Brits can get their hands on iconic celebrity clothes donated from the likes of Alison Hammond, Sugababes’ Heidi Range and Love Island’s Adam Collard this weekend at the UK’s first Northern celebrity swap shop.

The event, which kicks off in Hull, comes following research of 2,000 adults by Foxy Bingo that reveals that Northern cities like Manchester (30%) and Liverpool (18%) are closely following the heels of London (59%) when it comes to leading in the style stakes.

Northern fashionistas are gaining well-deserved recognition for pushing the fashion envelope, being hailed for their bold (35%), fearless (28%), daring (28%), and brave (26%) style choices whilst Southerners are conservative (23%), unsurprising (13%), and, well, a tad boring (12%) in contrast.

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Puffer Jackets top the list of fashion items associated with the North (24%), followed by parkas jacket (20%), leggings (20%) all-in-one tracksuits (20%) and Ugg boots (20%), all of which offer comfort and versatility.

TV style icon Gok Wan, will open the doors to the Foxy Laundrette on September 29 in Hull, where visitors can upcycle or donate old clothes for new looks, including the opportunity to get their hands on inspired looks and pre-loved clothes from some of the North’s fave celebrities including Gok himself, Alison Hammond, Sugababes Heidi Range, and Love Island’s Mollie Marsh and Adam Collard.

TV Fashion Consultant and Presenter, Gok Wan, said: “Having shopped and styled all around the world, I’m delighted that people are now recognising ‘The North’ as one of the best fashion Mecca’s in the UK.”

Gok and the team at Foxy Laundrette are bringing the most fashion forward and conscious to Hull. This research said that over a third of you are waiting for your glow up what are you waiting for? Enter in your tired, old clothes and leave feeling fabulously Foxy-fied!”

As well as looking good, visitors to The Foxy Launderette can do good as all items of clothing donated will support a local charity.

Tickets are free and available at