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Oxfam Online Shop: Designer Special

Posted by Fran Tutt Festivals Team, Deputy Shop Manager

29th Jan 2013

Christmas is a distant memory and we are left with only traces of glitter and some impossible resolutions to keep. My resolution involved a serious argument with my wardrobe.  Working at Oxfam means that I am surrounded by great second hand clothes everyday and I spend a lot of my free time in charity shops which has resulted in a bit of a messy wardrobe.  I have a very good selection of high street items and exciting vintage but, as I tearfully send some items back to my local Oxfam, I realise a gap in my newly neat wardrobe.  I have no designer clothes, investment pieces or anything high end and, when I take a tea break and flick through the latest glossy magazine, I remember why I have no designer items - they cost more than I earn in a year! So, how am I going to afford pieces of fashion history without having to sell everything I own?

To the rescue is the Oxfam Online Shop ...

 

After spending 15 minutes entering some current designers from my fashion magazine, I found a wonderful selection of second hand, high end items. Here are my favourites -

 

 

 

  1.  Roberto Cavalli Silk Blouse This Cavalli silk blouse has gold snake buttons on and a pattern that will keep you occupied for hours. A bright, ornate item for only £60 - has a baggy fit, easy to wear such as with leggings
  2. Gucci Floral Silk Scarf A scarf - a fantastic way to have a high end designer item that never goes out of fashion.  For £85 an unusual Gucci floral yellow and pink silk scarf that is a multi-use piece of luxury:  headscarf, neck scarf, tied around bags.
  3. Zadig & Voltaire Cashmere Cardigan Cashmere is my favourite fabric but can be very expensive. For only £39.99 this is a really high quality cashmere cardigan - very soft and warm for the winter with beautiful details from Zadig & Voltaire
  4. Mulberry Ankle Boots Boots - for £150 (which is what you can pay in some high street stores) get some brand new suede boots from classic British luxury brand, Mulberry. These are beautiful with gold studding - much the same as some appearing in their current spring/ summer ads.
  5. Moschino Jeans Playsuit  Wow. I think this is my favourite - it is like nothing else (except 90s Madonna) I have ever seen. For £60 this playsuit from Moschino will definitely stand out from the crowd - not a high street copy in sight!

 

So those are my favourites on the Oxfam Online Shop at the moment - why not have a look and see if any of your favourite designer labels are on there.

Blog post written by Fran Tutt

Festivals Team, Deputy Shop Manager

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