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Charity Shopping


As I mentioned in my last post, I have bought a few things since moving here…But mostly second hand. Have a look at my findings:


I really liked the colour of the top that is from one of the big high street stores. I think it goes well with this 90s denim skirt I bought in a second hand shop years ago.


Yet another small bag that I couldn’t resist. I find it very hard to find nice big, convenient bags but somehow always find smaller handbags. It is actually dark blue although it looks black…


Erm…yes it’s a bag. But I really liked the different textures and the colour…


I love big knitted cardigans, this is from the 60s or 70s by Marks & Spencers. Again, I like the different textures, and it goes well with many things.


This is probably my favourite item I’ve bought in a while. It’s a hand-woven wool/mohair scarf by Avoca Handweavers, Ireland’s oldest surviving business! (Just found that out from Wikipedia)


In Scotland you’ll obviously also find kilts in charity shops 🙂 The kilt and the jacket are both by Thomas Gordon & Sons, a Glasgowian company. You can tell that these are of good quality from the fact that they weigh a ton! (Btw, the pleated part should be at the back, I just thought it looked nicer in the front)

We visited a cute flea market yesterday, will do a post on that soon…:)

Time for supper!

x Nina x

PS. The kilt is not for me!

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • chancealberg

    Jealous of the bags! I can never find quality bags here at the charity stores I shop.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    • ninaaikas

      I guess it’s all about luck 🙂 I never seem to find big quality bags though!

      May 30, 2013 at 8:11 am
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