Topshop’s Charity Scrum Sale

Topshop’s Charity Scrum Sale

Thrifty weekend before payday was upon me again and what is a better than saving money and giving it to a worthy cause all at the same time. Topshop’s Charity Sale on Hanover Square yesterday, enabled me to walk through Soho/Mayfair without feeling incredibly depressed that I can’t afford anything despite it being sale season (walking into Concrete when the sale was on was particularly painful) as I managed to procure some weekend cheer for 20 quid and with all proceeds going towards the National Domestic Violence Helpline, the cheer was also of the saintly kind.

Basically people registered to set up stalls with the incentive of selling their old clothes being Topshop discount vouchers (the more you sell, the more discounts) so nothing was pocketed back by the sellers. It was a good selection of actual vintage clothing, yesterday’s old clothes and 90’s rejects, which surprisingly yielded some worthwhile things. 

I snapped a living Alice in Wonderland at the sale…..

My buys included an Arrogant Cat ruffled lace-trimmed top and some baggy vintage men’s trews – the sort I would never pay for full price seeing as I’m generally skirt/dress orientated but a fiver for a pair of trousers will surely convince me to go over to the masculine side once in a while. 

I also managed to construct another loosely C.Kane-inspired outfit on the cheap (this time, it’s REALLY cheap) with an old off the shoulder DKNY top (¬£2!) and a lovely wraparound brightly multicoloured patchwork skirt that will be worn in ways other than the Kane-way obviously.

The sales were held in London and York yesterday but there are sales coming up in Manchester and Brighton next Saturday so I would head on down for some rummaging fun.

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  1. Eli

    2007-06-24 at 8:06 PM

    The last outfit is genial. I like it a lot. Good eye.

  2. Tom (Kid of Tomorrow)

    2007-06-24 at 8:55 PM

    I was going to go! but instead I went to 172 Brick lane and purchased the last chain necklace in the store, money well spent and completely indulgent, considering that left me with NO money to get home.. ah well.. we must all suffer for fashion

  3. Icy

    2007-06-25 at 3:05 AM

    Love the pants! Seriously cool

  4. lala

    2007-06-25 at 3:10 AM

    oh susie bubble you have such an amazing personal style! I love that last outfit, it is super cool. Your blog is such a delight to read on a boring Sunday afternoon 🙂

  5. s

    2007-06-25 at 5:10 AM

    so cool. 2 is my favorite. loooooooovely!

  6. Ally

    2007-06-25 at 6:29 AM

    I must say the last outfit is wonderful..

  7. Sullen Girl

    2007-06-25 at 2:59 PM

    Rainbow checkered skirt + a million barrels of awesome. I like it with the multistrap shoes.

  8. second_time_around

    2007-06-25 at 3:20 PM

    i love the dkny top, nice to see larger women having their picture taken as well, well done susie!

  9. juliet

    2007-06-25 at 4:33 PM

    you really make me feel bad about the fact that I live far away from UK . and topshop.
    the pants looked great!

  10. shadowplay

    2007-06-25 at 7:23 PM

    *shriek* omg, I LOVE the first outfit. Those pants look sooo gorgeous and the top is wondefully coordinated with them.

  11. Claire

    2007-06-25 at 8:19 PM

    I was there :), got a Lanvin scarf for £2 and a Marc Jacobs heart shaped mirror for £4
    Laaarvin the skirt X

  12. monika

    2007-06-25 at 10:19 PM

    the pants are too mannish for me…love the skirt though!

  13. lady coveted

    2007-06-26 at 12:30 AM

    holy crap, i love that skirt. now i have something new to obsess about…..

  14. Blue Floppy Hat

    2007-06-26 at 12:33 PM

    Ooh nice! I love the mix with the lace and trousers, but the Kane-inspired one looks amazing too.

  15. Winona

    2007-06-26 at 7:05 PM

    Suspenders are the best!

  16. Annie

    2007-06-26 at 11:20 PM

    I saw that skirt on the rail- cos it belonged to the stall opposite mine… I was eyeing it up for myself but I had no time at all to have a look at the other stalls unfortunately… but we did manage to raise a lot of money!
    The London event raised over £6000 which was great! All thanks to Topshop who organised it, the stallholders and of course the people like Susie who came and bought stuff on the day!!

  17. sopchan

    2007-06-27 at 6:39 PM

    susie, haven’t seen you do androgyny like that – it looks completely brilliant on you. swell-egant.

  18. eurobrat/adeleine

    2007-06-28 at 6:16 PM

    Truly fabulous outfit (the last one). I love everything about it.

  19. olivegrey

    2007-06-29 at 11:05 PM

    go the christopher kane

  20. StyleSniper

    2007-07-03 at 10:54 AM

    Hey there…
    first visit for me so POP goes my cherry!
    Lovely blog, it is clearly evident that you are wholly consumed by it, and very committed, not an easy task, but the result is reflective of a wholehearted effort.
    loving that multi check piece, very striking.
    also loving what look like tan lines above the knee… kinky 😉
    Good effort, keep up the smashing work and if you like what I do then a link swap would be warmly received

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