Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 11.4.22

Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:


To haggle or not to haggle?

An interesting poll was run by financial guru Martin Lewis on Twitter this week, about whether it’s acceptable to haggle in charity shops. What’s your policy on this? Will you change your prices if asked, or do you stick to your guns? 

Martin Lewis fans divided over whether it is acceptable to haggle in charity shops | Edinburgh Live


Second hand makes you stylish!

Research carried out in Australia suggests those who shop second hand are much more likely to be stylish: “….style-consciousness was a bigger predictor of second-hand shopping than being frugal or ecologically-conscious”

Do you shop for second-hand clothes? You’re likely to be more stylish | ABC News


The UK’s thriftiest towns

We’ve seen a few articles this week on the back of research conducted by to find out which is the UK’s thriftiest town. Top of the list was Truro, followed by Lincoln – and Nottingham came in 5th. These two pieces feature St Barnabas Hospice, BHF, Cancer Research, Oxfam, Barnardos, Scope & British Red Cross

We visit Lincoln charity shops with a fiver and found plenty of bargains | Lincolnshire Live

Nottingham’s charity shops ‘thriving’ as research shows city shoppers love a bargain | Nottinghamshire Live


Bay Garnett runs pre loved designer sale to raise funds for Oxfam’s Ukraine appeal

Working with Oxfam for the past six years as its senior fashion advisor, Garnett has been set on channelling her carnal desire to hunt down the best vintage clothes for good. She has curated Selfridges pop-up shops, hosted second-hand sourced runway shows and this morning is in the midst of stringing together a one-day-only shopping extravaganza, set to take over Notting Hill’s historic St Peter’s church on 23 April.

The ultimate fashion charity shop sale is coming to Notting Hill | Evening Standard


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