DO’s and DON’T’s of Charity Shopping

Hello fellow readers of ‘The-Thrift’!

I’m Jade Palmer, a sixteen year old girl who made a decision to start living the lifestyle of an obsessive charity shopper.

Currently in sixth form, I like to try and spend my money as wisely as I can, meaning charity shopping is the best option for me.

The main reason for my love of charity shopping is that you have complete freedom in the fashion choices you make – in particular, finding pieces of clothing from various eras, at bargain prices! This allows me to completely differ the styles of fashion I follow every day.

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New Year, new outfits!

It’s the first #mybarnardosfind blog of 2016 and we have already been tagged in on a whole host of amazing images from our lovely shoppers across the UK. We are so pleased to see you have been spending your Christmas hols having a good mooch around our stores.

It may already feel like a lifetime ago, but we’re kicking off by re-visiting the fabulous @Kelly_Pauling’s Christmas Eve outfit! Kelly has added a touch of sports luxe to her #mybarnardosfind leather skirt by simply throwing on an American football shirt. You have certainly scored a home run with that look @Kelly_Pauling!

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A savvy shoppers style guide; one jumper – multiple looks by Lucy Taylor

Hi I’m Lucy Taylor, also known as ‘The Bargain Bunny’. I have been a super-savvy shopper for a number of years now and recently started my own blog where I share my best bargains and tips.

Recently I went for a wander around my local charity shops. It’s something that I really enjoy doing. I absolutely love rummaging around all of the rails and shelves, especially when I come across something great that I want to buy!

I used to be a serial shopper and loved to buy clothes on a weekly basis. It wasn’t a cheap hobby but after volunteering in my local Barnardo’s store I gained a real appreciation for how good charity shops really are.

You can find some really fantastic items at a fraction of their normal retail price. Not only that but you’re also helping the environment by extending the life of what you buy and of course, you are supporting the charity every time you make a purchase!

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