Winnie the Pooh framed illustrations found in Hospice UK
5 Reasons to shop in Charity Shops:
*Because people should take a wander in their local charity shops more often…
1. YOU’RE GIVING TO CHARITY
The only shops where the more you buy, the better. You’re giving to a good cause, you can feel good about yourself because instead of supporting some worldwide corporate chain, you’re supporting a worthwhile cause. – I believe it’s good for the soul.
2. THE SIZE OF THE SHOP
I love that charity shops are so tiny that I’m not traipsing round looking for things like in a huge department store. Also, there are only so many places Maia could be if I lose her…
EMMA, Picked up in the OXFAM in Richmond.
3. THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
There’s a lot of joy to be had. You just don’t know what you’re going to find as they replenish their stock so often. I’m always finding books for £1-2 that are still in Smiths and Waterstones at full price.
4. THE PEOPLE
You don’t tend to get moody shop assistants. They’re there because they want to be. There’s always a friendly smile and a big thank you. – Makes all the difference.
Humans of New York, found in Cancer Research on Kensington High Street
5. EVERYTHING IS – I hate using the word cheap so I’ll say: GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
Everything tends to be priced very reasonably and there’s usually a bargain to be found. Finding these bargains is all part of the fun. Recently published cookery book for £2? Yup add that to the pile.
My good friend Cathy’s printed skirt, found in Oxfam.