January can be a mixed month when it comes to charity shop shopping. Money is always in short supply in January after the expense of Christmas, so finding a bargain in a charity shop is a good way to enjoy a treat without breaking the bank. But the pickings can be low on the ground, people do donate, but it is often in the form of unwanted Christmas presents rather than clothing, so you can often find lots of bubble bath and gift sets rather than something to wear.
I have been trawling the charity shops in a few different towns this month in order to see what you can find, and have also picked up a few items myself. There have been items that are new with the tags still attached, vintage items that are rip to be transformed into something new and exciting by up-cycling. There have been some designer items, some high end High Street, and clothes and accessories alike. My favourite find is the pretty incredible 1970s wedding dress that I found in the St Giles shop in Walsall – not something I would buy, but maybe perfect for up-cycling, and the veil is pretty gorgeous.
Some Fashion Finds
Polo neck £1.99 Barnado’s Wednesbury
Lyle and Scott Scarf (with tags) £1.99 British Heart Foundation Cannock
A range of scarves from Oxfam Sutton Coldfield
Oasis foil top £2.49 Oxfam Sutton Coldfield
BCBG Max Azria Top £3.99 Cancer Research Sutton Coldfield
Zara top £1.99 Oxfam Sutton Coldfield
Calvin Klein cardigan £3.00 Scope Wednesbury
M&S dress £4.99 Help the Aged Bloxwich
Marks and Spencer Jumper £3.99 Compton Hospice
Boohoo Floral Skirt (new with tags) £4.99 Acorns Bloxwich
1960’s vintage skirt £3.00 Cancer Research Dudley
Reiss shoes Cancer Research Sutton Coldfield
Jones Bootmakers shoes Age Concern Wednesbury
Roland Cartier Heels Oxfam Leamington Spa
Episode Heels Oxfam Leamington Spa
Ted Baker bag £6 Cancer Research Sutton Coldfield
Fiorelli Bag new with tags £4.99 Cancer Research Sutton Coldfield
Cath Kidston Disney Rucksack £6.99 Cancer Research Sutton Coldfield
River Island Bag (new with tags) £6.00 Age Concern Wednesbury
Liz Clairbourne Jewellery Scope Wednesbury
1970s Wedding dress St Giles Walsall
Not just clothing
An amazing 1930’s art deco dinner service £49.99 Oxfam
1950’s dressing table set.
I love this gorgeous Art Deco 1920’s style print that is just £2.99 from Oxfam.
Have you found any good charity shop finds this month?