Clothing Shop – Mijas Guide Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:33:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Clothing Shop – Mijas Guide 32 32 Guitar Gear Gems: Fender Custom Shop Winter 2022 Roundup Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:22:41 +0000

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This week on Guitar Gear Gems, we take a look at some of the new Fender Custom Shop releases announced. These limited edition instruments all have unique finishes and hardware. Whether you like your guitars aged or like works of art, Fender’s master builders have something for virtually every taste.

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The Fender Custom Shop announced a slew of novelties. These Winter 2022 the builds are all quite varied and there are plenty of them, so we’ll check out a few to give you an idea of ​​what’s to come. I have chosen four of the most interesting versions, although there are 13 new models in total and you can find them all on the main Fender Custom Shop site below.

Fender Masterbuilt ’69 Relic Stratocaster

This Fender Masterbuilt ’69 Relic Stratocaster by Greg Fesler looks pretty beat up, but everything is aging as usual. It seems quite over the top and maybe a little extreme to some. There’s not too much Seafoam Green left finish on this Strat!

Hardware includes an American Vintage synchronized tremolo and this model has a 69-style U-neck with an aged maple fingerboard.

  Fender Masterbuilt '69 Stratocaster Relic by Greg Fessler

Fender Masterbuilt ’69 Stratocaster Relic by Greg Fessler

Pickups are a set of Josefina ’69 Strat pickups with RWRP middle and so it should sound better than it looks. It’s not the style of weathering I like, but I know a lot of players love this beat and workhorse style of finishing so I can see it being popular.

MSRP – $9100


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60s Fender Masterbuilt Custom Esquire

The next step is the 60s Fender Masterbuilt Custom Esquire by Jason Smith. Luckily, this one isn’t as battered as the Strat above. In fact, it looks brand new and has a very funky finish. The finish combines Surfing Green with Silver-Green-Blue Snowflake.

60s Fender Masterbuilt Custom Esquire

60s Fender Masterbuilt Custom Esquire

This model has a single Josefina Texas Special single coil in bridge position and uses Esquire Full Throttle wiring. I’m a sucker for single-pickup guitars and appreciate a glossy finish, so I like this one. There’s a bit of a Billy Gibbons vibe to it, and I bet it can get really nasty too.

MSRP – $8650


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Fender Custom Buffalo Telecaster

The fender Custom Buffalo Telecaster by Dale Wilson is described as having a rustic appearance. The guitar is definitely more of a work of art than a regular Telecaster. It comes with a set of Josefina Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Tele Bridge and ’51 Nocaster Neck pickups, all wired via modern Tele cabling.

Fender Custom Buffalo Telecaster by Dale Wilson

Fender Custom Buffalo Telecaster by Dale Wilson

Elsewhere, this model features a single-ply parchment pickguard with painted artwork and hardware includes a ’51-’54 Tele bridge with brass saddles. It’s one of the more expensive models, but it’s practically a work of art. Certainly a guitar that stands out from this Custom Shop Winter 2022 collection.

MSRP – $13175


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Custom 50s Telecaster Journeyman Relic by Todd Krause

Todd Krause created this Custom Relic Telecaster Journeyman from the 50s model, which is a bit more Tele-like than the Buffalo Telecaster above. This one comes in a Tangerine candy aged finish.

Fender Masterbuilt Custom '50s Telecaster Journeyman Relic by Todd Krause

Fender Masterbuilt Custom ’50s Telecaster Journeyman Relic by Todd Krause

Again, this model features a set of Hand-wound Josefina ’50 and ’51 Blackguard microphones. I’ve always loved Telecasters and this is a great guitar, not too flashy and I guess wouldn’t look out of place in many situations. Subtle, but sweet as an apple pie!

MSRP – $8450


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Keisha Green launches the first clothing store with fully amputee models Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:30:02 +0000

Keisha Green has solidified herself as one of social media’s most influential entrepreneurs.

