Primark has launched a new vintage clothing section in Manchester

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Vntage fans can expect to see unique denim jumpsuits and shirts, spaghetti tops, printed sweaters, 70s, 80s and 90s puffer jackets.

Fast street fashion beast Primark surprised fans and haters alike this week by revealing plans to launch a new vintage clothing section.

The retailer, which is regularly chastised by slow fashion activists for its unethical production methods, has decided to go a little greener by partnering with a local independent vintage clothing company.

Working with Vintage Wholesale Company, who also run vintage and second-hand clothing store Poorboy in Hull, Primark will launch two new vintage clothing sections in its Manchester and Birmingham stores under the brand Well worn.

This means that, for the first time, Primark customers can buy a mix of pre-loved branded and unbranded items in-store and feel a little better about their carbon footprint.

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Promising to stock a range of 70s, 80s and 90s trends, vintage fans can expect to see unique denim jumpsuits and shirts, spaghetti tops, printed sweaters, puffer jackets and vibrant patterned shirts in the new Worwell sections.

On the brand side, those willing to dig will find vintage pieces from Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Converse, Levi’s and Dr. Martens.

Riccardo Seaton, Director of WornWell by Vintage Wholesale Company, said; “We are delighted to open WornWell by vintage wholesale company at Primark.

“We take great pride in sourcing high quality vintage clothing from around the world, and are excited to grow our business and bring unique pieces of timeless fashion to customers in Birmingham and Manchester.

“Each item is unique. We want to inspire our customers to express their individuality and discover the love of vintage by wearing our clothes.

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Speaking about the new partnership, Jermaine Lapwood, Head of Innovation and Future Trends at Primark, added: “We are very pleased to open our first vintage dealerships in Birmingham and Manchester. Vintage clothing has grown in popularity over the past few years, and we know our customers love creating unique looks by mixing old fashion with new.

“This dealership will be the nostalgic bridge between generations, bringing curated retro fashion to great value.

“We want clothes to be loved longer and kept in circulation – we have big plans within our own company to give clothes a longer lifespan, and we’re thrilled to support an independent business doing just that. job.”

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A date for the new vintage drop has yet to be released, but the clothes should hit stores in the coming weeks.

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Supermarkets must close for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday

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Georgina Pellant

Supermarkets across the country are making plans to close their doors to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, it has been reported.

According The sunSainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Morrisons are finalizing plans to close shops for a few hours as a mark of respect for the late monarch.

Supermarket bosses are also believed to be planning the closures so that staff can use the time to mourn each other and watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on TV, if they wish.

Current reports suggest that major supermarkets will close between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday September 19 while the funeral procession and service takes place.

Although nothing has been officially announced at this time, anonymous sources in The sun say that the big five supermarkets are now at the stage of finalizing their plans.

Somewhere else, The Express reports that Marks & Spencers is also planning to close its stores across the country on the bank holiday.

John Lewis, meanwhile, would close its 34 department stores and 321 Waitrose stores for the day, but plans to keep the ten food outlets it has on the procession route open.

Andrew Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, The John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

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“We will be closing our stores on the day of his funeral as a sign of respect and because we believe it is the right thing to do for our partners and customers.”

Primark also announced the closure of all its stores on the day.

A spokesperson for the British Retail Consortium said: ‘Retailers are taking the lead from the Government and choosing to mark the Queen’s passing in a way they deem appropriate for their staff and customers.’

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The government said in a statement: “Monday September 19, the date of the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will be a national public holiday.

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Prince Andrew will look after the Queen’s beloved corgis

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Danny Jones

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew is ready to deal Queen Elizabeth IIBeloved Corgis after he passed away on Thursday, along with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.

The announcement is coming speak BBC after a source close to Andrew told the outlet: ‘Corgis will return to live at the Royal Lodge with the Duke and Duchess.’

As the insider went on to explain, “It was the Duchess who found the puppies that were gifted to Her Majesty by the Duke.

“The Duchess has bonded with Her Majesty for dog walking and horse riding, and even after her divorce she will continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, walking the dogs at Frogmore and chatting.”

Remarkably, the Queen owned over 30 corgis in her lifetime, having developed a love for the dog breed after receiving one for his 18th birthday present. Her most recent pair, Sandy and Muick (pronounced Mick), was given to her by Andrew and his daughters in 2021.

The Queen also had another dog named Candy, a Dorgi (a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi mix). While many believe the pup will likely join the two in the care of the Duke and Duchess, it is also believed that Candy may be going to see a member of the Queen’s staff, according to Mirror.

Additionally, the queen also owned a fourth, lesser-known dog: a cocker spaniel called Lissy, named after the late monarch herself. Again, it’s still unclear where Lissy will be taken.

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The award-winning pooch recently took over the 91st Cocker Spaniel Kennel Club Championshipseeing 38 more canine competitors up for grabs.

The Queen was also known for her fondness for horses, owning over 100, many of which had a racing pedigree and regularly competed in competitions like the Grand National. Independent reports that they have earned him over £7million in prize money over the years.

As for their future, royal author Claudia Joseph say it New York Post that his daughter, Princess Anne, and granddaughter, Zara Tindall, are likely to make the decision as the family’s main riders.

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