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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 12:20 PM
    This is a new thread to take over from this one: What is your charity shop bargain?

    I will put a linky to this thread onto the old one



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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 16th Jul 19, 8:58 PM
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    This is a very similar style to the dress I got, down to the cut and the frills. Mine is just a little longer and with different polka dots.

    https://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/elise-dress-riviera-blue-polka-dot/sty-w0102-lbl?cat=C2_S2_G189&awc=1669_1563288517_7b1616447dd 034e3997296319882dcce&code=6T2C&cm_mmc=AWUK-_-101101-_-Affiliates-_-text

    I love it so much!
    Originally posted by Laredouter
    Ooooh lovely dress Lucky you finding it!
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    • medsdemon
    • By medsdemon 17th Jul 19, 8:27 AM
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    I’m trying to stay away from all shops atm but also when I do shop consider secondhand before buying new.

    The last thing I got was a limited edition Bialetti coffee pot for £2. Was so chuffed.

    We were in Edinburgh briefly on Sunday and nipped in a charity shop on passing for a browse. It was fab and full of good stuff but very high pricing. Did see a pair of lovely Reiker ankle boots that were hardly worn and looked like new for £7.99 but they were too big . Would have been perfect for the winter as my hardy Uggs are starting to look worse for wear and need replacing, and they would have looked good with skirts or jeans. Never mind I will find what I’m looking for eventually.
    Grocery challenge October: £228.28/£250.00 NSD 4 ( not completed)
    Grocery challenge November : £291.65/300.00 NSD 10
    Grocery challenge December : £0/240.00 NSD
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Jul 19, 9:30 AM
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    Pollycat, you were not robbed, you selected carefully, got the good stuff & should now get a small tray to nest them on & then fill them with olives & almonds & lish nibblesome things that persuade you into another drink...

    You should also update your Will so they come to me in a few decades time?! Plan to have lots of different things to fit into the dishes when the medics abscond with the function of your other foot?!
    Originally posted by DigForVictory


    I've been at it again.

    Oxfam have had a selection of Denby Greenwich for a while.
    I looked at salt and pepper pots a few weeks ago but they each had a £4.99 price on.
    These are the taller style rather than the dumpy ones that I already have.
    Anyway, I was ruminating on them and the guy said 'if you're interested, I'll knock £1.00 off as we've had them for a while'.
    'So £7.98 for the 2', I said.
    'No, £3.99 for the pair'.
    So I splurged.

    In our local hospice shop, I found a small enamelled frog brooch.
    Bright gold in colour with vivid green enamel.
    It should have had 4 tiny sparkly stones on its back but one was missing.
    Instead of £3.50, the chap let me have it for 50p.
    I love frogs.
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 19th Jul 19, 2:43 PM
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    After a week of finding no bargains in the chazza shops I was not expecting much today. However...I trundled into the big Mind shop behind two yummy mummies with Landrover sized buggies, copious Waitrose bags and various offspring. Across the shop I spotted a dress on the rails that I was sure had my name on it so like a Blue Streak rocket I shot across the shop sending YM's/buggies/Waitrose goodies and assorted toddlers flying . I was right!!! It was a Long Tall Sally A line/skater type dress in a heavy black and turquoise floral patterned fabric. Sleeveless and fitted into the waist with a lining that has a bit of net attached to the skirt to give a slight sticky out effect. Supposed to be knee length but I must be short, (5'9") in LTS terms as it comes to mid calf on me Fits beautifully and I love it. Priced at £6.50 and BNWT!! Found it online...£90 originally and currently in the sale at £45. Oh happy days


    https://www.longtallsally.com/dresses/floral-aline-v-neck-dress-05AB053/p

    (Actually it looks a lot nicer than the photo!!)
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    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 19th Jul 19, 4:43 PM
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    miro - that was a good find, LTS is quite scarce I find. I'm about the same height as you and I can't wear their jeans, I have a 34" inside leg and they are just too long for me, I can wear their trousers so they must be a shade shorter.
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 19th Jul 19, 5:11 PM
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    miro - that was a good find, LTS is quite scarce I find. I'm about the same height as you and I can't wear their jeans, I have a 34" inside leg and they are just too long for me, I can wear their trousers so they must be a shade shorter.
    Originally posted by dolly84
    The thing I particularly like about LTS is that they seem to fit the waist of garments reasonably close to where mine happens to be! Lots of other retailers (esp M&S!!) now seem to have the waist for dresses far too high so I look as if I'm wearing an empire line
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jul 19, 6:42 PM
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    Today I visited our Air Ambulance £1 shop.
    I found a Minuet bottle green lurex short cardigan that is designed like a jacket with a collar and fab big beaded buttons. Also detachable shoulder pads (that will be detached).
    A M&S short cardigan in a minty colour ('seafoam' according to M&S - I'd not argue).
    A BNWT M&S Autograph black dress. Fully lined with a crepe over blouse.
    Not sure if it will fit
    Not sure if it's 'me' even if it does fit.
    But with a M&S price tag of £99, reduced to £40, how could I resist?
    Each item £1.00.
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 19th Jul 19, 7:26 PM
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    Our Hospice warehouse shop is moving premises, and what stock they have left is being discounted, including half price on all bric-a-brac.