The double amputee has created a groundbreaking conglomeration of safe spaces for amputees and now aligns her business acumen with her incredible sense of style. On October 1, 2022, Keisha will launch her new business, The Push Collection Boutiquea digital clothing store made up of chic, luxurious, casual and comfortable clothing, while offering exclusivity and originality.

The store’s mission is to push your appearance higher, with the belief that your appearance is a presentation that protects your power while preventing pity. Such opportunities are generally not available to amputees. This particular launch is a major win for the amputee community, as it offers amputees the opportunity to realize their God-given talents in modeling, fashion and beauty content.

The Push Collection boutique is a curation based on Keisha’s innate passion for fashion. The idea for the shop came to her as a spiritual “download” as she considered different ways to improve the lack of representation in the amputee community, especially among black female amputees. Keisha’s social media comment is filled with questions such as “Love the outfit!” or “Please tell us you are selling these outfits soon!”. Keisha read the comment loud and clear, and as a result, she decided to take The Push Collection Boutique from an idea to an active plan.

Prior to the official launch, Keisha will host an exclusive virtual shopping experience for select guests to browse and shop for apparel before the website goes public. Keisha’s journey has been both a tragedy and a triumph, however, she refuses to allow pity or be deterred from her life’s mission. The Push Collection store is located at www.pushcollectionboutique.comas well as on Instagram @la.pushcollection. Additionally, you can follow Keisha as the creator of the Nothing Missing podcast and owner of Prayer Push Purpose.

Maelhaus’ vintage shop expands to Foregate and sells retro Adidas, Nike, Stüssy Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 A VINTAGE and designer clothing company that started life in a boy’s bedroom is already expanding to a larger base as demand soars.

Maelhaus, the brainchild of a group of enterprising teenagers concerned about protecting the environment, is creating a kind of maelstrom in the fashion world.

The business is growing so rapidly that the team will open new premises at The Foregate in Worcester next month, a year after opening the first stores at The Hopmarket.

The ground floor will be open to customers of a former tailor at 16 The Foregate in October. A hangout space for the city’s youth is slated to open in the basement in the new year.

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The growing business was started by a group of friends from the city, many of whom attended Worcester Sixth Form College.

They scouted the market for high-quality second-hand clothes, including classic clothes from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s that they believe are more stylish and durable than many clothes made and sold today.

EXTERIOR: Maelhaus at 16 The Foregate, Worcester

Brands that will feature in the “sustainable vintage” store include Supreme, Stüssy, D&G, Arc’teryx, vintage Nike and Adidas.

Vintage music t-shirts, including products featuring Oasis, the Verve, Metallica, Whitesnake, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Robert Palmer and The Doors are also big sellers, while classic football t-shirts from the past are also popular with customers.

Worcester News: VINTAGE: The old Maelhaus shop in the Hopmarket showing some of the stock.  Photo: James Connell VINTAGE: The former Maelhaus shop at The Hopmarket showing some of the stock. Photo: James Connell

Work on the downstairs room is expected to be completed in January which will provide a chill out zone, a space for Worcester’s youngsters including a snack bar serving soft drinks, a pool table, arcade machines, skate gear and Xbox games.

The team also hopes the business can be a platform for bands, musical performers and the creations of talented artists, some of which will be displayed in the store.

Worcester News: NEW: The new Maelhaus store is being prepared for the first customers.  Photo: James ConnellNEW: The new Maelhaus shop is being prepared for the first customers. Photo: James Connell

Director Cian MacGabhann, 19, said: “The most important thing is sustainability. It is the reuse of clothes and it does not contribute to landfill.

“It’s about protecting the environment, staying sustainable and selling cool clothes.”

He added: “This business started in my bedroom. We want to open stores in London and Bristol.

“However, we want to keep the one in Worcester. I’m from Worcester and we want our flagship store here.”

The Blessed Edwards alum said there was already an abundance of high-quality clothing and there was “no need to buy new clothes”, especially since the vintage clothes sold there were better quality.

