August 2019

Our conversation topic for August 2019 is Finders Keepers. Please refer to our Content Guidelines before submitting your work.

1. Vintage vs Value

‘Vintage’ can mean different things to different people and clever marketing has given it a rise in popularity in the last twenty years.

Nowadays, you can find ‘second-hand’ clothes for 99p while a ‘vintage’ tag can push it towards £99. Did we trade in value for cool points when ‘vintage’ became a desirable look?

2. Online Treasure Hunts

While online-only brands like ASOS, Boohoo and Missguided chip away at our formerly fashionable high streets, is the same true when it comes to second-hand?

Do charity shops, vintage boutiques and thrift stores suffer at the hands of online marketplaces such as eBay and Depop?

3. Finders Keepers

For those who have taken part in our Finders Keepers campaign…

Whether you’ve unearthed a hidden gem or given away a treasured piece, this month, we want to know your experience of Finders Keepers. Tell us your story…