Tucked away down a quaint North London street near Primrose Hill, Mary's living & giving shop could easily be overlooked with its modest store-front and old fashioned exterior. Actually, until I specifically sought out its location last Thursday, I must have walked past it at least ten times without even giving it a second glance!
What's more, Living & Giving are very selective in the donations that they accept, only taking in the best quality secondhand goods and ensuring that it doesn't take you long to find a bargain, (I find this extremely helpful as I've never been a good rummager). Can't afford those Acne jeans you've always wanted or that Gucci dress you've been admiring from afar? Mary's living & giving is a great place to pick up desired labels or vintage pieces in excellent condition. They also sell designer handbags and designer shoes - and don't worry boys, they sell secondhand mens designer clothing to!
I proudly left with an adorable pair of high waisted, light denim Chloe shorts, which I paid just £30 for! I know that sounds expensive for a charity shop but hey, you get what you pay for, and I am totally smitten with my new shorts! Visit their website for more information about the organisation and check out where your nearest store is, (there are quite a few dotted about in London)!