12 secondhand marketplaces and shops for Y2K vibe

If you’ve been keeping up with trends, you’ll know that Y2K fashion is taking fashionistas by storm. From baggy jeans to crop tops, platform shoes to mini denim skirts, and colourful hair clips to over-ear headphones, they are making a comeback while showing a knack of nostalgia for some millennials who thought these trends were shelved for good. In response to the return of Y2K fashion, Guru By Bangkok Post has gathered a list of thrift shops and secondhand markets that offer unique fashion pieces to pull off a style statement. Who’s ready to pop some tags?

MOTT (Museum of Tees Thailand) 

Open hours: 11am-5pm, weekdays only

MOTT (Museum of Tees Thailand/fb.com/mott.thailand) is a destination of choice for vintage t-shirt collectors. Whatever rare vintage graphic t-shirts you have on your bucket list, chances are MOTT has them. Located in Lat Pla Khao 50 alley, the standalone museum/shop is renowned for its rare finds, with a particular focus on 70s and 90s bands and music tours t-shirts. Everything showcased here perfectly embodies the timeless saying “old but gold”, with prices ranging from below B1,000 to more than B100,000. Some are priceless because they are solely for display at their rotating exhibitions.

Know Where Studio

Open hours: from 1-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Know Where Studio (ig.com/knowwherestudio) is a playground for hypebeasts to hunt down their favourite American streetwear labels. Hidden down a small alley on Phahon Yothin Road, within a short walk from BTS Saphan Khwai, the store specialises in authentic, rare clothing, sneakers and accessories. Your favourite label, such as the Californian clothing brand Stussy, has its own corner, displaying everything from vintage to just-launched collections. The hot stuff is updated on their Instagram. The boutique boasts a wide selection of vintage graphic tees well-organised by hues on hangers. Pretty much

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James Steidle: Prince George’s shoe repair shop symbol of a better world

It is a window into a rapidly disappearing world of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and a philosophy of understanding value.

Just think of how hopeless we’d be if the ships didn’t come in and our nation lost its supply of cheap footwear. 

Lucky for us, we’ve still got Jerry down at Steve and Son’s Shoe Repair on George Street, the only place in Northern B.C. where you can get your shoes fixed.

To me, that little shop is a symbol of something very important.  It is a window into a rapidly disappearing world of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and a philosophy of understanding value.

In a throw-away world of easy-come easy-go, Jerry’s shoe repair shop invites us to consider otherwise.

Your items, like your shoes and your clothes, are things to keep alive. They are things that should live for decades, not months. Things that should be built not just to last, but to be able to maintain and to resurrect.  

It’s not like that now. In this era of cheap mass-production, where almost all of our nation’s footwear is manufactured overseas, we place little value on the ability to keep those shoes on the road. The moment they wear out, we throw them away.

We almost don’t have a choice. Our shoes, along with most of our household items, our appliances, even our automobiles and furniture, aren’t really designed to last or to be repaired all that much. 

They are designed to be thrown away.

There’s a word for all this: planned obsolescence. And it has a rationale. 

The more material that can just be thrown in a landfill, the more stuff we have to mine, log, and drill, and the more overseas factories we need to replace all the stuff we thoughtlessly turfed.

And all this, of course, feeds a better and

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Documentary film cobbles together history of Medina’s Porter Shoe Repair shop

MEDINA, Ohio — You could say that local documentarian Miles Reed has put his heart and soul — or maybe sole — into his newest film, about Medina’s Porter family and their shoe repair business.

Reed — a local historian, writer and filmmaker — presented “The Story of a Medina Treasure” Feb. 4 at the Medina Library. One hundred people crowded the community rooms to hear the Porters’ story.

Brian Feron, president of the Medina County Historical Society, welcomed the guests to the first membership meeting of the year.

Reed began his presentation by saying that he was not aware of the Porter business until he reached adulthood.

“I never had a pair of shoes nice enough to fix,” he said.

Phyllis Porter and Blanca Reed

Phyllis Porter, left, proprietor of Porter’s Shoe Repair in Medina, poses with Blanca Reed at the showing of a documentary film about the history of the Porter family and their business. (Mary Jane Brewer, special to cleveland.com)

But when the building housing the Porters’ shoe repair shop was scheduled to be torn down, local supporters of the business approached Reed to preserve the story.

Reed realized that along with blacksmith shops and milliners, shoe repair shops are about to be a thing of the past. He delved into the history of the “little, humble building” at 137 W. Liberty St. — and found a treasure trove of Medina history.

Robert Porter, father of Herb Porter and one of a very few African-Americans in Medina, founded the Porter Shoe Repair business in 1956, the same year that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were organizing the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycotts.

An entrepreneur, Robert Porter opened seven store locations by 1965 — including one each in Wellington, Brunswick, Rittman and Fairlawn, in addition to the Medina

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Expanding Bridgnorth shop moves above cellar where owner started out

Director Cara Pelucci, manager Becky Ray and Jess Edmonds
Director Cara Pelucci, manager Becky Ray and Jess Edmonds

Urban Angel began 16 years ago when Cara Hickman started selling shoes and handbags in a cellar beneath a popular Bridgnorth gift shop.

