Hello fellow budget hunters,
Today I will sharing with you my experience of charity/ thrift shopping in the Welsh capital.
I am a cheap person, we all know that! So I’m sure it is no surprise that I love shopping in charity shops or thrift stores. (I think that thrift stores don’t go to charity and are American but I don’t know)
I have lived in Cardiff for almost 3 years and have been on many adventures to find good charity shops and bargains. Today I decided to bring you with me and share the experience of the best charity shops in Cardiff.
I love charity shops as you can get some absolute bargains in them. I have bought a GAP leather jacket for £3 and so many pretty dresses! I love the way you can find one off pieces and just bargain bits!
The best place by FAR is Albany Road, as there is so many charity shops in a short stretch. Anyone who knows Cathays and Roath knows all about this hidden gem of charity shops.
Along the road the first charity shop I have a look at is Tenovus and then I often go to RSPCA. Today I decided to look for shorts and in here I tried on 3 pairs and decided to buy a pair of Topshop denim shorts for £3.49.
Next there is a British heart Foundation, which I often donate my things too… but often don’t find much I like, I also think they are a bit over priced here. Opposite is an Oxfam, but I think I’ve been in there once as I am just not a fan of their pricing, ethics and reputation.
Across the road is the Holy Grail of charity shops. There is the YMCA £1 charity shop. I have loved this place since I first discovered Albany Road in my first year! At one point it had a refit and became a normal charity shop with varying prices, but it soon went back to £1. In fact today it was 99p!
In there I found this hooded duffle coat and it fits my amazingly! So I decided I had to buy it. The only down side of the shop is there is no changing room so you have to guess. They will return/exchange items though so it’s not all bad!
In town I have two favourite shops to visit. On the Hayes there is a lovely Ty hafan which often stocks some lovely clothes at really good prices and they also have great sales.
I also love their other shop in the castle arcade which is called emporium. This is a vintage/retro charity shop so the items are a bit pricier but so nice. I have bought a beautiful lace dress from there before!
I know there are other around town that are good, but Albany Road is the best for charity shops and those two in town are brilliant for location!
I hope you enjoyed this shopping trip – if you did pin it for later!!
Until next time,
The Great Ambini
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