Sunday, 12 February 2017

Perks of charity shopping


I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since I last blogged, I really need to find a balance between blogging, university and my part time job.

Over the past year, I’ve really grown to the idea of charity shopping. Every time I walk down into town I can’t resist looking in the charity shops and looking for some bargains. I love it when my friends compliment me on my clothes and then I see the look of surprise on their face when I tell them it’s from a charity shop.

The idea of shopping in charity shops might not appeal to some, but there are so many perks of charity shopping. Here are some of the reasons I love charity shopping and you should to:

Everything’s cheap:
I love buying clothes, but when you’re on a student budget that can be a bit tricky. However this is when charity shops come into play. I’ve bought so many pretty tops for roughly £2 each. You can find lots of lovely clothes for very affordable prices.

Hidden treasures:
One thing I will say about charity shopping, is you need to be prepared to look carefully. When I take my time looking in charity shops I’ve stumbled across some hidden treasures, which are now some of my favourite items of clothing that I own. My personal favourite finds are: a pink winter coat, pink vintage silk scarf, pink knitted poncho, butterfly top, vintage sparkly flower top and my black “boho” dress. 

Donating to charity: Every time you purchase something from a charity shop, all the proceeds go to charity. I see charity shopping as a 2 way process, you end up buying something nice, whilst helping someone in need at the same time. With there being a wide range of charity shops, you can donate to lot’s of different charities!

So next time you walk past a charity shop, why not pop in and have a look, you might end up finding something beautiful!

Have you ever bought anything from a charity shop before?


Blog A Book Etc said...

I love a good charity shop hunt - from books to clothes there is always something interesting on offer. Recently I have been loving the Cats Charity shop.

CharleneMcElhinney said...

I love charity shops! I am never out of them! I've got some amazing things from them that I will never get rid of. Loved this post and thank you for sharing this with us!

Charlene McElhinney

Nicole Marie said...

I love charity shops! I tend to buy lots of DVDs instead of clothes but it makes me happy knowing that the money has gone to people who really need it xx

abbeylouisarose said...

I'm such a big fan of charity shopping as well! You just never know what you're going to find! I once picked up a Ted Baker dress for £10 which I was really pleased with! Donating to charity shops is such a great way of recycling clothing as well!

Abbey 😘