The company was started by friends Cian MacGabhann, Zak Lange, Sam Hope, Charlie Kerton and Willem Van Der Kleijn.

Worcester News: ART: Tom Martin artwork at the old MaelhausART: work by Tom Martin at the old Maelhaus

They had a market stall in Angel Place and it proved so popular that they moved into a small store in Hopmarket last October, which they have now outgrown. Pop-up stores in London and Bristol also proved popular, with some attracting two-hour queues.

However, as the business grew, they decided to move to larger premises and their new base has room for three times as much stock.

Mr MacGabhann said he realized there was a market for such a business when he started selling things on Depop aged 13 or 14 and also won money using his Outerwear Archives page on Instagram, bringing in £16,000 a year while still at school by selling advertising space for independent clothing brands.

WestThrift promotes sustainability and equity Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:35:36 +0000

At the end of the path that descends along the left side of the blue College of the Environment (COE) The building at 284 High Street to the back door is WestThrift, where students can purchase a new outfit, dorm accessory, or even a baseball cap for free.

Items are in great condition and displayed like any thrift or consignment store, on racks and shelves, sorted by dresses, blouses, shirts, sweaters, jeans/denim, dressier pants, handbags and hats. They also have footwear ranging from slippers to boots and dorm items.

According to Jen Kleindienst, director of sustainability, this project took ten years to prepare. The key to both short-term and long-term success was having a dedicated space, in this case, the WCC basement, and making it exist beyond the academic semester or year it started. Eco-facilitators Annie Volker ’24 and Debbra Boh ’24 came up with a solid plan for future students to retain ownership and found an underutilized space that could house it permanently. Kleindienst described Volker and Boh as “two of the most organized and thoughtful students…if anyone could do it, they would.”

WestThrift came together with help from sources ranging from WCC staff, who helped consolidate storage to make space available, at a cost of Green fund, who helped buy clothes racks for dresses, coats and blouses, as well as tables for clothes bins. Additionally, a large portion of the donations came from the Resource Center and Open House, which donated gender-affirming clothing, including chest binders. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis. “During the grand opening, I overheard three college students say they could bring back clothes from fall vacation to donate,” Volker said.

The store is a simple solution to a complicated idea of ​​sustainability and equity, an important consideration in Wesleyan’s long-term planning. When students travel off campus to shop or donate, there is an added layer of pollution if they use a car, but also waste, as large-scale donation sites often resell only a portion of what is given, according to a recent article in Atlantic.

Having the ability to obtain and donate clothing on campus makes it more accessible to students, and appropriate donation pathways have been established for items that do not find a place. Another difference from a donation center like Goodwill is that it is not a dumping ground. “Dorm items should be in great condition, and clothing, handbags and accessories should be immediately wearable,” Kleindienst said.

Donations are accepted at any time in the designated container outside the door or during store hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Normal postage rules apply – clothing must be clean and wearable. No repairs or ironing will be carried out on site, so you can repair the missing buttons before depositing them.

As the season changes, WestThrift needs donations of cold weather clothing, including boots, coats, scarves and hats, casual wear to job interview workwear for all expressions. gender and all sizes. You can find more information and stay updated on future events at their website.

They will be hosting events throughout the academic year, with the first being October 8th. The Sustainable Marketplace event for Wesleyan students will explore different ways to ethically interact with fashion. Students will be hired to repair clothes with sewing machines, free mini sewing kits, and students will sell their recycled fashion pieces. To stay up to date, follow Wesleyan Sustainability on Instagram @sustainablewes or subscribe to Office of Sustainability mailing list.

]]> Fall Mini Dress Sale on Amazon: Shop – Hollywood Life Sat, 17 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000

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We like find secret gems when it comes to online shopping. So when we came across Amazon Outlet we were absolutely thrilled. While Amazon’s prices are already affordable, there are plenty of deals available in the outlet section.

