Just like I once had a huge aversion to the sale rack in a shop, I also used to have a dislike for buying things from charity shops. I would happily donate frequently, but every charity shop I went into seemed to smell and nothing ever seemed to appeal.
I don’t know if this applies to just shops in my local area or is a widespread thing, or alternatively, if I’m just being a snobby bugger.
Anyhow…….. A few monthly ago now I was having a clear out of my wardrobe, out with the black, in with the colour and so had a ton of clothing to donate. There is a Barnardos charity shop just down the road from me which I hadn’t previously been to so I decided to take everything down to them.
What a difference a bit of inspiration makes! The volunteers and staff at this shop have made such an effort with this shop. The displays are different every time I go in with different items available, all the clothing is colour coordinated and everything is sized correctly. The clothing, shoes and general bric a brac is sectioned off perfectly in order to attract customers and every time I go into the shop I feel like I am walking into an Aladdin’s cave of enticing things to buy.
I was thinking of this shop yesterday as when I got to work, I realised that most of my outfit I have purchased from Barnardos.
Like an idiot I managed to take a photograph of the dress and then deleted it by accident however you have seen before on the Flash the Flash challenge last month. Here is a picture of the bag which is my most recent find for the bargain price of £4.00.
Have you had any great finds lately?