I browsed the charity shops in Blackpool and found Calvin Klein, Gap and other designer clothes at great prices
Savings has been in the news again, with people across the country looking for ways to cut spending.
The people of Blackpool are no exception to this. A new study by the Center for Cities has highlighted the resort town as one of the hardest hit by rising costs and falling living standards.
Earlier this year, new figures showed a 7% increase in revenue per charity shop reported since before the pandemic, and that should continue to rise as people take drastic cost-cutting measures. .
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Having found some great deals in Preston earlier this week I shopped around some charity shops in Blackpool to see what they had on offer and was very pleased with what I found.
British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical Appliances
First on my list was the massive British Heart Foundation furniture store on Church Street. Anyone who needs to furnish a home quickly would be able to find almost anything they need.
This store offered a large selection of sofas, armchairs, tables and chairs, as well as furnishing fabrics such as rugs and cushions. They also sold second-hand electrical appliances, televisions and household appliances.
My favorite finds here were this stunning two room suite for £310 and this full bed for just £145.
British Heart Foundation Clothing
It made sense to head right next to the British Heart Foundation clothing store. It stocked a mix of new and used clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, CDs and toys, with sizes ranging from 6 to 24 and XS to XL. Items in this store are individually priced, but bric-a-brac starts from 50p.
This store used to be one of the most expensive, but had some of the best names in my opinion. Here I was able to find a Gap hoodie for £13.50, as well as this gorgeous Next winter coat for £15. In the men’s section, there was this Ellesse polo shirt for just £5.
The Samaritans charity shop is on Topping Street. The third store I visited was definitely one of the smaller ones, but there were still great deals to be had. This store also sold the usual mix of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as toys and bric-a-brac with sizes ranging from 8 to 22 and XS – XL.
This store also had a sales rail, where all items were priced at just 50p. My favorite finds here were this £3 pink Calvin Klein jumper and this Karen Millen top which was also £3. There was also a very warm Next winter coat for just £8.
Research against cancer
Then I visited the bright and airy Cancer Research store on Talbot Road. It also stocked a mix of new and used clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, CDs and toys, with sizes ranging from 6 to 22 and XS to XXL.
Items in this store are individually priced, with new items costing a little more.
Here I found a whole range of new F&F blazers, priced at £9.95, down from RRP £29. I also found these Adidas leggings for just £4.50. For men there was this cute Common People jumper for just £4.95.