Vintage Sales, Recycling & Costume Re-homing

Gladrags started its sales venture in November 2018 in order to make space in our store and raise funds for our community work. We have grown this into a fully-fledged Ebay shop running alongside other real-life sale events. Our ethos of sustainability and re-cycling tailors nicely into passing on good quality second-hand clothing to give them another lease of life with a new owner. Completing the circle, we also offer un-sellable items to local schools and community groups with our 'Costume Re-homing' scheme. Recently we have helped a couple of SEN  schools start a costume box for their drama department and provided fabric supplies to a womens refuge crafting group.

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Unique retro treats are always on hand at our online store: ebay/shop

Costume Rehoming Scheme enquiries:  please email [email protected] with details of your good cause,

and what items you're looking for (eg fabric).

Christmas Market Sat 4 Dec 2021

The Gladrags' Christmas market is back! Join us to shop local this Christmas, supporting Sussex businesses, independent makers and reducing your carbon footprint. 

This is a great way to support our charity, as funds from this sale enable us to continue providing subsidised or free costume hire to local schools, community groups, and supports our work with out-reach projects.

Our welcoming winter market wil be held in a unit close to our premises at Westergate Business Centre, Brighton, BN2 4QN on Sat 4 December. 11am-3pm Free entry.

More info on our facebook event page>>

July 2021  Re-Skill. Re-Use. Re-Fashion

Sew Fabulous hosted this amazing event celebrating all things to do with Fashion Textiles and Sustainability. Gladrags were there promoting our community work and volunteer programme, plus we ran a very popular craft activity. Sales of retro fabric remnants and vintage clothes totalled just over £400 raised - Thank you!

December 2020

Thank you to all who came to our Christmas Market, we raised an amazing £2000! A fantastic Christmas present towards our charitable work that will greatly help us to be ready to support communities when we can open fully again. It was a pleasure to welcome local craft-makers to join us selling their wares, a first for a Gladrags sale event. 

Vintage Sales 2019



brought many a retro bargain to the
North Laines, Christmas fairs and the
Sussex University market



25th Birthday Vintage Sale, May 2019

What a success! You picked up some of our best retro clothing, jewellery and fabric at bargain prices, and with 100% of proceeds coming to Gladrags, we raised an amazing £1200!

We committed most of this to funding our Storybox and dress-up play sessions with Chomp Moulsecoomb, a free holiday lunch club for families struggling to feed everyone at home out of term time. Thank you for being a part of that.

Sequin heaven

Timeless shirts

Dizzy 90s

Trusted Tweed

Vintage Sale November 2018

Thanks to all who came, sought and bought fabrics and clothes, gving them a new life in your homes! We raised an amazing £830, and have already started putting that to good use, both at Gladrags and in our reminiscence project.