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Designer Clothes & Other similar items @ Oxfam - not from where you would expect!?
Designer Clothes & Other similar items @ Oxfam - not from where you would expect!?

Designer Clothes & Other similar items @ Oxfam - not from where you would expect!?

OK I am the first to admit that this may not be HOT for everybody BUT bear with me on this one..... As it MAY- just MAY - be worth a little look?

This is what the Deal is (if you want to call it that?) .... ..

I am the 1st to admit that Oxfam isnt the 1st place that springs to mind when I am out hunting for bargains, birds and mice, but all of a sudden I pounced upon a few little gems of items that I thought I would share with you lovely people on the site.

The website unfortunately needs the patience of a cat or an owl waiting for a mouse, as you cant seem to be able to search by size BUT you CAN search by Designer or High Street Shop/Designer which makes things slightly easier...

Now I know some of you are on here in the wee hours of the morning with little or nothing to do, and I thinkk that you MAY (NOTE may) come across a few bits here that you could possibly like.

All I am saying is that not everybody is going to have the time or patience to look through this but some of you who do will more than likely find something very cheap....

I dont expect you to be looking for some moth eaten circa 19th century Georgian outfit, but just using the search facility to search for Brand New With Tags (BNWT) or in the Homewear part Brand New In Box (BNIB) or AS NEW will come up with some what appear to be (in some cases) very cheap examples of bits that in my opinion could well be worth a look at?

I have seen a nice blokes Ed Hardy Jacket on there, a cute D&G shirt, a lovely Polo Jumper, some lovely Miss Sixty bits and ..... well, the thing is if you can be bothered you MAY find something there that you like. I had my eye on a few bits below....

Anyway like I say its up to you hope somebody may find something and hey after all its for charity so you cant really go wrong.

Remember that what they get is mainly one offs so if its cheap enough and is likely to fit then go for it I say!?
Some of the bits I looked at are all Brand New With Tags below.

(Over 3000 items for ladies and over 900 BNWT for Men)

Black & White Spotted Dress from Warehouse
oxfam.org.uk/sho…545

Miss Selfridge Shorts
oxfam.org.uk/sho…041

Miss Sixty Jeans
oxfam.org.uk/sho…447

Paul Smith Shirt
oxfam.org.uk/sho…137
oxfam.org.uk/sho…447

Next Mens Suit
oxfam.org.uk/sho…396

Diesel Jeans Men
oxfam.org.uk/sho…098

Hackett Jeans
oxfam.org.uk/sho…321

Miss Sixty Jeans
oxfam.org.uk/sho…456
oxfam.org.uk/sho…505
oxfam.org.uk/sho…767

Replay Shirt
oxfam.org.uk/sho…276

Ted Baker Shirt
oxfam.org.uk/sho…364

It is going to be a bit of a labour of love for some of you, but I have found a few gorgeous bits on there that are very cheap indeed.....

Enjoy!

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(Sorry the links arn't hyperlinks that take you straight there - I have copied them though)

Still Purrring still insane.

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41 Comments

Goes to a good cause, heat added.

Im not voting cold as its for charity and this will hopefully direct new customers to their website, but I really wish they would allow you to sort their clothes by size cant they see theyre losing so much custom through not doing so

JasonAJB;5204918

Goes to a good cause, heat added.


+1 :thumbsup:

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hunter82;5205032

Im not voting cold as its for charity and this will hopefully direct new … Im not voting cold as its for charity and this will hopefully direct new customers to their website, but I really wish they would allow you to sort their clothes by size cant they see theyre losing so much custom through not doing so


For what it is worth - I couldn't agree with you more - that is why I said it would be a labour of love - it is such a long process - but I guess you can search for shoe size so far - so maybe they are getting there? But yep totally agree.

xxxx

cloudthecat;5205087

For what it is worth - I couldn't agree with you more - that is why I … For what it is worth - I couldn't agree with you more - that is why I said it would be a labour of love - it is such a long process - but I guess you can search for shoe size so far - so maybe they are getting there? But yep totally agree.xxxx



I think they must be getting there as you couldnt search shoe size last I checked

Voted hot! They have handbags lol

Any QUIDCO??

You can search by size. Or at least you can organise it by size.

On the bar on the right hand side, pick what you want to look at (say for example Mens > Shirts) then at the top 'refine your search' you can pick collar size.

