I'm a charity shop pro – I found my best preloved haul yet, I filled an entire bag for £10 and even bagged a Zara top | The Sun

A CHARITY shop pro has revealed one of her best preloved shops yet after managing to bag a Zara top, brand new blazer, and posh New Look frock for less than £2 each. 

As a professional bargain hunter, Caroline is used to scouring the rails in her local charity shops to find a bargain. 

But she was left stunned when she visited Dawn’s New Horizon in Norwich, where she managed to nab seven items for just £10. 

She said: “Have I got a charity shop haul for you.

“I have got a bag of seven items here, all of which were £1.40 each. 

“I went to Dawn's New Horizon charity shop in Norwich where they were having a sale and you had a carrier bag, filled it with as much as you wanted for just £10. 


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“I'm not really a novice when it comes to charity shop shopping so I filled my little bag as well as I could. 

“Just you won't see what I've got. Oh, they're good. 

“Let's start strong, shall we?

“I got myself this as-new Next lined blazer. This equates to £1.40… crazy!”

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The secondhand shopper also managed to bag a perfect-condition Zara blouse for under £2. 

The same white top, decorated with pearl detailing on the wrist cuffs, is currently available to buy on eBay for £15. 

Caroline continued: “Next up, a Zara blouse. 

“Yeah, Zara. 

“The thing I love about this most is the cuffs. Just look at this, they've got pearl cufflinks on there. 

“Isn't that stunning? £1.40. 

“Oh, this had me written all over it. It is a New Look black bodycon dress with a zip down the back. £1.40. 

“The sun is a shining and it's maxi dress time. Look at this. 

“I thought this is beautiful. I love the pattern on this, it's gorgeous. It was £1 40. 

“It's a dress, it's monochrome, it's got floaty sleeves. What's there not to like?

“I love this, it's great, it was £1.40. 

“Do I love a jumpsuit? Hell yeah, I love this so much. 

“It's a jumpsuit with this fantastic pattern of dragonflies? Yeah, dragonflies. £1.40.”

The fashion fan also found a bargain overshirt, ideal for the warmer summer days, and also picked up a goodie bag packed with cut-price toiletries. 

She added: “Finally, I don't know what brand this is but it feels expensive.

“Look at this. It's an oversized shirt with this fantastic pattern on it.

“I just thought that was so summery and lovely. 

“Maybe it could be a dress with a belt, but certainly I could wear that with leggings.

“But, yeah, beautiful. £1 40. 

“While I was there I had to look at other things as well because I love my accessories. 

“Look at this, isn't this beautiful? It is a brand new red handbag, I'm not sure what the label is actually. 

“I love it and it was just £4. £4!

“Finally they do mystery bags where you buy a bag for just £2 and then inside is things like beauty products and makeup and knick knacks. 

“Let's see what's inside. 

“The gift bag alone is probably worth £2, that's just the sort of thing my mom would say. 

“Oh my god it's like a party bag. Fruit pastels. 

“This is such a blast from the past and I love it. Charlie Red body spray, avocado body lotion, and a fantastic selection of professional conditioner. 

“Incredible. I'm so happy.”

Fans loved her bargain finds, with the haul gaining more than 1,100 likes and 37,800 views. 

Known online as @caroline.shops, she regularly shares her charity shop recommendations and preloved finds with her 24,600 followers. 

In the comments, TikTokkers shared their reactions, with one writing: “Wow..you hit the jackpot. They are beautiful. I especially like the white blazer.”

“Cracking haul there, love the shirt, its so pretty,” commented another. 

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A third added: “Must go to Norwich.”

Someone else put: “I’m blown away!!!!!”

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