My Scottish Haul

As part of the Barnardo’s Retail team, I thought it was about time I got out of the office to see for myself the delights that can be found nestling amongst the rails of our stores.

Flanked with our Marketing Manager Charlie, I hit the streets of Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay, Edinburgh and Glasgow to source my very own #MyBarnardosFinds!

Now, I’m a massive collector of brooches. I literally can’t get enough of them and our stores are absolutely teaming with them. Always take a peek in the glass cabinets as that’s where you’ll find the best ones in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes and all at around £1.99 each. Here are three that I used to jazz up a plain black winter coat.

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Out of the stores we frequented, Edinburgh provided me with my biggest bargains. Our Stockbridge store is jam packed full of amazing knits, vintage bits and a generally classy offering.

After putting together some outfits for our fabulous Instagram feed, (@BarnardosRetail for those who don’t already follow us) I fell in love with this beautiful camel 100% PURE cashmere jumper. An absolute steal at only £18.99!

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It then seemed rude not to compliment it with these suede and faux fur Tods (£5.99) for that sought-after preppy/geek-chic look.

The icing on the cake was finding this pair of brand new suede Jigsaw ankle boots for £25.99 which I’ll be pairing with some bright skinny trousers for that ’Shoreditch’ effect.

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I’m sure everyone can imagine the comedic moment when we attempted to fit everything into cabin luggage on the uber-strict budget flight home!

Our visit really re-instilled how fantastic our stores are. They literally are treasure troves of wonderful items just waiting to be found and loved by a new owner.

Find your fashion faves and let us know about it by tagging us on Instagram @BarnardosRetail and using #MyBarnardosFind.

Happy shopping all!

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