Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Charity shop soft spot- Aquascutum Shirt

So a few friends and I work in this British Heart Foundation charity shop for a couple of hours a week and most of the clothes are the most disgusting things I've seen in my life, but there's a special blue box (sigh) that has all the "high label fashion" as they call it and when we have to do the tagging that tends to be the box I go to to search through.
 I've always had a soft spot for charity shops and have been able to find some amazing pieces, for example my beauts satchel bag I found in the downstairs of an Oxfam in Southfield when doing a visual merchandising course and the woman gave it to me for two quid! I was like, err okay that's cool... *runs outside a cries with happiness*
Therefore I was sort of hoping that the charity shops in Wallington would be equally as successful, however I did have my doubts... As it is Wallington... But as I was working in there the other week I stumbled across a blouse in the red box (average brands eg Marks&Sparks) and it was so nice! Cream with three blue strips down the front fastened by little gold buttons! I went to tag the label and realised that it in fact read "Aquascutum" in amongst mark&sparks.... not so sure. So I asked the guy, Simon, who was in the room with us if I should tag it as a "high label" piece and to my utter disgust he replied that he had never heard of Aquascutum. I almost died. Then my friend Charmaine also turned around and said she had no idea. To which I really did almost die.
So I bought it- it will obviously be much more loved in my company- and for £2.80!!
Today's the first day I've had the chance to wear it, to sixth form open day, but even so it's a memorable occassion. Slightly odd that I treat my clothes as though they were people, but never mind.

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