Around my neighborhood, there is a shop that specializes in re-designing old jumpers, trousers, and any old piece of clothing that provides enough material for a new item. They don’t like sizes there, so most of their clothing will fit everyone in their own unique way. They have chic-looking dresses that have the midsection of an old shirt as the top and the top bit of a raincoat as the skirt, and mini summer dresses made out of cotton collared shirts with the sleeves acting as a trendy belt. They also have hoodies, skirts and trousers of their sister brand: Kollateral Schaden (which is the name on the outside of the shop.) It’s the perfect combination; vintage and upcycling with a bit more twist of style.
And if you don’t find anything that suits your fancy you can also bring old pieces of clothing – they understand sentimental attachment to old textiles there – and let them work their upcycling magic in the atelier.
My words won’t do the design any justice, so I recommend paying it a visit and checking it out yourself. The prices range from about € 80 to € 150. But considering that anything you buy there is one of a kind and very nicely finished, I find it reasonable. So if you’re looking for something unique, this is the place.