I’ve recently found myself popping into the odd charity shop again and remembered the joy of stumbling across a vintagy leather bag or the thrill finding an amazing dress miraculously in my size. Fate.
The usual advice is still best when hunting down hidden treasures; go for affluent neighbourhoods for higher-end designer brands or student areas for budget high-street threads. Although not charity-orientated pre-loved and e-Bay are also easy ways to locate second-hand, well…..anything.
Charity buys forego the ‘spending guilt’ and if you need further justification, its recycling too.
Here, I’ve listed some of my favourite second-hand purchases. On reflection many have out-lasted my high-street purchases and remain firm wardrobe favourites.
L.K. Bennett Leather Patent Block Heel Court Shoes £25 – better condition than most of my current shoes.
3 Bute St, London, Greater London SW7 3EY
Tweed Crombie Coat $20 AUD – this hasn’t got any labels whatsoever so I took some guesses at garment care and sizing.
‘Vinnies’ in Paddington, Sydney (short for a charity called St Vincent’s)
Oxford Street 292, 2021 Sydney, NSW
Faux Leather Burgundy Clutch £6.00
93 High Street Wimbledon, London
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