While browsing, we came across some super cute fall dresses. Fall might be the perfect season for sweaters, but we also love having a great selection of fall dresses ready in our wardrobe. This Short smocked dress is just the perfect piece to add to your fall fashion lineup. At under $20, this dress is an absolute steal. Keep reading for all the details on this fun fall find.

A woman in a red dress.

Smocked mini dress: $19.99
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This cute smocked mini dress Features a square neckline and puff sleeves. It comes in a red floral print, making it a great choice for fall. We love the square neck, but the versatile design also lets you go for an off-the-shoulder look.

The the dress is light and breathable, making it perfect for all-day wear. Wear it for a casual get-together with friends, a family apple picking or any other festive fall activity. You can even dress it up with heels for a cute date night.

This fun and flirty dress pairs perfectly with your favorite pair of fall boots. From cute booties to stylish knee-highs, wearing them with this dress will bring a touch of style this season. While you wait for the weather to completely turn around, you can wear it with your favorite sandals or a pair of trendy sneakers.

Apart from the adorable red color, this flowing dress is also available in brown, green and a variety of other designs. With these options, you’ll be able to get the style you love and the choice to create tons of new looks.

The cat came out of the bag, Amazon Outlet may be the internet’s best kept secret. This Short smocked dress is our favorite fall find so far, but browse yourself to find other hidden gems for the season.

Cos launched its minimalist collection at New York Fashion Week and every piece is available now Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:56:08 +0000

When news broke that Cos would be launching its Fall/Winter 2022 collection during New York Fashion Week, we automatically knew it would be a shopper’s paradise, especially for minimalists. After all, the brand has been creating timeless designs since its inception in 2007. The ad ran with images of one of our favorite models Paloma Elsseser and actress Natasha Lyonne wearing chic all-black outfits paired with fundamental pieces, which are the backbone of building a strong fall wardrobe.

Surprisingly, the start of the runway collection strayed away from a purely colorless palette; instead, we say jubilant hue infusions. For example, the opening look anchored a beige suit and trench coat with a colossal pink gradient scarf and bright orange fuzzy clutch. In the same vein, there were neon green bucket hats, sleeveless sweaters and bodycon maxi dresses, all in an electrifying hue. Splashes of zebra and plaid prints also made an appearance.

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Courtesy of Cos

Courtesy of Cos

But eventually, the line found its way back to the crisp, clean neutrals we know and love from Cos. With oversized suits in boxy silhouettes, cozy textured sweaters and coats that float just above the runway floor, it’s a great place to find fall wardrobe essentials at a reasonable price. .

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Cos merino wool slim fit turtleneck

Cos gathered jersey long-sleeved dress

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Cos Wide Leg Pants

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]]> Gun violence has killed at least 1 rapper every year since 2018 Wed, 14 Sep 2022 02:53:00 +0000


The death of rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles this week stunned the hip-hop community, but sparked familiar conversations that have been going on for years.

The rapper was shot while eating with his girlfriend at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles in what appears to be a robbery, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore. Notably, Moore said a photo of the couple’s meal was posted on Instagram, with the location tagged.

PnB Rock isn’t the first rapper to die from gun violence, but his death is another addition to a trend that dates back to at least 2018. Every year since then, gun violence — whether through robbery or disagreement — has killed at least one rapper who was already famous or about to become famous.

“People around these rappers earn so much. It’s time to start reminding them again and again!!! AT LEAST TRY to put your foot down if you care! Tell them!!! You are not loved as you think !!! You are prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What’s not clicking???!!!” rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted after the death of PnB Rock.

His tweets and organic conversations with other artists and fans on social media speak to common issues in hip-hop: masculinity, safety, and managing rising fame.

“The number of unreported attempted robberies involving rappers is ridiculous. Rappers don’t even talk about it because some think it’s embarrassing to admit or talk about it. Rappers are literally targeted and people try in broad daylight,” podcast host and artist DJ Akademiks tweeted on Monday.

