Thrift finds...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I went for a wander into town today to get various bits and bobs, and while I was out i decided to have a quick look in the charity shops. (The charity shops in my town aren't the best, but every now and then something will catch my eye). I've been after a black shoulder bag for a while but haven't really seen any I liked in the shops, however as I was walking out of Age Concern I saw this one, and for £3.49, who can complain!? It has the design label 'Marc Chantal' on it, who I hadn't heard of before, but when I Googled it there were bags retailing at over £100! - I think I've grabbed myself a bargain here. 
The bag itself is in great condition for it's age (I found a receipt in one of the pockets dated 1999!) and is real leather. There are two main compartments, two zip pockets, and a pocket at the front. It has a removable shoulder strap and a handle too, so it's very versatile. My favourite feature is the clasp though, so cute!

Do you ever go to charity shops? If so, have you found anything good lately? Or are you someone that prefers to buy from retail stores?

Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  1. This is a great find, I definitely need to go into charity shops a lot more, I rely too heavily on franchise retail stores like Topshop and my bank account really doesn't appreciate it!
    I really like your blog by the way and am now following you, maybe you could check out mine sometime and do the same if you like it?

    Hollie x

    1. Me too! I love Topshop/ASOS/UO, but like you said, my bank balance shrinks rapidly when I shop there! Of course, I'll take a look now. Thanks for following xo

  2. oooh that is quite a great find!
    super cute bag!

    The Sweetest Escape 

  3. Love this, what a great find



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