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Oxfam Charity Shop Bargains

I have a rather unhealthy obsession with bargains, so imagine my delight when my local Oxfam became the discount shop! I’ve blogged before about my love for their brand new range, and my shop gets all the fab bits and bobs the other shops are unable to sell. Prices are between 20% and 50% of (not off) the original RRP, which means massive bargains to be had. If you don’t have a store nearby you can order through the Oxfam Website.

Heres what I picked up on a recent visit…

Pack of ten notecards @ £1 instead of £5.99 – perfect for using as kids birthday cards


Monkey backpack @ £2 instead of £12.99


Mini skittles game @ £1 instead of £4.99


Headband/necklace making kit @ £1 instead of £4.99


I also picked up this stunning winter coat by the designer Jil Sander, which is in as new condition and would have cost hundreds, for the measly sum of £7.99. This is probably my best charity shop buy ever, and I’ve had some great coups before!


If I want to stretch my maternity leave out for a whole year, then I need to be as thrifty as I possibly can. Do you have any tips for me?

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  1. I was pretty chuffed with this lot I have to say xx

  2. I’ve done that before. If it’s still there next time you walk past you’ll have to buy it!! xx

  3. It’s very sweet x

  4. Its been ages since I’ve had a good charity shop rummage, but it looks like you found some epic bargains there. #PoCoLo

  5. Brilliant buys – all of them! I love me a good bargain. I was walking past the Phase Eight shop the other day remembering a dress that I should have bought from the charity shop in Sunninghill. I still regret passing that one up! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  6. What amazing finds! Love that skittle game x

  7. Tee hee, good luck!!

  8. Boot fairs are great too, I’ve picked up some amazing stuff at them for next to no money 🙂

  9. They are the best xx

  10. Thanks hon, and for the RT xx

  11. Thank you!

  12. Lots of opportunity there for money saving hon 🙂 once you get into bargain hunting, you’ll never go to a shop and pay full price again xx

  13. Good luck, you never know you’ll come across 🙂 Hope all’s going well now you’ve left work?

  14. I came across a brand recently called EcoZone, and they make laundry balls which are filled with pellets lasting over 200 washes (2 for £10). They work as well as any non-bio I’ve used, and at 5p per wash, they are pretty thrifty alternative 🙂

  15. Thanks hon, charity shops and sales are essential in our household too 🙂

  16. Wow, I’m impressed and that jacket is amazing! We don’t have many charity shops here in Canada, there are many opportunities to find bargains though you just have to have the patience to hunt for them, note to self…must try harder!

  17. France has hardly any charity shop and I rally miss them. We do however have Boot Fairs all through the summer so there are bargains to be had!

  18. Wowser! I’m impressed with your bargains =D i love a good bargain myself #WotW x

  19. I love bargains! Such fab buys and so brilliant to have the discount shop near to you. Jealous! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  20. I’m not averse to doing that myself tbh, drives hubby crazy when I buy things ‘we don’t need’ hahaha 😉

  21. Thanks lovely xx

  22. Always keep your eyes out, you never know what you’ll find xx

  23. Wow you picked up some great bargains! I’m going to head over to their website now 🙂 #WotW

  24. Thank you 🙂

  25. I sure did 🙂

  26. They’re great, I could never pay full price for clothes these days 🙂

  27. Thanks hon!

  28. They really are, what did we ever do without them?!

  29. I agree, some of them are ridiculously overpriced. The irony of this coat was that it was priced the same as equivalents from Primark! I noticed the quality which is why I picked it up, then recognised the designer as I’d heard of her before…

  30. Tee hee. Check out their online sale 😉

  31. They’re great, especially for picking up kids bits. Always bargains to be had 🙂

  32. Our little town has about 6 charity shops. I love finding bargains in them. 🙂 #wotw

  33. Oh wow! Great bargains! I think Oxfam is the only Charity shop we don’t have in town….lol

  34. lovely bargains, I too love charity shops but often find they overprice things, we have one next door to a pound shop and it makes you notice the difference. You certainly have some nice finds thoughs, particularly the jacket.

  35. It’s fun checking out the charity shops for some vintage finds but this is great to know that they have some great bargains to look out for. #pocolo

  36. Great bargains, you go, lady! Love that coat. Mel #WotW

  37. Fab bargains! I love charity and bargain shops and have found some fabulous items I may not of otherwise found #WotW

  38. Fantastic, looks like you got some great bargains 🙂

  39. lifeatthelittlewood says:

    Ooh, great bargains!! Xx #wotw

  40. I love a good bargain but have never got such a good one as your coat! #WotW

  41. Brilliant, I do love a bargain and those are great!

  42. Oh, I love that jacket. I am completely rubbish at being thrifty. I get so proud of myself for saving then waste a load of money splurging on junk I don’t need 🙁 #PoCoLo

  43. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    Ooh I love it, we’re a bit fan of bargains in our house too Being a SAHM. Looks like you got some fab deals! #wotw

  44. Oh I LOVE a good charity shop rummage but none of our local ones are any good, I miss living opposite one it Reading.

    I’m trying to be green and thrifty, exploring alternatives to laundry detergent this week!

    Thrifty is a great word! #wotw

  45. Wow, that’s impressive! I’m not very good at being thrifty, but maybe I should so that my redundancy money lasts longer!

  46. Brilliant bargains hon! I must take a leaf out of your book and start going to some charity shops, now I’ve dropped a day at work I’m down about £200 a month which is quite a significant loss. We have loads of charity shops and an outlet M&S in my town so I think I might be inspired by this and pop in there next Tuesday! Watch this space!

  47. Im drooling over that jacket! A nice find indeed! #wotw

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