Princess Beatrice just made vintage clothes cool again
While many have slated the royal for wearing a ‘hand-me-down’ dress, others have praised her for supporting sustainable fashion.
The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York jazzed up a Norman Hartnell dress worn by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth back in 1961.
Another celeb who is all about sustainable, or vintage, fashion is iconic actress and activist Jane Fonda, who vowed never to purchase another new piece of clothing in her lifetime. A host of other celebs also got fans talking earlier this year over their decision to ‘up-cycle’ old dresses on the red carpet (before Covid-19 hit).
And as we all know, the future of fashion is about all things sustainable. It’s also no secret that incredible gems of vintage clothing, shoes and even accessories, can be found in thrift stores, also known as ‘second-hand’ stores.
Take a look at where you can go vintage shopping in SA…
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If you’re big on online shopping, you’ll be ecstatic to know that thrift shopping is as easy as the click of a mouse.
Pre-loved wedding dresses
Forget ‘second-hand’, the buzz is all about ‘pre-loved’ bridal looks, like Beatrice’s. If you’re looking for a place to purchase or sell your dream wedding dress, check out these sites:
- Gumtree (seriously underrated for all your pre-loved fashion needs)
Sift through these stores in your local cities
If you have the time, and a keen eye, you’ll love browsing through treasure chest thrift shops. Here are a few of the big ones…
Where: 273 Dr Yusuf Dadoo St, Greyville, Durban
Contact: 067 024 7778
Where: The I Heart Market located next to Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium (or check their FB page)
Where: 8 Morrison Road, Durban
Contact: 063 207 4361
Where: 41 Church Street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 424 4457
Where: 15 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town
Contact: 079 845 6926
Where: 86 Corner of Longmarket Street and Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 423 7353
Where: Shop 106, 27 Boxes, 75 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg
Contact: 083 256 0813
Where: 360 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Sandton
Contact: 011 787 6011
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Rags And Lace
Where: 358 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg
Contact: 011 787 2130
The Backroom – 2nd Love Boutique
Where: 62 Main Road Walmer, Port Elizabeth
Contact: 079 177 3778
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Just Vintage Collectables
Where: 7th Avenue, Newton Park