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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 1:20 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 12th May 18, 1:17 PM
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    I did the rounds of my local charity shops yesterday but I was only tempted by a couple of things which I talked myself out of eventually so I left them. Regretting it now!! In Oxfam they had two brand new, feather & down, cushion inners for £3.99 the pair...lovely and squidgy and poofy - would have been a vast improvement on a couple of my existing ones!. Also I spotted in another chazza, in the window, a brand new straw sunhat, classic ladies panama shape and looked very good quality. I'm sure I've seen the exact same one in M & S. Didn't even go in to find out the price. Would have been perfect for me forthcoming holibobs. Will be passing both shops in the morning on my way to the hospice jumble sale...wonder what the chances are of them still being there??!!
    Originally posted by Mir!

    Yay! Got the cushion inners! Not sure about the Panama hat tho...they wanted £5.99 for it...so I left it after all.

    From the hospice jumble sale I got a b/n pair of M & S ankle grazer trousers in black 'embossed' kind of fabric...price tag of £49.50 still attached...paid £2 and fit perfectly. Had a squiz in the BHF shop and found a Museum of Modern Art, New York silk scarf in shades of royal blue, hot pink and lilac. Paid £2.99 for it which I thought was a bit steep but it is nice. I collect 'museum' silk scarves and have quite a few now, (all purchased from charity shops I might say...no way will I pay £55 for a silk scarf as seen recently in the British Museum!!!). I'm still thinking about that bliddy hat tho!!!!!
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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 12th May 18, 1:21 PM
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    So last night, bf casually goes !!!8220;I have a 90!!!8217;s-themed fancy dress party to go to tomorrow night, can u take me shopping for a costume?!!!8221; - NOTICE!!! He!!!8217;s also been moaning that he!!!8217;s worn out more work trousers & doesn!!!8217;t have any cargo shorts for this nice weather & whinging he can!!!8217;t afford new clothes - I think he was trying to challenge me lol as he knows I don!!!8217;t buy new clothes!

    So I sent him off to golf while I spent the morning happily searching through all the charity shops in the city to find him 90!!!8217;s stonewash grunge jeans, a 90!!!8217;s band t-shirt & a flannel shirt - I spent less than £20 & came back with an awesome haul of the following:

    - 90!!!8217;s jeans (£1!)
    - red & black flannel shirt (£4)
    - Blue Harbour navy chinos (£1)
    - M&S lightweight grey chinos (£4)
    - F&F navy cargo shorts (£1)
    - M&S black jeans (£2.50)

    and, for me,:

    - Broderie anglais eveningwear trousers (£1)
    - H&M cable-knit grey jumper (£1)
    - Official Defying Gravity Wicked t-shirt (£2)

    Sadly no appropriate band t-shirt but they sell them in HMV so he can splurge on one of those given I got his shirt & jeans for £5! And he has doc martens already so costume done!
    Last edited by kboss2010; 12-05-2018 at 1:26 PM.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 12th May 18, 4:40 PM
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    Ah, my lot are as bad.
    Hence me having this link handy


    But wowza, Great Haul!
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 12th May 18, 11:55 PM
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    I'm still thinking about that bliddy hat tho!!!!!
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Ermmm.....must have been wittering on about that hat this afty.....

    The Bloke: 'Just popping out for 5 mins or so.......'

    (TB returns)

    Me: 'What's in the bag?'

    The Bloke: Deposits said hat on head of moi saying,,,,'can we talk about summat else but hats now?'

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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 13th May 18, 1:19 AM
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    Ah, my lot are as bad.
    Hence me having this link handy


    But wowza, Great Haul!
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Thanks!

    So yeah, I wasn!!!8217;t gonna go to this party but 5 mins b4 leaving, bf goes !!!8220;Would u mind coming with me?!!!8221; ... so I had 10 minutes to pull a 90!!!8217;s costume out of my wardrobe (it!!!8217;s a good job I hoarded a lot of my teenage self!!!8217;s clothes & shoes!) - walked downstairs in brown leather 90!!!8217;s platform boots, black shorts, a green tank top & a brown leather jacket with my hair in a plait ... arrived at the party & some random dude yells !!!8220;Hey, love the Lara Croft costume!!!!8221; - random dude, u made my night! !!!128514;

    Yeah, I admit, I am rather smug currently at my ability to costume up just about anyone on demand like Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie !!!8220;One Fine Day!!!8221;! Last time bf did that, I made him a Dalmatian costume out of a pair of cow print pjs, painted his face, gave him a hoodie with dog ears & dressed up as Cruella De Ville. Coz I!!!8217;m *that* mean to useless men who can!!!8217;t organise a knees-up in a brewery but expect me to pull a costume out of my ***!
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th May 18, 8:30 AM
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    They've closed and knocked down all our charity shops to rebuild the town and stated no more charity shops allowed. Have to travel a distance now, but will serve them right for missing out on our money in other shops.
    Originally posted by lesbro
    So what are they going to do with all the empty shops when businesses close down because they can't afford the rents and rates?


