I often visit Derby for a thrifting away-day, and today I decided to take a few photos, which seem to have become a bit of a charity-shoppers' guide to Derby.
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1 - PDSA, Albert Street
Small vintage section (pictured left).
Large-ish bric-a-brac shelf, mid/high price range.
2- Scope, Albert Street
Right next door to PDSA, mostly modern stuff, mid-range prices.
Nothing worth photographing today.
3 - Cancer Research, Albert Street
There are two Cancer Research shops in the city centre, and this is by far the best.
Large bric-a-brac section (pictured right and below), prices range from very reasonable to quite high.
I have bought some lovely stuff here in previous visits, including the Melitta Stockholm coffee set.
I've also been lucky here with household linens.
4 - Lighthouse Charity Shop,
Large bric-a-brac section, some good stuff, excellent prices.
Some large furniture, mostly Argos-style, with occasional outbreaks of mid-century.
5 - British Heart Foundation, Corn Market
Fairly standard BHF shop, small bric-a-brac section, mostly modern stuff, prices not too bad.
Loads of books, mid/high priced clothes, shoes and handbags.
Probably time for a coffee break by now - Caffe Nero (marked "A" on map) is opposite BHF.
6 - Padley Shop, Sadler Gate
Small shop with a selection of clothes, books and bric-a-brac.
Normally very reasonable on prices, I have no idea what they were thinking when they priced this carafe set at £25.
My favourite buy from here was the Hornsea salt and pepper pots in this post.
Not a charity shop, but Sadler Gate has a variety of lovely individual home/gift shops and this one (marked "B" on the map) is worth a mention.
It's only been open for a few weeks, but it's well-stocked with some very reasonably-priced small gifts and some gorgeous expensive, luxury stuff, too.
There is a cafe space at the rear of the shop, which will be up and running soon -
A little further down Sadler Gate, to the left, is the gorgeous but sadly neglected Strand Arcade.
Cut through here to The Strand, and at the other end is this gem -
|Ink & Thread|
Ink & Thread - The Strand
Again, not a charity shop, but impossible to leave out.
Beautiful things, displayed perfectly and lovely friendly staff.
Have a look at their website .
|Ink & Thread|
Across the road from Ink & Thread is Derby Library, Museum and Art Gallery, which is well worth a visit.
To the left of the library is a little cut-through which will take you to The Wardwick
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7 - Cats Protection League, The Wardwick
Mid-range prices, medium-sized bric-a-brac section, predictably lots of cat-related stuff.
8 - Oxfam, St Peters Street
Fairly typical Oxfam shop, prices on the high side, disappointingly even for damaged goods.
Small bric-a-brac section, lots of books and clothes.
If it wasn't coffee time earlier, it most definitely is now.
For a decent, non-chain coffee, pop into the shopping centre to the left and you'll find Caruso Coffee Shop, marked "D" on the map.
9 - Shelter, St Peters Street
Generally reasonable prices, with occasionally incomprehensively high ones.
Medium-sized bric-a-brac section, lots of clothes including new (high-priced) M&S seconds.
10 - Cancer Research, Babington Lane
The second Cancer Research shop, mostly modern stuff, but reasonably priced and worth a look.
11- Barnardos, Babington Lane
Large shop - mostly clothes, but has a small vintage section and a small modern bric-a-brac section.
12 - Save The Children
Medium-sized shop, decent prices, fairly grotty bric-a-brac section but worth a look. Nothing worth photographing today.
|Derby City Mission|
|Derby City Mission|
A nice, traditional (slightly scruffy) charity shop, fairly small, very good prices.
Would you believe I did a 13-charity-shop circuit, and only spent 99p!
(On that vintage rose tablecloth just above, which will be featuring in a blog giveaway very soon).
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but if you haven't already, do go over and have a look