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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Summer with Barnardo’s

Summer is here and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s time to enjoy the sunshine in the latest summer fashion. From Staycations, BBQ’s to picnics in the park, we’ve got you covered.

Discover our amazing range of pre-loved ‘must haves’ starting from as little as £2! Yep that’s right £2!

What are you waiting for? Find your local store here and update your wardrobe today.

Wherever you find yourself this summer – Barnardo’s has you covered!

Fashion Revolution Week – Hannah’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 5! To celebrate, we have our fifth instalment of Fashion Love Stories, and it’s a special one!

Today’s spotlight is on pre-loved and sustainability Queen Hannah. She hasn’t shopped fast fashion since July 2019, how incredible? Check out this beautiful poem she’s written one of her favourite shirts that’s been passed down from her Dad. So beautiful.

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution Week – Soph’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution Week Day 4 is here!

Next up in our Fashion Love Stories series is the gorgeous Soph, effortlessly stylish and an absolute charity shop queen. With so many beautiful pre-loved pieces to chose from, check out just one of her clothes love stories below.

“The jacket and skirt are items that I had looked around for, for so long, as they originally sold out on ASOS and Nasty Gal. The skirt was £90 on ASOS but I managed to get my hands on it for £15 on a for sale site – and it was brand new with tags. The Nasty Gal star jacket, I picked up for £5! The outfit gives me major Debbie Harry vibes, and as she’s one of my forever style icons, I’ll always take inspiration from her.

When looking around at the charity shops, my main tips are to look around in all sections, even the men’s! I’ve bought small jackets before from the men’s section that are amazing and would’ve cost a fortune in shops. I’d also say, don’t just limit yourself to your own size, look around in all size sections as every brand fits differently, and especially for vintage pieces – the sizing has changed so much on women’s clothing in particular over the decades, labels won’t always be correct.”

These are the kind of love stories we love to hear and see, so why not get involved and tell you own? Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution – Rhianna’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 2 and Charity Tuesday all mixed into one – winner! To celebrate, we have our second instalment of Fashion Love Stories, we are putting the spotlight on the clothes we already have and falling back in love with our wardrobe.

Today’s spotlight is on the effortlessly cool, sustainable stylist, and all round babe, Rhianna. She shares a super cute story about finding the confidence to wear exactly what she loves, and we couldn’t agree more!

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution Week – Jacks Love Story

Fashion Revolution week is here!

This year, we are so excited to share a series of fashion love stories with you. It’s time to fall back in love with clothes by re-wearing what’s in your wardrobe, swapping with friends or shopping at your local Barnardo’s store. Loved clothes last so lets start celebrating them!

First up in this weeks series is Jack, sustainable fashion, art, colour and pattern lover. Check out his love story featuring a gorgeous vintage shirt, styled up 5 ways for every occasion. Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Sneaker Thrifting is the New Frontier

Sneakers, trainers, kicks, runners or whatever you call them are probably not the first thing that come to your mind when you’re going on a thrifting adventure. But very much like thrifting for clothes, venturing into the world of thrifting for sneakers can be really interesting. Finding lost silhouettes of years gone by and maybe even finding a few pairs that are worth a few quid too.

Before you all rush out the door because of the new sneaker frontier I will tell you about later, I just want to give you a few tips of what to look out for the next time you go thrifting.

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