Hi I'm Madeleine…
The one-woman band behind the scenes, bringing you new content, unique treasures and the #haulternative when it comes to fashion.
This site will constantly evolve and I will endeavour to do my very best to serve your requirements along the way.
Since graduating with A 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Promotion back in 2002, I've turned my hand to many projects which have given me the skills to create the concept for ThriftVIP®.
Born from an enjoyable hobby, I'm so excited to finally make this a business. It's all about slowing down, valuing what we have and injecting our wardrobes with a bit of magic, with a few new pieces here and there.
It therefore brings me great pleasure to have finally put my passions to good use, launching ThriftVIP® for discerning fashionistas everywhere (in the UK) who are looking for unique eclectic apparel, with the ethos of people and planet before profit. Offering pieces with longevity, and classic styles to crossover all product lifecycles: FASHION - FAD - FOREVER
Born from a passion for style and great design, and my love of finding unique treasures amongst the growing vintage and pre-loved pieces on offer around the world, I want to embrace our diversity, encourage individuality and promote the values which lie at the core of ThriftVIP®.
I love telling people’s stories too, so look out in the blog section for more about those I’ve worked with, including the FASHION & COMMUNITY & FASHION ACTIVISM sections, coming soon.
Sometimes I’ll use ‘we’ when I talk about ThriftVIP®, but that’s because I’ve worked with so many amazing people and they have helped to create this too. I’ll be talking about them all soon.
I look forward to thrifting for you…. Madeleine x
“ThriftVIP brings you an eclectic fusion, blending styles and eras within themed collections.
I endeavour to source the best quality of unique finds, including in-house creations, thrifted with love.”
Providing an alternative fashion experience with a slower pace and approach to enhancing your individual style. ThriftVIP® wants you to embrace your personality and strengthen your identity through what you wear.
We want to encourage your individual style by assisting at source, on your behalf, whilst providing unique statement pieces and wild cards too. In return you’ll find more of what you want. We aim to exceed expectations, delivering transparency through product quality and provenance. We re-imagine pieces we source to create the beginnings of a new journey with their owner, to start that next chapter.
Are you ready to continue the story of clothes?
Sourced. Styled. Cherished
A more considered and customer friendly approach will operate on a much smaller scale which enables me to extol one of my main values = TIME.
In turn, this means I can deliver better, quality pieces, more finely tuned to my customers wants, needs and desires.
This is about slowing down, making carefully considered choices and being more mindful in your approach to shopping for fashion online.
Patience is rewarded.
In return you are rewarded with unique pieces which encourage freedom of expression, & in turn you can value your own time more often.
Let me assist you with your style
This is #SlowFashion
Fairness in Fashion
At ThriftVIP, I believe in championing others by celebrating those I work with, as much as the clothes.
Whether these be the models, photographers, artists or other designers & makers, such as graduates I work with. By supporting one another we create a community of strength in creativity which in turn builds TRUST.
This is another key value I believe will be the backbone in helping me to build my business and the key to achieving our wildest dreams!
Along the way it will evolve and that will be made possible by those I collaborate with, embrace and celebrate too.
Fair pricing, knowledge through research, reliability of provenance and integrity are all of equal importance to me.
This is what makes me happy and the reason why I want to get up each day to work on ThriftVIP.
Love & Kindness
It doesn't take much effort to be kind or show that we care and a little goes a long way.
I will endeavour to do my best for others and you, our Thrift Lovers!
VIP = Very Important People - Very Important Planet
Empathy & Authenticity are two very important factors when it comes to building my unique relationship with you. I endeavour to do this by keeping things manageable with the resources I have available.
SERVICE= I want to offer something special, and as a small scale business I can focus on a smaller amount of people when I launch the Unique Profiling Concept. I’d like to keep things the way I’d like them to be, as if calling in to see me at your local boutique.
Virtual cuppa anyone?
MAKE YOUR OWN RULES
When it comes to fashion, we're not dictated to by trends, rather inspired by them. Thrift Lovers know their unique personal style.
They know what they like and go out and get it, without having to trawl through pages of stuff.
ThriftVIP® is for individuals looking to enhance that individuality.
I've hand selected and curated some unique pieces here just for you.
The philosophy at ThriftVIP® is about embracing our differences. By sourcing more of what you ask for, I can accommodate this, with some wild cards thrown in for good measure.
DIVERSITY - is celebrated through the clothes we wear and how we wear them, the models, artsists and designers I work with, and the calibre of graduate designers I embrace, giving them a platform to showcase their work and evolve in their own right.