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6 of our favourite preloved fashion shops in The Cotswolds

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Pre-loved fashion and investing in second-hand pieces is fast becoming a popular trend! With Love Island partnering with ebay as its clothing sponsor this year, more and more fashion lovers are hitting their local second hand clothing shops to find one of a kind, stylish pieces for their wardrobe.

Shopping second hand gives clothes a deserved new life and is a great step to take to shrink the impact the fashion industry has on the environment. The passion for pre-loved fashion is thriving here in The Cotswolds too and we’re sharing a few of our favourite shops in this week’s journal.

Malones Vintage, Cheltenham

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Malone's Vintage takes pride in bringing you the very best in vintage fashion and specialises in stunning mid century pieces from the 1940s to1970s and handpicked designer items.

A treasure trove of rare finds, they have everything from super fun cocktail dresses and full skirts with vibrant prints to demure blouses and cosy knits. We love that Malone’s Vintage is an opportunity to pick up something that documents a moment in fashion history and bring it new life in the 2020s!

Encore, Cirencester

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Encore is a preloved designer clothes agency that buys and sells luxury labels. With over 20 years experience in pre-loved luxury, Linda Purvis has been at the forefront of sustainable fashion and founded Encore in 1997. To this day she remains the heart and soul of the business and has worked with notable names in fashion such as Trinny Woodall, Founder of Trinny London, who wrote: "Linda has great taste and this is reflected in the wonderful collection of nearly new clothes that she finds, including a few from my own wardrobe.”

Ava and Iva, Cirencester

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Created in 2015, Ava and Iva in Cirencester was born from a love for vintage clothes and years of collecting investment pieces. Focussing on buying and selling pieces from well-known designers, Ava and Iva are renowned for collecting iconic styles from past decades that will never date.

Ave and Iva are all about picking up investment vintage pieces which can be worn with contemporary wardrobes so you can bring to life your own individual style, stand out from the crowd and hold a tiny piece of fashion history in your hands.

The Attic, Chipping Campden

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A “dressing up box” for the grown up lady, The ATTIC is tackling fast fashion by offering a huge selection of high end designer pieces at a fraction of their original retail prices to help up-cycle fashion that’s built to last.

Founded by Jane and Annie who are determined to deliver sustainable styles to shoppers worldwide, The Attic can be found online as well as on Little Bond Street in Chipping Campden. Full of wonders, discover one of a kind pieces, Gucci scarves and Dolce & Gabana handbags in this wonderful little shop!

Threads & Fibre, Online

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Mixing old with the new, Threads & Fibre was founded Sophie Golden who has been shopping second-hand fashion her whole life!

With a degree in Visual Merchandising from The London School of Fashion and a career in the fashion industry, Sophie combined her expertise and passion for sustainable fashion to create an an online platform showcasing nearly new and in excellent condition pieces. From classic denim to vibrant prints and sandals, Threads & Fibre is a fantastic hub to find in season and on trend second hand gems from high street and designer brands.

Threads By Jade, Online

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Having grown up around pre-loved items with her mum and auntie owning a second hand shop in Hove near Brighton, Jade had a natural curiosity for second hand pieces. She was drawn to pre-loved fashion after working in a local charity shop and finding gems among the racks.

Threadsbyjade helps people find new owners for their unused wardrobe occupants. Whether it be that coat you’ve been dying to get rid of, those shoes you haven’t worn in years or that bag that’s collecting dust in the corner.

With some truly gorgeous finds such as mirrored Dior sunglasses and a Louis Vuitton bandeau to on trend high street pieces, we love the collection of items to choose from online! Threadsbyjade is an online platform but attends lots of pop-ups so keep an eye on their Instagram for pop-up announcements!

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