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Sustainable Style with Sarah

London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Sarah

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a treasure hunt for second-hand designer/vintage clothing at great prices in a quintessential London area steeped in British fashion history. It is a fun experience for groups of 3 - 5 friends. When one or two people book using the ‘Private Booking’ facility personal styling advice will also be included.

As we walk to some of my favourite charity shops, I’ll tell you how and where it all started in the 1950’s/60's with Mary Quant, right up to the present day.

We visit some of the top hidden charity stores in London. These are excellent shops selling second-hand designer clothes and some vintage clothing in mint condition at a fraction of the full-price cost, in aid of charitable causes. We’re talking Prada to Pucci, Louboutin to Chloe, and great British brands too such as Joseph, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and Temperley.

Every experience varies in terms of what labels we might see on the day. It’s a fantastic fashion hunt to find that elusive piece of designer or vintage clothing at a great price, whilst helping charitable causes. With my fashion styling know-how I’ll help you find the bargains, and point out British and other International designers.
Other things to note
Minimum two people booking: if travelling alone contact me to check if there are other bookings on the day you've chosen. Bring water and an umbrella - English weather can be unpredictable!
This is a treasure hunt for second-hand designer/vintage clothing at great prices in a quintessential London area steeped in British fashion history. It is a fun experience for groups of 3 - 5 friends. When one or two people book using the ‘Private Booking’ facility personal styling advice will also be included.

As we walk to some of my favourite charity shops, I’ll tell you how and where it all started in the 1950’s/60's with Mary Qua…

Sarah's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Sarah

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 72 Reviews
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I'm a stylist with a passion for keeping things real with regard to fashion. That means a considered approach to dressing and a desire to re-cycle and up-cycle clothes where I can both personally and as part of my work.

A diploma in Tailoring underpins my styling experience together with insider knowledge of the fashion industry gained originally by working for British fashion designers, and having my own label in the 90's.

This experience is a win win! You get to hunt for and hopefully find great second-hand designer clothing, and benefit charities at the same time.
I'm a stylist with a passion for keeping things real with regard to fashion. That means a considered approach to dressing and a desire to re-cycle and up-cycle clothes where I can both personally and as part of my work.

A diploma in Tailoring underpins my styling experience together with insider knowledge of the fashion industry gained originally by working for British fashion designers, and having my own label in the 90's.

This experience is a win win! You get to hunt fo…
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Where you'll be

We’ll get acquainted over a coffee at Pret a Manger - a quintessential British coffee shop chain. Then we’ll start our walk through the stuccoed landscape that is this area visiting great charity shops along the way. I'll take photos for you to Instagram from your charity shop finds!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Becky
January 2020
Sarah is a truly lovely person, both warm and vibrant, it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with her. As for the shopping, it was a fabulous trip to places I’ve never been before, these aren’t just charity shops they are veritable Aladdin’s cave of gems. I have never seen, touched and, more importantly, been able to try on so many designer pieces. This was a gift for my friend who has been looking to update her wardrobe and she found some absolute treasure.
Sarah is a truly lovely person, both warm and vibrant, it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with her. As for the shopping, it was a fabulous trip to places I’ve never been bef…
Rona
December 2019
We had a great time in this experience. Sarah was so helpful, knowledgeable and great fun. I would do this again in a heartbeat
Nikki
December 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed our shopping trip. Sarah is knowledgeable on fashion and gave our group a brief history of how fashion originated in London - it was very interesting and most informative. Sarah took us to some wonderful little treasure troves which contained a variety of designer and high street brands. I have been back and bought some gorgeous stuff at unbeatable prices. An experience you won’t regret.
I thoroughly enjoyed our shopping trip. Sarah is knowledgeable on fashion and gave our group a brief history of how fashion originated in London - it was very interesting and most…
Karen
November 2019
What a wonderful experience! We loved sustainable shopping with Sarah. She made our small group —my late twenties daughter, her husband and me — feel welcome and comfortable. Chelsea is a place she knows well and clearly adores. That passion really came through. Her stories are fun and personal. Her styling tips are beyond compare. Highly recommend.
What a wonderful experience! We loved sustainable shopping with Sarah. She made our small group —my late twenties daughter, her husband and me — feel welcome and comfortable. Chel…
Sarah
November 2019
Well, this was a marriage made in heaven! Second hand shops- a fantastic guide- a mother and her son- and some really cool buys. Thank you so much Sarah I loved meeting you!
Lesley
October 2019
Sarah was friendly, fun, personable and passionate about sustainable fashion. She took us to her 'private' vintage shops in London where we got some great finds - and at the same time learned about the London fashion scene from the 50's to present day. Great fun for all ages - I went along with my daughter and nieces. 17 to 50 yrs all had great fun!
Sarah was friendly, fun, personable and passionate about sustainable fashion. She took us to her 'private' vintage shops in London where we got some great finds - and at the same t…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

An umbrella, water and comfortable shoes for walking in.