Christmas Gifting- Grace & Ted

A more unexpected source of Christmas gift inspiration comes from one of the many second-hand designer retailers offering up big name labels for a fraction of the price.
My current favourite of these boutiques is Grace & Ted whom I’ve been stalking over twitter for some time now. Lately I’ve also been e-mailing with them and between us we’ve compiled our favourites from what they have to offer (maybe not gift material, unless to yourself but there are gift ideas a plenty on the website and in store!)
First, a little bio from the website:
Grace & Ted is Bath’s innovative designer resale boutique. As seen in Vogue’s Best of Bath feature and Glamour’s ‘Beautiful Bath’ we are dedicated to bringing you the best designer labels, without the designer price tag.
Previously The Frock Exchange, with our name change came the introduction of a menswear collection. We have developed a fantastic selection of designer labels including Lanvin, Armani, Gucci & Prada but are continually accepting new stock – so clear out those wardrobes boys!
Our commitment to style, quality and helping you to find your ‘forever pieces’ combines with our passion for affordable, timeless fashion to create a unique and special shopping experience.
Discover the industry’s finest: Chanel, Hermès, Prada, Louboutin, Mulberry & more…..
Fashion evolves but style endures.
Extra services we provide include bespoke hat and fascinators, designed to match any outfit. If the fit isn’t quite right, we also offer a professional alteration service.
So come in and say hello Monday to Saturday, our door is always open or shop online anytime!
And now for the goods…
Charlotte Olymipa Shoes- size 6, £295 (I have tried everything to get this to rotate!)

Russell and Bromley Studded Boots- size 6, £80

Alice Temperley Holdall, £250

Some people may not like the idea of giving second hand as gifts but personally I think it’s great especially if you want to impress someone special without seriously blowing the budget (just a minor explosion). It’s also has a far higher ethical impact than buying brand new and you can pick up some real one off pieces that nobody else will have.
Grace & Ted is located at No.10 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AB
and you can browse everything and get in touch via the website
What are you thoughts on gifting pre-loved items? I wouldn’t say no to santa bringing me any of these and I’m looking forward to a visit to the shop the next time I’m in Bath.

9 comments for “Christmas Gifting- Grace & Ted

  1. I certainly wouldn’t be unhappy to receive those shoes or boots…my size too! Gorgeous! Xx

  2. Why not…especially when the stuff is so darn pretty. Hope you’re well lovely, long time no speak Xx

  3. Ohh I don’t live too far from Bath 🙂 tempted to go check it out!! I love the first pick of those lovely yellow shoes 🙂 Blogger is so frustrating at times. I always have problems centralising my work. It seems to hate me trying to new things. Anyway, cool post!


    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  4. I had a total quandary a couple of years ago, trying to decide whether or not a particular friend would be annoyed if I gave her The Perfect Present, because the only way I could get what I wanted for her was to get it second hand. Some of my friends wouldn’t be bothered at all, some love second hand / vintage, but there are some who I’m not sure would appreciate it. I did go for it and she was very happy with it, but it did have me worried for a while.

  5. THOSE BOOTS! I wouldn’t mind if I received a second hand/vintage gift but I’m a bit of a perfectionist so it would have to be in immaculate condition. I think years ago it was frowned upon but now it’s pretty cool!

    Tara xo

  6. How have I not heard about Grace & Ted. The alteration service is a great idea, especially for shorties like me. I definitely need to get myself over to Bath soon! I am all for gifting preloved stuff, it does depend on the person though as I know some people would not appreciate it.

  7. Oh I love it. You’re just so cute. <3

  8. Love the yellow shoes, they are gorge!

  9. I think second hand or vintage items would make lovely gifts – I guess the only issue is getting the fit/size right, which can be a very personal thing. I wouldn’t turn down those boots though even though they are one size too big!