Stella McCartney: 'I didn’t have a huge amount of money as a kid'

Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella backstage, after Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2008 collection fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.  (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)

Stella McCartney had to buy clothes from second-hand shops as a child - as her mega rich parents didn't give her much cash.

The world renowned fashion designer said Beatle Paul McCartney and wife Linda, were 'really clever' for attempting to make their children's childhood as normal as possible.

Talking to Net-a-Porter, the 47-year-old said: "I've grown up in a family that doesn't chuck stuff away.

"And it sounds silly, but I didn't have a huge amount of money as a kid. My mum and dad were really clever; I went to a comprehensive school and I wasn't given a load of cash, so I would go to vintage and second-hand shops and markets to buy clothes.

"I think that's kind of the future, and I would encourage kids to rent clothes and buy second-hand because you don't have to always go for that quick fix. It's way more exciting and cooler."

McCartney went on to explain her mother, animal rights activist and vegetarian food entrepreneur Linda McCartney was her 'big inspiration'. Talking of her mum, who died from breast cancer in 1998, McCartney said: "My mum was my big inspiration.

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Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella backstage, after Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2008 collection fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1977: Paul & Linda McCartney in NYC with daughters Mary & Stella in 1977 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Paul, Linda and Stella McCartney at an airport in the United Kingdom in the mid-70's.

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda, of Wings, with their children Stella and James, and Linda's daughter Heather (right), arriving at Marylebone Register Office, London, for the wedding of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who wed actress Barbara Bach today. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Due to a traffic jam, 'Wings' performers, Paul McCartney and his necklace holding wife Linda, at London's Heathrow airport today after missing their Concorde flight to America. Travelling with them, Linda's daughter Heather (right), and the couples children, Stella, Mary (Left) and baby James. Later they all left aboard a Jumbo jet, for a holiday. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
FORMER BEATLES STAR PAUL MCCARTNEY LEAVES FOR NEW YORK FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT. HE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE LINDA, HER DAUGHTER HEATHER (LEFT) AND THEIR DAUGHTERS, MARY AND STELLA (RIGHT). (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Stella McCartney with her award for Best International Designer at the Elle Style Awards, Home nightclub, London (Photo by William Conran - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Fashion designer Stella McCartney is cheered by the audience after the presentation of her Spring-Summer 2000 ready-to-wear collection for Chloe, 06 October 1999 at the Petit Palais museum in Paris. AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and designer Stella McCartney pay tribute to Madonna at the final of "UK Music Hall Of Fame", the Channel 4 series looking at popular music from the 1950's to the 1990's, at the Hackney Empire on November 11, 2004 in London. Jamie Theakston has, for the past few weeks, been asking the public to vote on who should enter Channel 4's Hall Of Fame, and the winners are inducted this evening. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
9/8/99 New York, NY. Paul McCartney with his daughter, Stella at the opening party of her new boutique, Chloe. Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA, Inc.
Stella McCartney with her award for Best International Designer at the Elle Style Awards, Home nightclub, London. (Photo by William Conran - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
374393 01: 12/06/99 New York, NY. Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Stella Mccartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Sofia Coppola and her father Francis Ford Coppola at the Chanel 1988 Fall/Winter Collection Fashion Show . (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
Fashion designer Stella McCartney gestures as she is cheered by the audience after the presentation of her Spring-Summer 2000 ready-to-wear collection for Chloe, 06 October 1999 at the Petit Palais museum in Paris. AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 8: Stella McCartney attends the grand opening of Chloe Boutique on September 8, 1999 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
373672 01: Stella McCartney attends the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's "Millennium Dresses and Auction A Very Liz Night" December 2, 1999 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA)

Paul McCartney & Stella McCartney during The 14th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1999.

Trotz berühmter Eltern hatte Stella McCartney als Kind keine Unmengen an Geld zur Verfügung. Das entfachte ihre Liebe zur Vintage-Mode, wie die Designerin jetzt verraten hat.
Alasdhair Willis and Stella McCartney pay tribute to the late Lagerfeld.
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A model presents a creation by Stella McCartney for the Chloe Spring-Summer 2000 ready-to-wear collection, 06 October 1999 at the Petit Palais museum in Paris. AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I think she had the coolest sense of style ever, but for me it was cool because it was her. It was a true reflection of her really not giving a s**t what people thought and, being the wife of a Beatle, I think that's pretty impressive.

"It's not that she was overtly confident, it's just that she really knew herself and wasn't afraid to be herself. So I admire women who have a real level of honesty through what they wear."

It was recently announced McCartney has designed tennis kits for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. The designs were created using material made from plastic waste taken from beaches before reaching the ocean, and a synthetic fibre made from plastic bottles and old clothes.

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