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).


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


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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The Paris Runway Beauty You Can Shop Right Now

The best part of Paris Fashion Week’s runways, for those hoping to take home a piece of the action, is that there is a way to shop them before the clothing actually lands on shelves in a few months: Grab the beauty products while they’re hot. Still, the pros behind the spring 2022 shows were unusually cagey about their beauty looks this season. Some designers had beauty teams signing nondisclosure agreements to prevent leaked secrets, others closed off backstage altogether.

Thankfully, we were able to wrangle the industry brains behind the beauty, like makeup artist Peter Philips (Dior’s liner linguist) and hairstylist Anthony Turner (the coolio behind Rokh’s rocker ponytails), for their exclusive take on the products that walked the runway. Whether it’s Diane Kendal’s luminous cheekbones at Balmain, Holli Smith’s sopping wet bangs at Balenciaga, or Fara Homidi’s “psychedelic skin” at Coperni, there’s a

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Shop These Fall Staples From The Drop by Kathleen Post

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After surviving yesterday’s Instagram fiasco, we all deserve some retail therapy. But just like the short-lived social media shutdown, these exclusive pieces from The Drop are only available on Amazon for a limited time. The countdown is on! You only have 30 hours to shop this curated collection designed by blogger @kathleen.post, featuring her signature style of neutrals and classic cuts. These wardrobe staples are the ultimate fall fashion must-haves. Don’t miss out on these lovely looks you’ll want to wear all season long!

These Praline Flare Pants


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These flare pants are totally groovy and fashion-forward for fall! In a rich brown color reminiscent of autumn leaves, these trousers are ideal at the office or around town. Plus, the stretch cotton fabric and elasticated back waist make for an ultra-comfy

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Shop the VIP sale for markdowns on fashion and home products

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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to prep for holiday guests and family feasts. Stock up on essentials for your kitchen, home and closet during the Macy’s VIP Sale, where you can take as much as an extra 30% off already low prices.

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Running through Monday, October 4, this sale covers everything from Pyrex food storage containers marked down 58% off to comforter sets at an 70% discount. You’ll find home, kitchen, fashion and beauty items within (or below!) your budget using the VIP coupon code at checkout.

One great pick? The Tabletops Unlimited Dinnerware Set, on sale for $39.99—a $80.01 savings off the

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