You only need a quick scroll through Pinterest to see that Kate Moss’s ’90s style is still idolised, and in a recent interview with The Guardian, the model revealed how she managed it on a very tight budget. “I love a charity shop,” Moss told David Bailey. “Because you know what, all these vintage shops, they just go and trawl all the charity shops. Then put them in their shops for £500 because they know what a Balmain shirt looks like.”

“From the age of 14 to 18 or 19, I got all my clothes from Oxfam,” Moss added. “And then I started making myself go vintage so I didn’t have to trawl. You couldn’t buy ’70s clothes in shops in the early ’90s, it was all late-’80s clothes. I wanted to dress like a hippy—those ribbed jumpers, that was the only place to get them.” And yes, she does now donate to charity shops, sending the “archive” pieces from her own wardrobe to the Oxfam and Sue Ryder in Highgate.
So our primary charity shopping tip is to go to these first, but keep scrolling for the  golden rules for finding the best pieces in charity shops.
It pays to think strategically about where you go charity shopping — in London stick to wealthy areas like Highgate, Kensington, Chelsea, Chiswick and Marylebone. I know someone who once found a Dior dress hiding in a charity shop near to Belgravia. 
Have an open mind when it comes to sizing and fit, as you can have dresses, jackets and trousers tailored so they fit perfectly. 

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