Favourite shop: The Salvation Army in Princes Street

Photo: Mette Bassett

Hvis du løber rundt i indre bys highstreet-butikker som en hovedløs, stresset og lettere svedig shoppe-kylling, så giv dig selv en pause og smut ind i  The Salvation Army genbrugsbutikken her, der ligger i Princes Street, en stille sidegade til Regent Street, der løber parallelt med Oxford Street.

Butikken er stor og sjældent proppet med mennesker. Til gengæld er den proppet med tøj til både ham og hende. Efter sigende er det her, Sohos mange PR-agencies donerer deres aflagte vareprøver i form af ubrugte sko, tøj og accessories. Og det er her de studerende fra Londons nærliggende College of Fashion henter inspiration.

Det er en af den slags butikker, hvor man bliver nødt til at komme ofte for at gøre gode fund, og priserne er ikke lave. Jeg når sjældent forbi, men for snart længe siden lykkedes det mig at finde disse ubrugte sko fra spanske Fluxá til 15 pund. De var turen værd.

English: If you’re running around Oxford Circus like a headless and rather exhausted and overwhelmed shopping chicken, then take a break and pop into the The Salvation Army charity shop in quiet Princes Street, just off Regent Street.

The shop is big and never too crammed with people. Apparently this is one of the places where Soho’s many PR-Agencies donate their press samples, so you’ll often see a lot of unused clothes and accessories.

Their  prices are a bit high. And, as always: the more often you stop by, the more likely you are to stumble upon a second-hand treasure. A long, long time ago I managed to find these (then unused) shoes from the Spanish brand Fluxá. They cost 15 pounds.

Photo: Mette Bassett

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