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14th October 2021
Hospice shops reveal hidden treasures
From designer bags and clothing to your favourite high street brands, there are great bargains to be found at Nottinghamshire Hospice shops.
Nottingham recently topped a poll as the number one place for charity shops, and judging by some of the bargains our customers have picked up in our shops, it’s easy to see why!
Research carried out by mystudenthalls.com revealed that Nottingham is the top destination for second hand shopping, beating locations such as Brighton and North London. We asked our supporters to get in touch if they’d picked up a bargain at one of our shops. Here’s just a few of the charity shop finds you’ve shared with us.
Sarah Julian (left) from BBC Radio Nottingham’s breakfast show snapped up an L K Bennett dress in our Ruddington shop. It made the perfect outfit to wear to an awards ceremony. Sarah says: “I love the dress!”
Esther Ruth chose a vintage turquoise top from our Mapperley shop. She loves it because: “bright colours make you feel better.”
YouTube vlogger Mrs Pinky picked up this stylish pair of burgundy baggy fit Zara trousers at our Blidworth shop.
A regular at our Blidworth, Sherwood and Mapperley shops, she features her charity shopping expeditions around Notts on her YouTube channel, Mrs Pinky – Crazy Bag Lady
Here’s a customer modelling a Mac trench coat from our Mapperley shop in a scenic location.
And here’s Sarah Jackson, a loyal supporter who runs Style Swap events across Nottinghamshire, sporting a pair of stylish chequerboard Vans from the West Bridgford shop.
Sarah, a champion of preloved fashion, donates clothing left over from her swap events to the hospice. It’s all high quality stuff worth on average £500 in resale value to the hospice per event.
Benefits of pre-loved
More and more, we’re seeing trend-setters and influencers promoting the benefits of second hand, both for the purse and for the planet.
According to charity organisation Clothes Aid, 350,000 tonnes – around £130 million worth – of used but wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK each year. And some studies suggest the figures are actually much higher.
So by visiting our shops, not only can you pick up a great addition to your wardrobe or home, you’re also saving items from landfill and helping to fight the damaging effects of fast fashion.