I'm unfortunate enough to work most Saturdays but after finishing a little early yesterday, I though I'd go for a quick walk in Chorlton. I only intended to go to the Age UK Silver Service shop which is my favourite there. I never get chance to go as it is one of the few shops in Chorlton which doesn't open on a Sunday. I think the shop is great as it strikes a perfect balance between organised and jumble sale! There's normally some unusual pieces of jewellery along with fairly priced, good quality clothing and a stack of bargain books - usually 5 for £1! In addition to that, the staff there are wonderful - the lady who works on the till is almost a friend of mine now!
My first pick was these skinny black patterned trousers for £3. In my experience, trousers aren't big sellers in charity shops and managers seem to be offering them quite cheaply in most shops I go in.
I also picked up this plain dark green cardigan for £1.60. It is actually far better quality than it appears in this photograph! Light and a nice fabric - perfect for when the weather gets a little warmer.
I also picked up this bracelet for £3. Maybe a little on the expensive side but I instantly fell in love with it!
Next, I went into Sue Ryder which is a fairly new addition to Chorlton high street. It's a huge shop with furniture and clothing for sale. There's also a 'vintage' section at the back which I have to say, I'm not a fan of! It's mostly made up of vintage-style high street items which have had their prices unfairly bumped up!
I overheard the manager saying the shop had had its most successful week ever financially so they must be doing something right!
The skirt above is originally from River Island and cost £3.50.
I also picked up this pale pink (and very creased) top which was £5 - far more expensive than I would usually pay for a such a simple item but it's from Whistles and is such excellent quality.
My final Sue Ryder purchase was this Topshop cardigan from the outside pound rail!
I also bought this £1 Oasis dress from the RSPCA shop. (Why is everything so creased?)
Then, I went BACK into Age UK...I'd seen this item on my first visit and really couldn't decide on it but after a little walk around and a think, I decided I would be a little sad if I went home without it and if I didn't like it, I could just donate it back!
I'm not sure how to describe this...it's like a long blazer? I've tried it on now and I absolutely adore it! It nips in nicely at the back and fits me perfectly. I was a bit worried it might look too 80s with the shoulder pads but it's just perfect for £6.50...I'm so glad I went back for it!
I also picked up this light blue Topshop dress for £5.95 which'll be nice for a night out.
My final purchase was this small stack of silver-coloured rings for £2. Definitely overpriced but simple enough to wear every day.
I made all of these purchases inside an hour which even for me is quite an achievement!
Has anyone made any Bank Holiday charity shop purchases this weekend?