In Good Fashion: Oxfam’s Online Shops

We’ve long been convinced that some of the greatest vintage finds are hiding out in England – which would be great, if a giant ocean didn’t lie between us and said nation. But, the Atlantic is a thing, which means that finding a way to procure those coveted Anglo gems demands a little digging – and also, as it turns out, an Internet connection (and not a plane ticket). We’re in.

What we’re talking about is this: the jackpot of vintage scores to be had within Oxfam’s Online Shops. It’s no secret that this internationally revered relief organization has made unprecedented strides in the global fight against poverty (last year, for example, Oxfam’s emergency and developmental work reached 15 million people in 55 countries worldwide), and these strides are made possible largely in part to charitable donations. Key vehicles for donation – and fixtures in English shopping, at that – are Oxfam’s brick-and-mortar charity shops, packed with second hand finds in clothing and beyond.

Well, guess what. In addition to Oxfam Unwrapped and the Ethical Collection, those dreamy charity shops can be scoured online. And the best part? They ship overseas. (Yep, we’re serious.) So get your bank card and strongest mouse-clicking finger ready: it’s time to vintage shop ’til you drop, and for an incredible cause.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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September 27, 2012