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Do you like shopping in charity shops? share your bargains!

(50 Posts)
warmandwooly Tue 30-Aug-11 17:09:33

Not had any big bargains- i have not found a Dior dress for fifty pence or anything like that. I did get a Cath Kidson pouch for one pound. I have had some good bags that I love. Share your bargains...

crazynanna Tue 30-Aug-11 17:14:52

I live in Charity shops smile
Genuine Louis Vuitton (sp) bag for £1
19th century Witches Ball for £2
Many more..have to think.

defineme Tue 30-Aug-11 17:18:59

I got a radley bag for £3, but I know many on the style thread wouldn't rate that!

I just like the fact that I can buy 5 tops for £20 and that's my new summer wardrobe-people ask where they're from and I can say French Connection or where ever with a straight face now!

knitknack Tue 30-Aug-11 17:36:17

Citizens of humanity jeans (unworn) for £4!

BooBooGlass Tue 30-Aug-11 17:38:54

Knitknat, I got some new Citizens of Humanity jeans for £3. Beat ya wink Wearign them now, I bloody love them.

knitknack Tue 30-Aug-11 17:39:52

ha! that's brilliant!

heather1980 Tue 30-Aug-11 17:59:07

our local shops are full of primark and peacocks.
but i have got loads of mini boden stuff for the kids in the BHF for £2-3 an item.

jellybeans208 Tue 30-Aug-11 18:02:20

Bought a radley limited edition picture bag for a fiver. Thats my best by miles

jellybeans208 Tue 30-Aug-11 18:03:12

I will add I used it for a bit then sold it on ebay for 65 quid!

Marne Tue 30-Aug-11 18:06:03

I bought a Burberry Skirt for Dd2 last week for £2, sadly it didn't fit her so i stuck it on e-bay and it sold for £22. I have also found a few bits of Boden for the dd's.

GiraffesHaveMoreFun Tue 30-Aug-11 18:07:13

7 jeans for a tenner.

nokissymum Tue 30-Aug-11 18:09:16

I go to my local charity shop to buy story books for ds, £1 for 5! All in pristine condition.

I also got a fantastic cable cardigan from there last winter, it was £10 but brand new.

garlicnutter Tue 30-Aug-11 18:21:59

Just did my six-monthly clothes shop (£140) at Sue Ryder and the cut-off-labels sale shop. Am most delighted, especially with my cut-off-label Karen Millen stuff and the £4 second-hand trousers, which are Dorothy Perkins but exactly what I wanted. If I'd been this much of a cheapskate before I needed to become one, I wouldn't need to be such a cheapskate now! ... if you see what I mean confused

Never thought of re-baying charity shop finds, though, thanks!!

warmandwooly Tue 30-Aug-11 19:10:17

Wow! The charity shops I usually go in are full of Primark bits and pieces. It's been on the odd occassion that I have found my good items. I

chocolateteabag Tue 30-Aug-11 19:45:01

Oh BooBoo you beat me! I managed to find a pair of Citizens for Humanity jeans this weekend for £9.50 - still love them though.

I also look for miniboden and john Lewis clothes, Cashmere jumpers and tweed jackets (which I cut up to make stuff!)

We have a good selection of shops where I live (and clearly some rich people).

MissKittyEliza Tue 30-Aug-11 19:49:40

Kew and Boden knitwear.

I love the idea of recycling and as long as there's no overpowering smell, I'll buy pretty much anything.

ChablisLover Tue 30-Aug-11 19:52:24

Love it

Have bought a Hobbs dress today for £3.95. A superdry jumper for £4.

Becoming quite a regular in the shops.

EttiKetti Tue 30-Aug-11 19:54:36

Hobbs brown velvet blazer with tags £5.
Mustard silk Monsoon top £2.50
Monsoon black cropped cardigan £2

kitya Tue 30-Aug-11 19:55:03

Where on earth do you all live?

garlicnutter Tue 30-Aug-11 20:04:00

I was wondering that, kitya! Can I get a bus there?

pink4ever Tue 30-Aug-11 20:07:16

I presume all the posters above dont live in my town then? The clothes in ours are all primark/matalan or next if you are very lucky and are over priced. I have got some nice stuff for dcs though-designer at debenhams pieces,zara or john lewis.

NatureAbhorsAHoover Tue 30-Aug-11 20:14:31

I've bought some lovely things at the posh charity shops around Marylebone High St but the best is the small country town ones where you get things for 50p and half a dozen trashy novels for a pound grin

cat64 Tue 30-Aug-11 20:22:41

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yellowsubmarine41 Tue 30-Aug-11 20:26:55

My best charity shop one-stop haul was a Peter Storm coat for dd, Mini boden top for ds, funky astronaut children's storage case, Bagpuss pyjama case and sequiny shoulder bag for dd's stocking. All for less than £5.

crazynanna Tue 30-Aug-11 20:31:53

I live in North London,*Kitya*,so I can get to the charity shops in Highgate,Hampstead and Muswell Hill...'Nuff said wink

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