PnB Rock has already spoken with DJ Akademiks about an attempted robbery while out with his girlfriend and daughter. It appears the rapper, a Philadelphia native, had no security while at Roscoe’s on Monday.

He now joins the list of rappers who are victims of gun violence. Here are some other notable names of artists killed since 2018:

XXXTentacion was shot on June 18, 2018, in an apparent robbery as he left a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Four men were arrested the same year in connection with the rapper’s murder.

The 20-year-old was hugely popular at the time of his death. He rose to fame after his song “Look at Me” went viral on social media and SoundCloud in 2016.

He then appeared in 2017 Freshman Class of XXL Magazine alongside other emerging artists. His album “?” premiered at No. 1 when it was released in March 2018, according to Billboard.

The single from the album “Sad!” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 15 weeks on the charts, according to Billboard.

Right after his death, “Sad!” rose from No. 52 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The song was the first posthumous No. 1 for a lead soloist since The Notorious BIG’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” in 1997. according to Billboard.

The rapper was not without controversy: he was accused of homophobia after telling a story on a podcast of choking and severely beating a cellmate he suspected of being gay when they were all both housed in a juvenile detention center. He was also awaiting trial for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend.

Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in March 2019 near a clothing store he owned.

Nipsey Hussle, award-winning hip-hop artist and philanthropist, was shot at least 10 times on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles.

The rapper’s last post on Twitter read, “Having powerful enemies is a blessing.” It was later discovered that a conversation about the snitch preceded his fatal shooting, according to testimony released by a grand jury.

Authorities said Eric Holder fired the shots that killed Nipsey and injured two others. Holder, 29, previously pleaded not guilty in May 2019.

While Nipsey was well known on the underground circuit, he was gaining a mainstream following just before his death.

A year earlier, he launched the first Marathon Clothing smart store on West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. Nipsey also owned marketing firm The Marathon Agency, investment firm SC Commercial Ventures, and record labels Proud 2 Pay and All Money In No Money Out Records, according to Press Atlantic Records.

The 33-year-old man was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys for the only studio album he’s ever released, “Victory Lap.” He lost to Cardi B.

Beyond his music and business, Nipsey was a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, but spoke out against rappers who brag about alleged gang affiliations to pull off stunts or look cool — nope. because he wished them violence, but to remind them that for too many young people, joining a gang was a matter of survival.

Pop Smoke died the month before he went on tour.

New York rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion at a residence in Hollywood Hills, California on February 19, 2020.

Several people were arrested and then released after the rapper’s death. Witnesses told investigators that between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask, Los Angeles Police Department Captain Steve Lurie said at the time. .

Five people were eventually arrested in connection with the murder, two of whom were identified as minors.

The 20-year-old was enjoying the success of his second mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2”, the week before his murder. The project in its infancy at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Pop’s “Meet the Woo” tour was scheduled to kick off with a sold-out show in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 2020.

His posthumous album, “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon”, was released in July 2020.

In a 2019 New York Times profilethe entertainer has opened up about his life before he rose to fame, describing his teenage years as “high risk, very rewarding”.

Rapper King Von was killed outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chicago rapper King Von was one of two people fatally shot Nov. 6, 2020, in an early morning gunfight outside an Atlanta hookah lounge, authorities said.

Two groups of men had argued in a parking lot around 3:30 a.m. and shots were fired, authorities said.

Four other people were shot and injured, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which investigated the shooting because officers also fired their weapons.

Timothy Leeks, 22, has been arrested in connection with the rapper’s death. The Atlanta Police Homicide Unit had warrants for Leeks for murder. Two other men were also taken into custody in connection with the shooting, according to CNN affiliate WXIA-TV.

A week before his death, Von had released his first studio album, “Welcome to O’Block”. His second posthumous album, “What It Means to Be King”, was released on March 4, 2022 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. according to Billboard.