Easy.

http://i43.tinypic.com/x4kq55.jpg

JasonAJB;5204918

Goes to a good cause, heat added.



ditto

Agreed.

cold for the reasons above

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Hiroki;5205590

Voted cold because of it being oxfam and the fact that they are one of … Voted cold because of it being oxfam and the fact that they are one of the most over priced charity shops going.



you are right , but it is still cheaper than buying from the shops, hot for me.

I know there a lot of bargains, and I'd be a fool not to dismiss them straight up, but I would be wary about who they belonged to beforehand, "did they die in it?" keeps on going through my head.

Still some good deals if you can find the right stuff.

Sorry but there are no bargain to be had on this website you get a lot better much cheaper on ebay, if you feel you must give your money to charity just do it, don't bother buy this old tosh from Oxfam.

Oxfam would make a lot more money if they priced there stuff at reasonable price, their prices are a joke, I'm rolling around on the floor laughing when I see what they want for stuff!

Voted COLD....

i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get most of the money goes to the administration and paying the top officials wages . my local oxfam paid of all the pt/ft staff and replaced with voluntary staff as my sister in law was full-time manager in it. i would rather bin stuff than give to oxfam etc.

williemcf;5205933

i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get … i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get most of the money goes to the administration and paying the top officials wages . my local oxfam paid of all the pt/ft staff and replaced with voluntary staff as my sister in law was full-time manager in it. i would rather bin stuff than give to oxfam etc.



Even if I agreed, you said yourself MOST money goes on admin. Indicating even you believe that SOME money must get to where it is most needed. So that last statement makes you a little selfish IMO.

Not sure I understand your argument either. Oxfam (A Charity) replaced their paid staff with voluntary staff, and yet this means more money is going on admin/wages etc?!

Regardless, £23.50 for 3 pairs of pants (delivered) is a little out of my price range

williemcf;5205933

i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get … i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get most of the money goes to the administration and paying the top officials wages . my local oxfam paid of all the pt/ft staff and replaced with voluntary staff as my sister in law was full-time manager in it. i would rather bin stuff than give to oxfam etc.



Got any facts and figures to back this up or are you just a bit peeved that your sister in law got the boot?

Stone cold. If you want designer stuff cheaper and not used go to tk maxx. If you want to do your bit for charity make a donation.

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williemcf;5205933

i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get … i would never buy anything from oxfam how much do the poor really get most of the money goes to the administration and paying the top officials wages . my local oxfam paid of all the pt/ft staff and replaced with voluntary staff as my sister in law was full-time manager in it. i would rather bin stuff than give to oxfam etc.


You complain about not enough money going to the actual cause then complain that they use voluntary workers in order to reduce costs.....
Now if only Alanis Morrisette could re-write Ironic she might just get it right....

Banned

seems to be taking an age "adding to basket"?

Does anyone find this stuff a tad expensive? I know its charity and good, but charity starts at home. Like ssouthall said you can get this stuff from tkmaxx or even ebay. Maybe Oxfam would make more money if they reduced their prices a little. Good post though, i never even knew Oxfam had a website

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Supalynz;5206317

Does anyone find this stuff a tad expensive? I know its charity and good, … Does anyone find this stuff a tad expensive? I know its charity and good, but charity starts at home. Like ssouthall said you can get this stuff from tkmaxx or even ebay. Maybe Oxfam would make more money if they reduced their prices a little. Good post though, i never even knew Oxfam had a website


TKMaxx is hell on earth, i would rather not have to wade through rack after rack of rubbish in the outside chance you might see something you like in a size that fits.... and then of course there is the clientele most of whom seem to have at least one personal hygene related issue.

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N20Y1D;5206375

TKMaxx is hell on earth, i would rather not have to wade through rack … TKMaxx is hell on earth, i would rather not have to wade through rack after rack of rubbish in the outside chance you might see something you like in a size that fits.... and then of course there is the clientele most of whom seem to have at least one personal hygene related issue.


ROFL!

N20Y1D;5206375

.... and then of course there is the clientele most of whom seem to have … .... and then of course there is the clientele most of whom seem to have at least one personal hygene related issue.



LOL

way overpriced

N20Y1D;5206375

TKMaxx is hell on earth, i would rather not have to wade through rack … TKMaxx is hell on earth, i would rather not have to wade through rack after rack of rubbish in the outside chance you might see something you like in a size that fits.... and then of course there is the clientele most of whom seem to have at least one personal hygene related issue.



Shop at Oxfam and you'll probably end up wearing their clothes.

