I was embarrassed to shop in charity shops but it saved me thousands on designer gear

WITH second-hand and sustainable fashion becoming bang on trend, charity shops are quickly becoming clothes lovers favourite place to bag a bargain.

But for one girl, stocking up on her wardrobe staples at charity shops was something she was initially “embarrassed” about.

Hope Bailey admits she used to be "embarrassed" about shopping in charity shops, but it's saved her thousands of pounds (pictured wearing blazer £4 and boots £7).

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Hope Bailey admits she used to be “embarrassed” about shopping in charity shops, but it’s saved her thousands of pounds (pictured wearing blazer £4 and boots £7).Credit: Kennedy News
She's managed to snap up high-end designer goods, including vintage pre-owned Coach bags and Burberry bags

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She’s managed to snap up high-end designer goods, including vintage pre-owned Coach bags and Burberry bagsCredit: Kennedy News

Hope Bailey, 18, from Manchester, admits she used to hide away while sifting through the rails in her local charity shops, as she never wanted anybody to see her picking out second-hand items.

Now, after saving thousands on her designer wardrobe, Hope is championing second-hand stores and is encouraging others to ditch fast fashion retailers for their

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Paola Alberdi holds closet sale for charity

Paola Alberdi, a social media influencer with over 1 million followers, is giving back to a border community in need with a fundraiser to help children in Tijuana.

SAN DIEGO — It’s shopping for a cause, and dozens of young women lined up around the VASA event space in North Park to take part in fashion blogger Paola Alberdi’s closet sale.

“It’s honestly overwhelming, I could not have never imagined that so many people would respond so well to this,” said Alberdi, a graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista.

Alberdi put out the call on social media, where she posted about hosting a closet sale for three hours on El Cajon Blvd. to her 1.1 million Instagram followers, and people showed up. 

“Pre-COVID, I would hold two of these sales a year and would expect more than 500 to 600 people, and now, we can

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