Sustainable Fashion: Newcastle’s Best Charity Shops
Love Island’s competitors have ditched fast fashion to promote sustainability – here are Newcastle’s best thrift stores.
From eBay’s partnership with Love Island to the millions of views savings videos have racked up on TikTok, second-hand shopping has never been so hot.
The High Street is full of charity shops which are full of vintage items from designer labels and even unworn donations which embrace current trends.
Renowned fashion designer Miranda Holder has counted Little Mix, Vanessa Williams and even Boy George among her clients.
The 42-year-old, who has over 20,000 Instagram followers and recently launched her own Youtube channel, recommends visiting charity stores frequently to find the best deals.
Speaking to Newcastle World, Miranda said: “It’s about keeping your eyes peeled for any hidden treasure, and it’s more about getting lucky. The more frequently you enter, the better your chances of landing clothing gold.
“Befriend the store clerks and let them know your tastes – there just might be some hidden gems in the stash that haven’t made it to the store yet.
“I bought a nice military jacket and some beautiful clay jewelry that I wear over and over again. Accessories are one of the easiest and best things to pick up, as they can often be quite unique and make such a statement. difference for your outfit.
Miranda explained that there are many ways to breathe new life into pre-loved clothes, saying, “Vintage clothes tend to be better made than most modern clothes and therefore can withstand alterations and tweaks.
“Take it to a tailor to customize, dye it, personalize it with embellishments, or remove the best features like buttons to use on another garment.”
Here’s our guide to the best charity shops in Newcastle.