A huge vintage clothing store is due to open in the old Currys PC World building in Newcastle city center.
The vintage clothing store has taken over the empty Northumberland Street unit and work is underway to transform the space into a second-hand clothing paradise.
The boutique will open to shoppers for the first time at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 and will sell thousands of vintage pieces.
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The huge unit can hold at least 10 tons of vintage clothing, which equates to 30,000 pieces, plus accessories.
New stock, cleaned before being sold, will arrive in store each week.
There will be sweatshirts, fleeces, sweat and shell jackets, t-shirts and a host of other items from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Burberry, Fila and Tommy Hilfiger.
Store Development Director Kane Blythe, 26, said: âWhat we’re trying to do is complement the vintage stores that are already here in Newcastle.
âWe decided to go into retail because of the condition Main Street is in right now.
“So many department stores are closing and we saw a great opportunity to take a few stores in some really good key locations and get a foothold on the main drag.”
Prior to opening, the store is looking to hire six full-time employees, four part-time employees and a store manager; anyone interested is asked to visit the store.
Work is also underway to open a second branch in Newcastle on Grainger Street on the same day.
The Newcastle branch will be the company’s third store, already with stores in York and Hull.
Sustainability is at the heart of the company, which says it saves tons of clothing from landfill each year as it seeks to combat âfast fashionâ by reducing waste.
As part of its sustainable philosophy, even the displays in the Newcastle boutique have been made from recycled materials.
Kane added, âWhat we’re trying to do is change the way people see fashion.
“We are interested in slow, sustainable and trendy fashion rather than fast fashion.”
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