I’m a charity shop queen, my designer wardrobe costs me less than Primark hauls, here's how to get the best bargains
IF YOU struggle to afford designer clothes, you may just need to pop to your local charity shop.
A savvy shopper revealed how she headed to the most expensive parts of London to pick up pricey bags and clothes for as little as £9.
TikTok user Ashleigh-Jayne, who posts under @xashleighjayne, uploaded four videos featuring her bargain finds.
She wrote: “I went thrift shopping in the most expensive areas of London and this is what I bought.”
She advised that the best areas to visit were Chelsea and Kensington and added that “Gloucester Road was particularly good.”
First off, she picked up a Ralph Lauren shirt for £18, down from the usual cost of around £60, and one of their V-neck jumpers for £6, down from £75.
Another one of her incredible finds was an All Saints blazer for just £9, as full price alternatives can be priced up to £250 online.
She also got a Hunter raincoat for £22, which is a fraction of the cost of the £130 similar coats on their website.
Ashleigh-Jayne also picked up an All Saints denim jacket for £20, which was a steal considering they usually sell for over £100.
She also got a Maje cardigan for £20 and Maje jeans for £15, and she also managed to get some & Other Stories products too, including a £6 jumper, a £10 velvet top and a leather heels for £18.
There were also Zara wins to be had, and she picked up a cardigan from the popular brand for £5.
And it wasn’t just clothes and shoes that Ashleigh-Jayne snapped up.
Coach bags can sell for £60 in stores, but she managed to get one for half the price at £30.
Ashleigh-Jayne couldn't believe her haul of designer goods literally cost less than a trip to Primark.
In a video, she said: "When you go into Primark and realise their clothes cost more than thrifting Levi's or Ralph Lauren.
Ashleigh-Jayne offered some alternative tips in another video for finding designer goods at a fraction of the price, for those of us who don't live close to charity shops or struggle to find good items in local charity shops.
She said she had recently done an eBay haul and saved a massive £812 in designer goods.
In the haul, she picked up another All Saints jacket for just £26, when they retail at £320.
She also founda stunning Sandro dress for £5 when it originally sold for £185.
Ashleigh-Jane worked out that her entire eBay haul should have cost £909 but by digging around on eBay, the entire haul came to just £97.
Ashleigh-Jayne advised people to look on eBay, Depop and Vinted to find bargain designer pieces online.
She said the best thing to do when buying second hand designer goods online, is to type in the name of brands that you love and keep an eye on what comes up in the search function frequently.
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Many people were highly impressed and said they wanted to go to a charity shop immediately.
One said: “We should do this.”
Another added: “So many good finds.”
We previously shared how a woman's wardrobe is packed with designers like Dolce & Gabbana & Moschino which she bought for pounds.
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