Now’s the time to look for bargain designer swimwear, vests and shorts in the secondhand shops. All the items that have been put by over the winter are now coming out onto the rails so grab the best bits while you can!
I’ve had a much more productive couple of days and bought plenty of fab items including these beauties:
In addition, I bought:
Sarah Pacini dress
Zadig & Voltaire jeans
Joyce Ridings cape
Susy Harper jacket
Margaret Howell men’s jumper
Hush leather top
Phase Eight coat (I don’t normally buy this brand but it’s a very nice coat!)
It takes a bit of practice but you can learn to identify cashmere by feel so that you can quickly go through shop rails and find those cashmere sweaters.
Don’t worry too much about bobbles – pure cashmere (or any fabric that’s not a mixed fibre) should brush up quite well using a bobble comb. As long as you’re not going to resell the item, it’s easy to fix snags and holes using a couple of stitches, they soon blend in.