England has always been a footballing nation, but even those who call it a ‘bore-fest’ have caught the soccer bug recently. Thanks to the successes of the England Women’s and Men’s teams in recent years, everyone is football-mad. The sight of someone wearing a replica kit no longer rolls the eyes but is quite the fashion statement – especially if they’re wearing rare and retro football shirts.
Next month (October 19 to 22), Mystery Football will host its first-ever pop-up shop event in Birmingham City Centre. So here’s your chance to get in on the trend. Across four days in the Bullring, the Droitwich Spa-based business will be selling obscure and sought-after football shirts from across the globe. Including national, rare and retro shirts from more than 30 countries and 50 leagues, past and present.
Starting from £24.99 for kids and £35.99 for adults, the likes of fashionistas, football fans and collectors will all want to get their hands on this unique collection. Shirts will be available for sale individually, but so will the brand’s iconic Mystery Football Shirt Boxes for adults and kids, in all sizes. While, on each of the four days, visitors will also be able to play FIFA on a big-screen TV.
“We have more than 10,000 shirts in our warehouse and from this stock we’re hand-picking the very best products to bring to our first-ever pop-up event,” said Matt Cole, Mystery Football founder. “People of all ages love the surprise element of the Mystery Boxes – generally they mean someone could get a football shirt from any club, in any league, from any country.”
“But customers can also choose from a current season box, a national team box, or a premium box which comes with a football scarf. The normal shirts we sell are from the past six-to-seven seasons and the retro shirts span the 90s and 2000s. We ensure our shirts are 100 per cent genuine and there will be some items for sale that aren’t currently accessible on our website.”
Founded in 2020, Mystery Football has built up a 60,000-strong customer base around the country. Stock includes such gems as Mexico 2022 World Cup, Atletico Mineiro 2023, Red Star Paris anniversary, Borussia Dortmund neon limited edition, vintage Birmingham City, Aston Villa and West Brom and more. Perfect for bringing back childhood memories, preparing for an upcoming holiday or even sorting some early Christmas gifts.
Opening times for Mystery Football pop-up:
– Thursday 19th October, 10am-8pm
– Friday 20th October, 10am-8pm
– Saturday 21st October, 9am-8pm
– Sunday 22nd October, 11am-5pm
The four-day pop-up shop event will take place on Floor 2, Bullring & Grand Central, 17/18 Link Street, Birmingham, B5 4BS. To learn more about Mystery Football head here.