Rapper Young performed at the Astroworld Festival on November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Memphis rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed while buying cookies on November 17, 2021.

The 36-year-old rapper was at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis when someone arrived and shot him, police said at the time.

Three men have been arrested in connection with Dolph’s death. Authorities identified them as Justin Johnson, 23, Shondale Barnett, 27, and Cornelius Smith, 32.

Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said more arrests could be made as the investigation into Young Dolph’s death continues. She said citizens’ advice was key to capturing suspects.

Dolph, a Chicago native who grew up in Memphis, released his debut album, “King of Memphis” in 2016.

He then had several hits, including “Blue Diamonds” and “RNB”, with Megan Thee Stallion. His fifth studio album, 2020’s “Rich Slave,” rose to No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In 2017, he was nearly killed in a shooting in Hollywood. He spent weeks in hospital after sustaining three gunshot wounds.

Dolph told the Guardian in a 2018 interview that he was not “a person who lives in fear”.

He is survived by two children.

Fall Maxi Dress at Amazon: Shop – Hollywood Life Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000
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Fall is fast approaching, which means it’s time to change your wardrobe. Nighttime temperatures will soon begin to drop, while daytime temperatures will remain high. We get it – it can be hard to figure out which season is more appropriate to dress for. If you still don’t know how to plan your outfits during this summer-fall transition, then a long dress is the best way to go.

Floral smocked maxi dress: $34.99 – $42.99 – Buy it on Amazon

Cooler weather brings more layers and longer fabrics. This smocked maxi dress is the perfect flowy dress for school, work or a weekend getaway. Its round neck and beautiful floral pattern make it a super stylish choice for the upcoming season. The keyhole back and tie accent add further lovely fashionable details.

A woman wearing a floral maxi dress.

This vibrant floral dress is perfect for maternity shoots, family events and casual outings. Pair it with your favorite sandals, heels, wedges or boots and add a layered necklace to complete the look. And can also emanate early fall vibes by pairing it with a denim jacket or light cardigan.

Floating sleeve adds an elegant detail to this long floral dress. The lightweight, high-quality material further creates a flowing and flattering silhouette that allows you to move freely and comfortably.

Don’t just take our word for it. This Verified Amazon Buyer claims to get compliments every time they wear it. In their review, they write, “The color and material are excellent. It has built-in briefs that go just above the knee.

This long pleated dress comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can decide which look suits you best. For as little as $35, you can have the perfect delicate and elegant look for fall. Hurry up and get it in your favorite color to stay on trend this season!

Is J.Crew planning a liquor store 2.0? Maybe, says an employee Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000

When J.Crew’s The Liquor Store opened in 2008, it was the first store dedicated to menswear. There the basics of J.Crew, plus the stuff they would call “J.Crew, but better,” rub shoulders with Red Wing and Alden boots, Champion sweatshirts, Aesop soaps and care products, etc. At the time, it was avant-garde, especially for J.Crew.

From 2008 until March 2019, when the store officially closed for the last time, the quality of its content fluctuated. There were impressive peaks and a few mediocre months. But, when it closed, menswear fans mourned the loss as a collective. It was more than a 960 square foot bespoke retail experience. He represented an era and he incubated a number of current menswear stars: Todd Snyder and Chris Echevarria of Blackstock and Weber, for example.

The closure of the Liquor Store was a major moment for the brand – a nail in the coffin, if you will, at least for that time. But then they hired Noah founder Brendon Babenzien to take over the men’s department. Then he launched his first collection. Now, according to a J.Crew executive and a New York neighborhood blog, J.Crew is also entering a new era in retail: one that caters specifically to Babenzien’s aesthetic.

But will the 316 Bowery be as successful as the Liquor Store? At present, it looks like a regular The Men’s Shop, of which there are a few dozen in the United States. But we’ll see when it opens on September 13, a J.Crew employee confirmed. (The opening date also appears on Google when you search for “J.Crew Bowery store”.)