    Anyhoo, I've got a few bargains recently.
    Visited 19 charity shops on my wanderings yesterday (and still had time for a few drinks in the pub ).
    I bought 2 scarves - 1 is lightweight in green with fuchsia flowers on (nicer than it sounds) and a heavy one in fab shades of terracotta, orange, moss green and dark lilacs in an Aztec style pattern. It has lovely fringes on the end.

    First was 99p from Lighthouse shop, the other was £2.50 from local Hospice. It didn't have a price on and wasn't cheap but by the time they'd told me the price I'd fallen in love with the colours.

    A pair of Pavers leather sandals in a dark wedgewood blue, hardly worn. £3.99.
    A new pair of Asics trainers (£85.00 on Asics website) £4.99
    Both from Oxfam
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 14th May 18, 2:34 PM
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    a word of warning....

    I was in cr and saw a very pretty coloured pink bag went to look picked it up very cheap feeling thought I wont bother and what was written on the side ?? B and H....contents enjoyed and empty bag sitting there....watch out folks its everywhere
    on the brink...
    • Laredouter
    • By Laredouter 14th May 18, 3:24 PM
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    I popped into the charity shops after my appointment to look for a denim skirt to wear when the weather gets nicer and came out with a few other bits

    From Sue Ryder
    An immaculate dark wash Crew Clothing denim skirt- £3.25. This was exactly what I wanted, a slightly longer denim skirt that could almost pass for office wear. Should look lovely dressed up and down.
    A Joules top - £3.95. It is a white and 3/4 length sleeve, with some thin blue Breton style stripes and brightly coloured flowers on the top half. It is really thick cotton and it is so smart.
    A vintage leather Ted Baker belt- £2.25. It is a men's belt but fits me really nicely and it is so soft. I have been keeping my eye out for a really smart leather belt for some time so I am very pleased and was willing to pay the fairly steep price for it.

    From Banardo's
    A silk white peasant style top from Jack Wills- £1.99. Sadly I got it home and it didn't fit very nicely on me, so I will sell it on depop and give the profits to the charity.
    A black men's Gucci shirt- £3.99. I actually bought this in the intention of selling on and donating the profits. I think it is authentic as all of the labels and that seem genuine after a couple of hours of scrutiny, and the authenticity code checks out. Hopefully I should be able to make them some decent money
    A silk maxi dress from People Tree in hand printed (according to the label) reds and browns- £3.99. I bought this with the intent to sell it on for the charity, but I made the mistake of trying it on. I don't know what it is about this dress as it looks like a big nightie, but I tried it on and fell in love. I can imagine it with a denim jacket with rolled up sleeves, a clutch bag and some strappy kitten heels, or I could let my fluffy blonde hair out of its perma-ponytail, throw on a shawl and channel my inner Gold Dust Woman. Why did I have to love this blimming dress haha

    I am going on a self imposed charity shop ban now.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th May 18, 3:30 PM
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    From Air Ambulance yesterday:
    A TU jersey dress with cap sleeves in white with lovely big flower design - pink hollyhocks (?), jade and blue dahlias or maybe peonies (?) and orange daisies. It has inserts down the front (underarm to hip length) in blue (same colour as flowers) and white checks.
    It does sound hideous but it's slimming and very fresh looking.
    Day dress for my holiday.
    £1.00

    I have a jade cardigan just the right shade and some Birkenstock sandals that are perfect.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th May 18, 4:17 PM
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    I am going on a self imposed charity shop ban now.
    Originally posted by Laredouter
    No way, now you've caught the bug there's no going back

    I've bought quite a bit lately, including a huge porcelain biscuit barrel for £2, double clothes rail and rack for £12, and one of these BNWT for £1.50 (RRP varies, from £5 to a silly £9.95 from Amazon):



