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Brighton, Baby!

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1 December 2015, BRIGHTON – We are delighted to announce that you can now buy Designer Jumble at the wonderful Merlin & Ellis boutique in Brighton’s trendy Kemp Town. The shop’s owner, Ellis, sells great secondhand fashion, alongside handmade leather accessories, gorgeous fragrances and other treasures, and you will also love his coffee. Park in the Morrison’s Car Park, accessible via Dorset Street, if you visit. And say hi from us! 9 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF

We’re going rural

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1 October, 2015 – For the first time in Designer Jumble’s popup history, ALL our stock (and that’s approximately 10,000 pieces) will be under one roof. We are moving today, to a beautiful office in the heart of West Sussex, amid cows and fields in a village called Thakeham. The new space, all 1,300 square foot of it, is at Crays Court, Crays Lane, and we will be open for individuals to come view the whole collection – but only by appointment only. So please email abi@designerjumblesale.com to bookCrays Court.

£38,000 for our Miyake corset!

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December 9, 2014 – LONDON

Today the Issey Miyake corset that many of you will have seen at our Westfield shop went under the hammer… and took a whopping £38,000! The even better news is that it has sold to a reputable museum, so will be kept for posterity.

Auctioned on our behalf by fashion expert Kerry Taylor, it was an incredible result for an item that we discovered, unbranded, in a workshop amid circus props and costumes. The design, a corset in moulded resin featuring nipples and a bellybutton, was created in limited edition by the great Issey Miyake as an art piece in 1984, exploring attitudes to the female body. A black version was memorably modelled by Grace Jones in an image by Greg Gorman, 1995. Amazingly, this red edition was bought by the vivacious Hannelore Smart, then wife of Circus King Billy Smart Jr, and regularly worn by her – as fabulous photos in the family album attest. We had it authenticated by Issey Miyake, and sold on behalf of the family – who generously donated a share of the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society.

It is good to know, as it heads off to a new life behind glass, that this corset was really loved and put to use, as great design should be.

Fashion Is A Circus Auction

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Fashion Is A Circus is a special sale of rare and iconic designer pieces, from the wardrobe of one extraordinary woman: Hannelore Smart, widow of Billy Smart Junior. Among the lots are items by Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Thierry Mugler, Alaia and Vivienne Westwood spanning three decades. Hosted by former vogue.com editor Abi Chisman of Designer Jumble, 10% of all proceeds from this auction goes to Alzheimer’s Society.

Auction closes 8th May.

Click here to view the auction pieces at Gavel & Grand.

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24th April, Fashion Revolution Day at Designer Jumble

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Guilt-free fashion at Designer Jumble

Designer Jumble is hosting a series of amazing activities and events to mark Fashion Revolution Day, on 24th April, the first anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory, to show shoppers how to continue to enjoy fashion in a humane way.

Special events

  • Fashion blogger Susie Bubble will be dressing the windows on the day, to reflect current catwalk trends but using recycled fashion.
  • Designer Katie Jones, who was showcased at London Fashion Week in Feb, will be in store upcycling a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier jumpsuit in her inimitable quirky style, and taking bookings for personal workshops.
  • Fashion stylists Isabelle Bricknall, Alice Wilby, Vanessa Gillingham (Vogue/Glamour/Net-a-porter), Hesther King and others will be on hand to help shoppers find high end looks that best suit them, using only ethical or recycled fashion so you can shop guilt-free. (Book an appointment with abi@designerjumblesale.com to ensure you get a space)
  • Graffiti artists Pen Pushers will be creating a special “Fashion Revolution” artwork installation live before your eyes.
  • Sew It Forward is a frock-friendly initiative from The Good Wardrobe that encourages people to share their sewing, knitting and mending skills. Bring a garment in need of some TLC and find out how to keep it looking good for longer.

If that wasn’t enough…

Designer Jumble will be unveiling a collection of 1000 astonishing designer pieces from one woman’s wardrobe: Hannalore Smart, widow of Circus King Billy Smart Jr, has collected iconic items by Westwood, Alaia, YSL, Chanel, Dior and more from the last three decades, including a rare Issey Miyake moulded corset, considered one of his most iconic designs.

Opening times

Events will run between 10am-6pm, entry and attendance is free.
Closed for private party in the evening.

27th April Vintage Plate Upcycling ‘The Bees Teas’

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27th April – Vintage Plate Upcycling… scones included!

What will I be doing in this class?
Learn how to upcycle vintage crockery. We provide the plates and unique Indytute decals and help you to design and upcycle a one off china plate, which you can take home and display with your very special treasures. We will also be hosting a SAVE THE BEES campaign that day, so special bee designs will be available.

Do I need any kit?
A love for tea and pretty things. They’ll be cream tea on hand to inspire creativity (tea and cake courtesy of Brookes and Jones)

When is the class?
15.00Session 1
16.00Session 2
17.00Session 3
18.00Class dismissed

Where is the class?
Designer Jumble, Westfield Stratford City (find a map on our ‘Find Us’ page).

Do I need to know anything?
No experience needed. These plates make the best presents, but they are hard to part with. There are 3 sessions so let us know what time you would like to come.

Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are £15 and can be purchased through The Indytute by clicking here.

30th March Mother’s Day Jewellery Making Workshop

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30th March – Jewellery-making with Kirsty of Uncommonly Beautiful to mark Mother’s Day.

What will I be doing in this class?
Uncommonly Beautiful is an anti-landfill fashion accessory label founded by the talented designer-maker, Kirsty Kirkpactrick. The 3 hour session starts with a design consultation (with Prosecco), discussing weight and structure of the necklace, taking into consideration body shape and colours.

Do I need any kit?
Treat your wife, girlfriend or Mum (it is Mothers Day after all). You’ll be given a glass of Prosecco and 10% off shopping in Designer Jumble

When is the class?
30th March
15.00Design Consultation
15.20Jewellery Workshop
18.00Class Ends

Where is the class?
Designer Jumble, Westfield Stratford City (find a map on our ‘Find Us’ page).

Do I need to know anything?
Buy what you make for an extra £20 only.

Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are £25 and can be purchased through The Indytute by clicking here.

Designer Jumble Sale for Charity, 15th February, Westfield Stratford City

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Our biannual one day event, the Designer Jumble Sale for Charity, will be taking place at at our store in Westfield Stratford City on Saturday the 15th of February 2014. Grab a bargain from the likes of Luella, Nicole Farhi, Prada, Missoni and other designer brands, all for a good cause and at a fraction of the RRP. This year a portion of the proceeds goes towards Just For Kids Law, who provide advocacy, support and assistance to young people in difficulty. Doors open at 9am with the sale finishing at 9pm.

Designer Jumble,
Westfield Stratford City,
Montifichet Road,
Olympic Park,
London E20 1EJ

Designer Jumble opens at Westfield Stratford City, February 3rd

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We are excited to announce that Designer Jumble will be opening on Monday the 3rd of February at Westfield Stratford City. We are located on The Street, next to Balans and The London Gift shop, a two minute walk from Stratford station, which is accessible via the Central line, the Jubilee line, DLR, the London Overground and National Rail Services. We will be open 7 days a week as follows;

Mon    10am-9pm
Tue      10am-9pm
Wed    10am-9pm
Thu      10am-9pm
Fri        10am-9pm
Sat       9am-9pm
Sun      12pm-6pm

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