Our Story

We are Juliette and Liz. We met when we were just teenagers and have been best of friends ever since. We have experienced the changes of life together, seen our families expand, grow up and leave home. We have watched the changes in each other with the passage of time, but we know that we are still the same two girls that had a dream years ago of running a business together. Often compared to Patsy and Edina, our fun and flamboyant side can be seen in our Boutique. 

Seathrift is our dream come to fruition and we are so proud of our unique Boutique. We love to see our wonderful sellers’ items find new homes and go on to give someone else so much pleasure.  

We carefully source our stock with ranges from casual Summer wear, party dresses, mother of the bride outfits, evening wear, beach wear, jeans, tops, jackets, coats and so much more. We also have a fantastic range of jewellery, accessories, and handbags to complete your outfit. We also hold a new selection of the Funky Fabulous Disco Beads and Olive May jewellery.

Seathrift is based in the lovely coastal village of Perranporth in Cornwall. The name was inspired by the beautiful pink flowers that adorn the cliff tops throughout late Spring and Summer. Ironically it also has the double meaning as we are by the sea and Preloved shopping is of course originated from the age-old form of thrift shopping. 

Why Preloved? ..... We hate that the fashion industry including the production of all clothes that people wear, contributes to around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains and energy intensive production. The fashion industry consumes more energy than the aviation and shipping industry combined, so if we can prolong the life of a garment and give it a new lease of life, that makes us very happy.

We also understand how hard it is to live on a budget, balancing necessities with luxuries and the need to want to look and feel at your best.  An interest in fashion and style has given us an understanding on how to help and direct others to make the most of themselves without spending too much money.

Our Boutique appeals to all ages, and our stock will change according to our market and the demand at the time. We are open to ideas and suggestions and always glad to hear your feedback. The beauty of us being Preloved means that we are continually updating our stock, so if you don't see something today, there might just be exactly what you're looking for tomorrow. 

Juliette

"We recognize the need for affordable good quality clothes, and we all have that item at the back of our wardrobe that we know we will never wear again. Our shop gives customers the opportunity to sell that item whilst taking all the hassle and time out of doing it themselves"  

Liz

“We are all guilty of buying clothes we may not need or even wear.  A large quantity of second-hand clothing goes to charitable organisations, but there is still a large amount that ends up in landfill sites. Extending the life of an item of clothing by buying preloved, reduces carbon, water and waste footprints, not to mention giving our shoppers the opportunity to bag a bargain”     

 We are here to help, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.