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Hove charity shop goes back in time
6:53pm Monday 23rd April 2012 in Community
Vintage clothing and retro chic graced the shelves of a charity shop in Hove for a special event on Saturday.
Oxfam on Blatchington Road retains stock from decades gone by, releasing it on annual ‘Retro Vintage Days’.
This year's was so popular people were queuing outside.
Manager Amanda Powell said the occasion had gone down a storm: “It’s been our most successful yet, with the best quality stock. In the first hour we’ve had 300 customers.”
Shoppers jostled for position, and there was little elbow room among the keen-eyed bargain hunters and endless rails of colourful clothes.
Kitsch ornaments and women’s fashion, dating back to the 30s, were popular.
“It’s exciting to look through these one-off pieces and I love the hats,” said shopper Emma Pentecost. “There’s always a market for vintage”, Ms Powell added.
Unusual items included a wedding dress and a 70s silver cross pram costing £100.
The store remained closed from Thursday while staff worked round the clock to prepare for the sale.
By James Cutler
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