Expansion saw the opening of a High Street store soon afterwards, but now the clothing and homeware shop has returned to its roots by taking over the entire unit where Cara used to rent out just the cellar.

“When I started playing at shops, as I like to call it, I rented a cellar at 29 High Street and started selling shoes and handbags,” recalled Cara, who says she had been a stay at home mum for ten years before starting the business.

“I only started it because at the time I though that there wasn’t anywhere decent in Bridgnorth to buy shoes from’,” she added.

She eventually opened a shop on 12 High Street, but after continued success found that had became too small for Urban Angel.

She said: “We moved to selling ladies wear and it has been going really well. We went from employing two staff members to nine, inlcuding my daughter Ruby who is 16 this year and who comes in every Saturday.”

But she added that it became clear that number 12 High Street was not big enough any more and she began the hunt for new premises, but did not have to look far.

Late last year, when Cara heard gift shop Tea and Roses above the former cellar where she used to work was leaving, she approached the landlord with an eye to relocate down the road.

“I’ve come full circle, but the new shop is so much bigger,” Cara said. “We must have 8-10 times the space of our previous unit, which has allowed us to start selling coffee in

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‘Fly, Human, Fly’: Running shoes brand HOKA opens first concept store in Philippines

Luisa Morales – Philstar.com

February 15, 2023 | 3:09pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine running community has just received a jolt with the availability of elite running shoes and accessories as international sportswear brand HOKA opened its first concept store in the country on Wednesday.

At Ayala Malls Manila Bay, HOKA Philippines welcomed elite runners, athletes and weekend warriors alike to a store that features a wide array of the brand’s products.

From different kinds of shoes for running, trekking and hiking to lifestyle pieces, HOKA looks to bring the sport of running closer to the Filipino consumer.

“This has been going on for a few months in terms of preparation. We had to make sure that this is the best place for the brand to host the very first store,” said HOKA Philippines senior brand manager Mikki Quilala.

“It’s a very technical store, there’s a lot of features that are not really present that you will see on a normal store — our kinetic lights, our volumental footscanner there, an experience era with their curved videotron, so a lot of work in terms of planning, some challenges along the way also happened. We wanted to open a little earlier but it is what it is. We’re very happy that it’s finally open now,” he added.

Aside from running shoes, the store features apparel and anything else a runner may need from caps to socks, among others.

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Best walking boots for men 2023: Waterproof footwear for all terrains

Choosing a walking boot for your next endeavour requires some very careful consideration. After all, these can be the difference between an enjoyable experience in the fresh air and a tortuous blister-fest. Pick wisely, and you won’t even have to think about them as they carry you in comfort through terrain and trail.

We are starting off with the assumption that you have something more epic planned than just walking to the shops. That’s why one of the first things we looked at was the out-of-the-box wearability of each shoe, as you don’t want to spend hours breaking in a new pair.

Supple and moulded materials should combine to make the boot or shoe comfortable and snug-fitting from their very first outing, especially because after hours of walking, feet tend to swell. So you need a nicely proportioned shoe, regardless of your size, and a comfortable fit.

The outsole has a dual role to ensure traction from the lug pattern so that you’re more confident than a mountain goat and also to be constructed in such a way that it gives good energy return with every foot strike

The importance of weight, waterproofing, breathability and protection will all depend on where you’re going, so we’ve included a range to ensure that wherever you’re headed, this lot is an absolute shoe-in (sorry) for your next adventure.

How we tested

We headed to Dartmoor and the Highlands to test the boots, so we could run the gamut of terrain and conditions with which to scrutinise each shoe. While we were walking, we specifically sought out mud, wet grass and rock to test the grip and traction of each

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Vyking launches in-store augmented reality “Magic Mirror” for footwear

  • Virtual try-on tech startup unveils smart mirror
  • Customers can easily visualise how footwear will look through immersive technology
  • First brands to install the solution in Q2 2023

Virtual try-on startup Vyking.io today unveils its new in-store augmented reality (AR) solution, ‘Magic Mirror’, that will enable consumers to easily visualise footwear through an in-store smart mirror. Activated by walking up to a full length digitally connected mirror, customers can ‘try virtually before they buy’ dozens of pairs of trainers and other footwear quickly and conveniently.

The Magic Mirror enhances the customer experience by providing a fun, interactive and immersive buying experience, and solves a number of pain points for retailers themselves. The solution also has the potential to drastically decrease waiting times for customers and reduce pressure on staff in physical stores as they have the opportunity to see how a pair of trainers look before retrieving them from the stockroom. The customer chooses the pair they’d like to try via an instore display on a tablet, before the 3D model is “beamed” into the mirror for them to see how it looks on their own feet.

For stores with a smaller footprint, the technology offers the chance for retailers to display an infinite product catalogue for customers, with order-to-ship capability, and allows buying and merchandising teams to better understand which lines are most popular in real-time.