    I've also added to my book collection by another 12. Got some carckers in there
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 14th May 18, 7:05 PM
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    Bit of an expensive buy, (for me!), this afternoon - a 'Star by Julien MacDonald' dress in shades of purple, turquoise and cream. Fitted stylee and lovely heavy cotton with a bit of stretch. Spent an hour or so doing a few alterations to improve the fit and let the hem down too. Bit of a faff but I'm now very pleased with it. As new and cost £8
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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 14th May 18, 8:20 PM
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    Nipped in to a local cancer charity shop. ( They get some lovely things but not that cheap) Long silky dress for my holiday - black with fuchsia shades on hem and the bust area £4 and a brand new turquoise m&s top with 3/4 sleeves and a nice pleated trim on the neckline £6. I know it was on the dear side but the colour was beautiful and perfect condition. It will also go with a couple of other items n my wardrobe
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 15th May 18, 2:51 PM
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    My neighbour was having some work done today which involved much heavy drilling so inspired by this and the lovely sunshine I escaped to Otley for a mooch around the charity shops and a sit by the river. Called into the St Gemmas 99p shop as I had a purse full of small change that I wanted to get rid of and thought I would at least find a 99p t shirt to spend it on. Ha! Spotted a plain white shirt on the rails, Russell Collection make, (appears to be 'workwear' but a white shirt is a white shirt!!), in a nice herringbone patterned cotton and BNWT. Found it selling on Amazon for £25. Couldn't even have bought the 15 buttons for 99p


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russell-Collection-Womens-Sleeve-Herringbone/dp/B00HZGJL70/ref=sr_1_20?s=clothing&ie=UTF8&qid=1526392218&sr=1-20&keywords=russell%2Bcollection&th=1&psc=1
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th May 18, 3:15 PM
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    My neighbour was having some work done today which involved much heavy drilling so inspired by this and the lovely sunshine I escaped to Otley for a mooch around the charity shops and a sit by the river. Called into the St Gemmas 99p shop as I had a purse full of small change that I wanted to get rid of and thought I would at least find a 99p t shirt to spend it on. Ha! Spotted a plain white shirt on the rails, Russell Collection make, (appears to be 'workwear' but a white shirt is a white shirt!!), in a nice herringbone patterned cotton and BNWT. Found it selling on Amazon for £25. Couldn't even have bought the 15 buttons for 99p


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russell-Collection-Womens-Sleeve-Herringbone/dp/B00HZGJL70/ref=sr_1_20?s=clothing&ie=UTF8&qid=1526392218&sr=1-20&keywords=russell%2Bcollection&th=1&psc=1
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Thats lovely and just what Im looking for as well, well done on finding it for such a brilliant price
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Frith
    • By Frith 15th May 18, 3:55 PM
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    From St Johns Worcester and Barnards Green today.

    Seasalt pale green sleeveless top
    White Stuff vest top
    Labels cut off dark blue top

    Cristiano Ronaldo t shirt for son2

    New with tags Fat Face t shirt for son1
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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 15th May 18, 4:09 PM
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    Took some bits into Sally Army - saw two lovely 50's style summer dresses, one red and white with a circular skirt, the other black and white - both of them no good for me - right size and length but because I am tall the waistlines were too high Consoled myself with a brand new hand held cleaner 600w and heavy, a bit like a dirt devil in Barnardo's for £4.99! Just the jobby on my boat
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 16th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    In my local hospice shop Weldmar I picked up a marks and Spencerís jumper BNWT for £5.00. Itís got a bold flower print all over it and was last years season.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th May 18, 2:17 PM
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    Well I went looking for a white blouse to wear under the jumper I got the other week ( its a loose knit and very revealing) couldn't find one so need up with a bnwt pink one for £2.50

    Also picked up a lovely white embroidered one with lovely flowing sleeves from Wallis for the same price. Not new but VGC

    Im a happy bunny
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Potternerd
    • By Potternerd 16th May 18, 9:04 PM
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    Some lovely soft leather lace up Camper shoes, hardly worn for £5 whichever I'm really pleased with but will need a clear out as I've bought a few pairs recently. A white Levi's jacket for the summer £8 which is more than I would usually pay, but other times stuff is super cheap so it all balances out. My local hospice has one of those posh boutiquey shops and I have my eye on a Seasalt skirt in there but it's £15 which is ridiculous as Seasalt had it in their sale for £19, so hopefully they'll reduce the price and I can swoop in.
    My best recent bargain though was a pair of almost new Nike trainers which have prompted me to do Couch to 5K. I'm up to week 6 and have actually managed to run ( very very slowly ) for 20 minutes non stop. Trainers were £4.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th May 18, 9:26 PM
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    My best recent bargain though was a pair of almost new Nike trainers which have prompted me to do Couch to 5K. I'm up to week 6 and have actually managed to run ( very very slowly ) for 20 minutes non stop. Trainers were £4.
    Originally posted by Potternerd
    Well done! I'm an avid walker, but have never been able to run. I mean NEVER.
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