Glastonbury Festival Shops 2016
Beth Case Festival Blogger
28th Jun 2016
Well Glastonbury you never fail to disappoint. According to Michael Eavis this year was the muddiest Glastonbury on record and we can vouch for that, across our four shops we battled through the mud to raise money for Oxfam through selling our fantastic donations to the ever cheerful punters. It's no surprise that wellies and waterproofs where our biggest sellers but with each shop offering a verity of stock, there was something for everyone. Here's a rundown of everything that went down in each shop over the course of the festival.
If you visited our shop in the Glade area of Glastonbury then you will know that it was a one-stop-shop for sleeping bags, wellies, socks and a dip into our £3 hat bucket (because why not). This year's Glade shop had a tropical theme which was ironic considering the weather but that didn't stop punters from rocking the various tropical printed shirts, trousers and dresses we had on offer. As always fake fur and sheepskin coats where popular amongst male customers and they pulled them off in true style.
If you were in the market for some 'Wavy Garms' then our shop in the Park area would have been perfect for you. Stocking everything from one off vintage items to retro branded goods like Levi Jackets, Adidas tracksuits to name a few, Park catered to the eclectic tastes of Glastonbury's hipsters.
Craft heaven Pom Pom palace offered a beautiful selection of hand made and customised merchandise like tie-dyed tops, knitted nana blankets and more! This year was the added bonus of taking part in one of our DIY workshops crafting Pompom earrings, customising band t-shirts and so on.
4th Shop (Interstage)
Our 4th shop was located in the interstage area between the Pyramid and Other stage of Glastonbury, catering to journalists and VIPs it stocking items like Cashmere jumpers, Barbour jackets and vintage/ boutique gems. With previous customers like Alexa Chung and Nick Grimshaw this year's celeb visitors included Natalie Dormer, Douglas Booth and Will Young (Who bought a very dapper Jaeger jacket). We were also mentioned by the Daily mail in their article about the VIP area of Glastonbury, have a read here).
We couldn't have done it without our wonderful volunteers, the people who donate their unwanted clothes, the staff of Glastonbury (Especially the towing team who saved us on many occasions) and of course the festival goers themselves. So… see you same time next year?
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