Hubby had a day off work yesterday so we decided to have a mini road trip and check out some other towns, I was hoping for some spanking charity shops too. First stop was Hungerford, a nice looking market town. We parked up and did the usual faffing about with the buggy, in which time I had managed to mentally pin point all the charity shops in the high street :o)
There was a animal charity shop nearest to the car - looked brilliant from the window display. Walking through the door I spied a tatty looking kelly bag but I liked the loved look so picked it up and checked out the price tag...£39.95! That bag suddenly wasnt so appealing lol. I then saw a nice throw - £24.95, a pair of floral curtains - £15.95 and so on... No chance at those prices sheesh, sorry animals.
So I have dipped my toe into the world of the super expensive charity shops, what a downer even the children's toys were like full on Hamleys prices. It was the same with the other charity shops in Hungerford too, least that's one way for me to curb my spending.
Next stop Marlborough - serious lack of charity shops and the one I did go in was high ticketed too, but they did have a Greggs sandwich shop among the boutiques which made me smile, you can always count on a Greggs lol.
Final stop was Devizes - I spied an Iceland on the highstreet so I knew their CS have got to be more my style ;o). I found 6 charity shops on my speedy visit and the prices were more realistic. So all of my purchases of the day were bought in 30 minutes before my little boy needed his food!
I also found this amazing floral true to the 80's shirt complete with attachable pearl collar lol:
So what started out as a heart stopper trip turned out good in the end, and I think I'll rethink before I visit the "posher" towns charity shops in future. I'll be sticking to towns that have at least a Lidl, Argos and Primark - haha! ;o)