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Going Out in Style

Going Out in Style

With the promise of new season partying on the horizon, festival time far from over and venues opening up we've launched our new 'Dress to Impress' partywear collection, to make finding those unique pieces a breeze. In our latest blog, Kasia Dudys comments on why, more than ever, we want to get our glitter on! 'While restrictions are being loosened up, we feel more at ease and with rapid speed forget about the pandemic. No one really wants to remember it when we finally can enjoy the pleasures of going out and to be free again. Almost. There is still...

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Why new denim just doesn't (stone)wash it - choose used to be cleaner and greener

Why new denim just doesn't (stone)wash it - choose used to be cleaner and greener

This week's bog post is by Ed Bellars, who examines the environmental impact of the denim industry.  'After wearing out a pair of £15 jeans in a matter of months, I made a promise to myself. From now on, I will only buy second-hand clothes, thrift vintage or clothes where I can be assured that they were made to last (and obviously are comfy!). At lot of my clothes at that point were from budget high street stores, low quality, but easy to buy; and unfortunately, also easy to throw out when torn or faded, which happened all too quickly....

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Digging for gold in charity shops

Digging for gold in charity shops

Our latest blog post is by Samara Cusman, who is encouraging you open your mind as widely as possible when you enter a charity shop... 'Welcome to your new addiction- charity shops! Stop looking at your local charity shops the same way you look at other high street shops, and start seeing it as goldmine of new ideas and choices. 'As with mining, I’ve realised that a place must be visited more than once until a true gem is found. Don’t give up after your first visit if you still haven’t found the perfect item! I like to keep searching...

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Fashion Statement- The Beauty of Second hand.

Fashion Statement- The Beauty of Second hand.

Our latest blog post is the full interview between Sarah Moolla of Bath Life  and Eleanor Tasker, Dorothy House's stylist and visual merchandiser.   What are the advantages of buying second hand clothes?  ' Learning to re-love all the brilliant stuff that’s already out there is a big part of the message here.  We hope we can share our passion for second hand by showing people just what they’re missing out on if they don’t!  The quality and abundance of it all is mind blowing - there’s literally something out there for everyone and it’s too good an opportunity not to let it...

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Don’t change your wardrobe, change your perspective

Don’t change your wardrobe, change your perspective

  Our latest blog post by Kasia Dudys looks at how you can maintain a wardrobe that stands the test of time and which works across the seasons... 'Once there was a time when people – especially young women – changed their wardrobe every season, because every season there was always something different à la mode. Colours, fabrics, patterns, a design. This is hardly history, merely several years ago. So what has changed? And has it changed permanently? 'People are becoming more conscientious about their everyday choices, because they have began to understand the seriousness of the climate change issue....

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