New shop to help fashionistas beat the credit crunch

New shop will sell your unwanted clothes

Laura Enfield

New shop to help fashionistas beat the credit crunch

An entrepreneurial salon owner has set up a new shop in Maidenhead to help people beat the credit crunch.

Owner of Spa Kool Wendy James will open a second-hand outlet there on Saturday.

Half of the Queen Street shop will be filled with an array of designer labels on sale at a fraction of the normal price.

Prices range from £2 for labels such as M&S to £210 for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Prada.

Wendy came up with the idea for The Wardrobe over Christmas while having a clear out of her own clothes.

The 46-year-old from Cookham Dean began advertising for sellers two weeks ago and has been overwhelmed by the response, with more than 1,600 items being brought in for sale so far.

"We have been working all hours to try and keep up with it," she said.

"People would have just taken it to the charity shop before but now want to get a few quid for it."

Items are priced by staff and if sold, profits are split with sellers 50-50.

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