Bradford Superstore Opening

We were so excited to have opened the doors to our brand new superstore in Bradford this morning!

There is a wealth of unique and one-off items just waiting to be discovered, from pre-loved fashion, accessories, homeware and much more. With items added daily, there is always something new to be discovered. Below are just some of our top picks that we spied in-store today.
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Repair Week – How To Hem Trousers

It’s London Recycles Repair Week and we are so excited to be part of it. We are delighted to have teamed up with some of our amazing Instagram followers. We will be sharing exclusive content curated with them, think easy repairs, on-trend up-cycling ideas and more.

First up is slow-fashionista, Thrifty Work with a short video on how to hem. The perfect skill to transform your favourite pair of trousers. Be sure to follow the blog and our Instagram this week so see what else has been created! For more information on Repair Week head over to London Recycles and get involved.

Homeware: Joys of Shopping Pre-loved

Quite frequently I hear the phrase “no thanks! That’s from a charity shop? I’d much rather buy brand new” when I tell or show folk my charity shop finds. And I totally get it, people like their stuff brand new. But, I’m on a mission to change that narrative. 

Shopping second hand has been something I’ve done since I was a teenager and despite folk turning their nose up to second hand clothing and accessories, it didn’t deter me from going – it actually encouraged me! I loved owning items I knew no one else would have. It became part of my personality, part of my character. 

When I moved out in July 2021, I dropped off a few bags to my local Barnardo’s shop. Whilst I was there, I happened to fall into their home section. I couldn’t take my eyes off of this gorgeous black vase they had. I remember I actually burst out laughing because I had literally picked up a vase practically identical the day before that cost £24. This vase for £2. £2!!!! Safe to say I returned the other vase the following day😅

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Love Your Home For Less

Love homeware? Us too. With spring just around the corner it’s the perfect time a house refresh. Why not discover the joy of shopping pre-loved homeware, and design your own one-of-a-kind style for every room in your house. With home accessories starting from just £1s and new items added daily, there is always something new and unique to discover in your local Barnardo’s.

Shopping pre-loved also extends the life of homeware and textiles, reduces carbon, waste and water footprints, ensuring a brighter future for everyone.

Even better, 100% of the profits made in our store help to change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families. Guilt free shopping at its best!

Top Barnardo’s Finds of the Week

The weekend is nearly upon us, so why not treat yourself to something at your local Barnardo’s? It’s shopping that is guaranteed to make you look and feel fabulous! Keep scrolling to see what pre-loved finds we love this week.

The cold weather is still upon us, and we are head over heels in love with knits. The key here is to embrace the comfy cosy homespun feel of the knits while letting it do all the talking. It’s perfect for those days you want to inject a little bit of colour and pizzazz into your outfit. Sam embraces this trend perfectly by pairing it with some distressed jeans and a leather jacket (which we adore) for an edgier feel.

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Partywear Season Is Here

Let’s get this party started!

Whether you jump at the chance to get dressed up or would rather spend your evenings curled up on the sofa, there’s no getting away from the fact that party season is here. We must admit, we are pretty excited.

This year might look a little different restriction depending but we are super excited to prepare for all the festivities none the less. Whether it’s a Christmas work party, dinner with family or simply partying the night away, with your mates, we’ve got you sorted. It’s also a great opportunity to really glam up, because it’s the one time of the year when ‘less does not mean more’, right?

Even better, by shopping at Barnardo’s you’re preventing textiles from ending up in landfill and looking glam while you do it!

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Recycling Week

Recycling Week 2021 is here. This is the perfect week to tackle a little up-cycling, re-wear something in your wardrobe or if shopping, be sure to hit up your local Barnardo’s.

To help celebrate @duckfashfashion have created something special to celebrate all things pre-loved shopping and we are obsessed.

To find out more about Recycling Week and how you can get involved, head over to Recycle Now.

And without further ado….

Charity Shopping at Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a charity shop that is very dear to my heart. It was the inspiration to start a pre-loved account on Instagram, dedicated to my love of charity shopping for pretty much everything in life! In fact, at the time of writing this, I have my newly adopted cat ‘Rainbow’ at my side, grooming herself, which is a comforting sign that she is getting less nervous in her new home. Whilst Rainbow was adopted via the RSPCA (another fantastic charity and shop), Barnardo’s has an equally worthy aim: to help vulnerable children in need.

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