The solution also offers real omnichannel marketing possibilities as the technology can be deployed in other physical locations such as billboards, bus stops or window displays – enabling retailers to capture casual browsers as well as those entering their physical locations.

Matthew Klimpke, CEO and co-founder of Vyking, said: “The pandemic put a lot of pressure on brands to innovate their online platforms. We saw many investing in AR to create a

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The 30 Best Fashion Deals at Amazon This Weekend, From $47 Steve Madden Boots to $39 Calvin Klein Pants

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Save up to 70% on shopper-loved clothing, shoes, and accessories before they’re gone.

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You made it through another week which means one thing: it’s time to treat yourself — at least, that’s what I’ll be doing. The weekend is the perfect time to rest, unwind, and score some major deals while you’re at it. With the following list, there’s no need to scroll through endless pages of Amazon’s fashion sale section to find discounts worth shopping — I’ve already done that for you. Now, you can sit back, relax, and read on for the 30 best fashion deals to shop at Amazon this weekend, starting at just $17.

The list includes clothes, shoes, and accessories from trending, customer-loved brands. To name a few — you’ll find $28 Steve Madden loafers and Calvin Klein sweaters for as low as $44, plus discounted Ray-Bans and Vince Camuto accessories. Shop the picks below for up to 70 percent off to welcome the spring season in style — and don’t wait to add your favorites to your cart; these deals won’t last long.


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Best Clothing Deals:

Whether you’re stocking up on cozy essentials or looking for a spring wardrobe refresh, the clothing section is chock full of deals you won’t want to miss. Regardless of the season, everyone needs a good pair of jeans, and you can save on designer denim from Lucky Brand and Levi’s — both for under $100. And, if you’re really feeling the denim look, you’ll love this Levi’s Premium Trucker Jacket which is the perfect transitional piece and an entire 50 percent off.

When it comes to dressing up a little, these Calvin Klein pleated trousers

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Shop best-selling lululemon leggings in the brand’s We Made Too Much section

Shop best-selling lululemon leggings, sports bras, hoodies and more in the brand's We Made Too Much section.

Shop best-selling lululemon leggings, sports bras, hoodies and more in the brand’s We Made Too Much section.

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If you’re looking to give your activewear collection an upgrade, head to lululemon to snag some seriously stylish activewear. We love lululemon leggings and the cult-favorite brand is offering some of the best February specials on leggings, hoodies, bras and more in the We Made Too Much section. Keep scrolling to shop all the best lululemon activewear right now.

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From $49 leggings made of fast-drying, sweat-wicking stretchy fabric to $49 comfy men’s shirts, cozy sweatshirts and supportive sports bras, we found tons of top-rated lululemon activewear to shop today. Here are the best ones for men and women—just shop fast before the post-holiday specials expire.

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5 best lululemon finds

  1. lululemon Align High-Rise Pant with Pockets from $59 (Save $39 to $69)

  2. lululemon Blissfeel Women’s Running Shoe from $79 (Save $49 to $69)

  3. lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight for $59 (Save $39) 

  4. lululemon ABC Skinny-Fit Pant for $79 (Save $49)

  5. lululemon Women’s Jacquard Multi-Texture Sweater Jacket for $119 (Save $129) 

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lululemon leggings

Shop these popular lululemon leggings in the brand's We Made Too Much section.

Shop these popular lululemon leggings in the brand’s We Made Too Much section.

Shop women’s lululemon activewear

lululemon men’s clothing

Shop for men's activewear in lululemon's We Made Too Much section.

Shop for men’s activewear in lululemon’s We Made Too Much section.

Shop men’s lululemon activewear

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Amazon Is Having a Secret Sale on the Best Designer Shoes Today

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If you haven’t checked out Amazon’s Premium Brands Outlet, now’s the time: Right now, you can shop a secret shoe sale that’ll score you up to 60 percent off styles from popular brands.

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Not only does Amazon’s Premium Brands Outlet carry some of the best designer shoes – from boots and sandals to sneakers and clogs — the section is currently offering discounts on over 1,000 designer pieces. This section of Amazon is a hidden part of their Premium Brands section. It carries major brands such as Ugg, Dr. Martens, Sam Edelman, Vince, Superga and Schutz — and it regularly updates the sale items so that their offerings reflect the season changes and trends.

Many of these brands have become popular with fashionable, trend-setting celebrities. Dr. Martens is a favorite of Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Addison Rae, and Bella Hadid. Ugg has won the hearts of Kendall Jenner, Dakota Fanning, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, Addison Rae, Sofia Richie, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid. Emma Roberts, Sofia Vergara, and Heidi Klum, among others, have been spotted wearing Schutz. Superga, on the other hand, is loved by Kate Middleton, Karlie Kloss, and Dakota Fanning, while Jessica Alba is a fan of Vince.

Not only can you shop all of these brands from the comfort of your couch, this outlet also provides shoppers with an opportunity to experience massive savings year-round, as the products featured in the outlet section are rotated regularly. That said, things have a tendency to sell out super quickly, so definitely add any wish-listed items to your cart ASAP.

To help shoppers make the most of this secret sale, we’ve rounded up some

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