we kitted out our three under 10 year old kids with deck shoes, boots and foul weather kit for dinghy sailing and cruising. We could have gone online and hoped that sizes would be right or gone to some upmarket or discount boating outfitters, (of which there are none in Plymouth) but my wife had bought stuff here as a child and she wanted our children to have the same experience of a small specialist shop with bucket loads of character and staff who knew and cared about what they sell and the satisfaction of those they sell to. That is just what happens at Yarmouth Stores. If you have your boat on the nearby Sutton Harbour and QAB marinas or are just wandering along Southside St just look in here. I wish and hope that someone will soon add to the lead photograph on this listing and get a good image or two of the inside of the shop, the old dark wooden counters and the array of stock everywhere. This shop is highly recommended even if you just go in for a couple of minutes to take a look.

8  Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Agree with earlier comments. This very little shop has so much and a good deal of character. Not just traditional clothes either.

18  Thank ChasC_12
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Smallish shop absolutely packed with good stuff in old fashioned setting with really helpful staff. Wide range including best brands. An experience just to go and look.

15  Thank JoeS424
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

One of I think three or four branches nationally of a very long established shop selling good value robust and necessary gear for fishermen yachtsmen and other watersports or those who wish to pose as such. With an old and very traditional shop fronted in the older part of the Barbican's Southside Street, you cannot enter without being almost overwhelmed by the vast quantity of stock hanging from the ceiling and stacked everywhere. Yes you can buy some 'designer' (odd adjective given that everything has to have been thought up by someone) gear but most of it is leading and also more economical brands of deck shoes, wells etc, foul weather gear of all kinds, shirts and sweaters, smocks and all you would expect. No pretensions, very friendly helpful staff and not a flicker of hard sell or rip off about it. Just being in the small compressed shop is one of life's experiences. It catches entirely the right spirit and flavour of the older neighbourhood of the traditional waterside town and port.

11  Thank Jannerbloke
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