A bargain hunter has explained how she gets designer clothes that cost less than Primark hauls in charity shops.
TikTok user Ashleigh-Jayne heads to the most expensive parts of London to save hundreds of pounds on her wardrobe – with stunning results.
Some of her most recent thrifts include a Ralph Lauren shirt for £18 instead of a usual price of around £60, along with an All Saints blazer for just £9, with similar version online selling for £250.
Ashleigh-Jayne also found a Hunter raincoat for £22, which would’ve cost £130 based on other coats on their website, as well as an All Saints jacket for £20, with this brand usually selling for over £100.
As well as designer clothes, she also manages to nab half price shoes and bags – including a Coach bag for just £60 instead of their usual RRP of around £30.
Ashleigh-Jayne says the best places to hunt for designer goods in charity shops is in Chelsea and Kensington and added that “Gloucester Road was particularly good”.
But it isn’t only London that offers the best charity shop bargains – The Mirror recently got £400 of clothes including Topshop, Hobbs and Cos for £60 in a charity shop in Kent.
Posting under the TikTok handle @xashleighjayne, she said: “When you go into Primark and realise their clothes cost more than thrifting Levi’s or Ralph Lauren.”
If you’re not able to get to a charity shop, or don’t live near London, Ashleigh-Jayne also recommended looking for second-hand designer goods on eBay.
She said she had recently done an eBay haul and saved £812 in designer goods – including another All Saints jacket for just £26, when they retail at £320.
Ashleigh-Jayne also purchased a Sandro dress for £5 when it originally sold for £185.
As well as other, other websites to check out for second-hand gems include Depop and Vinted – just type in the brand you’re after to see what items are for sale.
Of course, unlike shopping in person, you will need to pay postage and packing fees – so remember to factor these extra costs into account.
But you’ll still more than likely be making a saving compared to buying clothes full-price.