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Magpie Monday – Renaissance Fashion Agency

December 5, 2011

The Renaissance Fashion Agency in Beeston always has some tempting pre-loved clothing and accessories. There are lots of well-known brands and some designer labels. I could spend lots of time and money in there.

I have also managed to sell some items through the shop. The deal is that items must be in nearly new condition and less than 2 years old, and the owner receives 50% of the selling price.

Renaissance Fashion Agency, Beeston

Here are photos of my two most recent purchases from this shop. The first is a linen/cotton mix maxi skirt which instantly became a staple item in my weekend wardrobe. And the second is a little beaded bag, which caught my magpie eye!

'Fat Face' navy blue maxi skirt

Small beaded bag

There are always some great Magpie Monday finds at the Me & My Shadow blog – it is well worth taking some time to click on the links to see what other Magpies have found.

Me and My Shadow

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2011 10:57 am

    I can see why you were drawn to the bag *sparkle sparkle*!

    We used to have a shop like that here but sadly it closed down a few years ago. I would have thought with the current economic climate, it would do well again.

    50% seems quite a steep commission, but I guess if they get god prices for you then it’s worth it.

    Thanks for linking up and the mention x

    • December 5, 2011 1:52 pm

      Yes the bag sparkled at me from the display stand 😉
      50% is quite steep but they display things very nicely and don’t take anything grotty, so it’s a pleasure to shop there. And they’re not short of stuff to sell – they often put signs in the window and on the counter saying ‘We can’t take any more items until next month’ or similar.
      Thank you for the retweet – it’s lovely to feel part of the Magpie Monday gang (and to have some extra visitors on a Monday as a result)

  2. Amanda @gidders1 permalink
    December 5, 2011 10:58 am

    They really are such a good idea dress agencies. I’ll take a look here next time I’m in Beeston, thanks for the tip!

    • December 5, 2011 2:30 pm

      Perhaps we need to arrange a thrift shopping trip in Beeston one Saturday? We have a Belle & Jeromes to make you feel right at home 😉

  3. Scarlet permalink
    December 5, 2011 3:01 pm

    Your bag is so pretty. I have a maxi skirt that I absolutely love, but it is languishing in the wardrobe waiting to be taken in by several inches as I have lost weight. I love it so much I can’t part with it.

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