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.
Work alongside the Vintage Wholesale Company, which also handles established vintage and second-hand clothing Poorboy shop 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.
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.
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 excited 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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British Airways will cancel 10,000 more flights this winter
British Airways (BA) has announced plans to cut around 10,000 more short-haul flights from its schedule this winter, with “further cancellations” expected before October.
After the aviation industry struggled to keep up with demand for air travel, and after tens of thousands of flights were canceled by multiple airlines at various UK airports already this summer – including at Manchester Airport, which has made headlines for its scenes of travel chaos in recent months – BA is set to throw another spanner in the works for passengers hoping to take off before the end of 2022.
The airline has confirmed that more than 600 round trips will be canceled until October 29.
The total capacity of BA’s winter program until the end of March 2023 will be reduced by 8%, which is expected to impact around 10,000 flights.
Most of the flights due to be canceled this winter are to and from Heathrow Airport, where the airline has opted to maintain its passenger cap – which was introduced in July due to staff shortages – but the possibility of flights being cut from other UK airports has yet to be confirmed.
Announcing the reduced flight schedule, a BA spokesperson said: ‘While the vast majority of our customers will travel as planned, and we are protecting key holiday destinations mid-term.
“We will have to make further cancellations until the end of October.
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“In addition, we are giving customers traveling with us this winter advance notice of certain adjustments to our schedule, which will include consolidating some of our short-haul flights to multi-service destinations.”
The airline has confirmed that it will offer customers affected by any of these changes an alternative flight with British Airways or another airline.
The option of a refund can also be taken.
BA’s flight schedule reduction also comes after the airline announced an unprecedented temporary pause in the sale of new tickets for short-haul flights from Heathrow earlier this month.
More than 30,000 BA flights over the wider summer period had already been cancelled.
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Girl, 9, shot dead in Liverpool as police hunt shooter
A murder investigation has been opened in Liverpool following the shooting death of a nine-year-old girl.
The child was shot in the chest and rushed to hospital – sadly she has since died.
Two adults were also injured in the “truly shocking” incident.
Merseyside Police are now making an urgent appeal for any information that may find the shooter.
Officers were called to a house on Kingsheath Avenue in Knotty Ash at 10pm on Monday August 22, to reports that an unknown man had fired a gun inside.
A man was shot in the body and a woman was shot in the hand, both receiving treatment for their injuries in hospital.
The girl’s relatives have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
A cordon is in place in the area while door-to-door, CCTV and forensic investigations are carried out.
Deputy Chief Constable Jenny Sims said: ‘This is a truly shocking incident in which tragically an innocent young girl was shot and sadly died.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time. No parent should have to suffer the loss of a child in these appalling circumstances.
“This crime is heinous and our communities need to come forward and tell us who is responsible.
“This cowardly individual does not deserve to walk the streets and I urge those who know something to speak to us and tell us what they know so that we can put the person responsible behind bars in their place.
‘We are conducting a number of searches as a matter of urgency and would be requesting dash cam, CCTV or mobile phone footage from anyone who lives, works or visited the Kingsheath Avenue area last night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DM @MerPolCC or call @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1083 of 22 August.
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