Charity Shop Bonanza

Posted: 13th November, 2016 Category: Shopping

The truly cool and stylish shirk high street banality and head to Faversham's wealth of charity and vintage shops

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Orange t-shirt, Debra. Striped trousers, £1 rail in Shelter. Army boots, Herne Bay charity shop. Green lipstick, Superdrug

Tuli and Minna, charity shop fiends, arrived at Standard Quay for a fashion shoot of a different kind. They took a couple of armfuls of clothes (retail value not more than £20), a pomegranate, an orange telephone, a red Viewmaster (1960’s Paris in view), a bunch of sunflowers snatched out of a vase, and a red and a green lipstick.

While not averse to borrowing Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses bought at an airport, Tuli and Minna are averse to looking like everyone else and want value for money. They have the hunter’s instinct, rifling through rails of clothes not to be seen dead in, until they spot the prize. Nor do they mind hacking their bargains to achieve perfection: When you buy a dress for 50p, why not chop the bottom off to get the cropped t-shirt you want?

Other hunting grounds are boot fairs, antique shops, vintage shops and eBay.

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1970’s red leather coat (gorgeously massive lapels), boot fair. Pink trousers, £1 rail in Shelter. Green top, Debra

 

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A mechanic sidles up to swagger his stuff on the shoot

 

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(Top right) Faux sheepskin brown jacket, Pilgrim’s Hospice Shop. Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana (borrowed). Red lipstick, Chanel (borrowed). Other clothes, see above and below

 

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Boatyard style: Red lipstick (Chanel) and stripes (Pilgrim’s Hospice Shop)

 

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A gipsy skirt from a theatre costume box via A La Mode sale basket. Army boots as before. T-shirt, a boot-fair dress which Minna cut short. Red t-shirt used as bandana

 

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Industrial elegance

 

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1970’s shirt, The Disgruntled Cat. Fly London shoes, Cancer Research. Yellow jacket, Tankerton Sue Ryder. Yellow skirt, Cancer Research. Black tights, Tesco offer. Orange telephone, found in a bin in London. Red Viewmaster, eBay

 

 

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Fur cape, Squires Antiques. Necklace, hand-me-down. Dress, Shelter. Sunglasses as before

 

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Recycle! Revamp! Re-use!

 

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Standard Quay at twilight

 

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Changing in the car

 

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Fussing behind the scenes

All items bought in Faversham unless otherwise stated.

Text and styling: Posy. Photography: Lisa. Models: Tuli and Minna