Charity Shop Chic.

As some of you may know, alongside my role as a full-time CSV, I also volunteer once a week at the new Red Cross Charity shop on Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. I absolutely love being back in a charity shop and, dare I say it, back in retail once more. Although I moaned about it a lot (especially when I spent most of my summer holidays stuck on the shopfloor being moaned at by irate customers), I am essentially a people person and I d enjoy having a wee blether with the nice customers that come up to my till.

Anyway, the other evening our shop held a special late-night shopping event complete with cupcakes, cava, competitions and some excellent new stock straight from the high street. The Red Cross is lucky enough to receive left-over stock etc. straight from the factories of several high street brands – unfortunately I’m not a liberty to say which but they are good ones, I promise!  As I’d been at work all day I was unable to actually help out on the evening but I did make sure to pop down so I could grab myself a wee bargain.

The evening itself was great – the shop was really busy and staff were constantly having to put out new stock to fill the ever increasing gaps in the rails. It was also good to have a chat and catch-up with a few of the other volunteers that I don’t get to see as regularly so that was nice. Plus I got myself a gorgeous new jumper for only £8 which is always a bonus! I also had an armful of dresses which I tried on but thankfully none of them were quite right, otherwise it would have been a very dangerous trip.

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Nibbles!

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The Shop

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New Jumper

Fingers crossed now this night has been such a success they’ll be a few more similar events to come. I might volunteer next time though, just to try and save my bank balance a bit more!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kelvingrove2013
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 19:27:20

    Keep walking past and forgetting to go into the shop. Really must make amends on that front.

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  2. cmorrell90
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 20:48:16

    You really must. Even if I say so myself, it’s a lovely shop and we have some great stuff in!

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  3. christinelaennec
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 20:11:48

    Wow that looks like a great shop and a fun event. I’ll definitely have to remember to go by there once we’re in Glasgow!

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  4. cmorrell90
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 08:16:31

    Definitely! The West End in itself is just great- full of fab little shops, cafes and bars.

    Reply

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