Kate Moss has one of the most enviable wardrobes in the world, but it must get pretty cluttered every now and then, right? Just like us, she too loves a good wardrobe clear out and like any good fashionista, she often donates her clothes to charity shops.
In a new interview with photographer David Bailey for , the supermodel, who turned 44 just last week, reveals the exact shops that receive her donated goods, as well as her love of charity shops as a whole.
"Oh, I love a charity shop. Because you know what, all these vintage shops, they just go and trawl all the charity shops...and then put them in their shops for £500 because they know what a Balmain shirt looks like. And designers go to vintage shops to copy the designs from yesteryear."
It turns out she's been a fan of rifling through charity shop shelves since a young age,
"From the age of 14 to 18 or 19, I got all my clothes from Oxfam. And then I started making myself go vintage so I didn’t have to trawl. You couldn’t buy 70s clothes in shops in the early 90s, it was all late-80s clothes. I wanted to dress like a hippy – those ribbed jumpers, that was the only place to get them. Bin liners full of clothes for £5. I remember seeing Yves Saint Laurent suits from the 70s for £50 or something ridiculous. Amazing..."
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"I used to walk around a lot when I was younger, get the tube, and every time I passed a charity shop I’d go in. I can sense if somewhere has a good one. I bought a dress that belonged to Errol Flynn’s wife. It was in Key West and the shop had a picture of her wearing it, tulle with white pearl and glass beads hanging off it."
So where can you find all of KM's old clothes? She confirmed,
"I do Oxfam and the Sue Ryder in Highgate. I do my clean-outs – an archive pile, a back-in-the-wardrobe pile, and we take a pile to charity."
So there you have it! The next time you're in the Highgate area, you could end up nabbing something that belonged to Kate herself.
Read the full interview