Save Money By Shopping For Garments At Charity Shops
Quite a few people, especially families, clear out their wardrobes of clothes that are no longer worn at least once a year. They take these superfluous clothes to shops supporting charities and good causes like Dr. Bernardo’s, The Salvation Army and Oxfam, who them inspect them for damage, launder them and resell them. The profits created are passed on to the pertinent good cause.
The point is, that these shops will not take ‘rubbish’ because they would not be able to resell it. They would actually lose money after laundering, displaying and dumping fees. Therefore you will not find clothing with rips, tears snags or stains on them. In fact, most clothes, including shoes are of very high quality.
Probably more than at any other time in the last fifty years, people are aware of the need to recycle things and, as money is short, a lot of people assuage their need to contribute to charity with superfluous clothing instead. In the days when families were larger, clothes were recycled by handing them down, but in these days of 1.4 children, there is no one to pass them on to, apart from the charity shops.
Children grow up quickly, so it is not long before an item of clothing is of no more use to a family and it is such garments that are usually passed on. T-shirts and jumpers might be only six months old and create your own hat some have never been worn, like that bright pink jumper that old great-uncle Fred bought for Johnny last Christmas and he refused to wear. But a young girl would love it. Sometimes, you can buy whole outfits for less than the price of one article in it.
Suits, jackets and overcoats are particularly good buys and come in all types of colours and styles. They are very expensive items to purchase new, but can be a fifth of the price in a charity shop. The knack with charity shops though is to call in habitually and often.
Because of the nature of the business, charity shops do not carry racks of like items in all the different sizes, rather, they have racks of one-offs. It is first come, first served, so it is best to call back often.
Do not be duped into thinking that you have to be destitute to shop at a charity shop. The charity shops have always refuted that image and many famous people have said that they often shop there.
At times, people are looking for a particular style, but it was last year’s and the big department stores no longer carry those items because they have moved on. Charity shops will have them. This can be a good way of picking up period accessories and costume jewellery.
Some of the bigger charity shops also carry furniture and those shops can be very useful for finding a matching piece of something too. They are good for finding mirrors and occasional tables. Many charity shops stock a wide variety of last year’s books too. You can get a handful of contemporary books for the price of one from a book store.
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