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  • Emma Duncan Happynested

Happynested's Top 5 preloved clothing brands

Updated: Sep 20

Second-hand September is a fantastic initiative by Oxfam, encouraging shoppers to buy preloved for the month of September.

We always encourage clients to consider preloved when adding pieces to their wardrobe. It's easy to do with so many stylish choices in Berkshire and surrounding areas - and many offer online shopping too.

Here's our top 5 preloved clothing brands that will see you stylishly through Autumn and beyond.

Stylish preloved clothing brands - Berkshire and surrounding areas

1. Preloved Print based in Berkshire, sell a beautifully curated edit of preloved dresses and tops with an emphasis on stunning prints and bright colours. Here's my top 3 from Rachel's current collection - it was hard to narrow it down!

  • The Fabrica dress is a gorgeous maxi - and the perfect colour for Autumn

  • Love the delicacy of the Coster Copenhagen dress - an ideal office party candidate. Toughen it up with killer bright heels, loads of bangles and biker jacket

  • This Nobody's Child dress paired with a cosy cardi, big scarf and biker boots will brighten up any school run or Zoom call (All dresses available at time of publication)

2. Wear Ltd

Wear Ltd is a luxury ladies clothing and accessories reseller who run fashion pop up events in Surrey - their next one is slated for November and you can be sure to bag a gorgeous preloved designer piece at a fab price. Keep an eye on their Instagram page as date and venue for the next pop-up will be dropping soon!

3. Flamingo's Vintage

Flamingo's Reading is the latest vintage store addition to Reading Town centre and my eldest teen confirms this is a great spot for some vintage shopping. He grabbed himself a super cool preloved Nike sweater that I can't prize off him. Plan to steal it off him when he's not looking...

4. Instyle Ascot

Instyle Ascot is run by friends Izzy and Niamh. They offer a preloved selling service if you're clearing out your wardrobe (or get in touch if you'd like Happynested to help!) and an online boutique.

They're also planning to host more pop up sales events after the success of their recent one in Sunningdale so keep an eye on their Insta page for news.

5. Little Threads

Secondhand September is not just for the grown ups! Founded by local mum Jill, Little Threads is a pre-loved children’s clothing business that finds high-quality outgrown children’s clothes a new home, with hand-picked selection boxes tailored to your child's needs.

Little Threads will also be at the Fashion, Fizz & Fill-Ups event at The Mad Hatters Café, Tilehurst on the 28th September. Grab a glass of fizz and enjoy a fun evening of pre-loved ladies and kids' fashion and sustainable re-fills. Tickets are free but limited – you can book yours here

We hope this gives you a flavour of some of the great preloved fashion businesses in Berkshire and the surrounding areas. Preloved is a win win - great for the planet, a stylish and original addition to your wardrobe and easier on your pocket too.

Are you stuck in a style rut? Wardrobe full of clothes but wearing the same few pieces on repeat? Check out our Style Reboot programme - change how you see yourself, get stylishly organised and love everything in your wardrobe.

Get in touch to see how we can help.

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