The Varsity Shop is one of the oldest academic clothing shops in Oxfordshire. Founded in 1846 and situated on one of Oxford’s busiest roads, we are proud to truly offer authentic Oxford University merchandise.
Founded in 1846 in St Giles, Oxford as Castell and Son (Oxford) Ltd and later rebranded to The Varsity Shop, we pioneered the first modern style necktie in 1870 as well as the famous Oxford University crested tie.
Now situated in the bustling High Street, we produce a wide range of Oxford and College clothing and accessories for academics and visitors alike. As a family owned business, we thrive on providing the best customer service to all that step into our store.
Buying official Oxford University merchandise helps support not only The Varsity Shop but Oxford University too. Some stores may not have the authorisation to sell official Oxford University merchandise. If you’re looking for a true historical keepsake, you can rest assured that our high quality wears are fully licensed and authentic through and through.
We offer a wide range of Official and Licensed Oxford University clothing for both adults and children. We have classic Oxford University designs for both hoodies and t-shirts as well as fashion items and accessories.
We also provide a wide range of Oxford University gifts and keepsakes. We offer all of our customers the best high quality merchandise and accessories.
We also do bespoke orders whether it’s new or existing club ties, wall plaques or an Oxford College waistcoat! We have a range of already existing bespoke orders which you can check out here. You can also enquire about your bespoke orders on our website!
Take a stroll down Oxford’s High Street and pop into the store! Our opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 10AM-6PM and Sunday 11-4PM.