Monday, 28 January 2013

diva saving money

aahhh my student city of nottingham. famous for robin hood, the oldest pub in england, and fantastic student shops - if you know where to look. here are two of my favourites which you may not know of and are definitely worth a browse...

1. REVOLVE, Broadmarsh Centre.


tucked away inside the less busy shopping centre is Revolve - a super cheap shop which sells kind of cheap dupe versions of the latest trends. this isn't the only one of its kind in nottingham, with lots of store like this (just with different names) are situated in the vic centre, mainly upstairs and one near millies cookies downstairs.i adore these shops as you can find things which look like Topshop, but all the prices are between £5-15!!! i almost feel bad... almost. my favourite buys from this shop have been my black suede ankle boots featured <---, as i have been desperate for a pair for a while but couldn't stretch to the Office or Topshop pair. they're basically the same, obviously the quality isn't as good but i've worn them tonnes and they haven't fallen to pieces. they're really comfy and add that little bit of height to an outfit as well without killing your toes. best find ever.
this dress is another favourite at just £10. i love the shift design as it falls really nicely, and the embellished sequin pattern is just something i'm always attracted to (note: i will buy anything shiny).it's great for nights out and goes really well with the boots. the only slight issue i have is that the embellishment doesn't go on the back, which is just black material. 
as i said, these shops are worth a look in, they sometimes seem a bit tacky but if you really look around, you'll find some absolute gems!



2. REWIND, Nottingham Centre (Next to Cow).
you may have seen this jumper in my disco pants blog, and tbh you're probably going to see it a lot more as i currently live in it. Rewind is a newish shop in the vintage side of town, right next to the more established shop Cow, which sells some amazing bits but is a little more expensive. it's two floors of hidden treasures, with cropped sports tops which will be perfect for summer with some cut off denim levis, and really cool baggy flannel shirts with the sleeves ripped off. this jumper came from a rail of £10 vintage sports jumpers, and i loved the size and the softness. admittedly, some of the jumpers on the rail were age 10-12 so there was no way i was fitting in them, but if you rummage around enough you can find some just like mine :) it also does its own tye dye t-shirts, which are alternative and original.

other fantastic stores in Nottingham include the huge Topshop which will leave you weeping and lamenting over the fact you just can't buy everything. there's also a really big Primark which is perfect for basics, accessories and onesies! the Ark is really good as well, much bigger than the one in MK and worth a look!

have you visited nottingham and found any great shops? xo
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