As promised I’m going to take one item from each charity shop that I visited on Scott Street in Perth to show the range of items and shops that “Charity Shop Boulevard” emcompassed.
First was PDSA:
This charity shop was crammed with bargains. It had a huge sofa in the window too which hints at the fact that you can also buy great quality furniture items too! My favourite item in this store was a Topshop jacket which you will be seeing a lot more of later.
One great item that I found in this store and I want to show case was this warehouse dress, beautiful mid calf cut, very lady like and slimming. However I don’t need any more dresses so left it there!
The next stop was Barnados:
One item I do want to show off from this store is this Reiss men’s leather jacket. This wasn’t ES’s style so I didn’t get him to try it on, but this piece alone made me wonder if I should also foray into men’s fashion, that and the Androgynous theme that will be coming in a few blog posts time!
The next store on Charity Shop Boulevard was Cancer Research UK
Here I found two things – and one is so gorgeous and perfect for the trends in A/W12 that, you guessed it, I’m saving it for a later blog post. I did however find this BNWT LBD by Julien MacDonald for his ‘Star’ collection:
Right next door to CRUK is Debra:
and I found some lovely little gems in here, one of which was this Thomas Pink shirt in a gingham style check. Perfect with jeans for a smart yet casual weekend look, but equally at home with smart wide legged trousers in the office:
Slightly further on was Capability Scotland:
Here I found this gorgeous Fiorelli hangbag, in very good condition and very versatile due to its minimalist styling.
The last shop we visited was The Red Cross, which I always think look very lovely due to their simple white frontages:
So last but by no means least, I found these gorgeous teal Mary Janes:
There was also a save the Children just across the road, but ES was getting fidgety by this point and I still wanted to hit the high street.
And so concludes Charity Shop Boulevard! Quite a stretch of retail heaven I think you’ll agree, however if you’re pushed for time, to have all these little gems in one long line is very handy indeed. The quantity and quality of items were exceptional, a great spot for the savvy shopper to frequent! I look forward to show casing some of the best this street had to offer in later posts!