There are many advantages to buying second-hand clothes. The value for money is fantastic, it improves our environmental footprint by recycling and if you shop for bargains in a charity store, your money is going much further towards helping people in need than it does on the high street.

We’ve enlisted the help of the National Council for the Blind (NCBI) store in Charleville, Co Cork, to show you just how far your money can go when it comes to picking up second-hand pieces. There are great quality items available, not to mention the fantastic bargains on offer (case in point, the silver dress (see below) which was €300 and is now €50!).