I love nothing better than browsing in a charity shop! Charity shop chic is definitely my favourite style! These days, coming across genuine bargains, is much rarer than before, particularly in city centre charity stores who love to price things up, up, up. But sometimes, when you venture out of the city, you come up trumps!
Last weekend my other half allowed me the choice of one charity shop in Pitlochry on our pit-stop on the way up to an overnight at Loch Ness. In a small town with more than a few to choose from, I ran into the nearest, the Cancer Research UK shop, and was I glad I did! As well as a cute cat picture, and a lovely Pyrex gravy boat (every home should have one), I spotted this amazing long mohair knitted cardy-coat and it had to be mine. And at £15 it was a bargain! Instantly christened my Game of Thrones cardigan, I spent the weekend up north (Scotland’s north, not like, north of the wall – one for GOT fans… !) in it, in the chilly wind. Charity shop chic never felt so good!
Of course, once home I realised that I really needed to sort through my entire wardrobe, and get rid of some of the old things I never wear anymore. I put them in piles – charity shop or online sales – ebay or other selling sites, like Gumtree or Music Magpie – thought I did try to sell a copy of We Own The Night DVD on there once, and no-one bought it!And no wonder, it’s a terrible film!
I spent years shopping without thought, spending far too much money and building up debt. These days, I have a very different attitude. I still love shopping, but finding something amazing, for a bargain price, is so much more fun than just splurging in a high street store. Charity shop chic is pretty much my go-to style these days! I love the chase of it; browsing ebay for hours, or rummaging charity and vintage shops at my leisure, or scouring them quickly under duress as I did on this occasion, and feeling even more thrilled when I find a fab purchase! And if I can offload some stuff for even a small profit, even better!
The shot was taken in the charity shop, so I could see what the cardigan looked like before I bought it in the absence of a mirror in the store. What’s your favourite charity shop purchase? And do you sell when you buy?
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