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Oxfam Mill Road does #VintageFriday

Posted by Kelly OConnor Digital and Events Marketing Coordinator

31st Jul 2014

Blog post by Oxfam Mill Road's social media and marketing officer, Jemima Willcox and Sophie May.

Here at Oxfam Mill Road we want to prove to you that charity shop clothes are not just people's unloved fashion rejects - they are pre-loved fashion.


With the current trend in vintage clothing alongside the popularity of Dawn O'Porter's Channel Four show 'This Old Thing' we were inspired to bring you a showcase of the kind of clothes you can find in the Mill Road shop (p.s you can buy Dawn's book here)

You can take part in ‪#Vintagefriday by wearing your favourite vintage find to work, uni - anywhere! We'd love you to also text Vintage to 70066 to donate £3 to Oxfam to help fight poverty around the world.

Go to the Oxfam Online Shop

Here at Mill Road we staged a photo shoot to showcase out best vintage and retro pieces - using clothes from our shop.

Sean shows us how to do the summer skater look in loose fitting denim shorts, stag print tee, canvas rucksack and Vans skate shoes. The whole look is finished off with a bandana tied around the wrist and shades. He just needs a board now, so if you've given up skating and still have your board, donate it! 

Sophie (on the left) is fabulously festival-ready in this vintage lace petticoat. Accessorising is the only way to pull off underwear as outerwear and this studded belt, the black Doc Martins and the flash of colour from the bandana complete this look. We always need accessories so if you have any belts, boots or bandanas you never wear, donate them!

Lois (on the right) shows us how to pull off this 90s inspired look that everyone is after right now. She wears a black ribbed crop top, black skater skirt, a plaid shirt and white Converse. As stunning as she looks, there's a 90s essential missing: a choker! Have you got one you never wear? Donate it!

 Pip adds a touch of gig glamour, in this sheer shirt, high-waisted 'leather' skirt and killer heels.



Photographer and Oxfam Mill Road's Social Media and Marketing Officer: Jemima Willcox (@MiniMimiMinion)

Stylists: Sean Clements and Sophie May

Models: Lois Gilie-Andrews, Pippa Collins-Gould, Sean Clements and Sophie May

Oxfam Mill Road's magnificent manager: Mungo Redmond

And finally a massive thank you to all of our delightful donators for providing us with the clothes in the shoot. Oh, and don't forget to check out our blog here and our Twitter @Oxfammillroad

Blog post written by Kelly OConnor

Digital and Events Marketing Coordinator

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