    For the grand total of £1 I came out with a Cath Kidston large mug, another unbranded mug that is now my favourite - it says "A cup of tea makes everything better", and two of those acrylic make-up organisers that TK Maxx sell for about a fiver each. Not a mark on any of my finds, as new after a good wash.
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 19th Jul 19, 11:04 PM
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    The £3 and under cancer research shop now no longer seems to be sticking to anywhere near that policy with a very strange assortment of prices. Anyway I got a running top for DD with wicking properties etc for £2 so even if couch to 5k is a flash in the pan it doesnít really matter with such little outlay. Dh got a pair of like new timberland jeans for £5 and I got 4mtrs of Andrew Martin Caroline Quartermaine July fabric in biscuit with a red flower for £7
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 20th Jul 19, 7:02 AM
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    miro - I love LTS sleeves, it feels like a luxury - especially in a shirt - to have sleeves that go to my wrist, 'normal' brands don't do them anywhere near long enough for me so they are uncomfortable in my size or I have to go large. The exceptions to that are Crew Clothing, Jack Wills and some Seasalt.


    pollycat - £1 for a £99 dress - wow.


    I will be going on my usual Saturday hunt today.
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    • Magpie100
    • By Magpie100 20th Jul 19, 2:10 PM
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    A new town so new charity shops for me today ... it's an affluent area right at the end of a tube line.

    A very pretty pink floral dress by a brand called Louche. I had never heard of it but it's this: https://www.joythestore.com/womenswear/clothing/dresses/printed-dresses

    None of these are quite the same as the one I bought, but it's very similar. £14, so top end pricing; a lot of ££ but given they are RRP £45-55 a bargain. Planing to wear it to a garden party 40th tomorrow.

    A pair of unworn light summer shoes. The brand is the hip tee: https://www.thehiptee.com/en/content/63-the-brand. Their website is inexplicable, with no discernible prices, or indeed stock - I think they are in-store only. Anyway, they are Spanish! Shoes were £8.99 and very similar to Toms, which I like and have had in the past but only last 18 months or so for me.

    A Nike lightweight jacket. Very pleased with this. £12 - so again not cheap, but this is in perfect condition and I will wear it a lot as I do a lot of outdoor exercise. It's quite long. Nike RRP will be £40-50 I should think.

    Two camisole vests by Ann Taylor. I think this is an American brand. These are pale blue and cream and were £1.50 each. I always find this sort of undervest really handy as soon as autumn hits and I will get a lot of wear out of them. I also find I can't keep these very pale colours from going grey eventually so I am happy to pay £1.50 for each because I'll probably only get 6 months wear out of them.

    A French Connection top for £4.50. Green, pinks and greys with a pattern of Chinese-style landscapes and animals (tigers, birds, etc). I find FC reasonable quality but overpriced new so pleased with this.

    Am still enjoying putting all my finds on Instagram and mostly when I go to work I am now head-to-toe secondhand, which makes me extremely happy!

    Enjoying reading about everyone's recent finds. Happy weekend!
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 20th Jul 19, 2:24 PM
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    The city centre St Gemma's Hospice shop seemed to have loads of stuff reduced to 99p today so I came away with a pair of b/n M & S smart straight legged trousers in a taupe shade. M & S price tag said 'Was £25 reduced to £15' so a bargain at 99p methinks.
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    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 20th Jul 19, 5:18 PM
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    Have had a few finds today. I got DH a Karrimor zip neck running top £1.99, a Supa Modern canvas cross body messenger bag, I believe it is a mans but it is quite compact, a neutral grey colour and will be ideal for travel - £3.99. A H&M cream blouse, semi sheer but heavyweight, v neck, 3/4 sleeves with a fluted shape, the front is double lined so no need for a cami top - £1.75. A George grey jumper, crew neck, from below the shoulders at the back it is a lightweight fabric in white with blue paisley print, £1.


    I saved the best till last, in the Oxfam shop where everything is £1.99 (they sell all the unsold items there) I found a gorgeous All Saints 100% Cashmere jumper, it is a small so I passed it to DD and she pounced on it, get home and it turns out it fits me. This is it below, same colour as this one too. Apparently is £106 new, it looks perfect and has the dry cleaning label attached to the care label.


    https://www.google.com/search?q=all+saints+kasha&tbm=isch&source=univ&cli ent=firefox-b-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiTgK_Q_cPjAhWwVBUIHUt9DHwQ7Al6BA gIECQ&biw=1366&bih=632#imgrc=WTU0EK4VP0f9dM:
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    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 21st Jul 19, 10:06 AM
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    Had a cracking find in a local charity shop by me yesterday. Picked up the first 11 books out of the "How To Train Your Dragon" series by Cressida Cowell.. 20p each!! There's only 12 in the collection so only missing the last book. They are mint condition as well, my daughter was made up
    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 21st Jul 19, 12:29 PM
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    Love the all saints cashmere jumper what a fab find.

