Posted by Aston Avery

Brits sub-in charity retailers for Christmas shopping this year

Shopping in charity shops can often feel like a treasure trove. You can easily stumble across little hidden gems and find yourself smiling at the steal. And with the cost of living going through the roof, it’s no surprise that many cash savvy Brits will be heading down to their local charity shop to land a bargain.

According to new research by the British Heart Foundation, a third (33%) of Britons are planning to shop with charity retailers as a result of the rising cost-of-living this Christmas. From second-hand books (26%), toys (20%) and clothes (17%), Brits plan on bagging themselves four items ahead of the festive season.

The youth of today look set to take the lead when it comes to being ethical and saving the pennies for the Christmas shop. Indeed, the survey finds that almost half (46%) of those aged between 16-24 plan to buy from charity shops this festive season in a bid to save money – compared to one in five (22%) over 55s.

Aston spoke to Carol Mitchell, retail expert from the British Heart Foundation.

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

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