One Girl’s Trash Is Another Girl’s Treasure

0 Posted by - April 12, 2013 - Diary

You can’t beat a nosy around a vintage shop and
imagine where you’d wear the sparkly goodies if you owned them.

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There are so many vintage or second hand shops popping up throughout the city and they’re worth a look. You never know, there could be perfect party dress or a scarf that finishes off all of your outfits hidden in the back.

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Don’t be put off by skirt lengths or big sleeves. A little nip and tuck is all you need for a perfect fit. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, it’s a great source of one off fabrics to make your own piece.

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Recommended:

Oxfam – Probably the most well known. I always find something. They also have a wedding dress service, which is great as most of the time they are worn once and then stored away.

Bernardos – They might be for a more mature customer but they’re still worth a look. They also have a wedding dress service.

St Vincent De Paul – Nationwide and everywhere. It depends on the area but like all vintage shopping, it’s as much about luck as patience.

Enable Ireland – Clothing as well as homewares and electrical goods.

Jenny Vander – The jewel in the vintage shopping crown. Sparkly jewels, silk slips, luxurious knits and pretty evening gowns. I dare you not to find something you like.

And remember, as well as all contributing to a charity, they also provide jobs. Happy shopping!

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