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How to Charity Shop

How to Charity Shop

You eventually attribute the person success to one of two things luck or lies.

However, the key to successful charity shopping is not hard to grasp. If you follow a few basic rules, you be raking in the bargains, saving yourself piles of cash and smartening up your wardrobe at the same time.

There is no point going into a charity shop on your village high street once a year and expecting to find a Prada handbag. You need to always have your eye open for charity shops, and try to pop in whenever you can. If you look often, you are bound to come across some bargains.

Different charity shops specialize in different things. Village charity shops tend to be the cheapest, although the quality of the stock may be lower. So if you are after a true bargain then checking out these places every so often is your best bet. On the other hand if you are after some real designer items then you probably need to look to London or other larger cities. One of the best ways of ensuring that the stock is high quality is to source charity shops in the wealthiest areas. Try Chelsea, Islington and Kensington if you are in London, or Guildford if you happen to be in Surrey. Get to know the shops, and try to make friends with a shop assistant who can help you bag some gems.

If the shop is full of designer items, the prices are going to be higher. That is a fact. While in some rural shops the average price for something is say this increases to about in the centre of London. If you go in hoping to pick up a handful of tshirts for 50p then you will come away empty handed. However if you go in approaching charity shops just like high street stores then even in the most well to do areas the prices begin to look cheap. Start spending to save. Parting with more cash in charity shops will almost certainly result in an overall saving.

Happy shopping! From now on if you ever feel guilty about your spending habits, then just remind yourself that all the money you spend in charity shops goes to, well, charity. You get new clothes, you save money and you help the needy. Could retail therapy get any better?