I’m yet to get really stuck in to trawling the charity shops of London. I live in Hackney and don’t know where the good ones are. So, that’s my challenge: to find them and hunt out the gems within. Of course, if you know where these bad boys lurk, let me know, it would make my day.
That’s not to say I am new at this game. It’s an entirely different story back in my home town, Northampton. I have been frequenting the best of their Oxfams, Salvation Armys and British Red Crosses for many years and, needless to say, have found some absolute beautaaays.
My wardrobe is not solely made up of charity shop purchases, and please don’t think I dress in tat or smell of rotting bodies or urine. The things I find are really rather lovely. It’s all about taking a deep breath (please take this advice seriously) and getting stuck in there.
Here, I shall document some of my best, most outrageous and treasured finds. And please, let me know of any of yours.