All week we’re celebrating pre-loved fashion in all its glory, encouraging everyone to share their already owned pre-loved outfits using #MyThriftyFit. It’s a chance to show just how fun charity shopping can be no matter your style or budget. To take park in the fun challenge simply post a pre-loved outfit you love using #MyThriftyFit and tag three friends to get involved too!
We believe that no matter your shape, size or budget, there is something for everyone at your local Barnardo’s shop. That’s why we’ve launched our Fashion For All campaign, showing that pre-loved fashion is for everyone and whilst shopping with us, you’ll be supporting us in our quest to raise vital funds to support vulnerable children, young people, and families across the UK.
Television personality Lydia Bright was delighted to be involved, saying – “I am very excited to be shooting with Barnardo’s – it’s a charity which is very close to my heart. My parents are foster parents, and have been for most of my life, so to be an ambassador for a fostering charity is a complete honour, and I know very well how used their services are and how important they are to children and families within the care system”.
Treasure the hunt in your local Barnardo’s store or check out our eBay store to find yourself the perfect items this summer.
Found something you love? Make sure to tag us and use #MyBarnardosFind.
When you think of festival fashion, you don’t immediately think recycled, reworked or reused. Well fasionistas, I’m here to show you that for this year’s festival season you can stand out from the crowd, look great and be super sustainable by shopping for festival clothes in Barnardo’s. Not only are you re-using and recycling, but you are also donating money to charity – win, win, win, win, win situation!
Okuurrrrr. I wanted to bring you some of my own sustainable festi fashion. I stopped by my local Barnardo’s and found some A M A Z I N G pieces. Enjoy!
My charity shop obsession started over a decade ago, rooting through the local shops for stuffed animals with my Mum. This soon progressed into charity shops being my first stop when I was on the hunt for a new outfit. We would travel to different areas just to explore their charity shops. It was a hobby for me but also a great escape from everyday stresses and something I realised I was good at. I enjoyed putting together pre-loved pieces and loved when people complimented my thrifted outfit.
The last couple of years I’ve been looking for a creative outlet to demonstrate this passion and I recently started an Instagram account where I curate content consisting of mostly pre-loved outfits. Like many people my age juggling several jobs, you can feel a loss of individuality and while I love working to help other people’s creativity, I wanted the chance to showcase my own.Read More »
Hi there! My name is Imali and I’m a student blogger from the Midlands. If you are a student, or even if you’re not, I’m sure you can relate to the fact that clothes are expensive. It’s easy to spend £100 on accessories alone, and that’s before the clothes and makeup! As a full-time student, I just don’t have that kind of money but doesn’t mean I have to compromise on my style.
Summer is finally here and we are fully embracing it. Check out what pre-loved outfits we spotted in-store this week. From festival chic, bold colours and florals, be sure to stop by your local Barnardo’s this weekend for perfect pre-loved fashion. Shopping guaranteed to make you look and feel great.
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.
Suits have shaken off their corporate reputation, thanks to new relaxed silhouettes and fabrics. The trick is to ensure they look relaxed, rather than formal. Naomi emulates this perfectly by teaming them with a slogan tee and a leather jacket. It’s a super-easy and trend setting outfit, making it unsurprising that it’s become a street style secret weapon.
My thrifting habit goes back a long way – to the 80s in fact. I was 14 years old when I started. My friend and I would seek particular areas of Birmingham where there were clusters of charity shops. We would look for vintage pieces – fake fur, leather and suede jackets, vintage dresses etc. We loved retro fashion from the 60s and 70s and we wanted authentic, we wanted quality and we most definitely wanted cheap!
Our love of fashion was influenced by the music we listened to. Well… fashion and music in the UK has always gone hand-in-hand hasn’t it? My style influences back then, and now included Debbie Harry, total style icon, and Nico for her minimalist chic look. I loved that charity shops offered items that were a bit different from what the high street had to offer. We could be fashionably creative without busting our meagre budget.
I’ve chosen some pictures that show some of the great pieces I’ve managed to find, all bought from Barnardo’s and other charity shops.