Charity Shop Bargains #MagicMoments


The other day whilst heading back from a friends house, I found myself caught in the worst of the rain. It was too late for a coffee, so I took shelter in my favourite charity shop. If there is one thing guaranteed to cheer me up on a cold, wet and miserable day, it’s a bit of retail therapy. My version is guilt and conscience free too as I rarely spend more than £10. Plus I get that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that I’ve (a) helped a charity and (b) helped the environment. What’s not to like?

Out of necessity years before it became trendy to do so, I started shopping in charity shops. I had no money at all but still needed essential items, so would scour the limited secondhand shops back then and make do as best I could. These days we have an abundance of choice – on my tiny local high street we have an Oxfam, Cancer Research and St. Raphael’s Hospice. Nowadays almost all of my clothes are sourced in these shops, or via good old eBay. I absolutely love a bargain, and take great (too much perhaps?) delight in picking things up on sale rails for £1 or £2. I was really chuffed with my haul this week, and just had to blog about it! Here’s what I found and how much I spent:

Gorgeous Mamas & Papas maternity blouse £4
Next shirt with tank top attached £1.50
3 Ladybird classic books 90p
Boys romper suit 40p
Total – £6.50

Linking up to #MagicMoments with those fabulous folks over at The Olivers Madhouse.




  1. August 1, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I can’t understand how anyone could not check out charity shops, the idea of buying brand new clothes nowadays feels so wasteful!

  2. July 31, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Charity Shop Bargains too! I’m so glad I’m not the lovely one. People seem to give me an eye when I say I shop at Charity Shops. Hahaha #MagicMoments

  3. November 13, 2013 / 9:56 am

    Thanks Gina. I’d like to link up regularly, it’s a lovely idea 🙂

  4. ginacaro
    November 11, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    I’m a charity shop addict! I cannot go past one without going in. You got some great bits there. Thank you for joining in with #ThriftyThursday 🙂

  5. October 25, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    tee hee, I do love a bargain xx

  6. October 22, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    oh i hear you my lovely 🙂

  7. October 22, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    fabulous, and guilt free!

  8. October 22, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    ahhh that’s a shame, worth popping in when you do come across them…

  9. October 22, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Postage charges are insane, but there are still definitely bargains to be had on the old eBay 😉

  10. October 22, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Exactly! I quickly realised how expensive kids could be, and found ways for it to not be so much 🙂

  11. October 22, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    tee hee… definitely never pants! With so many vouchers, deals and second hand shops these days why pay full price?

  12. October 22, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    I’m not great with charity shops – had to spend too much time in them as a child with my thrifty mum. However, I have started looking for children’s books for 50p rather than £5! Those clothes look great, though.

  13. October 22, 2013 / 9:14 am

    Good skills!
    I’m always too lazy for charity shop trawling *hangs head in shame*
    I used to love Ebay till the postage charges rocketed!

  14. October 21, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Nice bargains. We don’t have any local charity shops anymore, so rarely visit them

  15. October 21, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    i am so so on your wave length i love nothing more than a rummage in a charity shop, the last thing i bought new came from a voucher for my birthday …. oh and pants but anything else is fair game 🙂

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  16. October 21, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    I am a big fan of charity shops…have a few designer bargains in my wardrobe!

  17. October 21, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    Me too! I get a real thrill from spending as little as possible on things like clothes these days 🙂

  18. October 21, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    It’s always a good way for me to spend a spare half hour 😉

  19. October 21, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Great bargains – I think I need to visit!

  20. October 21, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Those are lovely and great bargains! I love to grab a bargain, too, and always feel very self-satisfied when doing so!

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