Oxfam online - worlds first online charity shop

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Did you know you can shop online for second hand clothes at Oxfam's online charity store? No? Nor did I!

Oxfam UK's online shop raised GBP £5 million in its first year, selling goods donated to Oxfam shops, as well as a range of new products and gifts from Oxfam’s Unwrapped alternative gifts catalogue.

Oxfam Shop

Prices are more vintage store than charity shop, but are all sold for Oxfam's charitable cause:

Vintage Suedecraft jacket UK size 10-12 £35

Mens Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Jacket approximate chest size 40" £50

Their new vintage range has been conveniently categorised into decade:

Vintage handmade 1950's black with green & blue cocktail dress. Size medium £85

Under Oxfam Online's FAQ's:

Can orders be delivered overseas?

Currently, we don’t allow goods from our Second-hand Store or Ethical Collection to be delivered internationally. This is something we're looking to introduce as we develop Oxfam's Online Shop further.

Orders can only be shipped to a UK address.

Maybe this could be the future in op/charity shopping? Will we see more large chains (Salvos, Vinnies etc) selling second hand donated clothing in online stores? It could certainly be a convenient way to shop for recycled fashions.

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