Cardiff is forever finding ways of getting me to part with my hard earned money (trust me my job is very very unglamorous). Cardiff Fashion Quarter opened up on Saturday. People can rent stalls/parts of the building to sell vintage, second hand things or things that they've made themselves. CFQ is all about encouraging the ~alternative part of Cardiff. I for one am pretty happy about this. I walked in with the sole intention of looking around and came back with a gorgeous vintage jumper for a measly £10 and a cardigan for just £15. I'm not really sticking to my one item a month rule as such anymore but I'm a lot more fussy with what I'm buying now. I love buying vintage because you're reusing and recycling clothes, I find it so sad that a lot of the clothes we buy from places like Primark really compromise on quality. It's also exciting having independent shops, makes a nice change from the high street and seeing other people wearing the same dress as you.
It's exciting seeing Cardiff embrace independent retailers and letting people get creative. How amazing is the art on the building?