"Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody drew whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. “ - Banksy

it was bloody cold.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

211 Cuba Street, 04 916 2020

This is the heart of wellington style.
Glassons, Supre, JayJays, they honestly don't cut it anymore. Their clothes are so entirely mainstream most people can barely stand it. And places like Good As Gold and Paris Texas are stunning but bloody expensive. So where do all of the fantastically dressed uni students spend their hard earned, small amounts of income when it comes to clothes buying? Recycle Boutique, and not to mention the copious other number of op shops scattered throughout Wellington. This shop is great, because as well as being exciting, ever-changing, it's also a form of income for people with large, unwanted, vintage wardrobes in dire need of change.
Basically you go through your wardrobe, pulling out the bits that you don't want anymore and take it to 211 Cuba in a big bag. They sell them for you and take half the profits. Any unsold items either go to charity, or are recollected by you. Win/win man. Recycle Boutique ends up with a huge variety of clothes ranging from $4.50 to several hundred dollars. Shop here, truly, it's fab.
Love Lu.

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