Vintage shop: Queuing down the street for Buckingham's new outlet to open

Charity hopes store will become a destination for thrifters, treasure hunters and collectors

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:05 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:48 am
Customers queue for the new shop to open

Vintage bargain hunters were queuing down the street when Buckingham's newest charity shop opened its doors yesterday (Thursday).

Even after it opened, some still faced a wait, with only three customers at a time allowed inside Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity's new vintage shop, to comply with social distancing.

There was a real buzz in the air at the store, housed in the former Connells building in Bridge Street.

Browsing customers

Customers were greeted by Sybil-Jane Edgar, who also runs the charity's Winslow shop, as well as relief manager Hattie Bradshaw and online sales manager Beth Heale.

The shop offers a range of fashionable pre-loved vintage and retro clothing, shoes, accessories, books and toys and a selection of classic and timeless homeware.

The charity's head of retail, Lily Caswell, said: "We hope that it will become a destination for thrifters, treasure hunters and collectors looking for something special.

"The shop has been really busy all morning, despite being limited to three customers as a time to allow for social distancing.

Manager Sybil Jane Edgar

"We are so happy to meet all our new customers and, after the last year, hear the till ringing selling affordable vintage to raise funds for the hospice.

"People really liked it - we've had lots of sales already. It felt like people were just so glad to be out in the shops again."

The new shop is at 23 Bridge Street and will initially open from 9am to 5pm, Thursday to Saturday.

Customers were delighted to be back shopping again
First purchase of the day
Another happy customer
FNHS staff Sybil, Hattie and Beth