Charity shop/ 2nd hand gems

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by muvva, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Raspberry pink poloneck from the charity shop heaven that is West Wickham. It's had the care label cut out, annoyingly, so I can't tell what it's made of but it feels nice (which probably means it's 100% acrylic). The brand label just says G.W.

    I thought it would come in handy for wearing under other things when it gets cold.
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  2. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Black Movado Museum watch (most likely a decent knock-off) from the Sally Army. I don't really care if its real. I've always loved the style, but couldn't afford one. I took it to a jeweler and had a new battery put in. The lady said "nice watch" when she gave it back to me. :D
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    a 5 foot long welsh dresser that fits very nicely into our kitchen and makes up for the fact there are about half the number of built in cupboards you expect in a decent size kitchen. £110 including delivery
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I bought an Anvil t-shirt for £3 and it has been muchly admired :)
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  5. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    1 pair of leather motorcycle boots
    1 black silk tank with black rosette on the front -
    1 brown silk tank
    1 pair black lycra motorcycle pants
    1 black lace cardigan

    I got the entire list for $22. Now I have to go home and throw out five items.
  6. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Nice outfit!
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  7. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    2 x vests and a denim miniskirt :)
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Mint dreaming of me 7inch - 20p
    £8 on discogs.
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  9. muvva

    muvva Well-Known Member

    Some boots I saw ages ago on La Redoute, £89 for faux suede ( I kid u not)... eBay. £4.99 :))
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  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I got a cashmere jumper for £25 from a vintage shop near me recently. I love it, it fits like a dream and it's lovey and warm.
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  11. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Not from a charity shop, but I did find something in the garbage. I was given some oil paints last week. I'm mostly an acrylic painter, but oils sounded good for a change. I have since decided that I needed a box to keep them in. This morning I found a nice wooden box that someone had used for sewing notions on top of a heap of garbage. Instant pochade box.
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  12. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I've been spending too much money. I weeded out two bags of junk, but after I put them the donation bin, I made the mistake of going into the shop. I found one of those vintage black crinkly coats, a chocolate silk robe with cream lace, silk pajama bottoms, and a shear gold camisole. I'll be lounging in style when they turn my heat off for non-payment. :D
  13. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I got one for £1.99!! God it is soooo warm and soft :cool::cool:
  14. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance


    £1.99 super bargain :cool::cool:
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  15. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Half a dozen cotton shirts, for less than one of them would have cost brand new. This is just as well because they're going to get quite badly damaged.
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  16. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I didn't absolutely need a new coat this winter, but the one worn for the last two winters is a bit wide on the shoulders. Anyway, after halfheartedly trawling the net, plus wherever I was passing, I found something which will do for now, after a bit of work.

    Black knee length, slightly sueded microfibre. Enough design ease to allow for the bulk of a dress under it. The sleeves need taking up, but there's enough unlined sleeve to get away with that, and the pockets need redoing (no big deal). No hood, but I hardly ever cover my head anyway. The sleeves are wide enough to allow for winter layers, and it hangs well. Not bad for £10.
  17. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    picture frame with horrid print for £6 - I wanted the frame for soemthing and is clip off back. a bit of research on the print ands it seems they sell for 300 quids. stuck it on ebay.if it comes in, will give the difference ( minis fees blates ) back to the charity shop
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  18. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Brown patterned nearly brand new principles jersey crossover top, fasteningless blue and white knitted cardigan coat. And best of all, they go together :)
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  19. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    This week, long wool Meindl socks, a pair of gorgeous Maxmara wool pinstripe trousers, purple cashmere jumper, Pringle merino jumper for sweetheart and a really flattering black mohair/silk/alpaca jumper (I was on the hunt for warm things). Although most charity shops are quite knowing regarding designer labels, they often let obscure labels slip under the radar and fail to consider the materials so polyester and acrylic will be as expensive as merino or silk: bargains are still to be had.
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    popped in for a cheap canvas handbag for the lass, £1 and walked out with a hat, from the local designer whose work I was wearing that day, £2. like this only slightly less pointy.
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  21. Nancy_Winks

    Nancy_Winks Well-Known Member

    That's a cool hat. I likes!
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  22. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

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  23. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Mud green retro slogan t shirt (red slogan saying Estral Palms Flyers Verona Beach :)) and orange Coast vest top.
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  24. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Have regular trawls of "local" CS - very good for jeans, teeshirts and mugs. Always need mugs as the workshop breaks about one every couple of weeks (put like that because none of them will own up to be the clumsy g*t wot smashed the handle off my lifeboat mug just after the last bank holiday when I was away looking after me dad).
    Books are always looked at, either CS or secondhand places - often find something. At the rate I read, it is about the only way I can keep up with myself.
  25. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    1959s London map A-z type book for 50p - I know it's not clothes but it was a good find. :D
  26. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup



    Car booties. Nearly new Dr's for £15.
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  27. muvva

    muvva Well-Known Member

    Knee high leather heeled boots, brand new, £25.
  28. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    The other week. I bought a Bruichladdich water jug made on Islay for £1.99. Sold it on eBay for £31 :oops:
  29. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    Where from? How much? Pic?
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    I bought a picture for a couple of quid, cause the frame was the right size for something i wanted and youngest asked for the picture of the cat i was in a hurry and just wanted a frame, yeah ok hun. got it home and had a proper look. it's a print of this:


    which is a not quite to my taste, but madamme loves it and it is probably worth leaving it in the frame, so I need to buy another frame.

    and I also picked up a couple of quite nice watercolours done to look like botanical illustrations for similar cost.

    brand new per una cord skirt for me for 3.50. karen millen skirt for middle lass for 6 quid, no pic but it's a pencil skirt with an embroidered overlay that isn't entirely dissimilar to this.


    and loads of little bits and pieces.
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