It’s January again, for many the darkest, dullest month of the year after the glitter and lights of Christmas. It is true that our houses seem to be much gloomier places once the decorations come down, it is also true that the clear up allows us to have a really good sort out and to clear some of the clutter and debris of our homes,and this also includes our wardrobes.
If you are having a sort out this month, don’t forget that you could be helping a good cause by donating clean, undamaged goods to one of the many charity shops you find on our High Streets. Acorns Children’s Hospice charity is just one of many deserving good causes that are asking for help this year, and whilst you are donating your own things, you will probably find something fabulous to take home with you too, as charity shops are absolute treasure troves at this time of the year. Many unwanted Christmas gifts end up in charity shops, as well as unwanted party wear (charity shops are the best and most ethical place to pick up a sequin) which you can pick up for a song and then keep fresh to wear next Christmas. Don’t forget the saying that one man’s tat is another man’s treasure, and I can personally vouch that this saying is absolutely true,
Below are some of the items I either bought, or saw, in Charity shops before Christmas, and also some of my Vinted buys, another great destination for brilliant, preloved clothes and accessories. Where possible, I have given the cost and the shop where I found the item, just as an example of all the brilliant things you can find on our High Streets without having to break the bank.
River Island dress £5 Cancer Research
John Lewis dress £25 new with tags (original price £65) Acorns, Barnt Green
M&S Blouse £2.99 Acorns Bloxwich
Cotton Traders blouse £3 Vinted, M&S tank top £6 hospice shop in Devon
Vintage jacket £6 Acorns Wednesbury, H&M skirt £3 Vinted, black top £2 Barnados Wednesbury, ASOS shoes £2 Vinted, Sarah Coventry brooch £5 hospice shop Devon
Jaeger Cashmere Jumper, Katherine’s House hospice, Cannock, brooch vintage £3 Acorns Bloxwich, Boohoo skirt £3 Vinted
Max Mara Leather trousers £60 Charity shop Devon
New stock cardigan, £15 Charity shop Devon
Dune shoes £20 Charity shop in Devon
Vintage Ferragamo shoes £6 Charity shop in Paignton
Cat scarf £3 Rowcroft Charity shop in Brixham
Moda in Pelle shoes £6 Charity shop in Brixham
Carvela flats £10 charity shop in Brixham
Vintage Brooch £4 Rowcroft Brixham
Selection of vintage necklaces and pearls, Acorns Wednesbury
Red heels, £3 Cancer Research, Walsall
Vintage bangles British Heart Foundation, Worcester £2
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