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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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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 12th Jul 18, 9:57 AM
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    Finished my jigsaw so going to redonate it today and hope to get a bargain on another one
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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 10:17 AM
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    Spent £200 in Oxfam over a few weeks but got Coach and Rowallan bags, lots of Jaeger knitwear, Windsmoor BNWT lined linen trousers, Prada as new wool trousers, Katharine Hamnett, Murano heart pendant and much more. Basically re-stocked my wardrobe other than coats, undies and shoes. No cheap shops or department store stuff at all. Also picked up a Ermenegildo Zegna shirt for Mr Stepford for 19.99
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
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    Spent £200 in Oxfam over a few weeks but got Coach and Rowallan bags, lots of Jaeger knitwear, Windsmoor BNWT lined linen trousers, Prada as new wool trousers, Katharine Hamnett, Murano heart pendant and much more. Basically re-stocked my wardrobe other than coats, undies and shoes. No cheap shops or department store stuff at all. Also picked up a Ermenegildo Zegna shirt for Mr Stepford for 19.99
    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    I have a Rowallan bag (bought from a charity shop years ago), it's lovely quality.
    I didn't know the brand when I bought it but thought it was a bargain - and Google proved me right.
    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 10:23 AM
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    Absolutely agree Pollycat, it's just such soft leather. I hadn't heard of them before either.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 12th Jul 18, 10:24 AM
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    Spent £200 in Oxfam over a few weeks but got Coach and Rowallan bags, lots of Jaeger knitwear, Windsmoor BNWT lined linen trousers, Prada as new wool trousers, Katharine Hamnett, Murano heart pendant and much more. Basically re-stocked my wardrobe other than coats, undies and shoes. No cheap shops or department store stuff at all. Also picked up a Ermenegildo Zegna shirt for Mr Stepford for 19.99
    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    I'd recognise quality clothing, but nothing with a designer tag. I doubt I've spent over £200 in chazzers in the past 12 months, despite multiple visits and purchases - including at least 100 books, plenty of clothes and a couple of bigger items (my Dri-Buddi and double clothes rail springs to mind).
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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 10:34 AM
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    I would agree that not all designer clothing is quality stuff. For example I bought a Nudie Jeans tshirt from ASOS and it didn't last a year. Charity shop don't always know fashion labels though. I've snapped up bargain shirts from Ermenegildo Zegna and New & Lingwood for the OH and seen Marks and Spencer Per Una at silly prices.

    I'm decluttering and have sold four or five boxes of books to We Buy Books and have a huge box of books for Oxfam in hall at the moment and they've had two boxes of books already. I don't find great books in charity shops much
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 18, 10:35 AM
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    I'd recognise quality clothing, but nothing with a designer tag. I doubt I've spent over £200 in chazzers in the past 12 months, despite multiple visits and purchases - including at least 100 books, plenty of clothes and a couple of bigger items (my Dri-Buddi and double clothes rail springs to mind).
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    You'd not get a Coach bag for £200 so if the quality is good, it's a great buy if you like it.
    Rowallan bags are cheaper but still good quality leather.


    And I guess it depends which area you're doing your shopping in.
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 12th Jul 18, 10:38 AM
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    I have a Rowallan bag (bought from a charity shop years ago), it's lovely quality.
    I didn't know the brand when I bought it but thought it was a bargain - and Google proved me right.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Absolutely agree Pollycat, it's just such soft leather. I hadn't heard of them before either.
    Originally posted by MrsStepford

    Agree...Rowallan bags are beautiful! I bought one yonks ago from the Lakeland Leather shop in Northallerton, (in the sale, of course). Black silky soft leather, cross body messenger stylee - used constantly and looks as good as new still.

    Yesterday found me in a pawsh part of town so had a squiz in the chazza shops there....OMG the prices!! Did find a lovely pure silk Monsoon dress in a very eye catching colourway of turquoise white and lavender though for £6.99. Sleeveless, scoopy neck and bias cut. Looks as if it may have been bought for a wedding or special occasion and only worn the once. Now have a dilemma as the dress is full length, (to the floor), and I am unlikely to be going to anything which would necessitate such a frock in the immediate future. I could shorten it which would make it more wearable but the hem would need to be rolled and hand stitched which would be a right old faff! Do I bother or do I wait for a suitable 'long frock' occasion?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 18, 10:40 AM
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    I would agree that not all designer clothing is quality stuff. For example I bought a Nudie Jeans tshirt from ASOS and it didn't last a year. Charity shop don't always know fashion labels though. I've snapped up bargain shirts from Ermenegildo Zegna and New & Lingwood for the OH and seen Marks and Spencer Per Una at silly prices.
    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    I wouldn't have classed ASOS as 'designer'.

    I agree about some charity shops not knowing about labels.
    In my experience, it can often go the other way - they overprice what they think is a good brand.

    One of my best bargains was a raincoat by Aigle:
    My latest bargain - that I had to leave on the rail and have a wander round to think about before going back in and buying - was an AIGLE trenchcoat/raincoat.
    I'd not heard of this make before but it really shouted 'quality' in the fabric and style.

