What We Do

Fresh Start Shop

Fresh Start Shop

Fresh Start Shop is a REVOLVE-certified shop selling very affordable homewares to help make a house a home and raise vital funds for Fresh Start. REVOLVE is a quality standard for second-hand stores in Scotland and is awarded to stores that meet high standards in safety, cleanliness and service, giving shoppers that extra reassurance to shop second-hand, first.

This means you can shop with confidence knowing that the items you buy in Fresh Start Shop meet the highest standards. Fresh Start Shop sells homeware, in keeping with Fresh Start’s mission statement, ‘helping people make a home for themselves’; we want customers to be able to access and purchase items to make their house a home.

Fresh Start Shop shares a space with Fresh Start Pantry, the shop is accessible to all and you do not need to be a Pantry member to shop in the Shop.

Location: 26-28 Ferry Road Drive, Edinburgh EH4 4BR

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9 am - 12.30 pm.

Donations – If you would like to donate goods to The Shop, please be aware that all donations are taken at the Fresh Start warehouse situated next door at 22-24 Ferry Road Drive, Mon-Thurs 9 am - 4 pm. We cannot accept donations directly to the Shop.

We would welcome donations of:

  • Cushions
  • Throws or blankets
  • Children’s bedding
  • Vases
  • Mirrors
  • Small pictures
  • Photo frames
  • Bathroom accessories such as towel racks, bathmats, toothbrush holders etc
  • Tea pots and tea sets
  • Wine and beer glasses
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Small electrical items such as lamps and standard lamps, crock pots/slow cookers, blenders, clock radios

We, unfortunately, cannot accept donations of:

  • Bric a brac
  • Books
  • Clothes (including children’s clothes)
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Children’s items of any kind/baby items
  • CDs, Videos, DVDs
  • Furniture