    Dh and I went to Louth again for the afternoon itís such a nice place to wander round and has lovely independent shops as well as cs. At the £1 Sue Ryder I got an m and s cardigan for dd number 2. She will hopefully be starting her career in October and needs a work wardrobe. Next sale, Dorothy Perkins and m and s sales have all come up trumps but bits like cardigans and the odd cs dress are really helpful in bulking out the professional working woman look.

    Also in the 99p shop I got a joseph knitted wool, silk and cashmere tunic which seem to be about £195 on line. I also got a Ganni tunic dress which is a Copenhagen brand with hefty price tags so again about £200 finally got a royal mer Bretagne heavy cardigan cost on website £200 upwards. I also got a pair of spotty wellies for youngest dd. So Iím very impressed with my 99p deals. You have to sort through quite a lot of primark etc to find the bargains but they are definitely there
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 22nd Jul 19, 7:30 AM
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    Love the all saints cashmere jumper what a fab find.

    Dh and I went to Louth again for the afternoon itís such a nice place to wander round and has lovely independent shops as well as cs. At the £1 Sue Ryder I got an m and s cardigan for dd number 2. She will hopefully be starting her career in October and needs a work wardrobe. Next sale, Dorothy Perkins and m and s sales have all come up trumps but bits like cardigans and the odd cs dress are really helpful in bulking out the professional working woman look.

    Also in the 99p shop I got a joseph knitted wool, silk and cashmere tunic which seem to be about £195 on line. I also got a Ganni tunic dress which is a Copenhagen brand with hefty price tags so again about £200 finally got a royal mer Bretagne heavy cardigan cost on website £200 upwards. I also got a pair of spotty wellies for youngest dd. So Iím very impressed with my 99p deals. You have to sort through quite a lot of primark etc to find the bargains but they are definitely there
    Originally posted by bobsa1

    Great bargains there. I would never be buying such pricey brands new but people must think I spend a fortune on clothes.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd Jul 19, 3:38 PM
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    Some great bargains reported recently.
    Today I saw a cardigan in Barnados - the colour called to me, it's a sort-of animal print in cream, biscuit, pinks, puce and grey.
    And as soon as I laid hands on it I thought 'you're cashmere'.
    And it was. M&S 100% cashmere. £3.50. And it's in the freezer.

    A DAKS hat, trilby-style in dark green & tan with navy and red.
    And a lovely feather trim.
    Great quality - apparently this company holds 3 royal warrants.

    It's small size and fits me perfectly.

    £2.50 Sue Ryder.
    It will look fab with my navy crombie coat this coming winter.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 22nd Jul 19, 6:45 PM
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    There are days I am convinced I have trained the chaps wrong & should have larned them cashmere. I think there might be an issue with the freezer though. My lads regard frozen food largely as 'extra chewy'...

    Just the washing machine goes at least once a day, loaded by the chaps, and thus my crystal ball of alternate futures is very clear it couldn't have worked for us, whereas the Great Wall of China is just a heartwarming array of different colours & shapes gleaming at me through the plastic & in some cases tissue & or bubble-wrap.

    Oh, Poillycat, Daks Googles as a
    British Fashion House which epitomises luxury, sophistication and quality tailoring
    so eminently suitable for you!

    Dear heavens, how stunningly well dressed you must all be! Awed at these amazing finds, just cba hunting glorious clothing that won't fit me next month, whereas I've yet to find the piece of Denby that was the wrong size. (Or benefited from freezing after purchase.)

    I staggered back somewhat crackered from a week delivering training in far-too-hot-for-me London to find Himself had sorted a welcome home of of Langley: Lucerne & Patrician - He Even Found Plates!

    And a 2 pint teapot which I may house with my mother who really doesn't 'get' tea in volume - she keeps getting up & making another small mug. Which is wrong, so I leap up like a jack in the box for each of these overgrown thimblesful. At least with a pot sat glinting, I can stay hydrated and listen better!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 22nd Jul 19, 7:34 PM
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    whereas the Great Wall of China is just a heartwarming array of different colours & shapes gleaming at me through the plastic & in some cases tissue & or bubble-wrap.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    You need a china room.

    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 23rd Jul 19, 5:52 AM
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    LOL at DFV (as always).
    British Fashion House which epitomises luxury, sophistication and quality tailoring
    This ^^^^ is so not me.

    Reading the DAKS website, I think I should return the hat to avoid bringing the brand into disrepute.
    It's good to see a company founded 125 years ago still doing business.

    I think your lads are doing just fine as they are.
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