    It's brown check with the check being more shadow-y IYSWIM and has that extra bit across the shoulders at the back but it also comes under the arms and across the chest (sounds awful, but it looks great).
    It has a button-off hood that actually fits, the belt is held on with an extra piece of material that buttons off and the back split has a concealed button. Lots of small but lovely details.

    It did cost £6.50 but the nearest I could find on their website (French company) was this one priced at £240:
    https://www.aigle.com/en_uk/attalea-44055.html


    but mine looks a lot more stylish and is just below the knee on me.

    The label on the coat says it's made from MDT material which apparently is:
    I did a quick run-through of my wardrobe and decided which old coat was being outed to make way for it.

    Bargain even at that price? What do you think?

    I also bought a paste 'diamond' brooch, inch-square cushion shape, to go on this cardi/jacket:

    from the same shop (Hospice) for £1.00
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 11:12 AM
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    I'd keep it as is, long Mrs Stepford style dresses are trendy this summer Saves pfaffing about sewing too !

    Aigle is known in equestrian circles, they make upmarket rubber riding boots as well as riding gear. Love that coat !

    ASOS isn't designer, no. Nudie Jeans is a Swedish eco-friendly label which is sold at Selfridges. I saved about £20 IIRC buying the tshirt at ASOS.

    Coach bag came from the Oxfam shop in Marylebone.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 18, 2:01 PM
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    I'd keep it as is, long Mrs Stepford style dresses are trendy this summer Saves pfaffing about sewing too !
    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    +1 to this ^^^^

    It sounds too nice to alter, I know you're capable of doing it but pop it in the back of your wardrobe and wait for the right occasion.

    £6.99 is a pretty good price for a Monsoon dress, let alone a 100% silk one.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 12th Jul 18, 5:54 PM
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    do I wait for a suitable 'long frock' occasion?
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Why wait? Can't you arrange your own long frock occasion?
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    • chazzybootjumbohunter
    • By chazzybootjumbohunter 12th Jul 18, 10:56 PM
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    Hi folks.

    Avid bargain hunter, reseller and del boy in training here. anyone else wish they'd started chazzing, booting 25 years ago? i know i do!
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 13th Jul 18, 6:32 AM
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    I'd recognise quality clothing, but nothing with a designer tag. I doubt I've spent over £200 in chazzers in the past 12 months, despite multiple visits and purchases - including at least 100 books, plenty of clothes and a couple of bigger items (my Dri-Buddi and double clothes rail springs to mind).
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    I think it's horses for courses, one of the things I was most pleased with last year was a BNWL cardigan in just the colour and style I was looking for, and I wore it a lot over the winter, but it was Primark, so I guess a lot of people wouldn't have been interested, as I'm sure you could get better makes in charity shops for the same price, but it was cheaper than it would have been originally and it was what I was looking for at the time
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jul 18, 7:42 AM
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    Hi folks.

    Avid bargain hunter, reseller and del boy in training here. anyone else wish they'd started chazzing, booting 25 years ago? i know i do!
    Originally posted by chazzybootjumbohunter
    I did.


    Welcome to MSE and the thread.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jul 18, 7:43 AM
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    I think it's horses for courses, one of the things I was most pleased with last year was a BNWL cardigan in just the colour and style I was looking for, and I wore it a lot over the winter, but it was Primark, so I guess a lot of people wouldn't have been interested, as I'm sure you could get better makes in charity shops for the same price, but it was cheaper than it would have been originally and it was what I was looking for at the time
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    A bargain is a bargain if you're happy with the price and you really want the item - regardless of how much you've paid and where you bought it from.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 13th Jul 18, 8:34 AM
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    Hi folks.

    Avid bargain hunter, reseller and del boy in training here. anyone else wish they'd started chazzing, booting 25 years ago? i know i do!
    Originally posted by chazzybootjumbohunter
    I did too
    In fact one of my best buys was in 2000 - 4 Le Crueset casseroles, 2 small, 2 large in flame orange. Much coveted by DS2!
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 13th Jul 18, 9:11 AM
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    hello....love crueset iv found a couple of bits over the years went into the cr cs yesterday prices either a quid/2 quid/or 3 quid....I was looking at the handbags and sitting there was a Radley leather tote bag....nearly had a turn £3 quid oh my its lovely I love Radley and when I had a look on line...£249 now got all my junk in

    happy hunting over the weekend xxx
    on the brink...
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jul 18, 10:48 AM
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    hello....love crueset iv found a couple of bits over the years went into the cr cs yesterday prices either a quid/2 quid/or 3 quid....I was looking at the handbags and sitting there was a Radley leather tote bag....nearly had a turn £3 quid oh my its lovely I love Radley and when I had a look on line...£249 now got all my junk in

    happy hunting over the weekend xxx
    Originally posted by tessie bear
    Lordy! Lordy!
    That's a bargain-and-a-half!


    I didn't realise Radley did bags that expensive.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 13th Jul 18, 6:25 PM
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    I haven!!!8217;t recognised a single of these handbag manufacturers yet! I!!!8217;ve never understood handbag love and prefer my pockets.

    Today - grey t shirt with white owl motifs
    Verschlimmbesserung
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