‘Sprinkle of Glitter’ blogger Louise Pentland tells us why she donates her items to charity shops!

Hi, I’m Louise from the YouTube channel and Blog, ‘Sprinkle of Glitter’. I make videos and posts Louiseabout beauty, fashion, lifestyle and my sweet Daughter, Darcy. I’m so excited to be part of The-Thrift today and talk to you about why I donate items to charity shops!

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We ♥ Prada

Prada has been crafting beautifully designed shoes for over a century now, renowned for their style and expert craftsmen ship Prada stands tall amongst the most luxurious designer brands the world has to offer.

Sadly not many of us can afford the price tag that comes with a pair of shoes from the Italian fashion house, but fear not my designer loving friends!

Here at Barnardo’s we have some amazing donations come through our shop doors, here we pick out our favourite Prada donations.

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Brixton goes Vintage !

Brixton Vintage

Here at Barnardo’s retail we have something of an obsession for vintage clothing & accessories.

So we were delighted that our Brixton branch has launched a vintage section, dedicated to clothing, shoes & accessories.

Store manager Russel Lewendon had been working on the launch for some weeks and installed a great sneak peak window to highlight the launch to local shoppers.

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Get your pom pom on!

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Unless you have been living in a cave all summer, you will know all about one of the hottest trends of S.S15 – Pom Poms!

We love love love this look, from bags to earrings, tops to sandals, anything with a colourful Pom Pom is ok in our book!

And this trend doesn’t seem to be vanishing anytime soon, with many of the A.W 15 shows featuring our colourful bobbly friends.

We decided to make our own versions and went on a mission to find items in store that we could update with a Pom Pom or two!

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Potter Nostalgia

As a kid I loved nothing more then getting my mum to read my favourite Peter Rabbit book over and over again (I’m sure she didn’t love it as much!).potter

Sadly mum ended up giving my collection of Beatrix Potter books away when I hit my teens.

Now a ‘grown up’ many of my friends have started to have children and with a niece and nephew of my own I am often stuck looking for thoughtful gifts to give away to the growing number of small people that seem to surround me.

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Our top #mybarnardosfind picks from this week

The Barnardo’s retail team share their top picks from this weeks #mybarnardosfind images on Instagram!Gemmadavis89

First up we have @Tinadavis89 who found the most amazing animal print pleated skirt from her local Barnardo’s store in Glasgow.

The vibrant mix of blues, greens and splashes of purple within the print really brings the fabric to life, a wardrobe staple that can easily be taken from day to night.

@Tinadavis89 teams this beautifully with a denim jacket and on trend fringed bag. We ♥ her style!

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Introductions first

Gemma BurgessHello there please let me introduce myself, my name is Gemma Kate Burgess and I’ve been the Branch Manager of Barnardo’s Vintage Cheadle for one year this month.

My background is in visual merchandising management, styling and set and prop design.

I’d like to share with you the passion I have for all things vintage and the daily work me and my fabulous volunteers do at my shop shop.

 

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Alternative Home Decor

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Alternative home décor has seen a massive surge in popularity  over the last couple of years, with many people looking to save cash but still wanting to create that homely feel.

Not many people would consider using an old item such as a type writer as décor, but it can create a unique charm and provides the perfect finishing touch to any room.

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