An online shop is selling boxes of vintage clothing for an absolute bargain – but the catch is you never know exactly what you’re going to get.
Shop Vintage Mystery Boxes will specially choose items from its massive collection of branded vintage clothing and package them up for you, with three-item mystery boxes starting from just £65.
And given that the boxes often include things like North Face puffer jackets (which retail for around £300), you’re set to make some major savings.
Turning everything we know and love about shopping on its head, Shop Vintage Mystery Boxes is providing a brand new service that gives you the chance to grab some seriously good-value designer clothes, but you’ll have no idea what you’re actually getting until it arrives on your doorstep, The Hoot reports.
Mystery boxes certainly aren’t a new development in the retail world, but people are losing their minds over the options that are getting sent out to customers for less than £50.
And its social media marketing is absolutely on point too – the brand films themselves packing up orders and posts them on TikTok, racking up millions of views a week.
Popular combinations seem to include North Face jackets, Champion, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Humbly offering incredible items in their boxes, the company does state that “we do not overhype and oversell our boxes, they are what they are and always very good value for money. Put your trust in us and we won’t let you down!”
Prices start at £45 for menswear and womenswear, and offer three different types of packages: vintage, comfy and cosy- and if you’re lucky enough you’ll be able to watch your order getting packed on TikTok.
In one of the company’s latest videos, a North Face puffer jacket, embroidered Champion sweatshirt and Tommy Hilfiger t-shirt can be seen being packed up for a happy customer.
New, the items could retail at anywhere up to £250-£300, but instead this Shop Vintage Mystery Boxes customer won’t pay more than £65, with the added perks of reducing fashion waste and supporting a small business- seems like a win, win really.
Each contain vintage items from the 80s, 90s and 00s and the internet can’t seem to recommend the selections enough.
One happy customer said: “This will be my 4th box, first one for a man and I can’t fault it at all. Every item I’ve had is top quality. Nike puffer (reversible) 2 champion jumpers and a Tommy tee for this price! Amazing! I would 1000% recommend shop vintage, my partner is absolutely over the moon!”
Over on TikTok, Shop Vintage Mystery Boxes is also sharing what happens when they come across fakes (it includes lots of snipping – and a drop off at the charity shop).
Racking up hundreds of thousands of views (sometimes millions), people really can’t seem to get enough of these boxes- and it’s not hard to see why.
For more information on how to place an order with Shop Vintage Mystery Boxes, visit their website.
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Evri voted UK’s worst parcel delivery company AGAIN in annual survey
Evri has once again been voted the worst parcel delivery firm in the UK, according to those who voted in an annual survey.
Less than two months after the company unfortunately found itself at the bottom of the 2022 parcel league table for the second year running, meaning it was the worst-performing parcel delivery firm in the country, Evri – which famously rebranded from Hermes in March 2022 after reports of parcel mishandling – has now been handed yet another blow by customers in an annual user survey.
The company performed the worst in MoneySavingExpert’s (MSE) annual poll, which asked users to rate their experience of each delivery firm they had used during the past 12 months.
MSE asked its users to rate each company as either ‘great’, ‘OK’ or ‘poor’.
More than 43,000 users took part in the annual survey, and they casted over 300,000 votes.
Out of the over 300,000 votes casted, Evri received more than 39,000 votes, with 62% rating it as ‘poor’, which is not only up from 48% in 2022, but also “significantly worse” than the other firms at the bottom of the poll, according to MSE.
39% of users rated Yodel as ‘poor’, while 22% rated UK Mail as ‘poor’.
On the other end of the spectrum meanwhile, Amazon Logistics secured the top spot on the poll for a second year in a row, while DPD remained in close second place for a third year, followed by sister company DPD Local.
Overall, five of the 17 firms were rated better this year compared to last year’s poll, according to MSE – with UPS and Fedex UK both rising three places.
However, Royal Mail performed significantly worse this year and dropped from fourth to eighth place.
“Evri’s repackaging from Hermes early on in 2022 has clearly not helped it to shake off its past reputation,” admitted Oli Townsend from MoneySavingExpert.com.
“In fact, scoring a poorer rating than the previous year.
“While some firms have really been delivering – quite literally – others have too often fallen short, and we’ve seen many reported issues of long delays, damaged items, or parcels just not turning up at all in recent months.
“So it’s more important than ever for consumers to know their rights and use them.”
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Police issue warning to Trafford Centre shoppers after recent rise in vehicle thefts
After reports that more vehicles have been stolen from one of the UK’s largest shopping centres than ever before, with GMP saying it’s seeing a trend of offenders using signal jamming and scanning devices to steal vehicles, the police force has decided to launch a new operation called Operation Lexford.
In order to prevent crime and target those going to Trafford to steal specific types of vehicles, GMP worked in partnership with the Trafford Centre security team to set up the new operation.
Operation Lexford is aimed at “robustly tackling vehicle theft in Trafford”.
Since the creation of the operation on 10 January 2023, officers have made 11 arrests and recovered one vehicle – with GMP saying it is specifically seeing Range Rovers and Ford Fiesta cars targeted the most by theives.
“Cars are of great value to people and we understand that having a car stolen can have a huge impact both financially and emotionally,” admits Chief Inspector Shoheb Chowdhury of GMP’s Trafford District.
“As part of the operation, there will be an increased police presence at the Trafford Centre and we will also be holding weekly police surgeries with focus on providing people with tailored crime prevention advice.
“We will continue to work to bring offenders to justice, but I would ask that the public to help us to help them, by being vigilant when visiting the Trafford Centre.”
Addressing the recent rise in car theft, and the new operation set up to tackle the problem, a spokesperson from Trafford Centre said: “Our security and customer services teams take car theft very seriously and we are working closely with Greater Manchester Police on this issue.
“We minimise car theft on-site through the use of ANPR, CCTV and camera patrols so all vehicles entering and leaving the car parks are monitored and logged, and we also deploy high profile patrols in all car parks to deter thieves and run multiple police operations on-site to apprehend offenders.
“This data and footage is made available to GMP as required.”
Alongside its warning, GMP has also issued some tips for shoppers and highlighted a number of ways to minimise the threat of a vehicle being taken when it is parked:
Double check that your car is locked when leaving it, don’t just rely on the fob as signals can be blocked, preventing vehicles locking.
Invest in a faraday bag – they are lined with metal material and could help block the key’s signal.
Don’t leave any valuables on display in your car, even loose change can attract attention.
Invest in a tracking device – it won’t stop the vehicle being stolen, but it can significantly increase the chances of police locating and returning a vehicle to the rightful owner.
Fitting a steering wheel lock can reduce opportunities for theft, as they are a visual deterrent and can slow an offender down.
“As always, stay vigilant and if you notice anything unusual or suspicious, please report it to the police,” GMP said in a statement.