Oxfam DIY shop to open in Glasgow
- Kirstin Innes
- 17 February 2010
In Glasgow, the Oxfam clothes store at 231 Byres Road (just opposite Hillhead Underground Station) is undergoing something of a major makeover. In order to complement the Byres Road Oxfam book and record stores, as well as compete with the increasingly classy-looking vintage and second-hand shops springing up on the street, the shop is going to be relaunched as an Oxfam DIY shop.
There’s only one other of these in the world, and that’s the flagship store in Camden. Basically, the idea is to run lines of accessories and up-to-the-minute designs recycled from second-hand garments, as well as a choice selection of clothing. The organisers are involved with Glasgow School of Art, and various emergent artists will be taking it in turns to create installations in the windows. Look out for the all new shopfront from Thu 18 Feb.