I saved over £2500 by shopping with FARA

Emily Adams Co-founder of POW Foods, visited our FARA Notting Hill shop and found some really amazing gems. When asked about her visit and what she though about our FARA shops, this was her response.
“You may or not know that I love a charity shop haul, much more than mooching around mainstream stores. You can find such gems, it’s a more sustainable route, supports a good cause; and kinder to your purse. You have to know where to shop though! I’m lucky enough to have a couple of favourite charity shop haunts on my doorstep in Notting Hill, one being @faracharityshops which is by far my favourite.

Visit to FARA Notting Hill

I had lots of fun recently going in with a friend for a haul to show you some amazing buys that can be found, who’d have known; right?! When I did the tally up of the RRP I was astounded. £2864! Purchased for £215, and they feel brand new – for me it’s always a no brainer…
View reel video here of all her #farafind view video

FARA Online

They not only have great items in stores but also online via their website. FARA Shop Online sells carefully selected items kindly donated to our 41 charity shops in 27 London communities.
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Favourite FARA Shops

Emily then went on to list a few of her favourite FARA Charity shops located in London. These includes;
1- FARA Notting Hill

Located at – 10 Elgin Crescent London, W11 2HX

Quirky and innovative, this shop offers the discerning charity shopper a steady stream of quality finds and one-off designer pieces. From second hand off casts of local fashionistas to sustainability driven drop-offs of books and nick-nacks, there is always something interesting and most definitely something beautiful. Soak up the vibe of Notting Hill, home to the world-famous Portobello Market, and shop happily in the knowledge that your purchases go towards supporting this fantastic charity’s work in Romania

FARA Notting Hill is a ten-minute walk from Notting Hill underground and a lovely stroll along Westbourne Grove will take you to FARA Kids on Ledbury Road.

 

You can also follow their Instagram account
@faranottinghill
2- FARA Gloucester Road

Located at – 26 Gloucester Road London, SW7 4RB

Easily reached from both Kensington High Street and Gloucester Road tube stations, this sumptuous shop stocks many designer labels as well as high street clothing for women and men. Keep an eye out for fabulous bric-a-brac, collectables and books and do a bit of celebrity spotting while you’re here.

 

Follow our FARA New Kings Road on Instagram
Located at – 78 Turnham Green Terrace London W4 1QN
A couple of minutes’ walk from Turnham Green station you will find FARA Chiswick. With an industrial feel and an eclectic mix of stock, this shop is a ‘go to’ destination for environmentally conscious Chiswick locals and charity shop nomads alike. Whether you are into sustainability or just like to hunt for second-hand treasure FARA Chiswick is the place. Amazing clothing, accessories and shoes can be purchased along with books and ephemera.
Just down the road towards the high street is FARA Kids Chiswick.

You can also follow FARA Chiswick o Instagram

@farachiswick

4- FARA New Kings Road
 Located at – 297 New King’s Road London, SW6 4RE
Inherent to its affluent location close to Parson’s Green, this shop offers exceptionally high-quality designer and high street clothing as well as having a basement full of fantastic bric-a-brac, art, books and linens. Old school Fulhamites who have supported the shop for years browse alongside the new incumbents; younger career driven international residents of the borough. Here you can shop for good and shop feeling good so visit, donate, shop and enjoy.
A ten-minute stroll through Parson’s Green you will find FARA Kids Fulham.
Follow our FARA New Kings Road on Instagram
5- FARA Fulham Road
Located at – 674 Fulham Road London, SW6 5RX

FARA Fulham Road has pride of place of being FARA’s first shop, originally opening in August 1992 to raise much needed funds for the charity’s growing work in Romania. Having enjoyed 29 years in its small corner  location, our numero uno shop has now moved to number 674 Fulham Road where lots more space means the staff can display many more of the amazing donations received daily from local Fulhamites. It is beautifully stocked with trinkets, high end accessories and fabulous designer clothing for men and women as well as exceptional bric-a-brac and collectables.

FARA has four shops in the vicinity of SW6. FARA Fulham Road, FARA Kids Fulham, FARA North End Road and FARA New King’s Road.

6- FARA Islington
Located at – 28-32 Pentonville Rd London, N1 9HJ

Discover some surprises amongst the bricolage and ‘jumble of sales’ of retro, damaged designer, and cheap, cheap high street for men, women and BE anyone you want to be! This shop has an amazing following from online influencers and sustainability enthusiasts to altruistic locals. The shop is all about extending the life cycle of something because someone, somewhere can make use of a thing that someone else has discarded. A large, buzzy emporium of second hand bliss.

Only five minutes from Angel Tube station – it is large, nitty gritty charity rummaging at its’ best.

7- FARA Pimlico
Located at – 13a Warwick Way London, SW1V 1QT

In the charity shoppers’ paradise that is Pimlico, FARA is an essential stop-off point if you are seeking out second hand treats. The shop has an amazing mix of well displayed and very affordable clothing as well as menswear, books, pictures, and bric-a-brac. For those days when you fancy a splurge without breaking the bank this shop is an ideal visit. Why not take along a donation with you whilst you’re at it and do your own bit for reducing waste.

FARA Pimlico is a ten-minute walk from Victoria station and just around the corner from FARA’s vintage shop RETROMANIA London and FARA Kids, situated at either end of Tachbrook Street.

Thanks to my fab friend @mariajmalu who’s not only my charity co-shopper, but who also helped me do this and @ferridayc for saving the day with an edit because I’m just not a natural with these things.

Our Specialist shops

Have a particular interest, just looking, or want to peruse the wares of a particular item? FARA’s specialist shops should be your destination.

Retromania London

Retromania London is destination shopping for vintage lovers and fashionistas alike. We are talking vintage dresses, hats, bags, scarves, menswear and memorabilia.

Homeware

Whether you are moving to a new house, renovating or having a much-needed de-clutter, this store is a must visit. At the same time, help reduce landfill by bringing along your no longer needed items for others to re-use.

Books for Kids

This specialist children’s book shop is a must for all children literature, teenage fiction, young bibliophiles and a fantastic local resource for parents.

Teddington – Books

FARA Books, the specialist book shop is a must for bibliophiles; ideal for gift buyers and a fantastic local resource whatever your interests are. With a dazzling range of children’s literature, collectable tomes and the most recent fiction; the knowledgeable staff can help you find what you are looking for.