Your Festive Fashion Look Book – Sorted.

Party season is mid flow and you’re inundated with invitations to parties and Christmas catch up drinks with old friends. If you’re lacking in inspiration for your festive looks this week – we’ve got you covered!

With the help of Barnardo’s fashion and Love Your Clothes London we’ve pulled together a Christmas season look book to give you some pointers. No matter what the scenario, we’ve got the perfect look!

Meeting the girls for after work Christmas drinks?

Christmas is round the corner and we don’t know about you but we are ready to dial the seasonal vibes right up. Why not try running a festive red theme through your look?


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#MyBarnardosFind Picks For Under £2

For this week’s #mybarnardosfind, we focused on bargains for under £2 – yep, everything you see in this blog was purchased in our Barnardo’s stores for less than £2!

Elvis sang about not stepping on his blue suede shoes, and we can see why when someone owns a pair as gorgeous as these.

Ingred (@thorasfabulousfinds) found this bold blue pair in our Lichfield Street branch in Wolverhampton. You would never believe that she purchased them for only £1.99.

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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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Our top #mybarnardosfind picks from last week

Another week, another set of fabulous finds that you’ve come across in our stores. Let’s take a look at some of our favourites…

We begin with The-Thrift regular Martina Davis (@essentiallyginger) who found this floral dress, originally from Whistles, at the bargain price of just £5! The length of this dress makes it extremely versatile and proves that floral prints aren’t just for summer.

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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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