Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Vintage update (the one where I divulge some top charity shop location secrets)

There's been a fair amount vintage shopping going on around here lately, but not much updating you all on it, so I'll try and get it all out there with this one post. Liverpool Lou came for a visit and so the chazzing intensified, as I introduced her to my favourite spots.

Here's some of what we got - a good haul:

{green wrap dress}

{vintage Dorothy Perkins (and a bargain)}

{elegant belted silk dress}

{100% silk}

{striped nautical number}

{shirt collar}

{floral print skirt}

{cotton and broderie anglaise camisole}

{graphic tee}

{vintage Bally slingbacks}

{green vintage M&S tee}

{champagne saucers - 3 for £3}

{vintage Wallis sundress}

{pleat detail}

{bright coral full skirt (white marks are bright and beautiful sunshine, remember that?)}

{pleat detail}

And so in the spirit of sharing, I wanted to unveil to you two of my favourite charity shops. They're both in Devon, so if you're planning a trip to the south-west to enjoy the last of the summer (?!) then these could be worth a visit. 

The first one, Hannah's, has been a favourite for a while, and has just moved to a new location in the centre of Newton Abbot, which is a town filled with charity shops - perhaps allow a little more time to visit them all. Hannah's used to be based out at their huge Seale Hayne facility, which has this fantastic bistro - but there are still a few other lovely shops and gallery based out there, plus they run a series of classes and events which means I still try to head over there for a visit. They have a few charity shops spread throughout Devon, but this shop is specifically where they send their vintage style clothes.

The second one is a new discovery; the Rowcroft Hospice Charity Shop on Redenhill Road in Babbacombe, based near the famous Angels Tea Rooms. The selection of vintage clothes is amazing - the shop manager is a bit of vintage fan apparently and evidently has a great eye for it - and there are other charity shops on the same small street to call into as well.

Happy chazzing.


  1. Thank you, I live in Devon, not too far from these shops and I will make a trip and hopefully find something as gorgeous as your items here!

    1. Leave something for me! Planning a trip down there in the next few days. x