Traid -- we get along fine! If you are living up in Bayswater/Notting Hill and need a break from the heat your wallet is taking e'ery day, check it.
Very well priced and though clothes are "pre-loved" they are typically in great shape, newer styles, etc. Brands range from Next, New Look, H&M, etc...and also good selection of vintage separated in the back.
*Cards accepted, £5 minimum.
*Fitting rooms provided.
*Shoe selection is iffy at best.
*great selection of blazers, working gals.
Worth checking out if you are accessorizing on a budget or need to spruce up your look without crippling your bank! Oh, and it supports a charity. Can you say that about Forever21? Newp.
P.S. They own the bins that collect clothes/shoes (black/green letters) -- there is one near the Shoreditch Firestation (And I'm sure a million other places) - a great way to donate, save the stuff from a landfill and help Traid fund programming, all without having to lug a big box somewhere. Pretty convenient. Wins all over the place.
Traid in Westbourne Grove is part of a small chain of thrift stores that raise money for an International Development charity.
Within the quite small shop they sell men and women's clothes and shoes. I pop in quite often to look for things, and whilst there is quite a high standard in terms of brands, in the men's clothes there isn't that much exciting stuff. So the clothes seem to be more traditional charity shop rather than retro fashionable.
The shop is laid out well, the staff are really helpful, and, whilst the collection isn't the best, it is certainly a great cause.
Bayswater's best thrifting spot!
This is definitely my favourite charity shop in London, mainly for purely selfish reasons because you can find such great steals! I have found great clothes here many many times, for all occasions, casual clothes as well as party frocks. It makes you feel good about shopping and you also feel good for yourself too!
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