It’s been a while since I showed you any of my charity shop and vintage buys, so here I am again showing you the kind of things you can buy that not only enhance your wardrobe, but also make a contribution to good causes, and stop good clothing heading off to landfill.
October is a good time of year to sort your own wardrobe in lieu of the colder days of Winter that are on their way. When you sort, you often find the gaps in your wardrobe, the things that are missing – maybe because they are now well worn, or no longer fit. This is when a trip around your local charity shops could be a good idea, they may well have the items that would fill the gaps. Last year I checked my wardrobe and found a distinct lack of good quality, basic black tops, a quick trawl around the charity shops and I found three, so it definitely can be done.
Charity shops are also a great way to buy into current trends without having to spend a fortune. For instance, on my Dorothy Perkins post from last week I showed that white tops and blouses were popular for the new season, below are a range of white tops that the Air Ambulance shop in Walsall had in store on Friday. We are currently heading into coat season, so I have featured the ever popular faux fur that I saw on the window of the British Heart Foundation last week, along with a really beautiful blue belted coat. I have also featured a rather gorgeous lilac scarf that was oversized and super soft to show that you can also find great accessories that might change the look of an older coat for the new season.
Take a look below at some of the other things I have found in charity shops this month, along with some pieces I found and bought for myself.
Vintage dancing shoes for those currently obsessed with Strictly Come Dancing. From Acorns Children’s Hospice, Bloxwich.
Gorgeous Zara Shoes, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Bloxwich.
She wore Blue Velvet, St Giles Hospice Shop, Bloxwich
All white tops from Air Ambulance, Walsall.
The blue coat and red scarf combo is just lovely, from the Air Ambulance, Walsall. The faux fur is from the British Heart Foundation.
Just cute and kitsch!
Some of my finds
Shoes from a car boot sale for £2. (Evans, wide fit). Oversized 1980’s blazer from Acorns Hospice Shop Wednesbury. Chanel style cardigan from St Giles, Cannock. Zebra print top, originally Next, from Acorns Hospice shop Bloxwich.
Two green bangles for just £1, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Bloxwich. Black leather Radley bag from St Giles, Bloxwich.
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Gift Ideas For Vintage and Charity Shop Lovers