Charity shopping in Liverpool is an actual blessing and this is why
You can look boujee on a British Heart Foundation budget
With the countless amounts of high street shops available in Liverpool's city centre it's impossible to walk down Church Street without your purse burning a hole through your pocket.
Instead of blowing £40 in Urban Outfitters, why not seek out the charity shops to find some steals, do your good deed for the day and have a couple quid leftover to spend on £1 tequilas at Ca Va?
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Charity shops basically give things away
Charity shops are a skint student's best kept secret and once you get over the initial weirdness of wearing somebody else's clothes you'll be a part of a secret society that will save you from the depths of your overdraft forevermore. For those seasoned charity shoppers, these wonderful shops probably first appeared on your radar around the age of 14, when you merely wanted a T-Shirt that didn't have "GEEK" plastered all over it.
The amount of liberty a charity shop permits is one of it's most valuable characteristics. They're arranged more as a car boot sale than a boutique and the sheer chaos of the racks in a thrift shop make it that much easier to discover hidden gems. You would never find a vintage Nike jacket beside a pair of polka dot culottes in Topshop but the bedlam of Banardo's shelves has just saved you the stress (and time) of trying to build an outfit for Invisible Wind Factory this weekend.
Charity shopping literally makes you a good person
Once you've entered the world of thrift shopping it's easy to forget that spending money in one of these shops means that you are donating your money to a good cause that will benefit other people. In 2017 alone UK charity shops made £270 million for their parent charities.
For example, a short trip up Bold Street gives the British Heart Foundation (a charity that funds research into heart and circulatory disease) £6.99, children's charity Barnardo's £3, a new outfit for yourself and in turn carries on the greater good of charities raising millions each year.
You can buy literally anything
Charity shops are the gift that keeps on giving (literally, there a fab place to buy gifts!) If your looking for a new coat, a tiny ornament of a cat playing with some yarn AND a copy of Vengaboys greatest hits for under £6 then look no further.
Oxfam is the answer you could only dream of. Not only does this mean you can get everything you need to create the ultimate pub golf outfit in one place, it'll become crucial when it comes to £10 secret Santa budgets and your mums birthday you definitely haven't forgot about.
Can't think of a Halloween costume? Sue Ryder will be your guru
One thing you will definitely finish university with is loads of bloody fancy dress. Dressing as a cave woman one week and snow white the next will soon add up and this is doesn't even include one of the best nights out Liverpool offers: Halloween. Now we've finally reached the month of all things spooky charity shops have racks and racks of old costumes that will save you a pretty penny. Whether your going for a ridiculous or sultry vibe (one shop had a questionably lengthy collection of corsets) there will be something for you that's half the price of Smiffy's across the road.