Charity Shopping for Secondhand Clothes



I love charity shopping for secondhand clothes!

Generally I try to buy as little as possible. I have a wardrobe full of clothes but sometimes I just feel the need for a bit of refresh of my clothes and rather than buying clothes from fast fashion brands, I much prefer to shop for secondhand clothes in charity shops. I am always genuinnely surprised by the amazing clothes that people no longer want any more and have donated. Most of the clothes in charity shops are in a pretty good condition. Sometimes they are even brand new with the tags on.

There are so many reasons to love charity shopping. I love that I can try new¬†looks and experiment a little when I shop at charity shops. I come across styles, patterns and colours that I might not usually wear but as charity shopping has a much lower environmental impact than fast fashion, I don’t mind experimenting a little. If I make a mistake and later decide that a look doesn’t work for me, I can easily donate it back to the charity shop happy in the knowledge that I am supporting a worthwhile cause. Charity shopping is great for finding unique,eclectic and unusual pieces, avoiding fast fashion (with its huge environmental impact and unethical supply chains), saving unwanted clothing from landfill and supporting charities that are doing som eamazing work in the UK and abroad. All of this makes me really happy!

When I have time, there is nothing that I love better than looking around the local charity shops in town. However, I often don’t have much time for this so shopping the Oxfam Online shops give me access to a huge choice of second hand clothes. I can quickly find what I want by filtering by size, colour and brand. They even have a returns policy incase I buy something that doesn’t fit.

Here are a few outfits from the last year featuring secondhand clothes that I have picked up from charity shops…

charity shop skirt

Organic Cotton Top – People Tree
Secondhand Skirt – Oxfam
Shoes – Clarks
Ethical Necklace – MADE UK

charity shop jacket

Ethical necklace – Made UK
Organic cotton dress – SkunkFunk
Boots – Toms
Secondhand jacket – local charity shop

charity shop jacket

Secondhand jacket – Oxfam
Organic cotton dress – SkunkFunk
Boots – Timberland
Necklace – a present

charity shop skirt

Skirt – Oxfam
Organic cotton jacket – Nancy Dee
Vintage top – ASOS marketplace

charity shop floral skirt

secondhand skirt – local charity shop
Top & Snood – very old / high street shop
Vintage jacket РRokit 

Oxfam skirt

Organic cotton top – People Tree
Skirt – Oxfam
Boots – Timberland

charity shop jacket

Hat – BBCo

Jacket – charity shop

Organic cotton jeans – Weekday

Hiking boots – very old

charity shop top

Preloved jacket – local charity shop
Top – Oxfam
Jeans – Marks and Spencers

Boots – Timberlandsecondhand cardigan

secondhand cardigan – Oxfam
Organic cotton leggings – Though clothing
Organic cotton dress – SkunkFunk
Shoes – Po-Zu

Do you ever shop in charity shops? What are your favorite finds?

With warmest wishes

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