Monday, April 2, 2012

Bargains Galore

Hey Lovelies,

Yesterday evening I was very excited to learn that the #fbloggers topic was based on ethical fashion. I love the idea of shopping and living as ethically as possible and always try to live responsibly be that recycling, reusing or repairing.

I also love the idea of buying ethical fashion but find that it is not easy on my little wage when I have lots of other more boring things to spend my money on as well. My solution is to shop as much as I can through Ebay, Charity shops or Car boot sales. Although the garments themselves may not have been produced ethically in the first place I think the more pressing issue recycling the items that people no longer want.

At the moment in the Women's Category on Ebay there are 4,450,159 items of clothing for sale! That is an astounding number. If you take into account all the items that are in Charity Shops and at Car Boot sales too there is bound to be something for you.

One of the best things about shopping in places besides the high street is that you can still buy the latest trends at a third of the price and you don't end up looking like a fashion clone.

With that in mind I thought I would share some of best buys from Ebay and Charity shops with you :)

 Vintage Cream Cardigan Coat 99p from Ebay

 Sheer Floral Floaty Top £2.50 from Ebay

 M&S Limited Collection High Waisted Dark Skinny Jeans £5.70 from Ebay


 Topshop Pastel Floral Sun Dress £7.20 from Ebay

 Urban Outfitters Floral Handbag £8 from Ebay

Urban Outfitters Studded Brown Leather Ankle Shoes £4.50 from Ebay


Brand New Coral Leather Loafers £4 Charity Shop

What do you think of my bargains? Do you buy from Ebay or so you prefer buying new from shops?

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely loving all this stuff from eBay! The beauty of thrifting :)

    http://januarysublime.com

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    1. Hehe thanks! I do love finding pretty things for pennies!

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  2. Ah my gosh, those Urban Outfitters boots are so so nice, and the Toppers dress. I have yet to jump on the ebay train, but these are pure bargains, so may have to give it some thought. I'm a charity shop girl at heart, love having a rummage for a great buy. Great post :)xx

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    1. Thanks! you really should give it a go. It can feel like an online jumble sale but you can do it in your pyjamas! x

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  3. Oh that topshop dress is gorgeous! What an amazing find! I had to stop myself buying clothes from ebay because it was too addictive, but I did find a fair few pretty dresses for a very good price!

    I would always love to find some shoes, but the idea of second hand shoes puts me off, are they usually in good quality?

    Lisamello xx

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    1. It does get very addictive but as I sell on eBay quite a lot too I save the money in my paypal and only buy things with the money in there!

      It does depend on the seller and they should give a description of the condition. The Urban Outfitters were pretty much as good as new before I started wearing them to death! You can also ask the seller a question for more photos if you want to check they are ok before bidding :)

      x

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  4. LOVE your fashion ethos! It's the best way to shop and so much more exciting than off teh rack!

    I'm actually doing a giveaway party thingie over at my place and have some shoes by The Horse (australian fashion label) taht I think you'd like!

    xo em

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  5. I love the floral sheer top from ebay, i never find bargains like that on there, but i am a fan of charity shopping, only a recent fan but i like customising my clothes and since im now a restricted budget its actually quite fun

    http://januarysublime.com

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