A thrifter’s guide to Leamington Spa

This month I’ve cast the thrifting net a little further by visiting the Warwickshire Spa Town of Royal Leamington Spa. The town is noted for its beautiful Georgian architecture: I visited on a winter’s day and got caught in a hail storm: Leamington Spa is a prosperous town – type its name into Google andContinue reading “A thrifter’s guide to Leamington Spa”

The UK’s best thrifting destination?

Grazia magazine – I never miss an issue! – recently ran a feature about some of the best charity shops and vintage stores in the UK. Alderley Edge, a town in Cheshire was identified as top destination of choice for thrifters. It just so happens that a very good friend of mine from university livesContinue reading “The UK’s best thrifting destination?”

Putting on the (pre-owned) glitz

If ever there was an item clothing that it makes sense to buy secondhand, it’s a Christmas party frock. At this time of year, the shops are overflowing with sequins, satin and shimmer. I don’t know about you, but after a lockdown Christmas last year, I am so ready to party I’d consider wearing heelsContinue reading “Putting on the (pre-owned) glitz”

Autumn knits rewear

Autumn is my favourite season in fashion.  As sad as it feels to put away sun dresses and sandals, unboxing cosy sweaters and boots makes me excited for the new season.  I can almost smell the bonfires as I get out the knitwear.  This autumn my knitwear collection is mainly jumpers I’ve owned for aContinue reading Autumn knits rewear

Recycled By

Ruth, the founder of ‘Recycled By’, has a mission.  Her ambition goes beyond persuading people to buy pre-owned clothing; it’s to encourage them to be proud to be seen in second-hand.  Recycled By seeks out the best pre-owned clothing available.   Its current selection includes Prada mules, a skirt by Stella McCartney and pieces from top-endContinue reading “Recycled By”

How to successfully shop secondhand online

As it’s secondhand September, I’ve been thinking about how buying pre-owned clothes can become the preferred option for more and more people.  The over-production of new clothes is such a huge problem environmentally and socially.  Shopping secondhand is such a good solution since it allows you to look just as good – wait, better! –Continue reading “How to successfully shop secondhand online”

Secondhand jeans for secondhand September

One of the most exciting developments in the preloved fashion world has been seeing major companies embracing the trend. Madewell is one of my favourite fashion brands. On trips to the States, I once picked up two identical pairs of jeans in their Atlanta store because the cut and fit were so good. I reallyContinue reading “Secondhand jeans for secondhand September”

My new favourite way to shop second-hand

It’s #secondhandseptember, so what better time to talk about my new favourite way to shop for preloved clothes? Since deciding to shop only second-hand throughout 2020, I’ve mostly bought from Depop and Oxfam online – both of which I do love.  But I recently found something new. Re-Fashion is a relatively new platform for second-handContinue reading “My new favourite way to shop second-hand”

Four reasons to take part in second-hand September

September is a big month in fashion. It’s the month when thoughts turn to stocking up on knitwear and perhaps acquiring a new autumn/winter coat (I’m determined to finally find my perfect camel-coloured coat this year). Such is the significance of the month that the September 2007 issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine weighed nearly five pounds,Continue reading “Four reasons to take part in second-hand September”