Now that I have the kids, I rarely have time to myself, and when I do, I am conscious that the things I enjoy doing – going shopping or getting pampered – cost a lot of money. I have posted before on how I often buy things second hand online. Recently however, I have discovered something that satisfies both my desire to shop and my desire to spend as little money as possible – charity shop shopping. What’s more, shopping at charity shops stops clothes from ending up in landfill (which is happening so much now that everyone buys cheap, ‘fast fashion’… things that they wear a handful of times and then throw away) plus of course, the charity benefits. Win-win for everybody. There are two charity shops in a shopping complex near me – Barnardos and British Heart Foundation, and I often combine a trip there with a trip to Lidl to do my weekly food shop. Below I have posted what I picked up there in my latest charity shop haul, maybe it will encourage you to check out your local charity shops too?
Barnardos sell kids clothes for £1.99 for 4 items which is an absolute bargain. I hit the jackpot here – the checked as seen in the image above is from Next and we love the Gruffalo in our family, so I am obsessed with this rubgy top. The t-shirt and Hawaiian shirt are ideal for our upcoming holiday.
This Laura Ashley wrap dress from Barnardos was an amazing £3… just had a look and Laura Ashley are selling a similar dress new for £75! I love this, it is such nice quality and is so flattering.
Finally, also from Barnardos (it was a good day there, not so much at BHF), this Barbie Beetle car was only £3. My daughter loves it.
Do you shop at charity shops? What has been your best charity shop haul to date?