This morning I was delighted to see an article on the London Evening Standard website about charity shops in London, listing the Top 10 in the city. Second hand fashion is growing in popularity, and charity shops are reacting to this trend with better stores and better stock. As mentioned in this article, in certain areas (the posher ones) some charity shops are the perfect place to pick up a designer piece, or a once loved celebrity item, and all the while raising money for good causes across the UK and the World.
I was even more delighted to see that two of my frequent charity shop haunts have made the list! As my local,, the Oxfam in Dalston is one of my favourite charity shops and I have found some really wonderful treasures in there, such as this heart print dress, or this cute little designer number. The other is one that I have recently started visiting as it’s close to my new workplace, and that’s the Save the Children store on Clapham High Street. I like to pop in here on a lunch break, and often come out with something, such as these cute dresses, and this bag for a recent wedding.
There are some shops on this list that look great, but they are little far away from where I live so perhaps I will do a special day trip and see what treats I can find in them!