It’s clearly a big opening, though, given how slow construction is. Inside the nearly 6,000 square foot space, she added, there will be a cafe, painted canoes and yellow mid-century modern lamps hanging from the ceiling and lots of well-oiled woodwork. . (You can see pictures of the current store at EVGrieve.)

The address belonged to Saxon and parole, a two-level New American restaurant that closed during the pandemic. Even though J.Crew doesn’t use the basement, the ground level is still over 3,000 square feet, which makes it, at least to my knowledge, the largest J.Crew dedicated men’s store in New York, if not in the United States.

According RackedJ.Crew’s “men’s stores are also smaller and tend to be about 900 square feet”, while “the average to full-line store is about 6,200 square feet, according to company financial records”.

It’s hard to say whether 316 Bowery will resemble The Liquor Store, either in terms of aesthetics or intent. But, the pieces are in place – we’ve all seen how Aimé Leon Dore’s coffee, Cafe Leon Dore (located next door) does. For J.Crew, the cafe might be the hook, but the Bowery is a busy street with lots of foot traffic, and the new J.Crew should get plenty of attention.

How to get a £1,000 dress for £42 without leaving your house Thu, 08 Sep 2022 14:45:16 +0000

I don’t know if it’s because I’m older (or just more boring), but binge drinking and parties don’t excite me like they used to.

These days I like to browse the charity shops. The buzz of finding a hidden gem that would normally cost an arm and a leg, for a few pounds, is like bagging that elusive Beyoncé concert ticket 30 seconds before it sells out.

Thrift shopping has become my forte since having a baby and moving from a one-bed apartment to a house.

I learned very quickly that spending a lot on baby stuff is a fool’s game; the best-case scenario is that the new item lasts for a few months, while the worst-case scenario is that it sits in the cupboard gathering dust because it never adjusted in the first place.

We’re out of money after the move (I blame the baby) so secondhand is the only option if we don’t want to sit on the floor until she’s four and I can quit to pay childcare costs.

Charity shops now understand the power of carefully curated and highly desirable online collections – whether it’s high-end but pre-owned designer clothing and accessories from Vestiaire Collective, or hand-picked vintage beauties for the youngest on Depop.

The used game has changed, it has become digital.

I discovered charity shopping online a year or two ago (a rare lockdown positive) and have been hooked ever since I managed to buy a silk Dior scarf for £15. Here are some of my insider tips.

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Don’t be afraid to go for the best treasures, says Charlotte


Crisis is a charity that helps the homeless. Online is one of my favorites second hand websites as it is visually appealing and easy to use compared to some others. Delivery is £3.95 for everything, or free if you spend over £50. Here are some of the great deals I found:

Crisis often hosts online sales and offers coupon codes from time to time. It’s worth signing up for the Crisis newsletter for those extra discounts.

Research against cancer

Cancer Research currently uses eBay, Depop, Asos Marketplace and Vestiaire to sell items that have been donated. His Cloakroom account is especially tempting if you like high-end designer items.

Here are some examples of items you will find:

  • Louis Vuitton Chantilly leather shoulder bag£500 (was £595).
  • Burberry cashmere scarf, £70 (or £50 if you use the discount code, which gets you £20 off when you sign up). A new one costs £390

Depop caters to younger people and sells “cooler” items, often from the early 2000s. You’ll find lots of Vans sneakers, vintage sportswear such as Kappa and Adidas, and high street items such as River Island on the Cancer research account.

You will also come across second-hand flights at asosand there are a lot of people eBay store where you can compete against other bargain hunters in a bidding war.


Barnardo’s has an online store with mostly new items, but its eBay store is where you can hunt for luxury second-hand items.

Some items you can bid on include:

If you’re more interested in in-store shopping with Barnardo’s, top brands such as Koi Footwear, James Galt, Gibsons Games and French Connection all donate new items to the charity to sell at a fraction of the price.

