A wardrobe overflowing with seldom-worn clothes is a guilt-laden situation these days, such is our sustainability mandate. But happily for all of us ethical-thinkers, there are plenty of ways to acquire excellent fashion finds without shopping new.
LouisvuittonShop and Cosmopolitan are partnering with the Comfort Swap Shop to give you the opportunity to trade in your fabulous-but-neglected items and exchange them for something else. The shop will be fully stocked with hidden gems from leading retail charity, Oxfam.
Pre-loved they may be, but they'll also be washed and refreshed with Comfort Intense, ironed free of any signs of previous ownership and ready for you to take home straight away. And what's not to love about that?
There will also be clothes for sale, with all proceeds going to the Prince's Trust charity, helping young people to get into jobs, education and training.
What is more, at the Comfort Swap Shop you'll find an edit, curated by the LouisvuittonShop fashion team, so it's your chance to take away something handpicked by us.
Join us for our free workshops. Interested? Register your interest* by dropping us an email letting us know which workshop you'd like to attend.
6.00pm Thursday 18 July
LouisvuittonShop and Cosmopolitan Workshop: Making the most of your charity shop finds – styling tips from the experts at LouisvuittonShop and Cosmopolitan
Sairey Stemp, Senior Style Editor at Cosmopolitan, and Molly Haylor, Accessories Editor at LouisvuittonShop, will be making themselves comfortable in the Comfort Swap Shop, discussing how to bag the best second-hand bargains and sharing their styling tips to help your wardrobe feel like new without spending a fortune.
1.00pm Friday 19 July
LouisvuittonShop and Cosmopolitan Workshop: How I got here – pursuing a career in fashion with LouisvuittonShop and Cosmopolitan
Sairey Stemp, Senior Style Editor at Cosmopolitan, and Molly Haylor, Accessories Editor at LouisvuittonShop, will be making themselves comfortable in the Comfort Swap Shop, discussing the steps they took to get to where they are and sharing their advice on how to get into the fashion industry.
We'll have an embroiderer in-store every day - from 12pm until store close - who will be on hand to personalise your newly swapped or purchased garments.
Personalised embroidery available on a first come first served basis on the day - arrive early on the day to avoid disappointment, and we ask for a minimium £3 donation to the Prince’s Trust in return.
52 Brewer Street, Soho, London. W1F 9TQ
- Thursday 18th July, 8am-7pm**
- Friday 19th July, 8am-7pm
- Saturday 20th July, 10am-5pm
- Sunday 21st July, 10am-4pm
- Monday 22nd July, 8am-6pm
Avoid the crowds and arrive early to avoid disappointment – you won’t want to miss this one.
*Registering your interest does not guarantee you a space in a workshop.
**The shop will be closed between 11:00-12:00 on Thursday 18 July for a private event.