This morning I woke up and realised that the jeans that I had been wearing for a couple of years now were finally starting to show some wear. And my mother has been on my case concerning my shoes for months now. In her eyes, a young lady shouldn't always be wearing 'termite killers' as she likes to call my sneakers.
It really is not my fault that I dislike shopping so much. I rather like to play sports or meet friends in town. Once in a while, having to go shop can no longer be avoided though.
I live outside London and so Oxford Street (London's famous shopping street) is not always easily accessible to me. I don't always like large stores such as Primark because of the many crowds, the stuffy air, and since I'm a student the prices often scare me. So what option do I have?
Then it hit me. *Charity Stores.* A great solution to my problem. And what's best, the town I'm living in has at least six different charity shops. And so I took my friend and stopped by some of them. We visit Oxfam (UK's leading charity fighting global poverty), Cancer Research UK, and the British Red Cross. By the end of the day, I had 5 shirts, 2 dresses, 1 coat, and a handbag. My best buy was a long evening gown at Oxfam for 6 pounds. I spent around forty pounds and my money contributed to charities for disabled children, animals and families in need.
If you had to ask me which charity shop is the best, I will tell you that they are all great. What the shop sells, depends on what the community donates to them. So you might enter a charity shop and be lucky or for that day, you might be unlucky.