I honestly can’t remember the last time I brought clothes from a shop (apart from bras and knickers). Whilst I love to look at all the latest fashions I simply can’t afford them.
Many moons ago charity shops were my main source of clothes, but over the years they have become more and more expensive (due no doubt to rent increases and other taxes, which is a real shame).
Now days I go to carboots and even better local jumble sales where you can still dig through big piles of clothes and come home with some real bargains.
OK I do admit sometimes sorting though huge piles of clothes can be a smelly business, but dig deep there are still lots of lovely clothes to be had very cheaply and a good old wash soon sorts them out.
The last thing I brought was a jacket at a jumble sale. I had no idea what the label was, I just loved the lining and the cut of it. After giving it a hand wash I googled it. New it would have cost over £100, I brought it for 10p. I still get people asking me where I brought it as it is so unusual, and yes I tell them it was from a jumble sale. There is nothing to be ashamed of!
So have a go and have a good old rummage you never know what you can find!