Poorboy Boutique’s top picks for the new season

Poorboy Boutique

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Poorboy Boutique has fast become one of Hull’s most popular vintage and reworked retro shops.

Located in Princess Quay, it prides itself on handpicking the best original clothing.

The staff specialise in remaking new clothes and outfits from old, recycled fashion, successfully tussling alongside larger fashion retailers, such as Primark and Topshop.

We caught up with Sales Assistant Chanelle Windas to see what her best picks are for this season.

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The first outfit (above) was the one she came to work in:

“It’s very sporty, but has a touch of classic, paired with the beret and high-waisted trousers,” says Chanelle as she talks us through it.

This unusual way of mixing sportswear with more traditional pieces will be big as the seasons start to change.

“We get quite a lot of brands in. I’m loving this FILA zip-up polo shirt.”

Top: £25 / Trousers: £25 each or two for £40 / Hat: £5 / Boots: Model’s own

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The next outfit is perfect for this time of year. Using different materials and pieces to layer up is a great way to dress for the ever-changing British weather.

“The pinafore and jumper are part of our ‘Remade’ collection,” explains Chanelle. “We like to make new, modern pieces from vintage clothes.”

This form of upcycling is not only a great way to look stylish, but also excellent for reducing your impact on the planet.

Pinafore: £22 / Jumper: £22 / Jacket: £45 / Hat: £10

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Up next, this Alexa Chung style of outfit would suit a summer festival or winter outing.

“At first, I was a bit apprehensive of bringing out this real fur coat,” admits Chanelle. “But, we only stock vintage furs at Poorboy.”

Some people are completely against wearing any kind of fur. However, some also say that buying original vintage means the animals used won’t end up in a landfill.

“We also stock a wide range of faux fur coats,” she adds.

Dress: £15 / Coat: £55 / Boots: £20 / Bag: £12

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Outfit4 David Bowie

The ensemble above fits in with the modern day androgynous trend a real treat. Looking like she’s walked straight out of the 80s, Chanelle tells us a little bit about the outfit:

“These denim ankle grazers are remade, and I’ve layered a blazer over a waistcoat to give a boyish look. I’ve then matched this vintage pale blue bag with my own Topshop boots.”

The David Bowie badge certainly takes us back…

Jeans: £25 / Waistcoat: £15 / Jacket: £22 / Rollneck: £15 / Boots: Model’s own / Badge: Model’s own

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Next, Chanelle gives herself a Parisian makeover with this smart, vibrant ensemble.

“The bag is very Valentino,” she enthuses, “and the red hat keeps it on trend for this season.”

Trousers: £18 / Jacket: £22 / Hat: £5 / Bag: £5 / Rollneck: £15 / Necklace: £10 / Boots: Model’s own

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“I feel like someone from the film Cool Runnings,” Chanelle chuckles as she reveals the next combination.

This laid back, cosy outfit could be transformed for any season by just swapping the jumper for a lightweight top or band T-shirt.

Jumper: £20 / Dungarees: £20 / Coat: £28 / Converse: £20

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Lastly, Chanelle pops on her own outfit inspired by the 60s and 70s, which she purchased from Poorboy.

“I got this dress from our recent Bag It event,” she tells us. “Customers can pay £15 at these events and fill up a huge bag of vintage items. I must have stuffed around £200 worth of clothes in mine!”

You can find Poorboy in Princes Quay shopping centre or online at poor-boy.co.uk. They also have their own store on ASOS Marketplace and the mobile app Depop, which Chanelle helps to run.

Prices correct at time of publishing.

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Published: Thursday 2nd February 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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