You all know that I love a good pre-loved bargain, whether it’s from a charity shop, the car boot sale or even from somewhere online so you’ll understand how excited I’ve been the last couple of weeks to be able to get back out to the charity shops and having a good rummage.
I took Miss Frugal with me for my first shopping trip although she’s much less enthusiastic about charity shop shopping and only came with me as we turned it into a driving lesson. 😂
There were actually a couple of bits that caught her eye and she was responsible for possibly the bargain of the century… She spotted this Coach bag in the Oxfam shop for the amazing price of £2.99. I don’t think Coach is a particularly huge brand here in the UK although they are still a big brand and personally I love Coach bags and already have a couple that I’ve bought from TKMaxx and the store at York designer outlet. They’re not cheap though and even second hand this exact bag is selling for anywhere between £68 and £102 which means my £2.99 was an absolute steal.
It’s in great condition and I know that it was a total fluke that this was selling for such a low price but I can only assume it’s because Coach isn’t seen as a huge brand it’s quite a basic bag. If you look at the material you can see the faint pattern which is what drew Miss Frugal to the bag as she recognised their signature pattern from my other bags.
I also bought three pairs of shoes. 😂. The first was a pair of Dune glittery heels that will be perfect for going out even though I’m 90% certain that I’ll never wear them as I’m not a heels person but I feel like I should at least have a pair in my wardrobe just in case so £4,99 for a pair of Dune heels seemed like a good deal. Next up I bought some lovely M&S flower flats for £3.99 that I think would be lovely to wear in the Summer with a plain dress. And finally, I bought a pair of boring black shoes that I need for work and they were in such good condition and looked so comfortable and padded that I paid £6.99 which is more than I’d usually pay for a secondhand pair of shoes.
I’ve been looking for a black blazer for a while now so my next purchase really made me happy! I found one which was originally from New Look with a nice shape, three-quarter sleeves with a bit of stretch in the fabric and I love it! I love it even more that it only cost me £5.99 which is so much less than similar ones that I’ve seen online in my search.
I have no idea why I bought this next dress as it’s too low, too short and too complicated for me but I just loved it when I saw it and for £4.99 I thought I’d buy it just so because I wanted to own it. 😂
And my final buy of the month was a lovely shirt from Primark which has the loveliest yellow flowers on a blue stripey fabric which I really love. The yellow of the flowers matches perfectly with a pair of yellow sandals that I have so my plan is to wear the shirt with them and a pair of jeans for a nice outfit.
Hopefully, I’ll be back next month with more pre-loved bargains.
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