Monday, 8 June 2009

Vintage Monday!

Ok so today me the lady and jj went to leeds to do some vintage shopping, not just clothes: accessories, furniture, jewellry, books (god so many books!).

We only shopped at one high street store, and im kinda ashamed to say it but i am a student and i needed some cheap stuff (look at me justifying myself!) cos im going away to Cyprus, Paphos for 2 weeks in a weeks time so i needed some cheap tanks and t's for my jollies, so we nipped in quickly to Primark. Like i said this was the only high street store we visited the whole day, thankfully, cos leeds is full of little gem-charity shops and vintage stores.

We started at Scope, from the outside it kinda looked a little drab but like i said, GEMS! when we got in i headed straight for the clothing rails all full with so many clothes from all over the place and from all types of people. There downstairs was untrue, just full of books and furniture dirt cheap (not dirty!), we found a very comfortable (well, you gotta sit down somewhere to read through the mounds of books on sale) light grey sofa that cost only £50 what a bargain, if i wasn't living back with the rents again and was living by myself i woulda picked that up, popped it in my bag and ran away! After Scope we walked through the main shopping strip in leeds centre, heading to one of my favourite vintage shops in Leeds, ironically called 'Vintage' :) and the shop really does what it says on the tin.

As soon as you walk in you can smell the age of the clothes. Between the labels Aquascutum,Fred Perry and DKNY you see mounds of vintage clasp bags all different shapes and sizes (most bags a tenner) and at the back of the shop theres a huge shelf space entirely for vintage trainers, all at £20 each! I ended up buying a leather, patchwork (all earthy colours) bag, that hadn't even been put out onto the mismatched shop floor yet, at a tenner you cant really say no! I also grabbed a really cool mustard and navy blue patterned silk scarf and a battered, slim black leather tie...all this for £15, what?!! Theres sumfin wrong there...nope just really REALLY good prices.

After here we went for dinner at Wokon, noodle bar- beef teriyaki yum yum!

Onto Oxfam, the biggy charity shop, which by the way im gonna try to change, we need to help all the other, smaller charities too people! The books here were incredible, my brother has a slight obsession with old books, in this one visit he bought 5, all older then 1930! You should check out his work, and see what he does to these books to modernise them, its amazing.
After the biggy, and R.S.P.C.A which to my astonishment sold pianos! We went to the British Heart Foundation, which apparently every two weeks gets Harvey Nichols 'cast offs' but i did a lot of rummaging and didn't really see that much but hay hoo still a really cool and full charity shop.

On the way to the bus we passed the leeds centre market where we bought sooo many cherries for 80p!! We saw some amazing stuff there too, i came across a table selling shoes, clothes, accessories, old books and everything was a quid each!

We've decided we are gonna do the charity shop rounds once a month to update my wardrobe and to get some srummy food and not forgetting all this goes to good causes!

Brill day! xx

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