There are plenty of charity shops in Leeds. Many of them are located in Headingley. Over the last couple of years, it’s become tradition for me to go for a charity shop haul every now and again. I always find some great bargains. From now on, when I fancy something new in my wardrobe but that I don’t really need, I’ll only head to charity shops. When it comes to staplers I’ll probably turn to the high street but that should be far and wide in between. Last week, I spent the morning in Headingley and this is what I came home with. A charity shop haul for less than £30 in total.
I used to own a chequered shirt when I was a teenager. Inspired by Angela (Claire Danes) in My So Called Life I imagine. Since then I’ve not found a chequered shirt I love as much. Until now. I have already worn this black and white shirt on my day out to York. Then, I wore it tucked into a pair of denim jeans but because it’s oversized and long, it also works as a dress. I shall wear it with tights and chunky boots now that the weather has gone colder. So worth the £2.50 that I paid for this L.O.G.G. shirt originally from H&M.
The second chequered shirt is a multi coloured number which is perfect for autumn. It’s so nice and soft. The quality is amazing and I’m not surprised as it’s an original Polo shirt from Ralph Lauren. I would never be able to buy something full priced from Ralph Lauren but for £10 I couldn’t resist this shirt. It’s quite long so I suspect I’ll be wearing it tucked in to various types of trousers. Perhaps half tucked in which seems to be the trend right now.
I’ve never thought to look for activewear or lounge wear in a charity shop before. Perhaps I’ll never buy sports bras or the likes but this light pink zip jacket is perfect to use as a cover up. I’ll be throwing it on during colder days going for a walk or when heading to the gym. It’s originally from Monki so good quality and it’s really comfortable. I only paid £6.50 for it.
Ok so this is cheating slightly as I actually bought this top in a charity shop in York. It was only a couple of days later so I thought I could include it here. Now that I’m starting a new job, I need a couple more workwear clothes in my wardrobe. This top is so me (monochrome and stripes) and I couldn’t resist the look of the sleeves and the soft feel of the fabric. It’s originally from Hallhuber which is a German brand stocked in House of Fraser so I believe it to be a good brand. For £5.75 I had to bring it home with me. I’ve paired it with a fake leather/suede skirt for a nice office look.
I mostly go second hand shopping for clothes but now and again I bring home interior products as well. This time around I found a set of four champagne flutes that I really like. It’s a shame it wasn’t a pack of six but for £2 in total (50p each) they’re now mine. I’ve been looking for flutes for a while now since my Ikea ones keep breaking on me. These are more original and look fabulous in my glass cabinet. I feel like they’re a set my grandmother could have owned and that makes me smile.
If you enjoyed this post, check out last year’s ‘Second Hand September’ haul. Again, everything bought from the shops in Headingley. They’re a gold mine. My favourites are Sue Ryder and British Heart Foundation. Those are the ones I always seem to find something in. Have you been second hand shopping this month?