One of the benefits of being based in Eastbourne is that the main residents are oldies and students, meaning that the charity shops are thriving businesses. My flatmate and I had the genius idea of exploiting this by buying items, and selling them on for more. Her approach is far more creative than mine, as she can instantly think of how to alter or customise any item, and is on the hunt for good brands. I on the other hand like to stick to what I think I know: the hipsters. Having dated one so called 'hipster' and being surrounded by them in sixth form I know what to buy and rebrand as 'vintage'. Here are my recent purchases that will soon be amongst the other 'vintage' treasures on eBay.
h&m floral smock dress : I really want to keep this for myself, but I'm not sure whether I should keep it as a dress, or cut it into a cami. Any thoughts you guys have would be much appreciated!
knitted jumpers : the hipsters' staple item. Again, I really want to keep these as they'd look so cute with leggings in winter... but my business head (and my bank balance) are telling me to sell them.
arizona tshirt : 'vintage' american tshirt ;) I've already stitched the sleeves up and am planning to crop it. inspired by the £18 Rokit tops.
hugo boss jeans : I'm planning on selling these as they are, and then if that doesn't work I'll customise them into some shorts!
I also picked up a denim jacket for only £2 which I am currently trying to bleach in my bath.
Do you guys ever rummage in charity shops? I hope I have at least inspired some of you to have a look!