Saturday 10 December 2016

Cheap chic: SWOPSHOP's Autumn collection

Published 07/09/2010 | 09:00

Alice wears wool tartan pinafore in shades of grey, red and green, from Tommy Hilfiger, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and green shoes from Susst, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP
Alice wears wool tartan pinafore in shades of grey, red and green, from Tommy Hilfiger, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and green shoes from Susst, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP
Alice wears crushed velour effect coat in midnight blue with leather cable trim detail, from Karen Millen, available at SWOPSHOP for between €8 and €30; and navy tunic dress in lurex and tulle from Shikkha London, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP; and black leather boots from Mugnai, available for between €1 and €15 at SWOPSHOP
Alice wears ivory ruffle blouse from Debbie Shuchat, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and Fornarina checkered wool-mix skirt with fantasy motif in pink, ivory, grey and black, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and Clarks’ pink suede boots with lace-up detail to back, available for between €1 and €15 at SWOPSHOP
Alice wears purple satin tiered dress witth backless and bowtie detail, from Topshop, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and tartan peeptoe kitten heel shoes in pink and purple from Sacha, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP
Alice wears tartan wool coat from French Connection in charcoal, copper and ivory, available at SWOPSHOP for between €8 and €30; and brown leather peeptoe shoe-boots from Faith, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP
1. Alice wears vintage ivory lace blouse from Explosion, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and Looking Glass button-up pencil skirt in navy and ivory with polka-dot trim and pocket detail, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and Enrich Piners ivory lace kitten heel shoes, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP 2. White Queen wears Forever 21 ivory silk tunic with corsage detail, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; shoes model’s own 3. Red Queen wears vintage black lace and taffeta gothic-style dress with sheer tiered bell sleeve and lace necktie detail, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and Buffalo red suede and patent leather ankle boots, available for between €6 and €24 at SWOPSHOP
1. Red Queen wears Savida black lace floral-embossed strapless dress with boned bodice detail, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and Oscar de la Renta black patent and animal skin belt, available at SWOPSHOP for between €6 and €24; and Miss Selfridge leather gloves in fire engine red, available at SWOPSHOP for between €0 and €10; and crocodile skin effect sandal heels from Littlewoods in gunmetal silver, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP 2. Alice wears ruched satin dress in charcoal, from Miss Selfridge, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and patent two-tone grey shoes from Studio KMB, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP 3. White Queen wears vintage ivory polka-dot embossed babydoll tunic with pearl corsage neckline detail, available at SWOPSHOP for between €0 and €10; shoes model’s own
Alice wears black and monochrome tweed dress with feature diamante collar detail, from River Island, available at SWOPSHOP for between €1 and €15; and d’Orsay style shoes in metallic petrol blue, from Schuh, available for between €0 and €10 at SWOPSHOP

SWOPSHOP is still something of an insider secret - the perfect way to declutter your wardrobe and pick up some new threads on a budget.

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The SWOPSHOP team have just launched their second Autumn-Winter collection and have put together a stunning photoshoot to showcase a small selection of the items on offer.

Following on from Spring-Summer's ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed shoot, they have concluded the story in a photoshoot adaptation of the ‘Alice’ sequel, ‘Through the Looking Glass’.

Items featured in the collection will be available instore from Tuesday 7th September at SWOPSHOP, Crow Street Bazaar, Crow Street, Dublin 2.

For those of you unfamiliar with the SWOPSHOP concept, founder Adèle Geoghegan was inspired by childhood memories of a local secondhand clothes shop and the swopping crazes of the recession-hit 1980s.

Instead of paying high street or designer prices, SWOPSHOP customers can swop items they no longer wear for ones they will – things that are effectively new to the wearer. On like-for-like swops, a modest service charge will be incurred, but you can also upgrade your swops by paying extra.

You can be assured that you are getting a genuine bargain too - the SWOPSHOP crew insist all goods must be in immaculate condition, reasonably seasonal, and not dated in style.

Items not accepted for swopping include budget brands (such as Primark), bridal and formal wear, beachwear, lingerie and sportswear.

If you're intrigued and would like to give swopping a go, SWOPSHOP advise that intending customers bring five to ten items to build up credit to 'finance' their swops. Owing to the strict acceptance criteria, not all items brought may be accepted by SWOPSHOP.

Don't forget that everything you bring should be freshly laundered and ironed, unless it is unworn (and how many of us have 'mistakes' hanging accusingly in our wardrobes...)

What if you don't see anything you like when you visit? Not to worry, you can simply keep store credit for next time or get a 'Pimp My Wardrobe' gift voucher for a friend.



For more info, see www.swopshop.ie

Photoshoot credits:

Shot on location in ‘The Boardroom’, Eustace Street, Temple Bar
Concept, styling and clothes: SWOPSHOP
Photography: Kyrstin Healy Photography
Makeup: Caitriona Giblin
Hair: Wigwam, Stephen’s Green S.C., Jess Keegan at Foundation, Stephen Street, D8
Models: Catherine Byrne (Alice), Emma O’Shea (White Queen), Jessica Lavelle (Queen of Hearts)
Wardrobe Assistant: Jenn Gardner

* Price ranges assume an item is swopped in exchange; a surcharge applies if purchasing without a trade

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