Steering Clear Of Those January Blues…..

January 15th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Thank goodness for the sales this month, where you can buy that dress you’ve had your eye on for a fraction of the cost!

However January, as months go I think we can all agree you are the most depressing of them all.

Luckily PFR are here to get rid of those January blues and cheer you up with up to 50% off our vintage collection.

Just go to our ASOS Boutique or head down to Worldly Wicked & Wise for those fabulous bargains…………

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Love,

PFR xxx




 

 

 

Hidden gems: London’s best charity shops, vintage sales and thrift stores!

April 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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In our opinion you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to look great and have your own interesting individual style. We are massive fans of vintage shops, kilo sales, car boot sales and charity shops! Shopping like this not only sets you apart from the crowd (how many times have you seen that Topshop season staple on someone else???) but you can sort yourself out with a new wardrobe for easily under £100!

Here are a few of our London gems we had to share with you…

The East End Thrift Store, E1 – Tucked away in Whitechapel, this is our go to shop for denim jackets and jumpers. You have to literally rummage through massive piles of crap but then out of nowhere you’ll find something perfect! They often have ‘fill a bag for a tenner’ type deals or section off part of the shop where every item is £1. Make sure you give everything a good wash before you wear it though!

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Vintage Kilo Sales – These kind of sales require a proper rummage to unearth goodies but it’s well worth it in the end. Go for light items such as silk shirts, summer dresses and skirts and you could leave with 8 nice vintage pieces for just £15! The next London one is on 3rd May 2015 and is held at York Hall in Bethnal Green. We would suggest getting there as early as possible to snap up the best items.

Factory Seconds Shop, E17 – One of our favourite factory outlets is this hidden away leather seconds shop in Walthamstow. We can’t actually remember the name of this shop but it’s tucked behind St James St rail station. They supply leather jackets to Topshop, Oasis, Ted Baker etc.. and have rails and rails of slight seconds that are £30 or £40 instead of £200 or £300! We found an amazing shearling leather jacket here and it’s been one of our staples for years and was only £40! They also have handbags, shoes, shorts, strange leather dresses and menswear. This place we highly recommend for leather jackets!

The Charity Shop -‘Probably the best charity shop in the world’ E9. This shop really does live up to it’s name. Located on Well Street in Homerton it probably is the best charity shop ever! There are rails and rails of designer second hand and vintage clothes. They do know when something is a good find but you still won’t pay more than £20 for a designer item. Jess used to live on this road and almost every time we went in we’d end up finding something great!

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Wayside Community Centre Charity Shop, E5 – This charity shop is on Chatsworth Road and whenever I visit this shop I leave with a bag full of great clothes. I once bought some brand new Kurt Geiger heeled leather boots from here for £10. Its a great place for summer dresses and second hand high street brands.

All Aboard, West Hampstead – This is one of our favourite areas for charity shopping. There are 5 charity shops in a row and our absolute favourite is All Aboard which always has some great vintage clothes and accessories. They are more on the pricer side for a charity shop but it’s really well worth paying that little bit extra. They also happen to do some fantastic sales which are super affordable so keep an eye out.

Battersea Car Boot Sale – This car boot is still one of our absolute faves, mainly because you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to find a fabulous bargain! It’s every Sunday from 1.30pm – 5pm and only costs £0.50 to get in!!  However if you want to be amongst the first buyers inside, then you can pay £5 for entry at 11.30am. There is a smaller selection of sellers already onsite at this time (usually around 50). These sellers are ʻpremiumʼ pitch holders and have paid more than most for their pitch so they usually have higher quality goods for sale.  This is a really well run car boot sale so if you’re buying or selling it’s definitely one not to miss!

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We hope you find this post helpful, look out for our next instalment where we will reveal even more hidden gems!

Love,

Past Forward Retro x

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