Posted on November 17, 2023
This festive season, let's embrace sustainable fashion with a focus on second-hand options. By choosing pre-loved pieces, not only are we helping the environment, but we also have the opportunity to discover unique and one-of-a-kind fashion that can't be found in mainstream stores. Plus it's an amazing way to pick up vintage and designer pieces at a fraction of the cost so you can feel luxurious and bougie at your next Christmas party. Join us as we explore the best second-hand festive fashion options from Cotswolds-based online brands and retail shops.
Threads and Fibre is a remarkable second-hand fashion store which you can shop online, but they also have a fabulous concession at Burford Garden Centres so keep an eye out for them. This store prides itself on sourcing second-hand high-quality, gently used clothing that appeal to the fashion-forward and environmentally conscious shopper. They carry a wide variety of brands and sizes, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. For Threads and Fibre, sustainability is not just about selling second-hand clothing; it's about challenging the fast fashion industry and promoting a culture where recycling and reusing are the norm.
Situated in the beautiful town of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Attic is a treasure trove of second-hand and vintage. Specialising in high-end brands and designer labels, The Attic ensures that every item they sell is in excellent condition, allowing you to add a touch of luxury to your Christmas outfits or gifts without the high price tag. Visit their website here for more information.
Revamp Recycle Boutique is a one-stop-shop located in the heart of the vibrant Suffolks area in Cheltenham. This boutique showcases a carefully chosen collection of pre-loved clothing, accessories, and footwear from a range of high-street and designer brands. Whether you're hunting for a trendy outfit or searching for a standout pair of shoes, you're sure to discover something special. The boutique's warm and welcoming atmosphere, coupled with personal attention to every customer, make for an authentic and enjoyable shopping experience. To get a glimpse of their stellar collection, check out their website here.
Encore in Cirencester is another great option if you're looking for fantastic luxury fashion from Balenciaga and Isabel Marant to Converse and Joules. They have a focus on quality and sustainability, with pieces that are both stylish and timeless. Plus, they sell online so you can shop from anywhere in the world.
Merry Go Round specialises in pre-loved kids clothing and we love their Preloved by Post initiative. Understanding the difficulties of shopping in-store particularly for busy parents or those living further away, they've created a unique service where beautifully packaged, high-quality pre-loved children's clothes are delivered directly to your door. Fill out on a form on age, season you're shopping for, colours, prints, brands you love as well as details such as items you don't need or styles you know your little ones wouldn't like and they will curate a perfect fashion box.
For even more preloved fashion shops to explore in The Cotswolds, check out our journal here.