TKMaxx might be a bit ***** but I'd rather get 3 pairs of Calvin Kleins for £21 and get out of there fast than pay £2 more to wear someone elses cast offs from Oxfam and have to examine with a microscope in case of skidmarks.

Anyone shopping from charity shops and complaining about tkmaxx is delusional.

hot hot hot

Voted cold. They're always over priced. Fair enough it goes to a good cause, but I can often buy their BNWT Marks and Spencers trousers for 75% less at M&S Factory Outlet store.

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anewman;5208916

Voted cold. They're always over priced. Fair enough it goes to a good … Voted cold. They're always over priced. Fair enough it goes to a good cause, but I can often buy their BNWT Marks and Spencers trousers for 75% less at M&S Factory Outlet store.


Marks & Spencers????

Not entirley wat the post was for - but each to their own I guess!

cloudthecat;5215146

Marks & Spencers????Not entirley wat the post was for - but each to … Marks & Spencers????Not entirley wat the post was for - but each to their own I guess!


oxfam.org.uk/sho…602
Cheaper to buy in Gap during the sale brand new.

Also I have seen many fakes in charity shops. Do these come with an authenticity guarantee? I doubt it!

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anewman;5215335

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/productdetails.aspx?catalog=HighStDonated&product=175602Cheaper to buy in Gap during the sale brand new.Also I have seen many fakes in charity shops. Do these come with an authenticity guarantee? I doubt it!


GAP? MARKS & SPENCERS??
:oops:
You are toatally missing the point .....

"Cheaper to buy brand new"
What is BNWT?
Authenticity of M&S and Gap HARDLY comes into play here does it!?
Honestly - next you will be talking about TK Maxx with the others - it is ONLY a Charity Shop that is all. Nothing more - nothing less - there wont be everything there to suit every person - but some things may...
There is a D&G Shirt in there BNWT for £8....
But I guess you could source your M&S or Gap shirt in the Sales for less right? OK good well done you..... That money though wont be going to a registered Charity will it....
It will end up in the Annual Report & Accounts for Marks & Spencers Plc, as a Dividend for the Shareholders....:w00t:
I have to say though, that this point I have made above isn't te first thing I think of, and neither is the merits of the charity... It just kind of killed two birds with one stone as so to speak. As in IF, and that is a big IF there is something in there that you can find, which is CLEARLY chaeper than any other sourced BNWT designer item - then go for it!:thumbsup:
Comments about "oh this is too expensive for a Charity shop" and "this is the most expensive charity shop" and what not when you can source identical items being sold Privately on auction sites such as Flea Bay are also at worst hypercritical - at best missing the point.
With respect to other Charity shops not being this that or the other - the majority of them are by no means as big as this particular chain, and do not neccessarily have the amount of stock available for people "On-line" wthout having to go to each and every charity shop in person and take a chance.... :whistling:

Unless that is - you can point me in the direction of one? :thinking:

cloudthecat;5216406

That money though wont be going to a registered Charity will it....It … That money though wont be going to a registered Charity will it....It will end up in the Annual Report & Accounts for Marks & Spencers Plc, as a Dividend for the Shareholders....:w00t:


Price is what matters at the end of the day though. It's why this site exists.

Oka s Gap and M&S don't take YOUR fancy, take your suit example from Next oxfam.org.uk/sho…396 I've got their top of the range with cashmere ones much cheaper from next clearance

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anewman;5220427

Price is what matters at the end of the day though. It's why this site … Price is what matters at the end of the day though. It's why this site exists.Exactly say no more..... And your next point about where you can source a D&D Top for £8 is?Oka s Gap and M&S don't take YOUR fancy, take your suit example from Next http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/productdetails.aspx?catalog=HighStDonated&product=103396 I've got their top of the range with cashmere ones much cheaper from next clearance


Thanks for sharing that with the site then in your deal submissions..... I'm off to Halfords and ..... Zzzzzzzz sleep....

Nice one! ;-)

Heat and rep added. Didn't know there was a website

cheaper on ebay

Banned

looked their designer stuff like evisu , all fake

Great post ...a good tip is to go to charity shops in 'well to do' areas , they donate the best gear:p
Cheaper than Primark , so your carbon footprint is reduced.

welshcliff85;5228603

cheaper on ebay



:roll:

I know a lady who worked for a large multiple charity, the money doesn't go to where it should. Id rather support the local community charity shops. Sorry!! Cold!
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