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I go on holiday Friday with the family and I managed to get all of mine and my kids holiday clothes from charity shops over a 3 week period, now I told my friend this and she looked disgusted with me and said I should of brought new 😑

CarlyFinnerty
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames9 days ago

Theres nothing wrong with charity shop clothing if you can find a good deal and their washed first 🀣(No one will know the difference when you where them) We went shopping last week for holiday clothes and the price difference between things ive picked up is massive. Ive got a quicksilver tshirt from a charity shop 50p up to a Sik Silk shirt that cost me £45.

I dont tell people ive bought things in the charity shop though πŸ™Š

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CarlyFinnerty
CarlyFinnerty
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9 days ago

i got some at 5 items for £1 in children's clothing from barnardos as that's was there deal last week 20 items for £4, there lovely items some even new with tags I know no one will know it's the fact that she thought it was ok to judge like that if that makes sense I would never dream of judging someone for buying from charity shops and I always wash them first lol. Best ever bargain I got from a charity shop was a brand new cath kidston bag for £7 😊

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames9 days ago

CarlyFinnerty people love to judge. Ive picked up some great bargains from charity shops and car boot sales over the years. When i first started dating my wife i used to tell her i was going shopping with my mother or out for food on a sunday so i could go to the car boot without her knowing. One day my mother mentioned going to the booty infront of her and i nearly died πŸ™Š turns out my wife loves charity shops and boot sales more than me 🀣

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CarlyFinnerty
CarlyFinnerty
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9 days ago

KirsteyJames I recently got my mother in to doing a carboot on a Sunday and omg i have created a monster, we did really well at the first one and have done a second, she's now been emptying the loft much to my dads dismay as he has to get all the stuff out of the loft lol we now have enough stuff for like ten carboots, i think some people are car boots are funny oh how much is this I say Β£4 they I give you 10p ermmm nope lol x

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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9 days ago

Good for you and why ever not?! I would not worry what anyone thinks. Most of the clothes donated are practically brand new. Some still have tags on too.

My stock answer when anyone asks where I bought something is... 'this old thing. I got it from a little boutique ages ago!'.

Not everyone has oodles of cash to splash on new clothes. Especially for kids. They grow so quickly.

As a child my mother used to take me into charity shops for clothes and I remember customising tops, waistcoats (yes they used to be in fashion back in the day), shoes and all manner of things. I used to think of it as up-cycling back in the 70s and 80s. That's a thing now right? Clearly I was a pioneer without knowing it...

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CarlyFinnerty
CarlyFinnerty
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9 days ago

Haha I think I'm far to honest for my own good when I get asked where I got clothing from is oooh this i got it from a charity shop and it was a bargain lol and normally the responses have been positive hence my annoyance at being judge for kitting my kids out and ooh never thought about customising clothing from charity shops thank you for the idea x

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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9 days ago

CarlyFinnerty You do right to watch the pennies. These come in handy for other fun stuff. Hope the kids are behaving. Xx

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CarlyFinnerty
CarlyFinnerty
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9 days ago

Haha behave what is that you speak of lol πŸ˜‚ x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 days ago

Nothing wrong with charity shop clothing. A lot of the time items still have the tags on them, especially children's clothes. I don't see the problem with buying clothes second hand. My son gets given clothes from a friend when her son grows out of them. Still lots of wear left in them even after my son has grown out of them! Plus who is going to know! Ignore your friend, who is she to judge anyway!

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen159 days ago

definite yes, you can find stuff at bargain prices that’s brand new and still has tags on! My mum volunteers in a charity stuff so shes bought a lot of stuff from them that is big name brands!

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hspexy
hspexy9 days ago

Charity shops are great - you can often find brand new items at cheaper prices, and you help the charity out too. And it’s better fir the environment. Most people who don’t like charity shops just think of tatty second hand stuff

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gaelle0501
gaelle05019 days ago

My goddaughter visited from France last month. She bought loads at charity shops as she's into vintage. I brought her to a vintage clothes gallery in Brick Lane she didn't buy anything as it was too expensive. She wasn't interested in any new clothes shops! She got quite a few things and didn't spend more than Β£20 ,she was ecstatic !

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angemski
angemski9 days ago

There's so much fun to be had searching in charity shops! I don't know if your friend is a little older than you but say 20 years ago there probably was a bit of a stigma to it but not now. It's a 'rites of passage' activity - fancy dress? go to the local charity shop, Vintage party? get down there quickly, an outfit a little different from the usual? check out those rails, a designer bargain? ooh yes please! 🀣 Enjoy the hunting and the hols.

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KazLou
KazLou9 days ago

i think you can get some very nice clothes and household bits from the charity shops there is nothing at all wrong with buying from them in my opinion it is just the same as having them passed down from a family member just that you have to pay a little money for them

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robyn1988
robyn19889 days ago

There is nothing wrong with buying from a charity shop . As long as the clothes are good quality who cares if they have been worn that's what washing machines are for .

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jmsonl
jmsonl9 days ago

Seriously she said that. Well you did great. Getting clothes for next to nowt, helping a charity is a no brainer.

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CathSho13
CathSho138 days ago

When i was younger and my mother used to go in charity shops i refused to go in incase any one in school saw me πŸ˜‚ I love them now πŸ™Œ

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly258 days ago

We have become such a disposable society, buying from charity shops is a good way to recycle good quality clothing and furniture. I love a good nosey around a charity shop as you never know what you’ll find and there are great bargains to be had - plus, you are helping a charity. Win win!

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3x7 days ago

Had some nice handbags from charity shops nothing wrong love having a look

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

This says a lot about your friend. I imagine she wants designer brands even if she can't afford them and probably looks down on folk who have to watch the pennies.

My granddaughter has been getting clothes from charity shops since her early teens and has had some wonderful bargains, some brand new. I am never lucky enough to find anything my size or style but have bought lots of books and household items from charity shops.

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ACR
ACR6 days ago

If you see items you like I don't see a problem buying clothes from charity shops πŸ‘•

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