A Boden cardigan for £2

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder offers two different ways to buy used items online, with 100% of profits going to the charity’s palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

His Depop shop is where you’ll find specially curated vintage, retro, designer treasures and other pre-loveds, from 1990s puffer jackets to Dr Martens.

This vintage adidas jacket for £25 it’s very cool and much cheaper than the price you’d pick it up at one of those hipster curated vintage stores.

At Sue Ryder’s eBay store, there are a wealth of treasures – from wedding dresses and collectibles to jewelry and musical instruments – that have been handpicked from Sue Ryder’s charity shops. To give you an idea:

The online store holds sales twice a year, in January and August, with up to 50% off.


The RSPCA hasn’t been shy about selling online – with a presence on just about every savings platform I can think of. It has a main eBay storebut other sales accounts appear to be run by individual charity shops.

On the main site, you can currently bid on:

The charity has a Vinted account (which, by the way, is my favorite place to buy used toddler clothes), and Depop accounts (managed by different stores).

This is not an exhaustive list of online charity shops. Most have one, including Age United Kingdom, Oxfam and faraall of which have beautiful sites with brilliant designer deals.

Don’t forget smaller, more local charities that may also sell online and have less competition for bargains.

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Don’t fall for the designer’s dupe trap

When buying second hand designer items there will always be an element of risk that you are not actually buying a genuine designer piece. That said, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

If you’re thinking of spending the big bucks on a second-hand designer item, perhaps stick to luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective. Every item offered for sale must go through a rigorous authentication process, including shipping each item to its French headquarters for verification.

If you think you’ve bought a fake on eBay, you’re first advised to contact the seller to sort things out for you (and they’re a charity – so they’re unlikely to be unscrupulous ). However, if that doesn’t work, you go to the eBay resolution center to fix the problem. It’s always worth paying with PayPal if possible, as your claim entitles you to a money-back guarantee.

If you think you bought something that isn’t genuine on Depop, you’re covered by its buyer protection system. You will get a full refund if you report the problem to them within 180 days of the purchase date.

As a general rule, if you are spending more than £100 and less than £30,000, consider using a credit card in order to qualify for Section 75 cover. This means your lender is also responsible for you. refund if there is a problem.

It’s always nice to have that extra layer of protection if you’re shopping for designer items online.

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A brand new Zara children’s knit

Prefer to go to a charity shop? Here are our top tips

If going to the shops on your local high street is more for you, here are my top tips:

  1. Hit the fancy zones

The more affluent the area, the more likely it is that you can pick up high-end items for a fraction of their RRP.

Just last week I was in the Welsh town of Cowbridge, where I managed to pick up JoJo Maman Bébé shorts for £1 and a mint condition Sarah Louise dress for £4.99, while they usually sell for £60-£60. 70.

  1. Find new premium brands in Charity Shops

Some charity stores have relationships with high-street brands where new items that haven’t sold out will be available at a lower cost.

In my area, there’s a cancer research store that French Connection donates items to on a fairly regular basis, and a British Red Cross that had a ton of Zara clothes with tags.

It’s worth talking to the volunteers at your local charity shop, as they have a wealth of knowledge and will be able to tell you which brands they have a relationship with.

  1. Find last chance shops

When an item has been in the store too long, some charities will ship it to another part of the country, where it will end up in a ‘last chance’ store before being destroyed or sent overseas. These stores are usually massive and everything comes at a price.

There are two such thrift stores near me – one where everything is £1 and another where everything in the store is under £3. I grabbed a leather Boden bag for a quid and a Joules cardigan for £2.

  1. To be coherent

Most charity shops make new donations daily, so you shouldn’t wait until the weekend when there’s more competition. Hit the main street during the week.

  1. Continue the cycle

Charity shopping is becoming a more enjoyable experience as items become more and more upscale. If you want to keep the cycle going and help those in need, donate good quality items yourself to be reused and loved.

*Prices were correct at the time of writing