Quick Reads

Brand Spotlight: Laura Ashley

Most of us associate the brand Laura Ashley with flower prints and country-chic style. However, that hasn’t always been the case, and the Laura Ashley trajectory is a very interesting one. It is fascinating to look back at how the lives and challenges of Bernard and Laura Ashley directly affected the designs of the brand, and how their personal beliefs shaped the ethos of the brand.

2017-01-14 00:00:26By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

11 Ways To Repurpose a Crib

Cribs are one of those items of furniture that serves its purpose for a limited amount of time. Once your children have outgrown them, they generally cannot fulfil another function; cue the repurposed crib.

2016-12-30 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

British Institutionalised Furniture

The institutional furniture produced in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s is truly something to feel proud of! The quantities that have survived to emerge on the vintage furniture scene are testament to the quality of both material and manufacturing processes, not to forget the classic forms created by mostly anonymous designers. Dealer Saxon Durrant tells us all about it.

2016-11-11 00:00:44By Saxon Durrant

Inspiration

Trends Through the Decades: 1950s Fashion

The 1950s saw a surge in individuality and freedom. While the adults got to grips with A line, H line and what the Rat Pack wore, teenagers found their own way of expression thanks to rock'n'roll and Teddy Boys. Keep on reading to discover more!

2016-10-02 00:00:50By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Vintage Wedding for Preloved Member

When Preloved member Kirsty Stevenson set about planning her wedding she was determined to give it some vintage romance. "I researched the internet and bridal magazines relentlessly for months. I fell in love with the idea of having a vintage themed wedding almost instantly."

2016-03-11 09:24:22By Liv Serrage

Quick Reads

Movie Memorabilia: Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van

One-off, unique items pop up on Preloved all the time. But occasionally, we get some items that are extra special. Read on to find out all about the extra special item we've got...

2016-02-28 16:58:59By Adele Gardner

Hints & Tips

Top Tips for Buying a Vintage Bicycle

Preloved is an excellent place to start your bike search. Whether it’s a nearly new, used, or vintage bicycle you’re looking for, we’ve got a huge selection to choose from. Read on to find out more!

2015-10-07 09:56:27By Adele Gardner

Inspiration

Vintage and Retro Typewriters

We have some stunning vintage and quirky retro typewriters advertised on Preloved. Here are some of the Preloved team's top picks!

2015-09-25 14:38:13By Adele Gardner

Inspiration

Designer Bargains: Men's Vintage Clothing on Preloved

The weather is getting colder and it’s time to start thinking about replenishing that winter wardrobe. The Preloved team have brought you some of the top men's fashion picks from our site to keep you looking stylish on a budget.

2015-09-21 14:11:09By Adele Gardner

Preloved News

Preloved Proud to Support Oxfam!

Preloved is proud to announce a new partnership with leading poverty charity Oxfam! This new partnership will not only improve the shopping experience for Preloved, but now members can help others in need when shopping on site. Keep reading to find out more!

2015-06-30 15:00:21By Tina Hidderley