After relocating from its spot on the trendy Queens Road, By Design now sits on Market Street in Leicester just a few doors down from Fenwicks. The bright well organised shop front dispells myths of what a charity shop looks like, and were it to not have LOROS in big letters above the shop door I doubt many people would recognise this as a charity shop!
Open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 5pm By design has a fantastic collection of upper high street and designer goods on sale for a fraction of the price.
I regularly spot brands such as per una, topshop, lipsy and pepperberry.
I am personally addicted to the shoes in there, although its frustrating when I find the perfect shoes that aren't in my size! For reference to prices those shoes in the bottom left corner are Miss KG by Kurt Geiger and look barely worn ... for £9! I know my mom has bought a pair of dolcis shoes in there before for around the same price! I have also seen brand new UGG Boots for around £40
There are three spacious changing rooms and on the day I took these photos I was shopping with my blogger friends Sophie and Kirstie and we took over the changing rooms and all had some amazing bargains! We were also encouraged by the volunteer (who said my curves looked amazing in a dress you will see next week!) and made friends with other shoppers and told them how good things looked on them! The shop has a fantastic atmosphere to have a good girly day!
If that wasn't enough, there is also a by appointment bridal service. We know that weddings are so special and yet our dresses only ever get worn once! If this service had have been available when I was getting married I would have bought my dress from here! Come back tomorrow as I will be talking about why I am donating my dress to LOROS.
Anyway, if you havent visited, why not?
During frocktober I am hoping to inspire people to get involved in LOROS events so please if you do use the twitter hashtag #bloggerdoesfrocktober and also if you would like to donate to the cause you can do here as I am trying to raise £1000 in 1000 days for LOROS
Would you like to be involved in LOROS Yellow day over on my blog? Whether you are a blogger or not send me a photo of you wearing yellow to firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your donation above before wednesday! I will include your picture on the blog post and if your a blogger a link to your blog too!
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