About Us

Castell’s now trading as The Varsity Shop was originally founded in 1846 in St Giles, Oxford.

Castells originated the Oxford College Colours in the 1850’s and introduced the first modern style necktie in 1870 as well as creating the famous Oxford University crested tie.

Now situated in Oxford’s famous High St ,The Varsity Shop provides a wide range of Oxford and College clothing and accessories for students, graduates and visitors to this picturesque city. As a family owned business we thrive to provide the best customer service and feel we offer the very best knowledge and experience to our valued customers.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday – 10am – 6pm (113 High Street, Oxford)

If you have any suggestions, comments or feedback please email us at shop@varsityshop.co.uk 

Our Registered Company details are:

The Varsity Shop

Trading as: Castell & Son (Oxford) Limited

Registered in England, Company no: 427653

Registered Office: 113 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AB

VAT Registration no: 750 0941 53