Vintage Spotlight: R.A.G Vintage

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Sheffield already has a plethora of vintage shops but new kid on the block R.A.G vintage is set to go down a treat when it opens its doors for the first time on Monday. Alice Leadbetter from R.A.G told us a little bit more about what we can expect from the new store.

“R.A.G stands for Reused And Green and we want to spread the word that buying vintage & second hand is an easy way to shop sustainably! We want our shop to be a fun and inspiring destination where everyone can to do this.”

They chose Sheffield to open up shop for its reputation as one of the greenest cities in the UK.

Vintage shopping has bloomed in recent years as more shoppers are wanting to buy more ethically.

Alice said: “In the UK alone 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill every year. Without outlets like vintage shops this number would be so much higher.

“Everything you see in our store has been saved from landfill and given a second chance at life!”

According to thredUP the second hand clothing industry could overtake fast fashion.

Alice said: “It’s unrealistic to expect everyone to only buy second hand and stop buying new clothes altogether- we’re not perfect either!

“But by buying vintage either from us or all the other vintage stores in Sheffield, you’re playing a direct role in making the world a more ethical and greener place!”

R.A.G Vintage opens for the first time on Monday 18 November and are offering the first 50 customers in line 20% off to spend in store that day.

Shoppers can expect specially handpicked stock from across Europe and the USA, including all your favourites from across the eras.

They have a huge selection of designer items and reworked pieces made from unwanted and waste fabric.

Don’t fear it will be affordable too, half of the stock will have a mix and match deal of three for £25.

“We can’t wait to open our doors and meet everyone,” Alice said.

To find out more visit the Facebook event page here:

Words Emma Dunn

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