It’s no secret that I love a charity shop (Or ‘thrift shop’ to my friends over the pond). You usually find me in one at least once a week. However, charity shops are not all created equal and I usually find that some are a LOT better than others. In my home town I avoid the ones in the centre of town. If you can actually find something in them that’s wearable, it’s usually overpriced. Plus they’re full of Primark cast-offs, which I avoid because they probably didn’t cost a whole lot more first-hand.
My favourite haunts are all outside the main town centre and this week’s visits produced a bumper haul.
First stop was in a little village called Marsden where one of the charity shops was having a sale. I bought a Lands End Pastel checked shirt and a Topshop mac for a mere 20 pence each!! What a bargain. That’s cheaper than a chocolate bar, people!!
The shops are full of the pastel trend at the moment and I wasn’t entirely convinced. It all seemed a bit too girly for me. Until now.
Plus, the flannel material is perfect for the perma-cold Yorkshire weather. Don’t be deceived by the sunshine, there was a cold breeze blowing.
I’ve had a mac on my wishlist for a while (I can’t be the only one who has a wishlist of clothes they wish to buy in their head??). This little number will serve me well until the weather heats up. Brr…
If you’d bought a coat for 20p, you’d be jumping too!
I found this Oasis dress in another shop for £1. It didn’t look like much on the hanger, but turned out it was a perfect fit.
I teamed it up with my new shoes. Originally from River Island, they only cost £3.50.
I truly believe that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to fill your wardrobe. You just need to look in the right places. I hope that this encourages you to go visit your local charity shops. Take the time to root through the rails and who knows what you might find!
In the meantime, I’ll keep you up to date if I find any more gems.
Happy shopping, people.