Misty Mountain Swap Shop

This gorgeous picture you can see on the left is a vintage visual merchandising masterpiece we saw last Wednesday at Misty Mountain Swop. What on earth is that, you ask? 

Well, from the 4th to the 17th of September, anyone and everyone is welcome to buy, sell and swap clothes at this innovative, ethical pop-up! Get rid of your unwanted fashion and come out with bagfuls of stylish bargains!

 Misty Mountain Swop is held in the Gayfield Creative Space in Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, a venue tucked away from the main drag of Leith Walk, regularly used for exhibitions and arts events. The space is like a magical wardobe, jammed full of rails and displays stuffed endlessly with everything from retro coats to Moschino jumpers and Topshop shoes. Once you get your former faves valued, you’re welcome to browse the huge selection and splurge your store credit!

In these pictures Ruth is modelling finds sourced from designer, vintage and high street brands. An oversized boyfriend shirt in crisp white is an Autumn essential, and can easily be dressed up for night with an embellished mini. We were also super excited to discover a gorgeous graphic print Rare London playsuit, and a cream H&M dress.

Find out more information about how the event works and where the next pop-up take place at 

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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Loving Youth Label

Ruth has recently been working for a fantastic vintage concession at Topshop called Loving Youth. The fun younger sister of Blue Rinse, this innovative label makes, sources and up-cycles everything from authentic vintage patterns, designs and pieces. You can check out their website here or pop in and say hello at Topshop on Princes Street, Edinburgh! Read more to see Ruth’s wishlist of lustworthy clothes and styling advice!

“Taylor Maxi” dresses
A slight white lie for the first items on the wishlist because I already proudly own the black floral print beauty! As well as the tie front and cut out detail, there are two luxurious splits down the sides so the dress effortlessly flows as you move!

Full length Jumpsuits
The wrap over silky jumpsuit will dazzle on a night out with gold jewellery and lace up kitten heels, while the 80s button up jumpsuit works perfectly by day with some classic Nikes.

Boyfriend Shirts
You really cannot go wrong with a great quality flannel shirt. I picked dark red and blue tones as they match denim like a dream!

Silk Bombers
Smooth, soft vintage jackets with traditional zip  and elastic detailing will take your classic jeans-and-tee combo Back to the Future!

Denim shirt dresses 
Bang on trend, authentic reworked vintage and easy to slip on over leggings and ankle boots for Autumn.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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