A very exciting thing is happening in London: a veritable treasure trove of preloved fashion has been curated in one glorious pop-up charity shop, with art, upcycling and music thrown in too.
The #LoveNotLandfill pop-up will grace Brick Lane from November 8th to 11th, stocked with men's and women's fashion and accessories sourced from charity shops and curated by fashion influencers. Check out the Barnardo's Collection by Confetti Crowd, the Oxfam Collection by Paloma in Disguise, the Royal Trinity Hospice Collection by Jasmine Hemsley, the TRAID Collection by Lizzie Loves and the depop Collection with Grass Routes and BasementSix, plus exclusive designs by street artist Bambi.
There's been mention of Chanel, Gucci and Stella McCartney pieces going for a song, proving that second-hand doesn't mean poor quality. You can also donate your own used clothes in the shop's clothes bank.
"We're so delighted that we have our four charities together in this unique shop that will show young fashion fans in London that beautiful, good quality clothes can be found at a low price," says Hannah Carter from #LoveNotLandfill.
"We've saved them the rummaging because every item has been hand picked by social media influencers who each represent a different style. Everyone will find something they love, from vintage dresses to sportswear and classic designer finds, it's all going to be there."
There are also upcycling and mending workshops including a 1990s Spice Girls-themed session with Barnardo's, which sounds like a laugh in itself.