Vintage, Vintage Clothing

Oxfam Hove annual vintage & retro day

Last weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering at Oxfam Hove for their annual vintage retro day. I arrived on the Friday and helped the team in pricing, sorting and putting out all the stock – ranging from clothes to homewares to accessories.

setting up

hove clothes on rail

It was a late one but worth it as we got to see so many amazing pieces that had been generously donated to the shop. We finished about 8pm and headed back for a good night’s rest.

The next morning the shop manager, Amanda Powell and I went for a quick coffee across the road and watched as people started to look in the lovingly made-up windows. We headed over and it was great to see all the volunteer’s vintage outfits for the day. A quick tidy and move around and the doors opened to the crowds ready to snap up some vintage!

Hove volunteers

hove queues

There was such a buzzing atmosphere in the shop and the vintage was flying off the shelves like hot cakes. I helped to get items out of the window, assist customers and tidy up the shop floor.

hove busy